The letter provides institutions with imperative information and valuable examples that inform you on how the DOJ and DED will assess whether your campus has met the legal obligations for your transgender students. Bottom line — your institution “must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity” — are you confident that your facilities, resources, records and activities are in full compliance?
Dear Colleague Letters can feel cumbersome, tedious and heavy, with specific information that can be difficult to break down and break through. Join our expert presenters as they take you and your colleagues through specific points outlined in the recent DCL and help you evaluate where your campus is at, and where you need to be, to ensure you are in compliance with the law and meeting the needs of your transgender student population.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 2-3:30 PM ET
Genny Beemyn currently serves as the Director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Stonewall Center. (Click here for full bio)
Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed serves as the cofounder and executive director of Campus Pride. (Click here for full bio)
Participants will take away:
- A complete understanding of the current and appropriate terminology related to Trans identities, including terms that your students are likely using across your campus today! Be the leader — through your words — that ensures a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for your transgender students, including proper pronoun use!
- A comprehensive overview of the protections and privacy granted to transgender students on your campus and legal expectations of your institution to accommodate those protections. Ensure that your students are being treated consistently with their gender identity — even if their educational records indicate a different sex.
- An extensive outline of specific policies and approaches provided in the DCL guidance that your campus can implement to ensure Trans students’ access to restrooms, shower rooms and locker rooms across your campus.Guarantee that your transgender students are comfortable and allowed to participate in your campus’ sex-segregated activities and facilities consistent with their gender identity.
- Best, current and timely practices, beyond the legal requirements, to develop trans-inclusive campus environment for your college or university.
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