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.
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 there are a variety of housing options available for our transgender students.
For detailed 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 numerous resources about Native American cultures and those that embrace Two-Spirits.
PBS Interactive Gender Diverse Culture Map