Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Transgender Resources at Fort Lewis College

Gender neutral restrooms:  Individuals may use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity. The College is committed to provide gender-neutral restrooms in existing buildings, to the extent reasonably feasible, and will include at least one gender-neutral restroom in all newly constructed or significantly renovated buildings.  https://wiki.fortlewis.edu/display/POL/5-19:+Gender-Neutral+Restrooms A map of gender neutral restrooms is here. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1UMUCh4CVnW6n5-JV7_fEuSPvnuM

Preferred first name: A preferred first name can and should be used where possible in the course of College business and education, including but not limited to, email address, directory listings, recognitions and any printed materials. Log in to WebOPUS and follow these procedures to notify the College of a preferred first name: https://wiki.fortlewis.edu/display/POL/Preferred+First+Name

Gender neutral housing: The FLC gender neutral housing option allows for same gender, opposite-gender, or other-gender identities to live together, regardless of biological sex. https://www.fortlewis.edu/housing/HousingOptions/SpecialLivingOptions/GenderNeutralHousing.aspx

Addressing harassment: FLC prohibits gender-based sexual harassment, which includes acts of unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility of a sexual nature based on actual or perceived gender, gender identity, or gender expression, and/or nonconformity with gender stereotypes. https://wiki.fortlewis.edu/display/POL/Sexual+Misconduct See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE for reporting options, additional prohibited types of sexual misconduct, and resources.

Support and resources: The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center provides a centralized space for support and resources for Fort Lewis College’s women, LGBTTQIA students, and male allies. It is located in 145 Reed Library. The center is used by students for meetings, events, studying and socializing. www.fortlewis.edu/TheG

PRISM: Proudly Resisting Institutionalized Gender and Sexual Mandates. FLC’s Gay-Straight Cis-Trans alliance is a registered student organization.  Stop by the GSRC for meeting times and more information.

4STAR - The Four Corners Support for Transgender People, Allies and Relatives, meets from 5-7 p.m. on the first and third Sundays each month. For more information call 247-3229.

Diversity programming: The Office of Diversity Programming brings together two groups and four celebration days/months.  The common goal of the groups and events is to make the college a safe and inclusive place for everyone and to both understand and celebrate the diversity of our community. www.fortlewis.edu/Diversity

Ally training: SafeZone provides training and support to Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender [LGBT] and LGBT-affirmative faculty, staff, administrators, and students who desire education on such matters, to raise awareness within the community, and to provide support and resources for those individuals in need of a safe place to talk and get information regarding any issues they are confronting or discrimination they may have faced. www.fortlewis.edu/safezone

Bias prevention: Common Ground trains a network of facilitators in an anti-bias educational program that promotes cultural awareness and combats discrimination. https://www.fortlewis.edu/diversity/CommonGround/AboutCommonGround.aspx

Legal

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 Legal Defense & Education Fund  (TLDEF)is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts. TLDEF’s in-house legal program brings test-case litigation with wide impact in all areas of transgender civil rights. From fighting employment discrimination to ensuring equal access to health care, we're working tirelessly for transgender equal rights. 

Activism and Social Justice

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
 
By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.