BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym.
When the locker room opens next year it will include private changing rooms, showers, lockers and bathrooms stalls. It will also serve as a gender-neutral access point to the campus swim facility. Campus officials say men, women and gender-nonconforming individuals will all be able to use the facility.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the $2.7 million locker room is being funded from a new fee aimed at creating more equitable health services.
UC Berkeley is the latest university to create a gender-inclusive locker room. The University of Arizona recently broke ground on one and a national group that advocates for college gyms and health services is encouraging its member universities to follow suit.