Dozens of on- and off-campus resources for UVM LGBTQ+ people
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Residential Life provides several options for students who are looking for safer space and/or LGBTQ community in the residence halls. The options for first year students are slightly different than for returners and options for all students are currently undergoing some changes in preparation for the 18-19 academic year. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Fall 2018, most UVM students will live in one of nine themed learning communities. Learning communities are built around a common theme and are coordinated by faculty and staff. Each community is expected to address core issues of social justice and inclusion. As you explore each learning community you will find information about the buildings the community occupies including gender-inclusive restroom and shower information (look for the sidebar on the righthand side of the page).
Residential Life statement on Gender-Inclusive Housing
LGBTQA Collaborative: a student-designed living/learning community devoted to learning and expanding awareness of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and intersecting identities. This program is only open to returning students for 2018-2019.
LGBTQA First Year Suite: The LGBTQA first year suite is located in the Living/Learning Center complex and can house up to 6 students for the 2018-2019 school year. It is intended for transgender, queer, bisexual, lesbian, gay and students with other diverse sexual and gender identities who need an alternative to other on-campus housing options at UVM. First time, first year students are given priority consideration for spots in the suite. The application deadline for the LGBTQA First Year Suite has passed. Requests to be moved into the suite from a different housing assignment should be sent to Becky Swem at the LGBTQA Center.
Res Life also has options for students with unique requests, including summer housing and academic break housing. Please visit Res Life for more information.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
The University of Vermont recognizes that health and safety are critically important to the learning environment. Our students have been at the forefront of raising both concerns and our consciousness about gender and restrooms, and the importance of this issue to UVM's longstanding commitment to continue to build a more welcoming and inclusive community. The ability to choose a public restroom that meets individual needs is an expectation that should be met across the campus. The campus' goal is to provide a range of bathroom options in all buildings, whenever possible.
All single occupancy restrooms on campus are gender inclusive. Modifications are underway to provide additional multi-user gender inclusive restrooms across campus, starting with high-traffic buildings.
Gender-Inclusive Restroom Task Force spring 2018 progress update (pdf)
LGBTQ+-affirming mental and physical healthcare services are available through the Center for Health and Wellbeing.
Visit Student Health Services to find out more about primary care, sexual health, and transition-related care available to students.
LGBTQA Center staff are available to answer questions or respond to concerns students may have about seeking care as a queer, trans, or LGBTQ+ person.
Preferred First Name and Prounoun Changes
All students at the University of Vermont can indicate their preferred first name and pronoun to the University community regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their names.
Choosing a preferred name in the BANNER system will automatically change which name appears in many internal locations such as class lists, grade reports, and unofficial transcripts.
Update your preferred first name and pronoun with the Office of the Registrar.
If you find that your preferred first name or pronoun is not showing up correctly somewhere on campus, please let us know. The LGBTQA Center works with other Offices to fix errors when they occur.
Studying Genders & Sexualities
At UVM, sexuality and gender identities are also an academic priority.
All students can take exciting classes on LGBT subjects, present their work, and compete for awards.
Every year, students present their work on these topics at UVM's Race, Gender, and Sexuality Conference.
And we recognize students for outstanding coursework on LGBTQ issues; check out the Daniel-McCarter Award and some recent winners.
Just a few of our recent courses:
CLASSICS Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
ENGLISH Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in American Poetry
ENGLISH Queer Writing
GENDER, SEXUALITY, & WOMEN'S STUDIES Intro to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY STUDIES Sexual & Gender Identities
HEALTH LGBTQ Health Disparities
HISTORY Queer Lives: LGBT History
HISTORY Sex in Modern History
POLITICAL SCIENCE The Politics of Sex
POLITICAL SCIENCE LGBT Politics and History
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Sex Research
SPANISH Sexual Dissidence in Latin America
SOCIOLOGY Sociology of Sexualities
Other Campus Resources
Reporting Bias or Discrimination
UVM has a Bias Response Program for reporting bias, an umbrella term that includes, but is not limited to, incidents of harassment, discrimination, hate crimes, and micro-aggressions. Any person who has experienced or witnessed a bias incident is encouraged to report it and seek the necessary resources.
- Reporting Form
- Bias reporting FAQ (on the Dean of Student's website)
- Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Office at UVM