Resources for Transgender Students

Does the Arcadia University non-discrimination policy cover trans students?

The Arcadia University non-discrimination policy does not allow for discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or gender identity. You can read the full non-discrimination policy in the Student Handbook.

How does Arcadia work to support civility on campus?

The members of the Arcadia University community encourage all individuals and groups to behave with civility. The University will not tolerate the subjection of another person, group, or class of persons to inappropriate, abusive, threatening, or demeaning actions at any time. You can read the complete Statement on Civility and learn more about how the University works towards civility on the Student Affairs website.

Are there gender-inclusive restrooms on campus?

There are currently 26 gender-inclusive restrooms on campus. The Office of Institutional Diversity maintains a list of locations and conditions.

Does Arcadia University provide gender-inclusive housing?

Residence & Commuter Life seeks to create inclusive, welcoming environments for all students. If you identify as a transgender student, you may have some questions about what housing options we have for you. Please contact or 215-572-2086 to speak with Bre Donnelly, Director of Residence and Commuter Life. 

Are trans students able to study abroad?

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) works with students to provide global educational opportunities and find the best fit with the most appropriate program, whether it's studying abroad for a semester or international experiences such as Preview and Global Field Study Courses. There may be individual country or cultural considerations that need to be explored with due care for the individual. Students will work with a study abroad advisor for a particular country or the program manager for short-term international experiences. 

Who can trans students go to on campus for help?

The Office of Institutional Diversity and the Office of Student Affairs are able to offer assistance. Additionally, there are many members of the Arcadia community who can help you. Should you need assistance from any of the offices below, feel free to reach out directly to the people identified below. Please note this list below may change. This is an update as of July 7, 2017. 

Offices and Departments  Contact(s) Contact E-mail 
Office of Engagement and New Student Programs  Heather Horowitz
Honors Program  Helene Klein 
Office of Institutional Diversity  Judith Dalton
May Their Aye 
Office of Study Away  Ashley Knueppel

Residence & Commuter Life  Bre Donnelly 
Office of Student Affairs  Dian Taylor Alleyne 
Office of Undergraduate Studies  Kathryn Duffy