Gender Neutral Services & Accommodations on Campus
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
CCSU has designated several gender-neutral bathrooms on campus for Trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer students, staff and faculty. We are working to add more of these on campus where it is possible to do so. The chart below is not exhaustive and will be updated as soon as possible. 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 point out that students, faculty and staff 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 only use the available gender-neutral bathrooms. Use the restrooms that you feel most safe and comfortable using.
|Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus|
|Single stall bathroom
across from Admissions Office
|4th Floor near Admin Offices|
|Marcus White Annex||Marcus White Hall||Maria Sanford|
|1st Floor in Student Computer Center Lobby||1st Floor 126 Atrium Lobby||1st Floor
|Bassett Hall||Welte Hall||Willard-DiLoreto|
|2 on 1st Floor Near coffee/snack shop||1st Floor 110 & 111
2nd Floor 207 & 208
Gender Neutral Housing
CCSU does have gender-neutral housing options. Currently you must contact Residential Life to make the request and arrangements.
Mid Campus, Room 118
Trans-Inclusive Student Health Insurance Plan
The CSU system of colleges and universities offers 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 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.
Preferred Name Option
Download the Board of Regents Use of a Preferred First Name and Execution of Changes to Legal Name by Students
CCSU offers a preferred first name option for student information. This option can help Transgender & gender non-conforming students navigate academic and campus life prior to or without initiating a legal name change process. Once fully activated, a preferred name will replace your legal name as is appears on course rosters, banner advising transcripts, Blackboard, the CollegiateLink, the CCSU email directory and display name, and your CCSU ID card if desired. Activating the preferred name option is easy and private! Submit a webform online on the Registrar’s office webpage.
Use of a preferred first name will not change the appearance or use of legal names in external information areas where we are still required to use a legal name. Not only does this service help our trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary students but it is also useful for international students and those with generational family names.
Please note: we are in the process of working with the Systems Office to also add pronouns and gender to class rosters. We hope this service will be available as soon as possible.