Gender Identity/Expression in Higher Education

The Gender Identity/Gender Expression pages support the ongoing conversation in higher education regarding a variety of gender issues. Members can engage in AACRAO activities to become an advocate and strengthen both their personal and institutional knowledge base on these topics.

As campuses navigate the complex issues that surround gender identity and gender expression, AACRAO supports both members and the students they serve.
AACRAO Values promote inclusiveness within the expected Principles and Standards of Behavior.  Working through this conversation with members will serve the associations goals by addressing this emergent issue [SF1], identifying and promoting best practices [SF2], advancing engagement in federal policy development [SF3], and promoting access and success for the impacted student population [SF4].


March 6, 2017NEW
High court sidesteps ruling on transgender rights. Read more.

March 2, 2017
Michael Reilly responds to new Title IX guidance. Read more.

February 15, 2017
Trump Administration Signals Shift on Transgender Policy. Read more.

October 3, 2016
In California a "New law requires private colleges to disclose potentially anti-LGBT policies."

April 26, 2016
The Common App and the Universal College Application move beyond male/female.

November 8, 2015
Usage of gender neutral pronouns on campus covered by NPR in the story entitled, "More Universities Move to Include Gender Neutral Pronouns."

October 15, 2015
Gender neutral pronouns covered in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, "Colleges Consider Adopting Inclusive Language in Their Systems." 

February 3, 2015
AACRAO referenced in New York Times article "A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral."
Last updated 03/10/2017