Transitioning guide

The Pride Office is able to help

  • LGBTQ+ Res Hall housing on campus
  • Preferred name changes
  • Legal name or gender changes
  • Queer events on campus
  • LGBTQ+ student groups
  • Recommendations for LGBTQ+ knowledgeable counselors
  • LGBTQ+ health services on campus
  • Coming out to family and friends
  • Transitioning support and resources
  • Opportunities for leadership in the community
  • Advocacy 
  • and much more!


LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources

Resources through CU Boulder's Counseling and Psychological Services. Contact Morgan Seamont if a referral is needed.

Preferred Name Change

Students
Staff/Faculty
Instructors/TAs

Legal Name Change at CU

Change your name and identikey with the Registrar's office and learn about how your name is used.

FAQS for Staff and Faculty Transitioning at CU

Information about housing, community, name/gender changes, transitioning, health and more!

Pronoun Guide

Helpful tips on using the correct pronouns when interacting with others.

Gender Neutral Bathroom Map

All the campus locations of gender-neutral bathrooms.

LGBTQ+ Health Services on Campus

Resources for comprehensive health care.

Gender Neutral Housing

There are many things to consider when thinking about housing as an LGBTQ person. Here we lay out some things you should think about when applying for housing.

Is it important for you to live where other LGBTQ students live in a community that is supportive and celebrates diversity? If so, then Spectrum would be a good option for you. Spectrum is a dedicated wing in Hallett hall designated for LGBTQ identifying students and their allies. It is part of a living and learning community (LLC). Spectrum has gender neutral restrooms and showers and students may room with different gendered students.

You can do this pretty easily in Spectrum where there are more trans roommates to choose from. In other halls there may not be as many trans students so it is best to talk with Occupancy Management (303-492-6673) and ask if that is a possibility in your hall.

You can also live in this arrangement. However, not all floors have gender neutral bathrooms and that might affect how comfortable you are using the facilities. Should you find yourself uncomfortable after trying this out for awhile you can always request moving to a different room/floor/hall but we cannot make guarantees about placing you exactly where you want after move-in, although we will certainly do our best.

You can certainly live in that hall. We will try to pair you with someone who stated they were comfortable living with a trans individual but, as with any roommate, the situation might not be ideal. Should that be the case Occupancy Management will work with you on possible solutions.

You can do this. You do not need to live in the RAP hall to take part in the RAP. You will want to talk to Occupancy Management about this so they can ensure you are included.

While we try to screen roommates about their comfort living with an LGBTQ identified person there are occassions where roommates are uncomfortable with each other. If the situation cannot be resolved or you feel harassed or unsafe, Occupancy Management will work with you to resolve the situation. Several options are available for these situations and we will explain them should this situation come up.

The top floor of Will Vill East is set up for gender inclusive housing and the entire building has gender neutral restrooms on each floor. Freshman may also live in the hall and you should contact Occupancy Management to pursue this option.

Do you still have questions about housing and what things are really like? Contact Morgan Seamont at 303-492-7218 or seamont@colorado.edu.

Student Groups

CU has several LGBTQ+ student organizations. Some of our longest standing groups are the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (oSTEM), and Queer and Trans People of Color. Visit Buff Connect to search for other groups and if you do not find what you are looking for, consider starting your own group -- we are able to help.

Out and Allied in STEM

Contact oSTEM at ostemboard@colorado.edu for more information. This project is designed to foster connection between LGBTQ students and faculty, staff, post-docs and grad students in the STEM fields. Knowing that there are out students, staff and faculty can help with retention of LGBTQ students. 

TransLifeline

Trans-run and trans-specific suicide hotline information to share.