This page is dedicated to providing resources to transgender, gender nonconforming and gender questioning students, faculty and staff at Yale. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact us!
- Trans@Yale Survival Guide
- Guide to Gender Identity and Affirmation in the Workplace at Yale
- University Policies
- Updating University Records
- Email aliases
- ID Cards
- University Facilities and Housing
- Other Concerns
TransWise, a new service offered by the Office of LGBTQ Resources, helps students, staff and faculty navigate the social, medical and administrative challenges of a gender transition. For more information, contact Seth Wallace.
TransWise drop-in hours
Office of LGBTQ Resources
Students—find the latest information on navigating gender identity at Yale in this student-authored and -maintained guide: Trans@Yale Survival Guide.
- Gender diverse employees
- Human Resource Generalists and managers
- Workgroups which provide support to employees
- To offer guidance on language that is respectful and inclusive
- To offer guidance on steps one might take when pursuing a gender transition
- To provide contact information for University resources, as well as for local and national resources
Trans/gender Awareness Week
Trans/gender Awareness Week at Yale has expanded into an annual series of events celebrating and exploring a variety of trans and gender non-conforming identities, experiences, and communities. Find out more here.
Beyond the Binary
Beyond the Binary is an ongoing discussion on gender identity hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Resources staff members. It is a safe space for conversation on life and wellbeing for those who identify as transgender, agender, dualgender, genderqueer, gender questioning, nonbinary or ortherwise. Snacks are provided! Check our calendar for meeting times. Contact Seth Wallace for more information.
Contact the Care Management Department or your primary care clinician for the most current information.
Staff, Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows
Both Yale Health and Aetna include transgender health coverage. Contact your HR Generalist at Human Resources for the most current information.
Transgender employees who are managerial & professional staff, faculty, postdoctoral associates, postdoctoral fellows, clerical and technical, service and maintenance and security are eligible to receive hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery. Both Yale HEALTH and Aetna will follow the standard of care for transgender health and sex reassignment surgery as defined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH: www.wpath.org).
Magellan Health Services administers Yale’s Counseling & Support Services benefit and offers employees and family members unlimited phone support and up to six (6) in-person visits per issue for each family member at no cost. This includes consultations relating to gender identity and transitioning. For more information and to access these services and resources, call 1-800-327-9240.
Students (Yale College & GSAS)
Legal Name Changes
Once you have legally changed your name, you can update your name the ‘Change of Name/Social Security Number’ Form from the University Registrar, available here. If you use the Yale Shuttle or campus parking, notify Parking and Transit (email@example.com, 203-432-9790) of your updated name.
You can register your preferred name using the ‘Change of Name/Social Security Number’ Form from the University Registrar, available here. We are currently working to have a much wider use of the preferred name category in student records. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. If you use the Yale Shuttle or campus parking, notify Parking and Transit (firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-432-9790) of your updated name.
The Registrar’s Office of each professional school maintains records for that school’s students. They can record a legal name change or your preferred name.If you use the Yale Shuttle or campus parking, notify Parking and Transit (email@example.com, 203-432-9790) of your updated name.
Staff, Faculty & Postdoctoral Fellows
Updates to both legal and preferred name can be completed through Workday. Select ‘My Benefits / My Pay and Info’ on the your.yale.edu portal. Changes made through Workday will update records maintained by Human Resources. If you use the Yale Shuttle or campus parking, notify Parking and Transit (firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-432-9790) of your updated name.
EliApps and Yale Connect
Once you have updated your legal or preferred name with the University Registrar, visit the ID Center. Be sure to mention that you are obtaining a new ID card due to a name change to avoid paying a fee.
Staff, Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows
After a legal name change, new ID cards can be obtained at the ID Center. Be sure to mention that you are obtaining a new ID due to a name change to avoid paying a fee. The ID Center does not currently offer new ID cards to reflect preferred name updates by non-students—please contact them (email@example.com, 432-0165) to request updates on the status of updates necessary to accommodate such requests.
Gender-Neutral Housing for Undergraduate Students
Mixed-Gender Suites options are available for sophomore, juniors and seniors. Contact your Residential College Dean for more information. Housing needs of incoming first-year students are handled on a case-by-case basis. We encourage incoming and current students with concerns or questions about housing to contact us.
All-Gender Restrooms on Campus
Most university buildings have all-gender or single-occupant restrooms, and almost all dormitory restrooms and shower facilities are all-gender.
Fine one near you with our mobile-friendly All-Gender Restroom Map.
Payne Whitney Gym
Yale’s primary athletic facilities feature unisex bathroom and changing facilities on the fourth floor, near the fitness center. The code to unlock these facilities can be easily obtained from the attendant on duty in the fitness center. Additionally, the second floor “Men’s” and “Women’s” locker rooms feature completely private showers within private changing stalls.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns not addressed above, or if you have ideas about how to make Yale a more inclusive place!