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LGBTQIA+ Housing

LGBTQ+ Housing

For on campus housing options, please visit the following page.


If you want to connect with someone about LGBTQIA+ Housing Options at UCSB, contact

Gender Inclusive Housing

If you feel Gender Inclusive Housing is something you're looking for, then fill out the Gender Inclusive Housing form here. For questions, contact the LGBTQIA+ Housing Coordinator at or University and Community Housing Services at

What does the Gender Inclusive Housing Form Do? 

A member of the gender inclusive housing committee works with the information provided in the Gender Inclusive Housing form to help place those that fill out the form where they're most comfortable. Most often, this means assistance in the roommate selection process where a member of the Gender Inclusive Housing Team will put students in contact with each other to see if they fit as future roommates! If someone does not want to be part of the roommate selection process, then the Gender Inclusive Housing Team will review the information provided in the form to best place you. 


Note: If you are looking to live in a mixed gender suite in Manzanita Village, San Raphael, or any of the Undergraduate Apartments you can do so with the roommate selection process provided by the Undergraduate Contracts. In other words, there is no need to fill out the Gender Inclusive Housing form if you are looking to live in a mixed gender suite in any of the mentioned locations.

Learning Living Communities


What are Learning Living Communities (LLCs)? 

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide a unique and engaging community experience through cultural, identity or academic themes. At UCSB we have three different LGBTQIA+ Serving LLCs: the Sex and Gender Expansive (SAGE) Community, Rainbow House, and Lavender Living. 

Sex and Gender Expansive (SAGE) Community 

Mostly consisting of first year students, the SAGE Community has gender inclusive restrooms, promotes a safe, welcoming space and is for those that seek LGBTQIA+ community and/or allyship. This LLC is an intentional space to welcome and support intersex and medically transitioning individuals.

Rainbow House 

Rainbow House is a LGBTQIA+ Housing program located in Condor and LaCumbre Houses in Manzanita Village. Usually consisting of second years, Rainbow House connects its residents to resources all over campus. This LLC is a supportive environment for members and allies of the community!

Lavender Living 

Lavender Living is an LLC that serves allies and members of the queer & trans community in the Undergraduate Apartments. Lavender Living consists of third and fourth years and is located in Gibraltar Village! This LLC hosts events related to LGBTQIA+ identities and makes connections within the community.

Additional LLCs

You can find more information about the other nine Living Learning Communities here on the UCSB LLC Website. There are some amazing communities offered on campus for many identities! 

Off-Campus Options

Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative provides low-rent housing for UC Santa Barbara students in six complexes furthering the principles of cooperation through mutual, self-help living. Newman House is LGBTQ+ themed.

UCSB Off-Campus Rental Listings gives you access to privately-owned housing in the community. Households may be designated LGBTQ+ friendly and students looking for housing may designate in their posting that they desire LGBTQ+ friendly housing.

Contact person: Jenn Birchim


For questions, please contact the LGBTQIA+ Housing Coordinator at or University and Community Housing Services at