We know based on national research that the transgender community suffers extreme harassment and discrimination.
- Double the rate of unemployment
- Near universal harassment on the job
- Significant loss of jobs and careers
- High rates of poverty
- Significant housing instability
To read the full report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, click here to download a PDF.
ON CAMPUS – NC STATE UNIVERSITY
At NC State, gender identity and expression are among the protected classes covered by University policy and practice. We are working on addressing institutional policies and forms, housing, student health and counseling, and the campus climate overall. On campus we have identified single-use lockable space restrooms across campus (see the Resource and Service section of our website), spend time discussing health (physical and mental) related needs, provide training and awareness through our Transgender 101 module, and offer programs throughout the year.
If you are a student that is looking for on campus housing please contact us so we can help get you connected with resources. We have a strong partnership with University Housing on campus and offer a variety of housing options available for our transgender students. Once you contact us in the GLBT Center we will help to set up a meeting with staff in University Housing. They are supportive of our transgender students and will work to find the best location based on the person’s comfort level and personal transition.
Name Change Process
We have established a relationship with Registration and Records to assist students with adding a preferred name to their permanent record. There is a form that will need to be filled out by the student. This will allow for a transgender identified student to begin using their preferred name prior to a legal name change. It will populate to connected forms and lists that use the University main database. For more information contact the GLBT Center.
Health and Counseling Centers
The Health and Counseling Centers are working to make sure that they use preferred name and appropriate pronouns in all facets of their operation. The new vendor for the student health plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, has included as an option hormone replacement therapy as a part of the insurance. The Medical Director for the Health Center serves as our primary point of contact for transgender students and will set up an initial meeting to help a student get connected with a health care provider. The staff from both the Health and Counseling Centers are familiar with WPATH Standards of Care and are using this as a guide when working with transgender individuals.
For more information about the Transgender community please visit the National Center for Transgender Equality website.
To understand more gender-diverse cultures explore an interactive map of the world. This is a resource on the PBS website. There are also many resources about Native American cultures and those that embrace Two-Spirits.