Gender Affirming Clothing Closet
The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet is an on-campus resource with the intention of providing Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming USF students access to clothing and accessories within a safe space.
The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet is a part of the Transgender & Non-Binary Student Services from the Gender and Sexuality Center, a part of the Cultural Centers Department. The Cultural Centers are making a commitment to continue to grow as a department to better support transgender and non-binary students at USF through programs and services.
Donating to the Closet
The closet relies on donations of clothing from the University of San Francisco campus community members as the primary way to sustain itself.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Gender Affirming Clothing Closet Clothing Drive happening May 2 through May 13. Clothing drop off with be accepted at the boxes made available in Residence Hall lobbies, University Ministry, and the Gender and Sexuality Center (UC 413).
**Please note: we can only accept clothing and accessories that can be laundered.
We hosted two clothing drives in the Fall of 2019 to create the foundational supply of clothing for the closet and now plan to sustain the closet through annual campus clothing drives. The Residence Hall Association and Off Campus housing also contributed to the success of the Gender Affirming Clothing Closet by collecting and donating clothing from the campus community.
Utilizing the Closet
The clothing closet is located in the Gender & Sexuality Center lounge space (University Center Room 413). The closet is accessible by appointment during the hours of 10am-5pm weekdays while classes are in session, and is closed during academic breaks. Drop-ins are not currently possible based on programming and space limitations.
The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet is a resource where USF's Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming students can find free clothing. Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming students can take as much or as little as they want at once.
This closet exists because Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender Nonconforming people can have a hard time finding places where they can shop comfortably due to discrimination, can find it financially difficult to replace large amounts of clothes to help them express their gender, and can find it financially difficult to purchase clothing due to job discrimination.
No one has to prove they are "trans enough" to use the closet. We ask students to refrain from taking items for hobbies such as drag or cosplay.