Lavender Lane is a new LGBTQIA+ centered special interest house coming in Fall 2022. The house is for LGBTQIA+ students and allies dedicated to creating an inclusive and queer affirming living space on-campus.

A photo of the new ‘Lavender Lane’ special interest house located on Lafayette College’s campus. 

Students interested in living in Lavender Lane housing can sign up here. 

Initiated by members of OUT, Lafayette’s student organization concerned with creating a safe, inclusive space for all LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, Lavender Lane (2 West Lane) is Lafayette College’s newest special interest housing! There are 25 spots that need to filled.
  • This is a gender-neutral living space, meaning students share the living space regardless of students’ sex, gender identity, or gender expression.
  • All restrooms in the building are gender-inclusive, meaning they are not separated by binary gender markers. Residents will have access to and are free to use any restroom within the building.
  • Residents will be expected to sign a LGBTQIA+ affirming pledge and should be dedicated to creating a queer friendly and safe living space
  • Participation in monthly educational and social programming is expected and residents will play a crucial role in designing and implementing activities for the house
  • The house is made up of mostly singles, with 4 doubles. There are two floors, and a kitchen on each floor. There is a large living space on the bottom floor, with study spaces, and lounge spaces.
Special Interest Houses are living-learning communities that offer groups of students the opportunity to pursue their shared interests in a dedicated residential space. Lavender Lane is advised by the Assistant Director of Intercultural Development for Gender & Sexuality and will work closely with LGBTQIA+ centered student organizations on campus.