This article focuses on one area in which most US colleges and universities fail to meet the needs of trans students: the ability to use a name and gender other than the name and gender assigned to them at birth and to indicate their personal pronouns on campus records and documents. After explaining why name, gender, and pronoun processes are needed, we present cases studies of how aspects of these processes were carried out at the University of Michigan and the University of Vermont, two of the first schools to make these changes. By describing the means by which these institutions did so, we hope to encourage more colleges and universities to develop similar policies and procedures.
campus policies, college information systems, trans data collection, trans students, trans-supportive colleges
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