We are committed to providing an environment where all students feel welcome, safe, and able to learn. See the information and categories below to find out more about how we work to provide this environment.
Call the Trans Lifeline peer support hotline:
U.S. 877.565.8860 / Canada 877.330.6366
Resources for Transgender students, faculty and staff
Campus Preferred Name Policy
At UW-Eau Claire, students have the option of changing their name to reflect their identity. This process can be initiated by the student as many times as is necessary and affects the following:
Preferred Name Change E-Form
Legally Change Name & Gender
There is a specific process to follow, when changing one’s legal name and/or gender, and it varies by state. The following link provides step-by-step instruction for every state in the country.
Legally Change Name and/or Gender
Gender Inclusive Housing
Currently, you have a handful of options for gender inclusive housing at UW-Eau Claire:
Karlgaard Tower (South/7th Floor)
Opening Fall 2019, the Rainbow Floor is a living community (LC) for LGBTQIA+ people and allies. Roommates are assigned irrespective of assigned sex, gender (identity or expression), or sexual orientation. Each floor of Karlgaard Towers (North & South) features all gender restrooms (including a single private shower/restroom). This floor includes additional student support and is housed in the newly remodeled, most oft-requested residence hall on campus. Demand for the Rainbow Floor is high, and students are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Check out the video below for a tour!
This on-campus residence hall (located on upper campus) offers suite-style rooms, and you are able to assemble any combination of residents (of all genders) within those rooms. The majority of students in this residence hall are 3rd year+.
This newly opened off-campus residence hall (located in downtown Eau Claire) offers apartment-style gender inclusive housing.
This newly opened off-campus residence hall (located on Water Street, across from Haas Fine Arts building on lower campus) offers apartment-style gender inclusive housing.
Any and all questions about requesting gender inclusive housing can be answered by Shana German, our Housing and Residence Life office manager. She is happy to receive your calls and can’t wait to meet you!
Phone: (715) 836-5387
The Student Health Service staff takes part in annual Safe Space Trainings, and engages in regular LGBTQIA+ professional development. They are trained for the unique needs of and welcome transgender students.
UW-Eau Claire Student Health Service is able to initiate and/or continue maintenance of hormone therapy for students. For more information, please contact the main office: (715) 836-5360.
Healthy Bodies/Safer Sex
A comprehensive guide to safer sex, relationships, and reproductive health for trans or non-binary people and their partners. Healthy Bodies Safer Sex
Transgender Health & Wellness
National LGBTQIA+ Health CenterTrans Safe Sex Guidelines
Electrolysis InstituteTrans Health Insurance Guide (state-by-state)
University of Minnesota Health Comprehensive Gender Care
TransActive Gender Center
The Jim Collins Foundation
The Trevor Project
Healthcare Equality Index 2018
Wisconsin Trans Health Directory Safer Sex for Trans Bodies Sexo Seguro Para Los Cuerpos Trans Trans Youth Sexual Health BookletSupporting and Caring for Transgender ChildrenNational LGBTQIA+ Health Education CenterGender Affirming Hormone Therapy (Planned Parenthood)