trans_at_penn_resize.jpg

ALL GENDER RESTROOMS

Penn has over 80 all gender restroom options across campus and the LGBT Center is continenously working to increase that number.

 List of campus all gender restrooms

All Gender Restroom Map

CHANGING NAME RECORDS

Any student, including transgender, gender nonconforming, gender variant, and non-cisgender students, who wish to designate a preferred name should fill out the Preferred Name Change Form.


CAMPUS 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.


STEPS TO CHANGE A SEX MARKER

1. Log into PennInTouch

2. Click on ‘Profile, privacy, and emergency'

3. Click on ‘personal profile' (will open a new window and require you to login again)

4. Under ‘Manage Data' click on ‘sex'

5. Choose the marker you want and save

**Female and male are the only options available and we know they are limited.  We continually work with Penn to have more options.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Penn Non-Cis is a student run organization that serves trans students (graduate and undergraduate), staff, community members, and everyone else in the Philadelphia area. They promote discussion about issues around gender identity and expression. Non-Cis is short for Non-Cisgender, which is a term they use to encompass trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning people. 

LESLIE TOWNSEND FUND

The Leslie Townsend fund supports students making a gender transition during their time at the
University of Pennsylvania. Grants from the fund may be used for expenses related to making the
transition, such as hormones, therapies, surgeries, legal matters, or for school-related costs.
Recipients are eligible for grants up to $500 once per academic year.

Leslie Townsend Fund Application

TRANS SUPPORT GROUPS

Attic Youth Center

Mazzoni

Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (TMAN Philly)

TransWay

Penn's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS):GENESIS

GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

On-campus:

Penn Counseling and Psychological Services 

LGBT Center Peer Mentor Program

Off campus:

Attic Youth Center

Mazzoni

The Trevor Hotline

Trans Lifeline

PHYSICAL HEALTH

On-campus:

Trans Health at SHS

Off campus:

Mazzoni

Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP)

Trans Equity Project

Mazzoni's Trans Wellness Conference

QSPACES Health

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Center

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

Trans Student Educational Resources 

Hudson's FTM Guide

Trans Road Map

GLAAD

National Center for Transgender Equality's Self-Help Guides

National Center for Transgender Equality's Know Your Rights

Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Toolkit

FAMILY & COMMUNITY RESOURCES

COLAGE

TransYouth Family Allies

Qunify

William Way LGBT Community Center

HOUSING & RECOVERY SERVICES

Action Wellness

Mazzoni Center - LGBTQ Health & Well-Being

Morris Home


ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS

Leeway Foundation

National Center for Transgender Equality

National LGBTQ Task Force

Lambda Legal: Transgender Rights

ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS CONT.

Trans Women of Color Collective

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Transgender Law Center

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Policy of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination At the University of Pennsylvania states "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." More information can be found in the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs website.

The federal Title IX Policy extends to trans students; it states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." More information can be found on the Associate Vice President for Equity and Title IX Officer's website.


 LGBT Center Feedback




Back to Top