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In order to assist trans members of the campus community in navigating the policies and practices of the university, we encourage you to get in touch with the LGBTQA Resource Center Coordinator, who is available to assist you with everything from changing your name on University records, to getting a new Gallaudet University ID card, to finding local resources, to meeting other Trans Bison on campus, and more!
While it is possible to accomplish nearly all of these tasks on your own, a meeting with the LGBTQA Resource Center Coordinator may save you some time while providing access to resources you may not have known were available. While we have worked hard to make the campus ever more inclusive, if you have noticed something that could help to make campus more trans-friendly, please contact us. This is an ongoing effort and we greatly value your input.
Campus Policies Discussed On This Page:
The Gallaudet University Anti-Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure is detailed in the Administration and Operations Manual (2.28), and applies to faculty, teachers, staff, and students in all offices and divisions of Gallaudet University.
"It is the policy of Gallaudet University to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. Any Gallaudet employee, student, applicant for admission or employment, or other participant in Gallaudet University programs or activities, who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, age, disability, veteran status or other items listed in the D.C. Human Rights Act is encouraged to use the procedures outlined below for the resolution of his or her complaint.
In accordance with Federal and District of Columbia law, the University policy prohibits retaliation of any kind against any individual who has filed a complaint regarding discrimination or has participated in procedures to redress complaints of discrimination. Gallaudet University is committed to taking appropriate action against those who violate its policy of non-discrimination."
Read the complete Anti-Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure here: Anti-Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure
Currently, the Office of the Registrar works with students on a case by case basis to effect name changes. Students must go through the Registrar's office in order to have their name changed on most of their Gallaudet Technology accounts (the name change process applies to Gallaudet.edu email address, BlackBoard login, Bison login, and WiFi login on campus.)
Note: The following processes are specific to students. Faculty and staff wishing to have name and gender marker changes reflected on University records such as identification cards should contact Human Resources. Faculty and staff wishing to have changed legal or chosen names reflected in their Gallaudet University email address should contact Charles Drawdy at Gallaudet Technology Services.
If students have already completed a legal name change:
If students have not completed a legal name change:
Once the Change of Name Form is approved by the Registrar:
Name Change in Blackboard:
Name Change After Graduation:
Name Change on Email Account:
Name Change on Gallaudet ID Card:
Students who would like to get additional information on name changes may inquire directly with the Office of the Registrar. Kai Gagnon is the Transgender Task Force liaison to the Office of the Registrar.
From the Office of Student Conduct:
Code of Conduct Excerpt: "What is the Code of Conduct?
Conduct Excerpt: "Through a system of student conduct boards and administrative review, students, staff, faculty, and/or administrators are able to participate in the student conduct program to resolve complaints made against students. Underlying the program is a deep regard for discipline as a constructive element of education. Stated another way, the philosophy of this program is based on the belief that a disciplinary problem should be handled so as to maximize the educational experience of the students involved. Such an approach does not eliminate punitive action from the student conduct program. It recognizes that the University must protect itself by appropriate means from individuals whose behavior is contrary to the best interests of the University and its community... It is the intent of the student conduct program that the University, in handling its disciplinary problems, shall continue the use of discussion, counseling, mediation, and other existing procedures, as long as such measures prove effective. The other provisions of the program shall be set in motion in such instances when the informal procedures prove to be, or manifestly appear to be, ineffective, or inappropriate."
From the Title IX Office:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX protects students and employees, including transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, from discrimination in school programs and activities. In compliance with Title IX, Gallaudet University prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex. The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines clarifying the federal government's position regarding Title IX and transgender students. Through these guidelines, the Department asserts that Title IX's prohibition against sex-based discrimination extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity.
The Title IX Coordinator monitors compliance with the regulations of this law.
The Ombuds Office provides you with a confidential, neutral, informal and independent place to:
The Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours a day/7 Days a week/365 days a year and can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (202) 651-5555 for emergencies and routine matters. Emails are received and responded to immediately. DPS is located on the ground floor of Carlin Residence Hall located just across the street from the baseball field.
Mission: "The mission of the Gallaudet University Student Health Service is to complement the academic mission of Gallaudet University by providing high quality ambulatory medical care that is focused on areas that affect the college community. Student Health Service will provide links with the community through public health services including health education and preventive medicine. Medical care will be provided by Student Health Service in a culturally sensitive manner to empower students to make healthy lifestyle choices and achieve optimal levels of well being throughout their lifecycle."
Goals: "The primary goal of the Student Health Service department at Gallaudet University is to keep our student population healthy. Medical and nursing services provided at Student Health Service include assessment and treatment of common illnesses and injuries. Student Health Service is not a primary care service and does not act as the student's primary care provider. However, Student Health Service will work in conjunction with the student's primary healthcare provider on the student's behalf.
Services may include:
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