• Trans U: An Introduction to Transgender Issues on Campus

Workshop for staff and faculty

Thursday, October 25
Donahue 403

As the visibility and activism of transgender and gender-variant students has grown, higher education administrators are seeking to increase their understanding of basic issues related to the transgender experience. Institutions are also working to create policy change to provide safety and inclusion to this emerging group. This workshop will help give participants insight and information about issues related to access and safety on campus as well as identify strategies for improving services for all campus community members.  Presentation will include didactic and interactive portions, with lecture and overhead presentation, participant exercises, and discussion.

This workshop is for staff and faculty. Students please check out the Transgender Health and Wellness presentation later this same day.

Presentation Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

- Understand current trends in visibility and non-discrimination policies related to transgender and gender non-conforming campus community members.

- Explain basic transgender terminology, language and concepts

- Identify and explain differences between the three separate continuums of gender identity, sexual orientation and physical/biological sex.

- Identify at least three barriers faced by transgender and gender non-conforming campus community members, and identify at least three solutions to improve inclusion and campus climate.

- Incorporate basic knowledge of transgender issues, concepts and concerns into their current professional work.

- Refer to transgender resources and existing programs or materials addressing these concerns.

Registration Instructions

To register for this training program, please complete the online enrollment procedures or contact Human Resources at 617.573.8415.

Sponsored by Diversity Services, Human Resources, and the Dean of Students Office.

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