Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Students

Trans is an umbrella term often used for anyone whose identity does not conform to historical gender nomenclature. The term includes, but is not limited to, the following identities: transgender, transman, transwoman, or even gender queer and gender non-conforming. We use the term trans to be as inclusive as we can and avoid omitting any identities that seek  to address everyone’s experiences.

In that light, we strive to include all trans identities in the resources we offer.  Many of our resources will relate most directly to trans individuals who are in the process of transitioning legally and physically. If you identify as a different part of the trans community, but are unable to find applicable resources on our website, please contact us at lgbt@emory.edu. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have and include these answers in this growing resource page.

We are continuously working on establishing processes and determining our resource capacities within current institutional systems and will make adjustments accordingly.  We will include this information below as it becomes available. If you have a question that is not currently on the site, please contact us at lgbt@emory.edufor support and information.

Resources


Emory Recreation & Wellness recognizes and celebrates the transgender student population and encourages students to participate in intramural and club sports based on their expressed gender identity.

Emory Intramural & Club Sports expects participation to be based on one’s self-identified gender that is done in good faith and consistent with a player’s expressed gender identity.

  • A participant’s gender identity will be applied when there are gender- specific rules or player ratio requirements for co-recreational divisions.
  • Transgender individuals may play on the team that best matches their gender identity.
  • Intramural & Club Sports staff will verify gender based on the participant’s self-identification and expressed gender identity, not purely on the sex indicated in official school records.
  • Emory Intramural & Club Sports understands that the recognition of one’s gender identity may not happen in an instant; it can be a complex process that occurs over an extended period of time. Transgender participants are encouraged to communicate their gender identity with Intramural & Club Sports staff to ensure proper gender designation.  
  • A player who is uncomfortable working with Intramural & Club Sports staff can instead contact the Office of LGBT Life to declare their status. Intramural & Club Sports and the Office of LGBT Life staff will work together to ensure inclusivity for all participants.

 

"We're living in a dynamic moment across the South. Trans and Gender Non-Conforming folks are stepping up and speaking out in incredible ways in the southern equality movement. At the same time, we're seeing a new wave of legislation, litigation and rhetoric that targets transgender individuals for simply being for who they are and living authentic lives.”  - Campaign for Southern Equality

In the pages of this edition of Trans in the Southyou’ll find lists of trans-friendly service providers – ranging from doctors to attorneys to counselors – across the South as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition. This information has been collected and vetted by Ivy Gibson-Hill, Emory’s LGBT Rights Toolkit coordinator, who said,  “We hope this resource guide helps people access the services they need to survive and to thrive."

Guide

At Emory University, individuals may use bathrooms that most closely align with their gender identity. For individuals not comfortable using multi-stall single gender restrooms, the Office of LGBT Life has compiled a list of single-stall or single-occupant bathrooms on campus. Those denoted with a wheelchair icon are also wheelchair accessible.  

Please note: In order to use the bathrooms in the residence halls (with the exception of Dobbs Hall), student-residents will need their prox card to enter the buildings.

If you know of a bathroom that is not listed here, please fill out a form to let us know.

Gender Neutral Bathroom at Emory