Gender Inclusive Facilities

"The University of California sets the global standard of inclusiveness, understanding, and equitable treatment in all its endeavors, creating a world where individuals and communities of diverse sexuality and gender identity and expression are safe, supported, respected, empowered, and truly equal."
--UC President Janet Napolitano, June 10, 2015

In June 2015, in support of the University’s commitment to inclusiveness for people of all gender identifications, President Napolitano issued the University of California Guidelines for Providing Gender Inclusive Facilities, effective July 1, 2015.

UCOP is currently in a process of forming a Gender Inclusive Facilities (GIF) Committee to oversee the implementation of these guidelines.  Members of the GIF Committee will include:

  • Thera Kalmijn, Executive Director of UCOP Operations
  • Steve Murray, Director of Building and Administrative  Service Center
  • Roman Starno, Chief Building and Security Manager
  • Representatives from the UCOP LGBT Affinity Group

The Committee will review and evaluate the availability of gender inclusion in all UCOP-owned buildings including, but not limited to, restrooms, showers, locker rooms and changing rooms, and make recommendations to Building and Administrative Service Center on new construction or renovation projects for compliance with the new guidelines.  The Committee aims to implement best practices for gender inclusive facilities in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful environment that supports and values all members of our community, including visitors.  

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Building Restroom Location
Franklin Building Outside Lobby One entrance
415 20th Street Next to elevators in the basement
UCPath Riverside Building Next to Avanti Market in the main common lobby (coming end of September 2016)

All comments and suggestions are welcomed.  Please send to Chief Building and Security Manager Roman Starno at