Residential Programs and Services


  • $100 annual program fee
  • Standard housing costs with air conditioning
  • Double rooms
  • Southeast neighborhood


Spectrum is an inclusive residential learning community designed to make all students of all gender and sexual identities feel comfortable and supported. Students within the community will be provided the opportunity to explore the spectrum of gender and sexuality, the histories and current context of various populations, attend relevant campus and community events, and connect with role models and allies within the Indiana University and Bloomington communities (faculty, staff, students, and community members).

Spectrum has a direct partnership with the Indiana University LGBTQ + Culture Center and a connection with the Gender Studies department, providing those within the community a unique level of connection to the greater campus community.

Students in the community will have the opportunity to live with others who have similar interest and sensitivities.


  • Attend campus events and activities, such as film screenings, guest lectures, Kinsey art exhibits, etc.
  • Form a delegation to attend the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference.
  • Go to Bloomington and surrounding community events, such as the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, Quarryland Men's Chorus concert, etc.

Who Lives Here

Students of all academic levels, majors, gender identities, and sexualities are welcomed.

How to Apply

When completing your housing application, you can select "Spectrum" on the Learning Community selection page. It might be helpful to review the application process before beginning.

For more information, contact Academic and Student Engagement.

Current IUB students must contact the assignment office or Academic and Student Engagement to obtain an application.

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