IOWA CITY, Iowa — Gender inclusive restrooms are grabbing headlines nationwide and now they're coming to one of Iowa's public universities. The University of Iowa announced it will make nearly 150 on-campus bathrooms gender-inclusive.
More than 40 volunteers worked throughout the spring semester to review hundreds of bathrooms on campus, taking note of the number of stalls and signs outside. They found 147 existing restroom have just one stall inside.
"These single user gender-inclusive restrooms really make our campus and help our campus be inclusive and safe and supportive to all out our community as well as those who identify as trans or non binary," said Teri Schnelle, student life assessment and initiatives.
The University of Iowa has also created printable maps, showing where each gender-inclusive restroom is located.
The school says the restrooms could be a draw for future transgender students.