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Gender Inclusive Stanford (GIS)

Gender Inclusive Stanford (GIS)

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For over a decade, different groups and individuals have worked to improve the administrative systems and lived experience of transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary students and members of the Stanford community. Gender Inclusive Stanford is the newest iteration of these efforts. GIS brings together a wide range of staff, faculty, and students to understand the necessity of a gender inclusive campus and our respective roles to play in creating that reality. Through the work of focus areas and cross-campus collaborations, we seek to identify priorities, set benchmarks, and work toward meaningful progress for all members of our campus community. As part of this work, we aim to bring transparency and visibility to our efforts and to be as inclusive as possible for modes of participation and input.

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Current Areas of Focus

  1. Information infrastructure - Data collection and storage, web sites, platforms and interfaces, institutional research, housing assignments.
  2. Built environment - Gender-inclusive restrooms and other facilities in campus residences, academic buildings and athletic facilities.
  3. Teaching and learning - Resources for faculty, staff and students to help them better negotiate the new gender terrain, mechanisms and best practices for students to safely report problems and to have them addressed, pedagogy and curriculum development. 
  4. Enhanced health and wellness services - Expanded services spanning the medical, mental health, and sexual violence domains.
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If you are interested in learning more about GIS, or otherwise participating, please feel free to contact us. You are also welcome to join our email list