This policy establishes guidelines and procedures related to the creation, adaptation, and implementation of inclusive facilities in pre-existing and newly constructed buildings for the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of UW–Madison.
The provision of single-stall, gender-inclusive restrooms is intended to provide safe alternatives to multi-stall, gender-specific bathrooms, which can be problematic and unsafe for students, faculty, staff, and visitors who may be harassed or discriminated against based on their perceived or actual gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, ability status, or other identity as well as other factors that make the use of a private, gender-inclusive restroom facility preferable for certain individuals.
Individuals who may be impacted by this may include but are not limited to: those accompanied by assistants, caretakers, or dependents; those who identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or who are variant in their gender expression; those who have physical impairments or other disabilities; and those who use mobility aids. Such individuals' right to the accessible and safe use of the multi-stall, gender-specific bathrooms appropriate to their comfort, safety, gender identities, and other status(es) will also be supported and protected by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In keeping with the university’s policy of nondiscrimination and commitment to inclusion, students, staff, faculty, and visitors have the right to use the restroom or facility most safe and comfortable for them, without being harassed or questioned, regardless of gender expression or sex assigned at birth [see Section V].
Applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of UW–Madison.
Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation: Regent Policy Document 14-6
OSHA’s Sanitation standard (1910.141)