Are you a prospective student wondering what campuses have gender-inclusive housing? An administrator researching trans-inclusive health insurance models to implement on your campus? A parent looking for trans-friendly colleges and universities for your child? You’ve come to the right place! The Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse is the premier resource for transgender policies at colleges and universities. The clearinghouse is updated regularly by Dr. Genny Beemyn, a noted scholar on trans issues in higher education and the Director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Stonewall Center.
Now you can search trans policies at colleges and universities across the United States (last modified 2/14/21):
Colleges and Universities that Cover Transition-Related Medical Expenses Under Student Health Insurance
Colleges and Universities that Cover Transition-Related Medical Expenses Under Employee Health Insurance
Colleges and Universities that Allow Students to Have the Name and Pronouns They Use for Themselves on Campus Records
Colleges and Universities with LGBTQ Identity Questions as an Option on Admission Applications & Enrollment Forms
To become a trans advocate on your campus, learn more about the Suggested Best Practices for Supporting Trans Students and see how your campus scores on the Trans Checklist for Colleges and Universities. Also, check out these trans resources from other individuals and organizations. If you have any updates or edits, please contact Genny Beemyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to do more as a trans ally? Campus Pride challenges you to navigate your campus as if you are an incoming trans student. Consider the following:
- Visit the Registrar, Student Health Services, Residence Life, etc.
- Note potential roadblocks, concerns and issues you encounter
- Actively work with staff and administrators to address these concerns.
- Become a trans ally and help make your campus safer and more trans-friendly.
Meet the Clearinghouse Coordinator
Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., is the director of the UMass Amherst Stonewall Center, the campus LGBTQIA+ center. They have published and spoken extensively on the experiences and needs of trans college students, including writing some of the first articles on the topic. Among the books Genny has written are The Lives of Transgender People (2011); A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C. (2014); and the anthology Trans People in Higher Education (2019). With Abbie Goldberg, they edited The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies (2021). They are currently writing Campus Queer: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ+ College Students with Mickey Eliason for Johns Hopkins University Press. In addition to being the coordinator of the Clearinghouse, Genny is also an editorial board member of the Journal of LGBT Youth, the Journal of Bisexuality, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and the Journal of Homosexuality. They have a Ph.D. in African American Studies and master’s degrees in African American Studies, American Studies, and Higher Education Administration.