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The American College Health Association (ACHA), Coalition of Allies for LGBT Health, and the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals release Trans-Inclusive College Health Programs Recommendations


October, 2015

New York, N.Y. As college health programs work to support the overall goals of their institutions, providing trans-inclusive healthcare will enhance academic success for transgender students and comply with Title IX guidelines requiring educational institutions to not discriminate on the basis of gender identity in the provision of services. Likewise, under the Affordable Care Act, institutions are increasing emphasis on non-discrimination in healthcare on the basis of gender identity. The following document details recommendations designed to create climates and environments in college health that are inclusive and affirming of transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and similarly self-identified students. Students’ gender expressions span a wide spectrum. The following recommendations can help mitigate barriers that trans students face when accessing mental health, physical health and preventative services on campus. The Consortium is grateful to partner with ACHA to release this document.

The document can be downloaded at ACHA.

The combined vision and mission of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Offices/Centers. Learn more about the Consortium at lgbtcampus.org.