Statement on Recent Federal Guidelines related to Transgender Restrooms/Title IX
Feb. 25, 2017
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Dear Students, Staff and Faculty at Emory University,
Emory is a community that strives every day to be welcoming to all. We acknowledge and embrace our community’s individuality, regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status.
This week, the Trump administration announced that they are revoking federal guidelines that provide transgender students equal access to restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities in public schools. At Emory University, we believe that each member of our community deserves to study, work and live in accordance with their gender identity. Therefore, individuals at Emory University may use restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities that correspond to their gender identity. Those who do not identify within gender binary, (male or female), may determine the facility which is most appropriate and the safest option for them. You are not required at Emory University to provide documentation of one’s gender identity in order to have access to any facility that best corresponds to gender identity.
There are various resources at Emory University related to these issues. Please visit the website at www.lgbt.emory.edu/resources/trans1/bathroom_facilities.html for other related resources or contact the Office of LGBTQ life with questions or concerns. If you are subject to bias, harassment or discrimination, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Emory University. Emory supports our existing anti-discriminatory policies and corresponding state and national policies. You may find Emory’s anti-discriminatory policies at www.equityandinclusion.emory/edu
Stuart M. Zola
Executive Vice President
Office of Equity and Inclusion
University Title IX Coordinator