To the UNC Charlotte campus community and our community partners,
Due to the recent updates and guidance from the university, there will be a shift in our daily operations here in the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement causing our staff to work remotely. We can be contacted via email and phone and are also available for virtual video and chat. Contact information can be found here.
Our first priority is the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Amid the updates surrounding the coronavirus, we know that each of us have different and complex reactions and concerns and there is no one right way to react or feel. We encourage our campus community to stay connected to our office and their other on and off-campus resources for support.
We also know that there has been a rise in xenophobia, racism, and ableism as it relates to narratives about COVID-19. Our BART will still be in operation and we encourage students, faculty, and staff to continue to submit bias related incident reports as necessary. The IEE staff is available via phone, email, and virtual video and chat for support and guidance.
Additionally, all of our events through March 31, 2020 will be canceled. Another update will be sent about future events as we receive more information regarding the status of the university.
With care and support,
Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement
Welcome to UNC Charlotte's Trans. This initiative is a campus-wide partnership operated out of the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement.
UNC Charlotte utilizes the term "trans" as an umbrella and inclusive term for those that transgress or transition between gender norms. This could include, but is not limited to, those who identify as transgender, transexual, transvestite, individuals with an intersex condition, genderqueer or non-binary individuals.
These individuals often transcend and transgress gender norms. They often find it difficult to navigate systems that are set up with only two separate gender options (male/female).
Some trans people seek medical and/or legal means to change their assigned birth sex or gender and some may simply identify or present themselves differently than their assigned birth sex or gender.
The purpose of this website is to provide basic information, policies and support resources for trans students on UNC Charlotte's campus.
- Information — Discusses basic information on trans identities and national organizations for trans individuals.
- Policies — Outlines UNC Charlotte departmental policies and procedures that may affect trans students, as well as information on North Carolina and Federal guidelines for changing your name and/or gender marker.
- Support — Houses information on support for trans students both on and off campus and resources for those looking to transition.
- Restrooms — Designates all buildings on campus and discusses what restrooms are available in each building. Sometimes finding a comfortable place to use the facilities can be difficult for people who do not identify as male or female or may be in the process of transitioning.
- Contact — For questions regarding the Trans Committee at UNC Charlotte please contact Dr. Erica Lennon.
As of October 2017, the Campaign for Southern Equality has just published its Trans resource list for the South. In this newest edition of Trans in the South, you’ll find lists of trans-friendly service providers – from doctors to attorneys to counselors – across the South as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition. Over the past year we’ve worked hard to add more resources to each state in the guide. And we’ve significantly expanded resources related to HIV/AIDS services and added resources that offer support services for trans folks. In recognition and appreciation of grassroots work led by trans folks across the South, this update also includes links to local resource guides.