Trans at CSUSM
The ASI Gender Equity Center and ASI LGBTQA Pride Center are committed to providing
support and resources to students identifying on the spectrum of trans identities.
Trans Affirming Spaces
We strive to make our community centers safe and brave spaces for students to build
a community that embraces all of their identities. Visit the centers to pick up a
pronoun button, attend an event, or meet great people! Nervous about visiting the
center, make an appointment to meet somewhere else on campus by sending an e-mail
to Abrahán Monzón, Assistant Director of ASI Community Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
There are currently six labeled gender inclusive restrooms on campus, the restrooms
are located in the University Student Union, Science Hall 1, Craven Hall, and Kellogg
Library. You can find the locations of all gender inclusive restrooms using the interactive
campus guide under “Restrooms”: https://www.csusm.edu/guide/
Preferred Name Policy
Transgender or gender non-conforming students may have their first name changed to
their preferred name in the University's student records system. Students who have
enrolled at CSUSM under their legal name may change their first name to a preferred
first name that better reflects the identity of the student (CSUSM does not allow
the use of "nicknames" on student records).
To register a preferred name at the University, students should complete and submit
the Preferred Name Change Request Form
or complete a request online by logging on to MyCSUSM
and accessing their Student Center. It can take up to two business days after approval
for the preferred name to be reflected in the various third party platforms utilized
by the campus community and in communications (email and/or postal). Once the preferred
name has been registered, a new CSUSM ID card can be issued.
Offices are only able to look up student records by student ID or legal name. It is
recommended you bring your student ID card with you when requesting assistance from
any department on campus. Staff members are able to search for your record via student
ID #. Your preferred name will be displayed.
Trans and gender nonconforming students are protected under Title IX, a federal law
that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs. The Gender Equity
Center and LGBTQA Pride Center is available if you would need support accessing Title