Gender Affirming Clothing Closet
The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet is now open for individual styling appointments! All USF students can book an appointment here.
The Gender Affirming Clothing Closet (GACC) is an on-campus resource with the intention of providing trans and gender non-conforming USF students access to free clothing and accessories within a safe space. Trans and gender non-conforming students can take as much or as little as they want at one or multiple appointments.
This closet exists because trans and gender non-conforming 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 kindly ask that students refrain from taking items for hobbies such as drag or cosplay, or reselling items through second-hand apps and retailers.
The Gender & Sexuality Center hosts occasional pop-ups to promote the Clothing Closet, and allow USF students to learn more about the closet. During pop-ups, students may sort through and check out available clothing, or sign up for individual appointments. To see when the next pop-up will be held, view upcoming events on the Cultural Center’s Programming Calendar.
Upcoming pop-up dates
Friday, September 2nd at 3:30pm | Intercultural Center UC 411-412
Wednesday, October 5th at 3:30pm | Gender and Sexuality Center UC 413
Thursday, November, 3rd at 3:30pm | Gender & Sexuality Center UC 413
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. At the end of each academic year, we collaborate with the USF residence halls who host clothing drives to add to our existing supply of clothing for the closet. Off-campus USF students, staff, and faculty are also able to donate clothing using drop-off boxes available at the University Ministry and the Gender & Sexuality Center (UC 413) at the end of each academic year.
**We are no longer accepting donations for the 2022-23 academic year**
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 11am-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. During an appointment, our student interns will select items that match your indicated preferences and privately work with you to select and find what you are looking for. You may also elect to invite 1-2 additional USF students to accompany you for support by indicating their names when scheduling an appointment.
This service is only open to current USF students.
To schedule an individual styling appointment use our Gender Affirming Clothing Closet Appointment booker.