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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Trans Resource Guide

"American University has a long and proud tradition not merely of tolerating but actively affirming the value of the diversity of human experience as a vital enrichment to our academic community." 
- President's Statement Upon Adding Gender Identity and Expression to AU's Policies, June 2002.

In keeping with a university tradition that is committed to inclusiveness and social justice, on June 1, 2002, American University became one of the first dozen colleges in the United States to explicitly include "gender identity and expression" in our non-discrimination policies. The following guide will provide some information about current policies; if you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion.

Campus Policies

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Changing your name on campus records? What about your ID? Need information about our health insurance at AU (both student and faculty/staff? Find information about these questions and more in our campus policies section of the Trans Resource Guide.

Campus Policy Information

Know Your Rights!

Find information from Lambda Legal about national policies and issues impacting trans folks. Also, view the Know Your Rights in DC page by DCTC (DC Trans Coalition)

Lambda Legal

Know Your Rights in DC

On and Off Campus Resources

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Our resource page lists different organizations/offices ranging from support/social groups to advocacy organizations.

Check Out Resources

Connect with a current LGBTQ student

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Have questions about your LGBTQ identity and want to talk with another student? Looking for more information about LGBTQ life at AU? Request to speak to one of our CDI LGBTQ Peer Educators!

Request a Peer Advisor


Looking for a single stall restroom on campus? We have a list here.

Show Me The List

Housing Options for LGBTQ Students

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American University offers a variety of housing options for every student, including some open gender housing options.

What are my options?

A Guide to Pronouns

CDI has created a quick guide to understanding and using pronouns including some guidelines, common questions, and examples.

Read the Pronouns Guide