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Office of Inclusion: Multicultural and LGBTQIA Student Services
Safe space for queer-identified students in the Office of Inclusion: Multicultural and LGBTQIA Student Services (IMQ) Center and the Q-Unity Center
Targeted inclusive events and programming
Support for LGBTQIA+ student organizations
Connection to resources such as but not limited to free STI testing, academic advising, University Writing Commons
Safe Zone and TRANSparency Zone trainings for any NAU community member
SafeZone is an educational program committed to increasing understanding and awareness around how to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) community.
Do you have questions about: What is "trans"? What about my "politically incorrect" questions? What about bathrooms? what is "transitioning"? What are some everyday issues facing trans folk? TRANSparency Zone is here to help!
1:1 support from professional staff in IMQ as well as the Inclusion and Diversity Scholar peer mentoring program.
Support groups (Flagstaff Trans Support Group, Lumberjack Q-Chat Support Group), for information contact 928-523-5656 | email@example.com
According to a representative of the Office of Inclusion, "Basically [the Office of Inclusion] will do anything and everything we can to support the LGBTQIA+ community at NAU and we will work with each student on an individual basis to identify and work through any barriers to their success and well-being."
Links for all of these can be found on the Office of Inclusion's website.
Campus Health Services
Medical, Counseling Service, Health Promotion
Trans Care Team that attend conferences on an annual basis for education on WPATH standards
More information can be found on the WPATH website.
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and the supplemental Louie Care both include trans care (details in the e-book listed below). NAU's Blue Cross Blue Shield plan for faculty and staff also includes trans care
Health Promotion offers inclusive barrier methods that are free to any student (they do have to join the Condom Club but that is free as well)
Campus Health Services partners with Coconino County to do free or discounted STI testing
For the past year or two The Office of Inclusion has begun hosting testing events in an effort to reach LGBTQIA+ community members as well as other students who feel more comfortable in an inclusive space. Contact them at (928) 523-5656 | firstname.lastname@example.org
NAU Counseling Services offers services to LGBTQ+ students. More information on Counseling Services can be found at their website. More information on counseling services can also be found in the Trans Health and Wellness e-book.
Providers at counseling services provide individual, group, and couples therapy. This can be an excellent resource for LGBTQ+ students. Some staff at counseling services identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
All providers have been trained and engage with regular professional development in the area of multicultural competence.
Some providers have specific clinical interest and experience with regard to certain populations, many of which are listed on their personal bios on the counseling services website.
Therapeutic services are typically student/client driven, meaning that the student identifies their goals for therapy and treatment is focused on meeting these needs.
Ultimately, for many LGBTQ+ students in college, counseling is an opportunity to focus on things like identity, relationships, sexuality, gender, and obviously, the intersection of all/some of these with other contextual pieces of someone’s life.
Counseling Services provides specific Trans Care support to students who identify as Trans, non-binary, gender-fluid, etc.
There is also a dedicated Campus Health Services Trans Care Team that is comprised of Counseling and Medical Services providers that have completed additional training/education/professional development in the area of Trans Health and Mental Health.
Additionally, members of the Trans Care Team work with students on specific clinical areas related to their gender identity (i.e., stigmatization and discrimination, exploration of gender identity, initiation of hormone therapy, etc.), and can also provide medical or legal advocacy, support documentation, and resource referrals/connections for gender-related concerns.
Counseling Services provides consultation and outreach to staff, faculty, and administration on specific LGBTQ+ issues and considerations, and consult with IMQ on students of concern and/or the Bisexual Support Group.
Employee Assistance and Wellness
NAU Employee Assistance and Wellness offers counseling and other services to NAU faculty and staff. More information can be found at their website.
"The LGBTQIA Commission is organized to promote acceptance of LGBTQIA (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer-Intersex-Asexual) diversity, and to foster respect and appreciation for each member of the NAU community, including Extended Campuses students, faculty and staff."
Out and Proud List - a collection of faculty and staff who are out and offer their information to anyone who might need support in their area
Women's and Gender Studies
Queer Studies Minor
Change of Name Form through the Office of the Registrar: students/faculty/staff are able to change their preferred name as well which would appear on class rosters, Blackboard Learn, grade rosters, and the online directory.
Please note that staff and faculty members must contact Human Resources to change their preferred name.
Option to receive a new NAU ID Card if there is a preferred name change. This is for a discounted fee (normally $25 but if changing preferred name it is $12). Students with financial need can work with IMQ to have their fee covered)
Voice Therapy through the School of Speech and Language Pathology with Dr. Judith King. This is not a free service but the program works with clients on a case-by-case basis if financial need and assistance is demonstrated.