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Trans Resources

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.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

There are currently 14 labeled gender inclusive restrooms on campus.  You can find the locations of all gender inclusive restrooms using the interactive campus map under “Restrooms”.

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.

More information can be found on the University Registrar’s website.

Title IX

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 IX resources.

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