MIAD is committed to providing a safe educational environment, free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We foster tolerance, sensitivity, understanding and mutual respect. Embracing diversity is one of MIAD’s Core Values; inclusivity is central to our community. We support LGBTQ&A students and employees through resources and services that promote a successful college experience.
MIAD includes gender, gender identity and gender expression in its non-discrimination policy
If you experience a negative experience based on your gender, gender identity or gender expression, contact the Dean of Students (Tony Nowak, Rm RL45C).
Procedure for students declaring a preferred gender
- All transgender and non-gender conforming students are able to declare a preferred gender at any registration. (Beginning in 2016, the registration process will include a data entry form that students will use to identify preferred gender, name, and pronoun use.)
- The declaration process begins in the Registrar’s Office by declaring gender and preferred pronouns.
- The Registrar’s Office will notify a student’s faculty of any name or pronoun changes.
- Students may have to self-advocate and communicate their transition to faculty and staff outside of the classroom.
Legal and preferred names
Legal names are used for enrollment verification, official transcript, FERPA, financial aid and student financial accounts, student employment, and any other documentation that is tied to a student’s social security number. Students can receive (upon request to IT) an alias email with preferred name. Preferred names can be used in all other cases including MIAD ID cards, student directory, and class rosters.
Any legal documentation of a name change should be given to the Registrar’s Office. If you are interested in learning how to legally change your name, you can find more info here (http://forge-forward.org/publications-resources/wisconsin-resources-and-faqs/name-change/.
On-campus Inclusive Housing
Students interested in inclusive housing at TW050TWO should contact Admissions or the Dean of Students.
Student LGBTA Organization: Rainbow Rats
LGBT support staff
Grant Gill, Assistant Registrar
Sara Thor, Student Accessibility Coordinator
Marianne Honrath, Director of Residential Living and Student Engagement
All Gender Restrooms at MIAD
MIAD's all-gender restroom is located on the River Level (east end). MIAD's Residence Hall, Two50Two, has an all-gender restroom located in the lobby.
UNITE: University Network for Intersex and Trans Empowerment
To advance the interests and well-being of trans gender, gender non-conforming, and intersex students on campus(UWM) and the larger Milwaukee community through education, social support and political advocacy
MKE LGBT Community Center
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ people and to making the Greater Milwaukee area safer and more inclusive. The Center offers programming around anti-violence, healthy relationships, counseling, financial coaching, as well as a lending library with over 2000 LGBT titles, meeting space for over 100 groups during the year, computer/internet access, and resource referrals
The mission of Milwaukee Pride, Inc is to educate both the general community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) communities about needs, issues and various aspects of the LGBT culture; to provide a forum to celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBT people; to create an environment for networking and outreach for services and community opportunities for LGBT people and their families and friends
Genderqueer Milwaukee is a free and open community group whose mission includes: bringing people together to talk and think about gender in new ways, increasing visibility of gender variant people and educating the larger Milwaukee community on issues of importance to people in the gender variant community
Diverse & Resilient
At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in save, supportive communities
Cream City Foundation
Cream City Foundation mobilizes philanthropic resources by harnessing the pride, passion, and commitment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBT people in Southeastern Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services – LGBT Health
In order to create a health promoting environment and to reduce health inequities, LGBT persons must have access to culturally competent medical treatment and prevention services and must be in included in public health outreach programs. The first step toward accomplishing this goal is to make the LGBT community, service providers, educators, and the boarder public aware of health issues affecting LGBT people and to make resources available to address these issues
CDC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities