by Genny Beemyn Add the Phrase “Gender Identity or Expression” to the Institution’s Nondiscrimination Policy College nondiscrimination policies include “sex” and often “sexual orientation” as protected categories. The reference to “sex” in such policies has historically not been considered to apply to transgender people. Likewise, “sexual orientation” does not necessarily cover transgender people, who encounter [...]
In the past few years, there has been a rise in the presence of trans and genderqueer students on college campuses across the country. With this heightened visibility comes increased backlash that manifests itself in physical harassment and other forms of discrimination toward trans people. More than 90% of two- and four-year institutions in the United States remain completely inaccessible and inhospitable to transgender students. These resources share successful strategies and tools for by trans and genderqueer advocacy on campus.
With improvements made across the country, for the first time ever, Campus Pride can assemble a list of the most welcoming places for trans students to go to college. by Dr. Genny Beemyn and Shane Windmeyer, reprinted with permission from The Advocate (2012) Transgender people within higher education continue to be an invisible, [...]
Transgender and other gender nonconforming people face discrimination and harassment on a daily basis. In addition, transgender individuals are often denied access to basic services and facilities, such as restrooms and housing. Some campus administrators are beginning to understand that the needs of these individuals are going unmet, but many are at a loss for [...]
In August 2011, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Office of Inclusion released a report titled NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes co-authored by Dr. Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll. The 34-page resource guide is meant to “provide guidance to NCAA athletic programs about how to ensure transgender student-athletes fair, respectful, and legal access to collegiate [...]
In order to create change, we must first “begin the conversation.” Transgender people are seldom discussed within the context of fraternities and sororities. However, in order to create necessary policy changes to be supportive of transgender students, the conversation must finally begin in fraternities and sororities. Please disseminate and use the resource as widely as [...]
It’s not something you usually think about. “Girls” live with “girls,” and “guys” live with “guys.” It has always been that way and we assume it always will be that way. But maybe it’s time to reconsider. Based on the assumption that all students are heterosexual and non-transgender, traditional housing policies forbid different-sex roommate pairs, [...]
by Caeden Dempsey, National Center for Transgender Equality In the past few years we have seen a rise in the presence of trans and genderqueer students on college campuses across the country. With this heightened visibility comes increased backlash that manifests itself in physical harassment and other forms of discrimination directed at trans people on [...]
by Robert Bergin Alyn Libman may be on a mission to change the way you think about frat guys and transgendered people. If that’s the case though, he’s being awful chill about it. Libman, a fourth year American Studies major, acknowledges that he may be the nation’s first openly transgendered member of a Greek community, [...]
The TONI PROJECT provides transgender non-discrimination information for campuses. The TONI project is a first-of-its-kind space for students to share college and university policies important to transgender people. Use this site to learn about campus housing policies, health plans, and curricula, or add and edit information about the school you currently attend. Learn More.