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Gender Inclusive Initiatives

Gender Inclusive Initiatives at Northwestern are a campus-wide effort led by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), the Women’s Center, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) to increase access to resources and support for our gender diverse students, faculty, and  staff.  These action leaders and unit/department led inclusive initiatives are in direct response to the decades of advocacy, leadership and research of trans, non-binary and queer members of our campus community and are guided by the recommendations made by the 2018-2019 Gender Queer, Non Binary and Transgender Task Force.  This webpage also serves as a central location for a host of resources available on and off campus to better support and affirm our trans and non-binary community. 

Gender Inclusive Initiatives 2019-2020 Update 


Become a Trans Inclusive Action Leader:

  1. Review the  GQNBT report  and the student survey
  2. Learn about trans and non binary peoples' experiences on and off college campuses
  3. Participate in LGBTQIA trainings and workshops
  4. Develop individual and unit/department level diversity, equity, and inclusion goals
  5. Attend and sponsor events and programs that center the experiences of trans and non binary people
  6. Most importantly, SUPPORT and AFFIRM our trans and non binary students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members!

1) Pronoun Awareness

2) Campus Resources

3) Campus Support

4) Faculty & Staff Support

5) Equity & Access – The Office of Equity

6) Enrichment: Trans Inclusive Education Training

Gender Inclusive Recommended Readings