Rainbow House is a community open to members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Students in the community share an interest in personal enrichment in a safe and supportive environment. Rainbow House promotes understanding about sexual orientation, gender identity, and other differences to enhance students' leadership skills and multicultural awareness. A variety of programs, activities, and events will be offered to students living in Rainbow House as an opportunity to explore their identity, learn about issues facing the LGBTIQ community, and become connected to supportive resources on campus.
"I love the Rainbow House, it honestly has transformed my experience at Davis."
"I love living in Rainbow House!!! The people are great and I have made a lot of new friends. It is a very welcoming atmosphere."
"Upon coming to Davis, I was not sure about living in the Rainbow House and how it would affect me, but the people here are fantastic and really outgoing. Living on the Rainbow Floor has been an amazing experience all around and really opened my eyes to the LGBTQIA community."
Student Housing and Dining Services is committed to helping all students find a comfortable living environment. In support of transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students, Residence Halls have gender-inclusive bathrooms as well as gender-inclusive rooms.
Gender-inclusive housing is available to anyone who wants to live with people with whom they feel comfortable, regardless of gender identity. Incoming freshmen who believe that an inclusive living environment will best support their personal needs may opt into Gender-inclusive housing in their Housing Application, or contact Student Housing and Dining Services Special Accommodations at SpecialAccom@ad3.ucdavis.edu.