Bathroom Signs at Carnegie Mellon U. Say School is ‘Committed to Serving Our Gender Diverse Community’
“Existing state code requirements for restroom designations do not serve our gender diverse community”
The bathrooms are sex-separated, but include signs that say otherwise.
Campus Reform reports:
Carnegie Mellon: sex-separated bathrooms are in name only
Despite signage indicating that the restrooms are sex-segregated, Carnegie Mellon University has taken to stating otherwise.
A photograph taken on the university’s campus shows that the restroom is designated as being for “Women,” though a plaque below indicates that the restroom is not, indeed, for women alone.
“Carnegie Mellon University is committed to serving our gender diverse community,” the plaque reads. “Although required by state code to label multi-user restrooms as men/women, CMU continues to support an individual’s decision to use a restroom they find welcoming and safe.”
According to the university’s website, the school displays this plaque on the outside of every restroom. On the inside, the school features a second variation of the plaque.
“Existing state code requirements for restroom designations do not serve our gender diverse community,” the other plaque reads. “While we continue to advocate for updating building codes, and in accordance with the university statement of assurance, CMU fully supports an individual’s decision to use a restroom they find welcoming and safe.”
“Thank you for helping to make Carnegie Mellon a more inclusive environment,” it continues.
“For concerns about harassment, discrimination or safety,” the plaque instructs students to email Carnegie Mellon’s Office for Institutional Equity and Title IX.
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