San Francisco State is committed to meeting all student’s needs, including the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students by expanding access to all-gender restrooms on campus. It is in line with SF State’s self-stated values of social justice, equity, and inclusion to ensure that all students have full access to restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identities and gender expression. In collaboration, the Offices of the Dean of Students and Capital Planning, Design & Construction have successfully converted 11 single gender restrooms into all-gender, accessible restrooms across campus since November, 2016.
The University will assess the need for and feasibility of constructing additional all-gender facilities on an ongoing basis, and will continue to work with campus partners to ensure equity and inclusion for transgender and gender nonconforming students in all aspects of campus life.
A total of 30 single-occupancy, accessible all-gender restrooms are available to all campus community members, including visitors, in the locations listed below:
AS Early Childhood Center
|1st||101, 128, 139|
|Cesar Chavez Student Center||B1||B127A|
|Ethnic Studies & Psychology||4th||T411|
|Fine Arts||1st & 2nd||T172, T174, T255|
|Mary Park Hall||1st||T144, T145|
|Mary Ward Hall||1st||T135, T138|
|Mashouf Wellness Center||1st & 2nd||T100, T109, T119, T120, T202|
|Student Health Center||1st||T2, T3, T9, T12|
|Thornton Hall||2nd & 5th||T233, T235, T533|
|West Campus Green||1st||
|750 Font - Suite 5000, Health Promotions & Wellness||Ground||2 facilities|
For more information on the location of the Gender Restroom, checkout The All-Gender Restroom Campus Map (PDF)
In addition, there are four single-occupancy all-gender restrooms planned for the new Mashouf Wellness Center (opening Fall 2017). New construction, as in the case of the Recreation Wellness Center, or a major renovation allows for the foundational construction of single-occupancy all-gender restrooms. Retrofits, or modifications to older buildings, on the other hand, pose a considerable challenge: they are limited by proximity to existing plumbing, require the availability of appropriately sized space, and can be prohibitive to construct. On the main campus, we have made almost all single-occupancy men’s or women’s rooms all-gender. Please note, due to preexisting building structure, some of the single-occupancy, all-gender restrooms will have both a single-stall toilet and a urinal.
Per California Building Code Section 11B-216.8, the university is required to use the symbol below to identify all-gender restrooms throughout campus. More detailed information about the California Building Code can be downloaded as a Draft Proposed Code Changes for the California Building Code (PDF)
Regarding the Downtown Center, there are two single-occupancy all-gender restrooms on the 6th floor in the 600 suite that the College of Business occupies. They are not in the public space, but are available to students, staff, and faculty of SF State. The restrooms on the 5th floor are under the jurisdiction of the building owner. We certainly understand the difficulty of having to go up a floor to use the restroom; at this point, however, particularly given that the Downtown Center is leased space, we are unable to make modifications to the 5th floor.
We recognize that there is still progress to be made. As we move forward with the assessment of the main campus and auxiliary locations, we invite you to work alongside us as we identify future locations for all-gender restrooms. Comments, suggestions and feedback can be sent to email@example.com. This site will be continually updated to reflect changes and improvements.