Oct 29, 2019

Dear colleagues,

One noteworthy update this fall is the first floor renovation of Aldrich Hall. Named after founding Chancellor Daniel Aldrich, Aldrich Hall houses the principal administration offices of the campus including many student-facing services. This project has enhanced our campus “front door” while improving the environmental experience for students, visitors and employees alike. The first floor now includes improved lighting, brighter wall colors, updated flooring, and a tempered glass railing system on the stairway.

In alignment with the campus commitment to inclusive excellence and in support of the transgender and non-binary gender communities, I am also pleased to report that this transformation includes two first-floor gender inclusive restrooms that are in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). These designated facilities feature multiple lockable personal stalls with high privacy walls and sinks. The new facilities add to the more than 75 publicly accessible single and multiple stall gender inclusive restrooms in Aldrich Hall and across the campus. (Click here for a map with their location.) These are in addition to the approximately 170 gender inclusive restrooms located in student housing complexes, research facilities, and other areas of the campus not open to the general public.

Expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion, and honor free speech.

Douglas M. Haynes
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence | inclusion.uci.edu
Director, ADVANCE Program | inclusion.uci.edu/advance
Professor of History | www.humanities.uci.edu/history