Public Health Issue
For transgender and gender diverse people using public bathrooms can be a source of stress and anxiety because of very real psychological and physical safety concerns. People whose appearance does not conform to what is commonly expected for men or women experience stares, questions, comments, verbal harassment, and physical violence when they try to use public bathrooms. Due to these possibilities, transgender and gender diverse people sometimes avoid using public bathrooms altogether, which has the potential for health complications, such as dehydration, urinary tract infections, kidney infections, and other kidney problems.
As part of our efforts to provide a safer and more inclusive campus, the Gender and Sexuality Center, with assistance of the CCSLGBTQP, provides recommendations and consulting related to all-gender bathrooms. Please see helpful resources below.
List of Single-Stall All-Gender Restrooms at UIC
Please use the UIC Campus Map to locate the buildings below.
Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB):
1st floor, west side near Lot 1A (south exit door) Room 127, next to men’s bathroom
2nd floor, near the south end of the building
Douglas Hall (DH):
1st floor next to women’s restroom
Stevenson Hall (SH):
2nd floor across from women’s restroom and near the elevator
Student Recreation Facility (SRF):
1st floor, across from women’s locker room
University Hall (UH):
4th floor, southwest corner near Room 428
11th floor, southeast corner across Room 1131
1st floor, southwest side next to women’s bathroom; 2nd floor, west and northwest sides
Women’s Leadership Resource Center (WLRC) / Campus Advocacy Network (CAN):
3rd floor, Taylor Street Building, 1101 West Taylor Street, (above the Chicago Public Library)
Applied Health Sciences Building (AHSB):
College of Medicine East Tower (CMET):
College of Nursing-Chicago Campus
Restroom scheduled to be available in August 2019:
Disability, Health and Social Policy (DHSP) Building
207* and Lactation Area
**DHSP signs use words instead of images
Library of the Health and Sciences
All-Gender signs are available for the UIC campus. To begin the process to replace signage on a single stall gendered bathroom, fill out a standard service request through UIC Facilities Management FM Web indicating the building and room number and that you’d like an All Gender sign. Location of the bathroom determines whether or not this will be a billable request.
For off campus use, many options for ADA-compliant, All-Gender restroom signs are available from MyDoorSign.com.