DAPER Locker Room Facilities
A summary of privacy options
in current DAPER locker room facilities can be found here.
DAPER: Locker room and restroom use
The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation
(DAPER) has recently clarified their policy around locker room and
restroom use by transgender people at the various MIT sports and
fitness facilities, as summarized below:
"DAPER understands that transgender individuals may have unique
needs in terms of locker room and restroom facilities. We are committed
to providing safe and accessible locker room and restroom facilities
to all of our members and guests, and will work with them, if the
need arises, to find workable solutions. Transgender individuals
may use the locker room facility that is in agreement with their
gender identity. The Z Center also maintains a Special Needs/Family
Changing Room that can be used by individuals of any gender."
Z Center Special Needs/Family Changing Room Option
For transgender individuals who are currently using the Z Center
fitness facility on campus and who may not be comfortable using
either the men's or the women's locker room, there is a small, private
Special Needs/Family Changing Room available for those who may wish
to use it. The Special Needs/Family Changing Room does not currently
have a shower facility. The door to the changing room locks so that
a single occupant may have privacy while changing, and there is
a bathroom facility inside the changing room as well. It is located
next to the aquatic offices at the Dupont entrance.
Information on privacy features in DAPER locker rooms
The Trans Issues Group conducted a survey of privacy options
within the current DAPER locker room facilities (i.e., private changing
areas or shower stalls/curtained showers). A
summary of these findings can be found here.
If your gender identity does not conform to your physical sex and
you are experiencing difficulty around using the locker room of
your choice in any of the MIT athletic and fitness facilities, MIT
and the DAPER will work with you to resolve any locker room usage
issues in a manner respectful to all parties involved. Please contact
the Trans Issues Group if
you would like assistance or guidance in working out a solution.