CCSU offers many Gender Neutral Services for transgender and genderqueer students
And we working to improve our offerings in each category below.
*Please note that our offerings are a work in progress. If you'd like to learn more about your rights as transgender student at CCSU and the programs and services that are available to you please visit the CCSU LGBT Center for more information.
>>> Gender Neutral Bathrooms
CCSU has designated several Gender Neutral Bathrooms on campus for Trans and GenderQueer students, staff and faculty. We are working to add more of these on campus where it is possible to do so. The list below is not extensive. If you know of other single stall non-gendered restrooms on campus please email us and we will add them to this list.
It is also important to know that transgender and gender non-conforming students have the right to use bathrooms in keeping with their gender identity. We cannot require students to use male or female designated bathrooms based on their legal sex , or require them to use only the available gender neutral bathrooms based on their transgender status. Use the restrooms that you feel most safe and comfortable using.
>>> Gender Neutral Housing
Gender Neutral Housing options are also available at CCSU.
Please inquire within the Residential Life offices.
firstname.lastname@example.org / Barrows Hall RM 120
*** All Gender Neutral Services (GNS) information is also
posted on the exterior of the LGBT center for reference.
LGBT@ccsu.edu / (860) 832-2090
>>> Trans Inclusive Student Health Insurance Plan
The CSU system Colleges and Universities now offer a student health insurance plan that is inclusive for care related to gender identity. If you have purchased the student health insurance plan this will cover many of your gender identity related health costs including areas of healthcare like mental health and counseling services, pharmaceuticals and hormone therapy, and coverage for some surgical procedures. Our University Health Services office can discuss these benefits and criteria for coverage further and well help connect you with medical health providers for these services in the area.
If you would like some more preliminary information about this new benefit or the criteria for coverage please visit the LGBT center or make an appointment to discuss your health questions and concerns with the University Health Services office.
>>> Preferred Name Option (coming soon)
CCSU is currently working on creating a preferred name option for students. This will allow our students to privately opt into using a preferred name rather than a legal name for internal records areas. When this system is in place transgender students, without a legal name change can correct the name that appears on class rosters, Blackboard, email accounts, directory, blue chip cards etc... It will not change the use of legal names in external information areas where we are still required to use a legal name. This is a work in progress and we hope to have this option available soon for our students. It will be great new service to our Trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming students. It has also been especially well received by international students at other universities that have implemented a similar program.
If you would like to know more about the program we are working on and how it can benefit you, please visit the LGBT Center for more information or email us at LGBT@ccsu.edu.