All-Gender Restrooms

 

An all-gender restroom, or gender neutral restroom, is a restroom that anyone of any gender or non-gender can use. These restrooms can benefit many different people including families, differently abled persons, and transgender people. Historically, restrooms have been a place for harassment, discrimination, and threats of injury and arrest towards transgender people. All-gender restrooms provide an opportunity for our community members to enter a room without being questioned or interrogated. Remember to announce where all-gender restrooms are during events.

Buildings with All Gender Restrooms

Currently, all of Bates all-gender restrooms are single stall, locking restrooms. Signage for these restrooms do not always indicate that they are single stall, or all-gender restrooms. In addition, not all all-gender restrooms are accessible. Please note that residence halls and houses are currently only accessible to current Bates students.

 

280 College Street

  • 1st floor, two single user bathrooms near kitchen
  • 2nd floor, one single user bathroom by elevator
    All Residential Houses, NOT all residential halls

All Residential Houses, NOT all residential halls

Office of Admission, 23 Campus Ave

Center for Purposeful Work, 146 Wood Street

Carnegie Hall, 44 Campus Ave

  • 1st floor, four single user bathrooms (2 near lobby)
  • 2nd floor, two single user bathrooms
  • 3rd floor, two single user bathrooms
  • 4th floor, two single user bathrooms
  • 5th floor, two single user bathrooms

Peter J. Gomes Chapel, 275 College Street

Bonney Science Center, 45 Campus Ave

  • 1st floor, one single user bathroom (?)
  • 2nd floor, five single user bathrooms
  • 3rd floor, five single user bathrooms

Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave

  • Down the stairs from the OIE across from 119

Chu Hall, 55 Campus Ave

  • All Floors

Commons, 136 Central Ave

  • 2nd floor, one single user

Coram Library, 42 Campus Ave

Dana Chemistry, 5 Andrews

Frye Street Union, 29 Frye Street

  • All Floors

Hathorn Hall, 3 Andrews Rd

  • 1st floor

Health Services, 31 Campus Ave

Hedge Hall,

Harward Center, 161 Wood Street

JB Hall

  • 2nd floor, one single user bathroom, by elevator
  • 3rd floor, one single user bathroom, by elevator
  • 4th floor, one single user bathroom, by elevator

Kalperis Hall, 65 Campus Ave

  • All Floors

Lane Hall, 2 Andrews Rd

Libbey Forum, 44 Mountain Ave

Ladd Library, 48 Campus Ave

  • 1st floor, three single user bathrooms

Merrill Gym,  141 Russell Street

Multifaith Chaplaincy, 163 Wood Street

  • 1st floor, one single user bathroom
  • 2nd floor, two single user bathrooms

Page Hall

  • 1st floor, two single user bathrooms
  • 2nd floor, one single user bathroom, by lounge

Parker Hall

  • 1st floor, two single user bathrooms, by laundry
  • 2nd floor, one single user bathroom, by lounge

Pettigrew Hall, 305 College Street

Roger Williams, 9 Andrews Rd

Schaeffer Theater, 329 College Street

Smith Hall

  • Ground floor, one single user bathroom, by recycling

The Village (Moody, Rzasa, and Hopkins)

  • 1st floor of each, one single user bathroom

The Ronj, 30 Frye Street

Please note this list continues to be updated. Questions? Please contact ahuber@bates.edu.