RESOURCES FOR TRANS AND GENDER DIVERSE STUDENTS
Know Your Rights
Know Your Rights
PURDUE NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.
Purdue University views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any University related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.
Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders and in conformance with the procedures and limitations as set forth in Purdue’s Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action policy which provides specific contractual rights and remedies. Additionally, the University promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.
All members of our community are free to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. All-gender restrooms are also available in all academic buildings - with the exception of the Williams Theatre and Helmke Library - for anyone who may not feel comfortable using a gender-designated restroom.
PREFERRED NAME POLICY
The preferred name policy allows students to change their name through the Registrar's office via this form. Please allow 24-48 hours for a request to be processed. You may change your preferred name once per semester, and you may only update your first name not your last name. The university will continue to make necessary changes to the implementation of the process to ensure preferred names are used whenever possible. Legal name will continue to be used for business and legal purpose in the following places: admissions, housing contracts, student billing accounts, financial aid, enrollment verification, transcripts, teacher licensure records, government employment forms, governmental tax forms, paychecks, and with the university police.
A legal name change can be made using this form, and you must provide one of the following forms of identification with that new name: driver's license or state issued photo ID, marriage license, social security card, permanent resident card, passport, divorce decree, or court order.
Currently, there is no process for changing the gender marker on school records at Purdue Fort Wayne.
ACLU Transgender Rights - American Civil Liberties Union Guide to Transgender civil rights in the United States
Know Your Rights: Students & LGBTQ Rights at School - Southern Poverty Law Center guide to LGBTQ students' rights in public education
LGBT Rights in the United States - Wikipedia article detailing the current state of LGBTQ+ rights and anti-discrimination laws in the US
National Equality Map - State-by-state guide to laws and policies supporting equality for trans people
Campus and Local Resources
Campus and Local Resources
PFW Campus Clinic
The Purdue Fort Wayne Campus Health Clinic is an outpatient facility that provides a variety of healthcare services to students, faculty, staff, and community members.
PFW Counseling Services
Students have access to a variety of short-term counseling services—for which there is no charge—to address their individual needs through the Student Assistance Program. These services are confidential and provided in a welcoming, comfortable setting regardless of a student’s race, gender, religion, ethnicity, age, ability, or sexual orientation.
PFW CARE Team
The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates the CARE Team, which identifies students in crisis and gets them the guidance they need. If you or a friend are struggling, you can fill out the online referral form at the link above to request help.
TREES - Mobile education organization doing transgender education and resource building in small towns and rural communities
Allen County services exclusively for the LGBTQIA+ community as well as projects to advance the quality of care provided in areas of mental health & health care.
Black Trans Advocacy Coalition - Advocacy organization working to address issues faced by black trans people
Black Trans Men Inc. - Empowerment and support for black trans men
Black Transwomen, Inc. - Non-profit focused on advocacy and resources for Black trans women
Brown Boi Project - Community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen and allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender
Digital Transgender Archives - An expansive archive of trans histories
Finding a Trans-Knowledgeable Therapist -Free guide for finding trans-knowledgeable mental health providers
ftmark - Blog about transmasculinity
Gender Nexus - Connections and resources for gender diverse people
Health Concerns for Transgender People - Blog post about health issues faced by transgender people from the Mayo Clinic
Marsha P Johnson Institute - Advocacy and community organizing group for Black trans people
National Center for Transgender Equality - Advocacy and support for trans people
Safer Sex for Trans Bodies - A safer sex guide guide for trans and gender diverse people
Trans Teen Survival Guide - Resources and support for trans youth and their allies
Trans Teen Survival Guide: Transfeminine Sexual Health - Resources and education about sexual health for transfeminine people
Trans Teen Survival Guide: Transmasculine Sexual Health - Resources and education about sexual health for transmasculine people
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund - Organization committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
You Are Not Alone - Self-care tips and resources for trans people
AMANDA PATCH, MD
PPG - Family Medicine (Parkview Medicine)
5693 YMCA Park Dr. West
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Family & Primary Care, HIV prevention/PrEP and gender affirming therapies
ERIC SHOEMAKER, DO
Alliance Health Centers
2700 Lafayette Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
PrEP Prescriber, Self-Identifying member of LGBTQ Community, Serving LGBTQ Patients, Family & Primary Care
ERIN BOWMAN, PHD, HSPP
3Rivers Wellness & Counseling
4630 West Jefferson BoulevardSuite 3Fort Wayne, IN 46804Specialties: Trauma and PTSD, Transgender care
Family Service Society, Inc.
101 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46952
765.662.9971 ext. 122
Counseling, Individual or Group Therapy/Counseling
Consulting & Counseling Associates
4214 Hobson CourtFort Wayne, IN 46815
KIMBERLY LONEY LMHC
3262 Mallard Cove LaneFort Wayne, IN 46804
DR. RODNEY E. TIMBROOK, PHD, HSPP
Psychological Service Associates, Inc.
3421 E State Blvd.Fort Wayne, IN 46805
SHANNON TRELEASE, MD
Fort Wayne Medical Education Program
750 BroadwaySuite 250Fort Wayne, IN 46802
MOSAIC HEALTH & HEALING ARTS
330 Lawview DriveGoshen, IN 46528
Transition Roadmap - Guide to transitioning one's gender, including steps of transitioning and what to expect
Information on Estrogen Hormone Therapy - Overview of feminizing hormone therapy
Information on Testosterone Hormone Therapy - Overview of masculinizing hormone therapy
Gender-Affirming Surgery - Information about gender-affirming surgeries from the UC-San Francisco Transgender Care Center
Transgender Visibility Guide - Coming out guide for trans people
Second Puberty 101 - Transition guide for transfeminine people
Dysphoria Tips Masterlist - A collection of articles and posts about dealing with gender dysphoria, with tips for transmasc, transfeminine, and non-binary individuals
Paying for Gender Confirming Surgery - Guide developed by MoneyGeek with information to help trans people financially plan their gender confirmation surgery
Susan's Place - Trans resources including general information, transition resources, and more
gc2b - Binders and binder resources
Binding 101 - Tips for safe chest binding
MOSAIC HEALTH & HEALING ARTS - Full-spectrum family medicine, Mosaic has developed into a center for gender-affirming care, HIV care and prevention, and mental health care. Mosaic has also recognized the need for LGBTQ2IA+ competency training in medicine, social work, community organizations, and offers trainings to make the community a more welcoming place.