Campus Policies/Campus Climate

Even though more and more college students are coming out as trans and often demanding that institutions do more to address their needs, higher education remains a largely hostile environment for trans students, especially those who do not conform to a gender binary and those who possess multiple minoritized identities (e.g., trans female students, trans students of color, trans students with disabilities). Studies have shown that trans students have more negative perceptions of curricular and cocurricular inclusivity, classroom climate, and the overall climate on their campuses than do cis students, including cis LGBQ+ students, and have a significantly lower sense of belonging within their college communities. Trans students commonly report discrimination in campus restrooms, housing, and counseling and health centers; institutional and individual misgendering; and ...

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