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HOUSING

On your housing application, you can select your gender as "gender neutral." It functions as a third gender category and means you will be placed in a room with others who selected gender neutral, regardless of their genders. Also, there are many single rooms available in the dorms. Click here for more information.


NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Policy of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination At the University of Pennsylvania states that: "The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class."

Here is a link to the Affirmative Action Office, where you can also find Penn's Title IX Policy, which extends to trans students. If you feel aggrieved based on your gender identity, you can file a complaint. Here is a guide to how the OAA resolves complaints, which includes the form you should fill out.


CHANGING NAME/GENDER RECORDS

Here you can find a link to an explanation of the Preferred Names Initiative.


BATHROOMS

Here you can find a link to the campus map of gender neutral restrooms.


TRANS GROUPS

On campus:

Penn Non-Cis, Penn's gender advocacy/discussion group. Visit the Facebook Page, Tumblr Page, or website for more info.

Off campus (support groups):

                Mazzoni

                William Way Center (TransWay in the program list)

                Attic Youth Center (for youth ages 13-23)

                Renaissance GPC

                TMAN Philly


MENTAL HEALTH

On-campus:

LGBT Center Mentor Program

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):

            Emergency: 215-349-5490

            Non-Emergency: 215-898-7021

            Website: https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/caps/

Off-campus resources:

Attic Youth Center

Mazzoni

If you need to speak with someone ASAP call The Trevor Hotline at (886)-488-7386


PHYSICAL HEALTH

On-campus:

Student Health Service (SHS):

24/7 Phone: 215-746-3535 (off hours, please ask for Student Health on-call)

Website: https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs

See also Trans Health at SHS for more information.

Off campus resources:

                Mazzoni

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP)

                Trans-Health Conference

                Transgender Health Action Coalition

                Trans Health Information Project

QSPACES Health


OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

                Trans Lifeline

                Mazzoni Trans Resource Guide               

                TransYouth Family Allies

                Hudson's FTM Guide

                Trans Road Map (for women in transition)