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Dozens of on- and off-campus resources for UVM LGBTQ+ people

Let us help you get connected to the resources you're most interested in and find the information you need now.

Housing

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 reslife@uvm.edu or lgbtqa@uvm.edu.

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).

Please contact Res Life and/or the LGBTQA Center if you have questions or concerns about your learning community's environment for queer and trans people. 

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 Report (pdf)

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Gender-Inclusive Restroom Task Force spring 2018 progress update PDF icon (pdf)

Healthcare

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.

Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies (SGIS) is an undergraduate minor housed in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program.

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

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.