Signs outside of campus restrooms at Northern Arizona University are asking students to consider if they have "pee privilege."
One sign reads:
“Do you have pee privilege?”
So, what does that mean? If you've "never [had] to think about gender identity, ability, or access when peeing," then you have pee privilege.
Another sign says the following contribute to pee privilege:
- Ability to use a restroom without fear or concern for your own safety
- Ability to undoubtedly know which bathroom to pick
NAU also has a guide for students on the "do's and don'ts" on encountering a transgender person in the bathroom.
The guide says:
"Don’t stare. This person is probably aware that they don’t fit into either restroom so they don’t need anymore eyes reminding them.”
Gender variant people are at high risk of verbal, sexual, and physical assault. Keep yourself accountable to make sure they’re safe from others."