Does IUB housing accommodate transgender people?
Yes. IU’s Residential Programs and Services will work with transgender individuals to find the best housing situation, on a case-by-case basis.
Quote from http://www.rps.indiana.edu/housinggd_place.cfml:
“Support is available to students with transgender needs. Staff are committed to finding space that meets the needs of each individual. Contact the Assistant Director for Diversity Education at 812-855-1764 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This individual will work directly with the student and the assignment office to find an appropriate space.”
Where can I find gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?
IU offers several gender-neutral bathrooms around campus, a listing of these may be found at the safe2pee website: http://safe2pee.org/new/map/us/in/bloomington
What inclusive policies does Indiana University have for transgender students?
Indiana University allows transgender students to self-identify their gender identity or expression on standard forms for admission applications and housing applications and designations. Indiana University also has a simple, accessible process for students to change their name and gender identity or expression on university records and documents. For more information on how to do so, contact Rob Robbins, Demographic Specialist at the Office of the Registrar by phone 812-855-5683, by fax 812-855-3311, or by email email@example.com.
Who should I contact if my teacher/RA/university staff member is not respecting my preferred gender or is being disrespectful to transpeople?
You can contact IU’s Incident Teams to report the incident, and they will help you achieve a solution. Find the Incident Teams online at http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/incident/, contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (812)855-8188.
Name Change at IU
From the Office of the Registrar–IU Bloomington: Proving a Change in Name, Date of Birth, or Gender
Generally your state of legal residence has authority regarding your status. There are remedies for amending your name and or gender available through medical procedure documentation and court decisions. To avoid frustration you should seek changes at your state level first.
If your current legal name is different from the name on your birth certificate or lawful status document, you must show legal proof of the name change (showing a link to all name changes).
Acceptable documents supporting a change include:
• Marriage license.
• Divorce decree.
• Court order approving a change of legal name or date of birth.
• Amended birth certificate showing a change of gender.
• Physician’s signed and dated statement that “(your name) successfully underwent all treatment necessary to permanently change (your name)’s gender from (previous gender) to (new gender).”
Submitting Acceptable Documents:
Generally Indiana University will only accept original documents or certified copies from the issuing agency. IU may refuse any document that appears fraudulent, unreliable, altered, or expired. All documents must be in English or be presented with a verifiably accurate English translation. Your legal name and date of birth on documents presented to IU must match Social Security Administration records. We prefer to make our documentation copies from your legal and physician provided original documents. As a courtesy, we will make our copies from your documentation copies if obtaining original documentation will cause you to incur a fee.
Where do I submit my documentation?
The Bloomington Office of the Registrar is located in Franklin Hall Room 100. Franklin Hall is by the Sample Gates at the corner of Indiana Street (N-S) and Kirkwood Avenue (E-W). The office is open 9:00am till 4:00 Monday through Fridays except for recognized federal holidays. Between major semesters (December and January) our hours may be different.
There are two name fields on my IU record. Can I change them myself?
Yes, and no. There are usually two name data fields, a PRIMARY and a PREFERRED. The PRIMARY name data field is your legal name (generally the name on your Social Security Administration number card). This data field can only be changed by a legal action. The PREFERRED name data field is changeable through request at the Office of the Registrar or through the Self Service function of OneStart. You may make any reasonable name change but online changes are monitored for appropriateness. Here is the warning: Your class OnCourse rosters may cause instructor confusion, and your embarrassment, if your PRIMARY name is a gender specific name and your PREFERRED name is the other gender specific name. Must I choose male or female as my gender designation? YES. Federal reporting requirements only provide for male or female. Unknown is not an acceptable choice and you will be asked to make a decision. Discussions have begun at the federal, state (Indiana) and university wide level to recognize and add a transgender designation. This is a lengthy process; you are not likely to see it as an option during your IU career.
Name Change - State
I need to make identity changes and I am a resident of Indiana.
If you are a resident of Indiana the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is the authorizing agency for your identity. Indiana University accepts the same documentation as required by the state. It is to your benefit to have the state required documentation, and your Indiana license updated, prior to changing your Indiana University academic record. The Office of the Registrar will may copies of your documentation. For your information, this is the complete website URL: http://www.in.gov/bmv/2767.htm
I need to make identity changes and I am a resident of another state.
If you are not an Indiana resident, please check with your home state Bureau of Motor Vehicles (or similar department) for their documentation requirements.
Where is the Social Security Administration Bloomington office?
515 W Patterson Drive. You can MapQuest or google the route. The telephone number is 812-334-4222.
If you are a resident of Indiana this is how you change your name:
NAME: Before visiting a BMV license branch, you must visit a Social Security Administration office to officially change your name on Social Security documentation. This means you must take any legal name change documentation you have showing the link from your former name to your current (desired) name. Then, if you have an Indiana license, permit, or identification card you must notify the BMV of a change of name and apply for an amended license, permit, or identification card within 30 days of the name change. You must show legal proof of the name change (showing a link to all name changes). And, you will need to present your SSA name update documentation.
If you are a resident of Indiana this is how you change your address:
ADDRESS: If your permanent address changes while you have an Indiana license, permit, or identification card you must notify the BMV of the change of address and apply for an amended license, permit, or identification card within 30 days of the address change. A permanent address change must be completed at a BMV license branch so that you can be issued an amended license, permit, or identification card. You need two computer-generated documents such as a utility bill or pay check stub that includes your name and new address.
I need to make identity changes and I am also an employee of IU.
There are two types of employees; both need to provide documentation and complete the form: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/pubs/forms/hrms/change.pdf If you are an academic appointee (non-tenure track appointment, including Graduate or Teaching Assistant) of the university you need to speak with Faculty Records in Bryan Hall Room 016. The main office telephone number is 855-0145. If you are a full or part time (including work study) hourly or salaried employee of IU University Human Resources (UHRS) needs notification. UHRS is in Poplars E165 and their telephone number is 855-2172
Is there someone I can speak with concerning my situation?
Yes. Please feel free to call Demographics in the Office of the Registrar. Rob Robbins is available on 855-5683. If your current legal name is different from the name on your birth certificate or lawful status document, you must show legal proof of the name change (showing a link to all name changes). Acceptable documents supporting a change include:
- Marriage license.
- Divorce decree.
- Court order approving a change of legal name or date of birth.
- Amended birth certificate showing a change of gender
- Physicians signed and dated statement that “(your name) successfully underwent all treatment necessary to permanently change (your name)’s gender from (previous gender) to (new gender).
For more information, please visit http://www.in.gov/bmv/index.htm
Can I get hormones in Bloomington?
The IU Health Center Pharmacy cannot prescribe hormones, but will fill hormone prescriptions from other doctors.
I am transgender. Where can I find a provider for my healthcare needs?
Transgender students can receive general healthcare from the IU Health Center. For transgender-specific healthcare needs (such as hormones or surgery), contact GLBTSSS for a list of current medical providers. (Note: this provider research is changing and ongoing. Please contact the office if you know of any providers or surgeons you would like added to the list)
I’m FTM and haven’t signed up for selective service (the draft). Will this impact my FAFSA?
All legal males in the United States ages 18-25 must register for selective service (the draft). Failure to do so may result in a halting of your federal financial aid, job training or federal employment opportunities. All transgender individuals are legally exempt from the draft, but if you are legally male by any federal documentation and have not registered for the draft, it may raise a red flag on your application. For any questions, contact the Selective Service administration: http://www.sss.gov/default.htm. In general, you may follow the guidelines below:
If you are an MTF between the ages of 18 and 25 and your federal documentation still says male, you could simply register for the draft to avoid any problems.
If you are an MTF and you have changed all of your federal documentation from male to female, you are legally female and automatically exempt from the draft.
If you are an FTM and all your federal documentation says female, you are legally female and automatically exempt from the draft.
If you are an FTM between the ages of 18 and 25 and have changed all of your federal documentation from female to male, you could simply register for the draft to avoid any problems.
If you are an FTM age 26 or older and have never registered for the draft, you may fill out an exemption form through the Selective Service System (www.sss.gov)
If you are an FTM between the ages of 18 and 25 and have changed some of your federal documentation, you may be able to simply register for the draft and avoid any problems. If you are not able to register for the draft, you may try to change all (or enough) of your documentation to male so that you may register. With a letter from a physician and a passport stating male, it may be enough to change your social security card designation from female to male, which would allow you to sign up for the draft (http://ssacusthelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1667/~/change-gender-on-your-social-security-record). If you are unable to change your social security record, you may contact the Selective Service System for an exemption or direction for your specific situation.