Join Trans+ Social Group
Trans+ is UMKC’s student organization dedicated to supporting and creating community for and with the UMKC trans+ community. The Trans+ Social Group meets to discuss topics relevant to the experience of being a trans+ students while making new friends! This group is open to UMKC students and KC Metro area young adults who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, bigender, agender, third gender, questioning and/or somewhere beyond the binary gender system.About Trans+
All Gender Restrooms
For many people who identify within the transgender community, the use of gender-specific restrooms may sometimes be accompanied by discomfort, fear of judgment, fear of forced removal and feelings of vulnerability. We hope our guide to gender-inclusive restrooms helps all UMKC students, faculty, staff and visitors.Restroom Guide
Gender Inclusive Housing
At UMKC, gender-inclusive housing options are available in all residence halls. Students may request to live alone, with one other person, or in a group. Residential Life has implemented a gender inclusive housing option that all students can opt into. During the application process, students will identify if they would like to live in a gender-inclusive housing assignment. Students will be matched with other students who have similar requests. Gender Inclusive Housing is available in all residence halls and all room types.
Name Changes and Other Policies
We know that many students use a name other than their legal name to identify themselves. UMKC students are allowed to use their chosen name on class rosters, email, student ID, Blackboard, and other technology platforms. We’ll walk you through the policy regarding name changes, as well as other relevant university policies.
Pronouns, Terminology, and Allyship
Language is important and allyship requires continued learning and unlearning of how we understand and embrace terms, definitions, and the use of pronouns in the LGBTQIA community. UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services asks that faculty, staff, and students actively work to understand and utilize this language to assist in fostering a culture inclusion.