Gender Non-Conforming Student Resources

Below is a listing of some key resources, with links to their efforts to support LGBTQ+ 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 Events & Staff

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 queer joy on campus through creative and engaging dialogues and workshops. We have three student interns who curate events for students in three focus areas including Gender EquityQueer Love and Life, and Queer Coalition and Solidarity Building. 

Come by when we're open or check out our events calendar for upcoming programs and events!

Student Organizations

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.

  • Breaking Bread & The Binary (Qmmunity)
  • Queer Safety and Education in Nursing (QSEN)
  • Queer Ed (Graduate Student organization in the School of Education)

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. 

Visit the Housing page

All Gender Restrooms

All gender restroom locations are listed below by area.  These locations can also be viewed on the USF Campus Map under the Campus Safety & Health category.

North Campus

  • School of Education: B041, 319, and 320
  • Lone Mountain Rossi Wing: 107, 203, 208, 305, 426, Bo3
  • Lone Mountain Main Wing: 205

Main Campus

  • Cowell Hall: 110
  • Gleeson Library: G04, G10 (next to SDS), 207, 208, 305, 306
  • Kendrick Hall: 213, 214
  • Malloy Hall: 245, 246, 422, 423
  • Koret Health & Rec Center: G01B (next to pool)

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.

Preferred First Name Options

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.

Health Promotional Services Website

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.