Trans at Wooster

Welcome to the College of Wooster’s trans resource page. The purpose of this website is to provide basic information, policies, and resources for trans students on campus, including, but not limited to, those who identify as transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, intersex, or any number of other identities.

Trans Groups

The College of Wooster offers several peer-led support groups for trans students. Our student organizations include Queer People of Color and Queer Student Union. Students can also be involved in facilitating Safe Zone trainings through the Safe Zone Practicum program, which also hosts a 200 level trans and non-binary training. Most of these groups are held in The Q Space on campus.

Changing Name, Pronoun, and Gender Records

The College of Wooster recognizes that some of its students use first names other than one’s legal first names to identify themselves. Because of this, the College allows students to use a first name different than one’s legal first name on certain college records. Learn more about the name update process.

Updating COW Card (student ID)

When a student changes their chosen name in the system, they can also change this on their COW Card, or student ID. Additionally, students whose physical appearance has changed significantly from the time that their original ID photo was taken are welcome to request a new photo and ID. This can often be a relevant need for trans and non-binary students or for students who may have matured a great deal or their appearance no longer matches that of their photo ID. To request a new ID, students should go to Campus Access, located in Security and Protective Services.

Policies

The College of Wooster follows all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The College take seriously our policies on non-discrimination, sexual harassment, and other Title IX-related offenses.

Housing

The goal of all-gender housing is to provide a space for every individual to feels comfortable and safe on our campus. This space provides a supportive community for people of all genders, is queer-friendly but not queer-exclusive, and is open to students of all years.

Restrooms

The College of Wooster is committed to ensuring that all students, staff, faculty, and visitors have access to safe, usable restrooms on campus - see our map of all-gender restrooms on the Wooster campus.

Other Online Resources

Below are additional online resources for trans & non-binary students: