Ohio University

University Resources

Click HERE for a resource card (PDF) (it is not an exhaustive list but a good place to start when looking for help)

Resource Guides

Campus Allies

University Resources related to Sexual Misconduct and Relational Violence

Trans and Gender Inclusive Resources

  • Gender Neutral Housing at Ohio University
  • Trans Inclusive Healthcare for Students:  In 2013, Student Senate issued a change to the Student Health Plan; the health plan will now include trans related healthcare services such as hormone therapy and gender affirming surgeries. To learn more about this new policy and practice, contact the LGBT Center (lgbt@ohio.edu) or Campus Care (740-593-1660) to learn more. 
    • Students can request anytime during their visit to Campus Care for staff and providers to use their preferred name. The students preferred name will be noted in their medical record. Unfortunately, in order to bill the visit properly, the students legal name must continue to be listed. Should the student legally change their name, Campus Care will no longer used a preferred name field but instead change all demographic fields so that their previous name no longer displays.
  • Trans Inclusive Healthcare for Employees:  adopted in 2016
  • Individual changing / shower space in Aquatic Center 
  • Trans students can request private changing area in Ping Fitness Center
  • Preferred Name and Pronoun Policy 
  • Check out our Trans Resource Guide:  it was created by OHIO students for folks across the spectrum of trans identities and contains information and resources for navigating the trans experience and journey.
  • Spectrum ~ Gender Variant-Transgender-Gender Queer Support Group:  Creating a safe place for individuals, both student and non-student, wanting to explore and discuss their gender identity ranging from questioning to gender queer to those who need practical help and support in changing their name, seeking medical treatment, communicating with family members, and adjusting to the change in their gender identity on campus and elsewhere can benefit from this support group. This is a support group offered through Counseling & Psychological Services. Contact Michelle Pride, Justin Wheeler, or Gerard Grigsby to express interest in joining the group at 740-593-1616.

Single Occupancy Restrooms

Several years ago the LGBT Center worked to make restrooms on campus more accessible to transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming students, faculty and staff, as well as others who wish to use a single user restroom such as families and individuals with different medical needs. There are currently over 30 restrooms on campus that are not gender specific, however many of these have limited access.   With all of the new construction and renovations on Athens Campus, the university is committed to making sure that buildings have at least one gender inclusive and accessible restroom. The LGBT Center has partnered with various campus offices to continue the effort of increasing the number of single user restrooms in academic and administrative buildings. 

  • For a list of accessible, single-user restrooms:  click HERE
  • Center staff have input information on single-user restrooms on campus and in the wider community through the website and app Refuge Restrooms.  You can access this list by downloading the app or visiting the website (search for Athens, OH or 45701).  We encourage you to contact the center if you know of restrooms not listed so that we can update the listing (or you can input yourself).