Trans* LIFE AT UIC
CONNECT WITH OTHER TRANS STUDENTS
Queer Compass is a dynamic series of workshops open to UIC's LGBTQA students at all levels to assist as you navigate the University, embark on your academic journey, cultivate community, share new skills, celebrate multiple identities, and document your college experience.
Please contact Moisés Villada at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-413-3036 for more information.
Gender Umbrella Society
The Gender Umbrella Society is a student organization supporting and advocating for inclusive spaces and policies for transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming students. Allies are welcome.
GET HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE
Beginning in the fall of 2013, CampusCare, the UIC student health insurance plan, includes gender-affirming surgeries.
The Gender and Sexuality Center, in partnership with the Department of Family Medicine, the Counseling Center and Student Affairs have created a FAQ sheet that explains the policy.
Link to the FAQ sheet here.
FIND SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CAMPUS HOUSING
Campus Housing at UIC matches students with housing options and roommates based on gender identity as requested in the application. Consider your housing needs when you apply and speak with someone at the GSC or in Campus Housing if you feel that your placement is not appropriate or safe.
KNOW THAT YOU’RE PROTECTED AT UIC
The University of Illinois and UIC include gender identity in non-discrimination policies.
Please visit the Office of Access and Equity for more information: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/UnlawfulDiscrimination/index.htm
If you experience harassment or bias due to your gender identity or expression, please visit the Gender and Sexuality Center or contact the Office of Access and Equity.
CHANGE YOUR NAME IN CAMPUS RECORDS
Due to a recent change in Banner usage at all University of Illinois campuses, changes to name and gender markers in University records, including I-card and Blackboard, are initiated with a legal name change.
The GSC, the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People and Allies, and various units on campus are working to reinstate a user-friendly preferred name procedure. In the meantime, please contact GSC staff for more information.
You can find the official policy regarding name changes here:
The GSC staff can walk you through the process for legal name change and/or gender marker in Illinois and at the University. For additional information, please contact the Transformative Justice Law Project at www.TJLP/tjlp.org or seek out free legal representation for students available through UIC Legal Services at http://www.uic.edu/depts/dos/studentlegal.html