Gender Non-Conforming Student Resources
The Gender and Sexuality Center is supportive of our gender non-conforming, transgender, and genderqueer students, and potential new students. You will find support not only within the GSC, but also with many offices and initiatives on campus. Below is a listing of some key resources, with links to their efforts to support students.
This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage you to check with Gender & Sexuality Center for specific support you may need.
Gender and Sexuality Center
As a part of USF’s Cultural Centers, the Gender & Sexuality Center is both a physical lounge space for students, and a center for student-run programs. Our programs explore gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, healthy relationships, and sexual violence prevention topics on campus through creative and engaging dialogues and workshops.
- Trans and Non-Binary Community Meet-up
- QPOC (Queer People of Color) Community Meet-up
- Glitter Hour - An expression space
- Stitch & Bitch - A place of creation and rest
- Student Organizing
These USF student organizations offer another space or support for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students to make friends and build their community.
- Black Rainbow Party
- Breaking Bread & The Binary (Qmmunity)
- Queer Safety and Education in Nursing (QSEN)
- Queer Ed
Check out more information and ways to connect with them on the Student Leadership and Engagement page.
The Gender Inclusive housing option is intended to provide a safe, affirming, and inclusive community living option for students who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, or gender-expansive.
You can apply for Gender Inclusive Housing within the housing application and be entered into a lottery for a room in the gender-inclusive community.
All Gender Restrooms
Our restroom locations are available for viewing below. Click on a location marker for specific room numbers in each building. These locations can also be viewed on the USF Campus Map under the Campus Safety & Health category.
Koret Health and Recreation Center
Koret has added a gender-inclusive locker room, which features a toilet, shower and changing room. The room is single-use and remains unlocked unless it is occupied. An occupied sign turns on when someone is in the room and locks the door, like many bathroom stalls. The shower, toilet, changing area and sink are all ADA accessible. Day-use lockers are available just outside the room so that users can secure their belongings during their workout.
Preferred First Name Options
Recognizing that many students use preferred first names other than their legal ones to identify themselves, the University of San Francisco offers the option of the use of a preferred first name. The University extends this accommodation in order to help foster a more welcoming, supportive, and respectful campus climate for all of its students.
Note: The preferred first name is not a legal name change. Students who are legally changing their name should follow the instructions listed at SSN and Name Changes.
Health Promotion Services (HPS)
HPS staff can help guide you through the coverage within your university health insurance. Our university health insurance can cover up to 80% of the costs associated with gender affirming care. For those without the university provided health insurance can connect with HPS to learn more about how to use your health insurance.
Counseling and Psychological Services
LGBTQIA+ Therapy Group: Process and support space for LGBTQIA+/questioning students. Members will connect around community-specific stressors, strengths, coping, resilience, and joy. Topics will be responsive to group member needs. Check the CAPS website for up-to-date information on timing
CAPS also offers brief individual therapy and consultation services to students for free and has therapists who specialize in trans/nonbinary mental health needs. Visit CAPS' website to get started, or for urgent support call CAPS All Hours 24/7 at 855-531-0761 to talk to a counselor right away.