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Changing Names and/or Gender Markers (NGM) at Pitzer
Pitzer Student Support Resources Available
Obtaining Trans-Related Physical and Mental Health Care at Pitzer
Important State and Federal ID Documents Links
7C Resources
Crisis Lines/Emergency Support
Trans Organizations
Other T/NB/GNC Community Member Resources
Hospital & Provider Directories
COVID-19 Related Health Info


Changing Names and/or Gender Markers (NGM) at Pitzer

We understand how important changing a name or gender marker can be for students and the impact on their lives, well-being, identity, and holistic success. We see you, support you, and we want to make this process as straightforward as possible. 

Your name resides in many different systems at Pitzer, and we have tried to simplify the process of changing names by centralizing the process through the Office of the Registrar. 

There are two different names that you possess at Pitzer College: a Chosen Name (sometimes listed as ‘Preferred Name’) and a Legal Name. Your Chosen Name is identical to your Legal Name unless you elect to change it. A student may change their Chosen name in the system through the Portal at any time. This change will appear on class rosters, but will not appear on legal documents such as a transcript and financial aid related documents. In addition, you may add pronouns to your Portal profile at any time, and may change them at any time. These will be visible to your faculty and advisor. 

A legal NGM change can be initiated by providing a copy of a court order for NGM change. If you cannot obtain a court order in your state of residence, but can obtain some other form of state or federal ID indicating legal NGM change, this can be provided in its place. The Queer Resource Center can provide assistance in the process of changing your legal documents. 

Once you have initiated a LGM change with the Office of the Registrar, you can elect to have your name changed in the following places: Student ID, email address, Sakai, the Portal, this can all be initiated by use of the Chosen Name Request Form 


Pitzer Student Support Resources Available

Students who may be experiencing financial hardship may contact the Dean of Students to request support with the following: 

  • Obtaining a new Pitzer ID card
  • Legal Name and/or Gender Marker change

Obtaining Trans-Related Physical and Mental Health Care at Pitzer

The initial contact point for all mental health resources at the 7Cs is Monsour Counseling Center. There are therapists at Monsour who have experience in working with queer, trans, nonbinary, and QTPOC students; contact Patty Gonzales <email hyperlink> to find support. In addition, Monsour and the QRC have contacts with mental health providers throughout Greater LA. Therapists at Monsour are capable of writing support letters for trans and nonbinary patients. 

For physical health care, there are two points of contact: Student Health and Health Education Outreach. While the 7Cs do not yet provide PrEP, PEP, or HRT, these offices have contacts with many organizations throughout Greater LA which do. Contact Alex Washburn (Coordinator): alexw@claremont.edu for more information. 

Within the Office of Student Affairs, Assistant Dean and Case Manager Stephanie Hannant (stephanie_hannant@pitzer.edu) is also a resource at Pitzer that can meet with you personally, develop a self-care plan, basic needs, and assist you with identifying resources and support available. 


ID Please: Federal ID Documents

ID Please CA: CA State ID Documents and Federal Documents

NCTE ID Documents Center (more limited info on all 50 states)

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


7C Resources

The Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges

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 pmca2017@pomona.edu to schedule a time. 
QRC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RainbowSkiLodge/
QRC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theqrc/


Office of Student Affairs

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.


Monsour & Student Health Services

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.


EmPOWER Center

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 rshahempower@claremont.edu.

Weekly Open Hours (drop-in/no appointment needed) are also available to 7C students with the EmPOWER director, Rima Shah: 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.com/empowercenterclaremontcolleges 
instagram.com/empowercenterclaremont/


Health Education Outreach

Provides health and wellness services to students, staff, and faculty, including free safer sex supplies (for people still on campus), free menstrual hygiene supplies (for people still on campus), health/wellness coaching, and referrals to other services. The office is currently closed but Alex (they/them), the coordinator, is still on campus and can assist students. 

Alex Washburn (Coordinator): alexw@claremont.edu
General Email: heo@claremont.edu


Pitzer Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Assault

pzadvocates@pitzer.edu or email/message individual advocates (we’re really scattered right now and in the process of hiring for next year but we’re still available to talk)


Pitzer’s Title IX Coordinator

909.607.2958 (Voicemail still receiving messages); titleix@pitzer.edu

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 http://titleix@pitzer.edu/support 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: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?PitzerCollege&layout_id=7 
(This link also is available at the bottom of Pitzer’s Title IX website: www.pitzer.edu/title-ix)

Identity Board (composed of leaders from various affinity groups on campus): email idchair@students.pitzer.edu. We can’t provide a whole lot in the way of support or resources but our groups have some funding left and we can help people get in touch with other people who may be able to help.


TAPAS Trans Advocacy, Programming, Acceptance, and Support TAPAS@listserv.pitzer.edu We are the committee who put together this webpage, and our mission is to support the trans and nonbinary community at Pitzer College. 

Crisis Lines/Emergency Support

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. 

Trans Lifeline

A trans-/nonbinary-specific hotline for those in crisis or those considering suicide

Visit the website by following the link above or call Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.


The Trevor Project

An LGBTQIA+ hotline for those in crisis or those considering suicide

Visit the website by following the link above or call The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.


Crisis Text Line

A text-based crisis support hotline open to anyone in the United States.

Visit the website by following the link above or text HOME to 741741.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US-based)

Visit the website by following the link above or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


SAMHSA

Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Behavioral

Health Treatment Services Locator
(United States Only) Visit website by following the Health Treatment Services Locator link above
or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (English/Spanish).

Disaster

Distress Hotline
Visit website by following the Distress Hotline link above, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Provides support for COVID-19 related concerns.


211 (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 by following the link above.


RAINN (Support and 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 by following the link above.


1 in 6 National Helpline (Support and Resources for Men Who Were Sexually Abused or Assaulted)

Live chat through the website by following the link above. Also daily online support groups. Inclusive of transgender men and transmasculine people. 


ChildHelp Hotline (Survivors of Child Abuse)

Live chat through website by following the link above or call/text 1-800-422-4453.


The Hotline (Domestic Violence)

Call 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) and live chat through their website by following the link above, or text chat by sending LOVEIS to 22522.


loveisrespect (Dating Violence Among Young People; Project of The Hotline)

1-800-799-7233; text chat by sending LOVEIS to 22522


Peace Over Violence (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

Trans Organizations with COVID-19 Resources

Transgender Law Center (Online Community)

Video calls every Thursday
Advice on writing advance health care directives specifically geared towards trans and nonbinary people


GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders)


Other Resources for T/NB/GNC Community Members

Apply for funding from The Trans Disaster Relief Fund


Pitzer’s Sagehen Student Support Center 

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 opportunties such as glasses, access to check out an emergency laptop, and more. 


List of multiple funding resources for LGBTQ+ people


Transgender Law Center 

Information on and for legal name/gender marker changes, COVID-19 resources, immigration, health care, employment, young people, criminal justice, and public accommodations/housing. 


FORGE Forward 

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


Disability Rights California

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


TransLatin@Coalition

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.  

Find Medical Providers & COVID-19 Related Health Info

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.  

Hospital and Provider Directories

GLMA LGBTQ Friendly Provider Directory  

Human Rights Campaign’s LGBTQ Friendly Hospital and Medical Center Directory

Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources and Services | Guide with trans friendly/trans competent health care providers in the south and COVID-19 funding 


COVID-19 Related Health Info

Trans Needle Exchange

COVID-19 information for people living with HIV

The Fenway Institute: Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People

Fenway Health guide to COVID-19 and sexual health

Safer chest binding information

Advice on writing advance health care directives specifically geared towards trans and nonbinary people