When the hashtag #UCRStandsTogether appeared on social media last month, the UCR Library joined in solidarity with other UC Riverside departments to demonstrate our commitment to inclusiveness and appreciation of diversity.
The latest addition to our library facilities reinforces our commitment to those values. A gender-inclusive restroom has been added to the second floor of Rivera Library, just past the Education Services desk (room A0211). Facilities completed installation of signage for this restroom on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
To find other gender-inclusive restrooms, students, staff and faculty can visit the UCR campus map and zoom in until you see a symbol with a triangle inside a circle. Room number details will become visible when users click on the symbol. ADA compliant facilities information is also shown on the online campus map.
These facility renovations were added in response to a 2016 directive from the UC Office of the President, Janet Napolitano, requiring all UC campuses to offer a list of gender-inclusive restrooms and changing rooms with updated signage. The University of California standard is a gender inclusive restroom inside every building, or within a nearby building. Nearby is defined as a two-minute walk away.
Additional resources for those seeking gender-inclusive facilities are available on the LGBT resource center’s website.