New site for trans college students, sign up for a webinar!

Our good friends at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) have launched the Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Information (TONI) Project, the nation’s first online hub for trans students to share trans-affirmative college policies and practices, and exchange ideas for organizing and action.

NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling says:

With the start of another academic year, the TONI Project is urgently needed. Colleges and universities have always been at the forefront of the progress we’ve made in trans inclusion. But there are still too many trans college students who have trouble getting to, paying for, and graduating from college. That’s why NCTE and our allies came together to develop this site and hope it’ll go a long way to make the challenges of college life just a little bit easier to overcome.

The site includes a searchable database of campus profiles that document a range of campus policies such as housing, records and documentation, health care, safety, and curricula. It is accessible to current and prospective students in search of trans-affirmative colleges and universities. TONI Project users also have access to a community forum where they can share ideas for taking action.

Keisling notes that multiple studies, including our National Transgender Discrimination Survey and the Campus Climate Index, show that trans and gender non-conforming college students face real problems on campus.

TONI serves as a tool to counteract the challenges, empowering transgender students to advocate for their rights and complete their education. As a platform for transgender students to connect and share valuable information, the TONI Project will spread valuable knowledge and encourage activism on campuses across the nation.

Sign up for a webinar!

You’re invited to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn more.

·  Thursday, Sept. 27, 5-5:30 PM EST
·  Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11-11:30 AM EST
·  Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5-5:30 PM EST
·  Thursday, Oct. 11, 1-1:30 PM EST