The GSC sponsors two separate living communities for students at Carleton: QTBIPOC House and Rainbow House. Students may apply to live in either of the houses during their sophomore, junior, and senior years.

Applications to live in QTBIPOC and Rainbow House during the 2024-25 academic year will open on February 28, 2024.


This living comunity aims to foster a communal, social, and programmatic space for queer & trans students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color. It is open to all sophomore, junior and senior students by application. 

Rainbow House

This living community is a space for anyone from LGBTQIA+ communities at Carleton who has an interest in living in a space that affirms each person’s unique journey with gender & sexuality and serves as a hub for broader LGBTQIA+ community engagement. It is open to all sophomore, junior and senior students by application. 


Where will QTBIPOC and Rainbow House be next year?

QTBIPOC and Rainbow Houses will temporarily be in the Eugster Townhouse during the 2024-25 academic year while construction for the Student Life and Housing Plan takes place.

Eugster consists of four apartments. Eugster 100 will serve as the GSC, with three individual offices plus a community area and full kitchen. Eugster 200-400 will continue to house students in GSC-sponsored interest houses.

How are residents selected?

Students who are interested in living in GSC-sponsored housing will go through the Interest House application process. Consideration for interest housing will be based on available spacing and commitment to upholding the House Charter. Decisions will be made by GSC Professional Staff.

What is the Spring 2024 application timeline?

  • February 28: 2023-24 Interest House applications will open.
  • March 28: Applications will close
  • April 1-5: GSC Staff will conduct interviews with applicants
  • April 8: Offers will be sent out
  • April 18: Accept/decline deadline for applicants

How can I learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more about GSC-sponsored housing, reach out to or apply to our office hours!

What are the house charters?

These charters are used to guide the house communities’ programming efforts and commitment to celebrating and supporting the students who live in GSC-sponsored housing. These charters are not static documents and may be changed based on recommendations provided by the GSC Professional Staff and/or GSC-Sponsored Housing residents.

I’m a first-year student. What if I want an LGBTQIA+ roommate?

The Office of Residential Life & Housing coordinates housing assignments for first-year students. Each incoming first-year student will receive a housing form the summer before their first term. In this form, you will have space to specify your individual needs, identities, or concerns that might shape your housing experience. We welcome you to share what you feel comfortable sharing in this form so that Res Life is aware of your housing preferences.

Student Testimonies

Living in QTBIPOC has allowed me to find affirmation in my own identity.

Being the RA for QTBIPOC and Berg has given me a new understanding of community and leadership.

I like living with my friends in QTBIPOC. They always find ways to make me laugh and I’ve had some special moments with them.