Transgender Student Support Resources


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The Claremont Colleges is providing full-time students access to Campus.Health. It supplements support from Monsour and Student Health Services by providing 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care for all students, at no cost! To get started, visit Campus.Health. Register now and use the service when you need it. Contact your Dean of Students to access the login code for your campus.  

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Student Affairs provides student-centered support services and an engaging co-curricular program. This includes Residence Life, Campus Life, Career Services, Academic Support Services (including accommodations), Center for Asian Pacific American Students, and the Gold Student Health and Wellness Center. The office also leads Pitzer Student Health and Wellness Support, and Pitzer’s Sagehen Student Support Center focusing on basic needs, financial opportunities and resources support for students. The Office of Student Affairs also liaises with The Claremont Colleges Student Services including the Queer Resource Center, Office of Black Student Affairs, Chicano Latino Student Affairs, Health Education Outreach, Monsour Counseling, Student Health Services, Campus Safety, Library, Disability Resource Center, EmPOWER Center, Office of the Chaplains, and Department of Athletics to support students. The Dean of Students works in partnership with the Queer Resource Center and other relevant offices to assist with support for legal name and gender marker identity changes. Students experiencing crisis or distress can reach the Student Affairs On-Call team 24/7 by calling Campus Safety at 909-607-2000.
TAPAS is the committee who put together this webpage, and our mission is to support the trans and nonbinary community at Pitzer College. Email Us
909.607.2958 | Email
You can contact the Title IX Coordinator to ask questions or get information about support and reporting options relating to any experience of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation.  Options may include no contact orders or other safety measures, accessing resources, making a report or complaint, or any/all of these choices. You can also make a report or share any concerns online, either confidentially or with your name here
The Queer Resource Center (QRC) is a 7 College resource center serving the LGBTQIA+ (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/agender) communities, as well as allies, at The Claremont Colleges. The mission of the QRC is to empower each LGBTQIA+ person to have a positive college experience, grow as a self-aware individual and be a responsible community member. The QRC provides support, resources, leadership development, and an inclusive and welcoming space for all members of The Claremont Colleges to explore topics related to diverse sexual and gender identities. 
QRC Digital Drop-In Hours:
Every Thursday from 9am-5pm Email to schedule a time.  
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The EmPOWER Center’s Update Regarding COVID-19: 
EmPOWER’s Project Sister counselors are available to support students for the rest of the semester through phone sessions. 7C students can call our counselors’ direct line to schedule an appointment or to learn more: 909-607-0690. ||| Our director, Rima Shah, is a confidential advocate and is available to meet with 7C students, staff, and faculty via phone/Zoom for 1-3 sessions to provide emotional care and support, provide information about resources/options available, and help navigate on- and off-campus resources. To schedule with Rima, please call 909-607-2689 or Email ||| Weekly Open Hours (drop-in/no appointment needed) are also available to 7C students with Rima Thursdays from 3-4pm PST, leave Rima a voicemail (909-607-2689) and she’ll call you back within the hour. To learn about our educational outreach efforts, follow us: Facebook | Instagram
Connect with LGBTQ+ specialist Patty Gonzales LMFT at Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS)! Email patricia.gonzales@claremont.edu. Note: Monsour can only support students in California.

Note that there is a telehealth option available through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitzer and across The Claremont Colleges providing full-time students access to Campus.Health. It supplements support from Monsour and Student Health Services by providing 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care for all students, at no cost! To get started, visit Campus.Health. Register now and use the service when you need it. Contact your Dean of Students to access the login code for your campus.

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Focusing on basic needs, financial opportunities and resources support for students. Find information and access support from the Office of Student Affairs for insecurity needs through the student emergency fund and assistance with accessing free community resource opportunities such as glasses, access to check out an emergency laptop, and more. 
National organization providing direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault, as well as providing training and technical assistance to providers nationwide who serve transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.
Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding
Trans Survivors blog
Contact through their website or at 1-800-776-5746 (9am – 4pm Pacific Time Monday-Friday)
N.B.: DRC is the protection and advocacy/disability legal agency for California. There is a similar group in every US state/territory as well as one for indigenous communities in the Four Corners region. A complete list can be found through the National Disability Rights Network
The TransLatin@ Coalition is an organization form by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US. Their Center for Violence Prevention and Transgender Wellness provides access to a drop in center, daily food distribution, access to a computer lab, leadership development, economic and workforce development, research, ESL classes, and support to survivors of immigration detention and incarceration with rental assistance, transportation and food vouchers.  
Information on and for legal name/gender marker changes, COVID-19 resources, immigration, health care, employment, young people, criminal justice, and public accommodations/housing. 

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Nonbinary gender markers on at least some documents can currently be obtained by law in 23 states and the District of Columbia: AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, HI, ID, IL, IN, MD, MA, ME, MN, NM, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA Nonbinary gender markers can currently by obtained by court order in two states: UT, OH


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Note: Some resources specifically provide support in multiple languages through their immediate staff. However, most hotlines will provide support in a wide range of languages through translation services. Students experiencing crisis or distress can also reach the Student Affairs On-Call team 24/7 by calling Campus Safety at 909-607-2000. 

A trans-/nonbinary-specific hotline for those in crisis or those considering suicide. Visit the website or call Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.
An LGBTQIA+ hotline for those in crisis or those considering suicide. Visit the website or call The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.
A text-based crisis support hotline open to anyone in the United States. Visit the website or text HOME to 741741.
(US-Based) Visit the website or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Behavioral Health Treatment Services | (United States Only) Visit Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator website or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (English/Spanish).

Disaster Distress Hotline
Visit Disaster Distress Hotline website, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
[Community Support] Social services information (like food banks, housing opportunities, medical/mental health care, transit, crisis services, etc.) in your area based on ZIP code. Covers the US and most of Canada. Call 211 or go to their website.
[Support & Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors] Support for all people, regardless of identity, impacted by sexual violence, as well as resources around preventing sexual violence. Call 1-800.656.HOPE (4673) or live chat through their website.
[Support and Resources for Men Who Were Sexually Abused or Assaulted] Support for all people, regardless of identity, impacted by sexual violence, as well as resources around preventing sexual violence. Call 1-800.656.HOPE (4673) or live chat through their website.
[Survivors of Child Abuse] Live chat through the website or call/text 1-800-422-4453.
[Domestic Violence] Call 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) and live chat through their website or text chat by sending LOVEIS to 22522.
[Dating Violence Among Young People; Project of The Hotline]
1-800-799-7233; text chat by sending LOVEIS to 22522 | Website
[Dual Sexual Assault and Dating/Domestic Violence Crisis Services] Los Angeles Area | Central & East LA + West San Gabriel Valley
24/7 LA Rape & Battering Hotline | 626.793.3385 | 310.392.8381 | 213.626.3393 | Services provided in English, Spanish and ASL | Website