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+ 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).
Richard Anderson-Martinez, Director of Inclusivity
Hanna Hobson, Student Support Counselor
Matthew Stricker, Housing Coordinator
PROCEDURE FOR STUDENTS DECLARING GENDER
- All transgender and non-binary students are able to declare their gender at any time during registration.
- The declaration process begins in the Registrar’s Office by declaring your gender and 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 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 alternate name. Alternate 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/.
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.
On-Campus inclusive Housing
All transgender and non-binary Students can contact Marianne Di Ulio to determine their best living situation in the dorms.
Marianne Di Ulio, Director of Residential Living and Student Engagement
Room RL 45H, Ph: 414‑847‑3246 firstname.lastname@example.org
- STUDENT LGBTA ORGANIZATION: GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES ALLIANCE
- For more information, contact Abby Schwab, email@example.com for more information.
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING
We are invested in creating a community based on mutual respect, understanding and openness. As a staff, we expect that we will support each other in the process of self-exploration around issues of diversity, challenging our own biases and engaging in dialogues for growth.
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
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
Bisexual.org is a project designed to introduce our community to the world. With this site, we hope to bring faces and voices of the bi community to the world, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
LGBTQAAI – The acronym that means Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. The addition of a “Q” at the end often means “questioning” or “queer.” One “A” stands for “asexual”, another for “allies”. The “I” means “intersex”.