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WCC continues to take steps to be a supportive and welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff:

  • Non-discrimination policies
    • In 2014, WCC added “gender identity” and “gender expression” to several campus-wide policies that prohibit discrimination.
  • Preferred names
    • In 2015, WCC created a procedure for students to use preferred names on official WCC documents and class rosters.  Anybody can do this, but it is especially helpful for transgender students, faculty and staff, whose preferred name may reflect a different gender identity than their legal name does.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms
    • WCC is pleased to announce the implementation of one gender-neutral bathroom in each classroom building. This new setting can be helpful to many people, such as an adult taking a child of a different gender to the bathroom. It is especially helpful for transgender students, faculty, staff and visitors, who may feel uncomfortable or worry about being questioned when using a bathroom labeled “men” or “women.”

Outspace+ Student Club

Outspace+ is a student organization at Washtenaw Community College for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, gender-queer, asexual, queer, pansexual, questioning individuals, and their allies. Outspace+ prides itself on expanding awareness of those at the margins of our community, not focusing solely on middle-class gay and lesbian issues and bringing light to all of the different intersectionalities members of our community are affected by. We seek to provide a safe and fun environment for LGBTQIA+ people, as well as education and resources to strengthen our community.

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