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 back to this page each semester to see additional information about support opportunities.
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.
- The GSC Lounge is open from 11am-5:30pm Monday - Thursday and 11am-5pm on Fridays.
- Trans and Non-Binary Community Meet-up
- Queer BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Community Meet-up
- Glitter Hour - A gender expression space
These USF student organizations offer another space for transgender, non-binary, and gender-non conforming students to make friends and build their community.
- Black Rainbow Party
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. Senior Director of HPS
Trans & Non-Binary Support (Spring 2022 TBA): Weekly supportive space for self-identified trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming students to come together for grounding, connection, and support. Explore identity, discuss shared struggles, and celebrate accomplishments. Co-facilitated by a member of the community and an ally.
If you have anything that you may want some confidential consultation about, CAPS After Hours is available to you for free! Call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (415) 422-6352 (Monday to Friday between 5 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., and 24 hours on weekends and holidays), press option 2 during the automated message and you will be connected with an on-call counselor.