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Whether you're a prospective student or employee exploring the climate at the University of Denver, or you've been part of the DU family for years, this site provides an easy-to-remember web address and centralized source for all sorts of information for our LGBTIQ & Ally classmates, colleagues, friends and larger community.
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Click on image at left to view our Fall 2016 flyer. (It's a quick distillation of same info scattered throughout this site.)
DU responds to executive action on Title IX trans protections
On 22 February, the US Dept of Education withdrew the May 2016 guidance clarifying federal Title IX protections for transgender students at educational institutions receiving federal dollars. As with some other executive changes under the new administration, there are immediate and understandable questions about what specifically this means for students and schools across the country.
As DU works to assess its full impact, a few DU-specific expectations have not changed:
1. DU maintains its commitment to equity for all our community members, including transgender, genderqueer and other beyond-the-binary affiliates. Gender identity and gender expression were added to the University's non-discrimination policy in 2007, putting DU among the first 8% of US colleges and universities to include all four categories explicitly in its governing policy.
2. Despite the DOE guidance rollback, there is still considerable federal judicial precedence and momentum supporting protection of gender diversity. Our own Sturm College of Law hosted Western New England University Law Professor Erin Buzuvis last October (Facebook flyer), who spoke on an ongoing legal evolution around "Bathrooms and Beyond: Title IX and the Pursuit of Equality for LGBTQ Students."
Therefore, we affirm our ongoing commitment to our Trans students, staff, faculty and other affiliates. And we will continue both not to allow discrimination, and to strive actively for a fully inclusive community. That two-part excellence is at the core of our educational mission and our learning community.
As reference for all, here are a few additional relevant resources:
- Open info session for concerned affiliates: Friday, 24 February, 3-4pm in Driscoll Center North Commerce Rm (#127)
- Resources on our Trans Tab , including our initial Campus Guide, with info on ongoing roll-outs of new inclusive practices
- Queer & Ally (Q&A) Trainings: www.du.edu/cme/programs-services/lgbtiqa/qna.html
- Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX: www.du.edu/equalopportunity
- DU's new Diversity Portal will be adding more topical resources as well: www.du.edu/diversity/resources.html
- FAQ on the Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students (Natl Ctr for Transgender Equality)
CHECK OUT spring 2017 classes
We've compiled a PDF of some of the sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGIGE) courses being offered in Spring 2017; check 'em out, and sign up. Faculty/ Instructors: Please email us brief blurbs on your upcoming LGBTIQ&A-related courses to include in updates and future editions.
NEW! 1st edition of our Trans* On Campus Guide
We are excited to announce our first online Trans* Guide ! This guide was created to help current and prospective students in their journey through their DU education. We understand that their can be a lot of anxiety when beginning school and it is important to have all the information you can. This is a first edition, so as things grow and change on campus this guide will reflect that. With that, we need your feedback! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments and additions.
Pronouns and Why They Matter
Check out a quick intro and several resources on what, why and how to be accurate and inclusive in pronouns usages, via section on our Resources tab!
#OneDU with Orlando
Thanks to the nearly 150 Pios who joined us for our 6/13/2016 Solidarity Silence & Shout for Orlando, despite the weather and late notice.
- You can still complete an action pledge (PDF) and post a picture to social media. Use hashtags #IwillDUmore and #OneDU, and share on our Facebook event.
- resources around the event: Director's comments (PDF) | DU Health & Counseling | DU Employee Assistance
- media coverage (as available): DU News initial story, event coverage, Facebook | Fox31 | NBC9 | CBS4 | DU Clarion
Give input on future LGBTIQ&Ally services! Thanks to everyone who attended our 2/2016 Town Hall and provided input on how DU can better serve, and reference, our communities. COULDN'T ATTEND? Please REVIEW the slideshow (PDF) and feedback (PDF), AND SHARE your thoughts via a brief survey.
We list a number of local and national SCHOLARSHIPS on our Resources tab.
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