Trans Resources

Trans Resources

ASU supports the needs and success of transgender and gender nonconforming students through a variety of health, social, wellness, and academic resources.

Crisis Lines

Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
 

The Trevor Project: Call: 866-488-7386 or Text:"Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200.
Online Chat available via the website.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
 

Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Violence
We strongly encourage victims of sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence to seek support and report the incident. The following reporting options are available to ASU students, faculty and staff who have been victims. We understand individual circumstance may determine if and how a victim chooses to make a report. A victim can choose to pursue one or more of these reporting options.

File a criminal report with the ASU Police Department

File an incident report with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

File an incident report with the Office of Equity and Inclusion

Report an incident by calling the ASU Hotline

 

ASU Resources

Faculty Guide for Trans Student Inclusion in the Classroom — A student written and developed guide for faculty and staff interested in fostering trans inclusive learning environments that promote trans student retention, success, and well-being.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms — ASU prohibits discrimination/harassment related to an individual’s gender identity.  With regard to restrooms, individuals can use the restroom of the gender which they most closely identify. For a map of the gender neutral restrooms on all campus locations, click the link for the interactive campus map. Select your campus at the top of the page and then click “Services” on the Menu bar on the left side of the page. Check the box next to “Gender Neutral restrooms” and the map will display all matching results.

Gender Inclusive Housing — ASU houses students within the residential college of their academic major and offers Gender Inclusive housing options on all campus locations. Gender Inclusive Housing includes singles and mixed-gender rooms.  If you are transitioning, and you and your roommate wish to remain living together, housing can make the appropriate accommodations. Students who have an interest in the Gender Inclusive Housing option should email housing@asu.edu. Once the request is received, the student will be contacted to gather additional information and University Housing will make the appropriate accommodation.

Health Services — ASU Student Health Services has clinicians on staff with extensive experience in trans patient health, including hormone therapy and referral for gender affirmation surgery. Transgender hormonal transition and surgical services may be covered by some insurance plans. Each insurance plan is very unique as to what medications, surgeries and services it will cover, so it is wise for persons seeking transgender services to discuss this matter with their insurance carrier. Health Services offers Patient Advocate Services to assist students in knowing how to discuss coverage issues with their insurance carrier. If you are on ASU’s Aetna Student Health insurance, you can locate additional information under  ”Gender Reassignment (Sex Change) Treatment Expense” in the Plan Design and Benefit Summary.

 

To Notify your Professor of Name/Pronoun Changes

Email your professor and reference the course number and your assigned name. Then share your asserted name and pronouns.

Sample Pronoun/Name Correction E-mail to Professors

Hello Dr./Instructor/Professor (last name),

I am very much looking forward to your class this semester (class prefix and line number, ie FAS101 #12345). I wanted to let you know that although my name listed on the class roster is X, I go by (asserted name) and use the pronouns (he/him/his; she/her/hers; they/them; it/its, etc). Thank you for respecting my identity.

Sincerely,

Asserted Name

Professors and Staff members, when you receive an email requesting the use of an asserted/preferred name, please update your records accordingly to ensure all communications and class correspondence includes the updated name.

 

To Change Your Name in Gmail

Please Note: This does NOT change your name in Blackboard, so when professors/advisors go to email the student and put in your name to find the email it will appear as your birth name.

Change your name

  1. On your computer, open Gmail. You can't change your username from the Gmail app.
  2. In the top right, click Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click the Accounts tab.
  5. In the "Send mail as" section, click edit info.
  6. Add the name you want to show when you send messages.
  7. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

 

Legal Name and Gender Marker Changes

The Registrar’s Office can update the gender marker on your student record at any time. Email or call the office at your campus location  to request an update to your record.

Currently a legal name change is required to change the name on a student record at ASU. Visit the Trans Spectrum AZ Resource Guide for a detailed description of the name/gender marker change process in Maricopa County.
Quick Links: Maricopa County Legal Name Change Form
Maricopa County Legal Name Change Fee Deferment Form

 

Resource Links

Phoenix/Arizona Resources

One-n-Ten Transgender Resources — A nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. They provide youth with tools to improve self-esteem and self-acceptance. Linked here is their list of Arizona specific trans resources and organizations.

Rebel & Vine  — The trans* focused shoe and clothing boutique is a safe, welcoming space where LGBTQAI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally, or intersex) youth and young adults can 'shop' for gently used and/or new clothing and shoes. They also have socks and underwear, toiletries, and other items specifically related to the trans* community.  

Trans Queer Pueblo  — An autonomous LGBTQ+ migrant community of color who works wherever they find their people, creating cycles of mutual support that cultivate leadership to generate the community power that will liberate bodies and minds from systems of oppression toward justice for all people.

Trans Spectrum of Arizona — Seeks to provide service, support and a social outlet for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their allies. Trans Spectrum of Arizona provides programming for transgender support and socializing. For more information about their groups, visit the support pages for the Trans-masculine, Trans-feminine, and Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies. Don’t identify with the gender binary? They have a support space for gender fluid and gender nonconforming people called Third Space.

 

National Resources

Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse — The Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse provides resources 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.

GLAAD Transgender Resources — GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. Linked here is their list of national trans organizations, national LGBTQIA+ organizations with trans specific branches, crisis lines, and general information and resources specific to trans identities.

GLSEN — Provides trans resources or faculty, staff, and students interested in learning more, particularly about the education experiences of the pipeline that feeds ASU, and the concepts and terminology remain relevant for university life.

National Center for Transgender Equality — The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. Includes discussion of international trans issues, a “know your rights” section, and assistance with ID document changes.

PFLAG Transgender — PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community. They're made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies.  Linked here is their collection of articles engaged in national trans issues

RAD Remedy — RAD Remedy is dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care.

Trans Student Educational Resources —  A youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. Includes resource links, blogs, workshops, intersectional discussions, and activism strategies.

Transgender Law Center — Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute — A non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) — A nonprofit whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people, particularly those in our most vulnerable communities. Strategies include pathbreaking trans rights cases and "friend of the court" briefs regarding the key issues of employment, health care, education and public accommodations. Notably, their Name Change Project provides free legal name change services to community members through partnerships with some of nation's premier law firms and corporate law departments, including Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and others.

 

Advocacy/Ally resources

Campus Pride: Trans Advocacy — Strategies and tools for trans and genderqueer advocacy on campus.

GLSEN: Educators support Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Student — Resources for educators interested in developing inclusive classrooms and curricula. While aimed primarily at K-12 education, many of the resources can apply to the post-secondary classroom.

**Variant use of trans and transgender on this page occurs due to the different ways in which the organizations listed on this page articulate their missions and programs. **