Resources for Trans Students, Staff and Faculty

General Resources

Center for Excellence in Transgender Health (UC-San Francisco Medical School) – Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) – Standards of Care, version 7

On-Campus Resources

Many buildings across the Purdue campus provide access to gender-inclusive public restrooms.To locate the restroom nearest to your current location, you can refer to this Google filter of Gender-Inclusive Restrooms on campus. This resource was developed by LGBTQ Center staff and volunteers. To locate a specific building, search the Purdue campus map or download the PDF version.

To suggest an edit to the map, please email with the subject line "GI restroom map edit."

Students, staff and faculty at Purdue may use their chosen names on campus even if they have not been formally changed through a legal process.

If you are looking for resources to complete a formal process to legally change your name and/or gender marker, visit our page, Changing your name and/or gender marker for more information. 

Purdue health insurance plans for staff, faculty and students provide coverage for hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming surgeries. Learn more

Visit our informational page on health insurance for more information about navigating non-university health insurance plans or enrolling in a health insurance plan.

If you would like more information or resources for obtaining or navigating health insurance, please contact us at

Trans students can seek general mental health care and/or obtain a letter or letters supporting their need for transition-related medical procedures by seeing a therapist at the Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at no charge. All CAPS therapists have attended Safe Zone training. Many CAPS therapists regularly work with trans clients and have sought out additional training to provide the best possible care for trans clients.

The Gender Care Team at CAPS provides coordinated care for trans students, including group therapy for trans and non-binary students.

Gender Affirming Voice and Training Communication Program

The Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Training program within the Purdue Center for Voice serves gender diverse and trans individuals seeking to adapt their voice and communication in a way that is safe and authentic, resulting in communication patterns that are congruent with their gender identity.

Clients are guided to establish healthy and achievable goals, and they are in the driver’s seat when it comes to determining progress. Skilled training is provided in a structured approach in order to transfer new communication skills to everyday situations. This clinic provides affirmative therapy; a non-pathologizing approach to clinical practice that accepts and validates all experiences of gender. 


Sessions are conducted on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, lasting between 45-60 minutes. There are individual sessions and group sessions available. Group sessions can beparticularly helpful when the client is working towards establishing habitual use of their desired communication patterns in social, interactive settings.


Individual sessions are $45 each and group sessions are $27 each. Purdue University students receive a 40% discount, and Purdue employees receive a 10%. Those experiencing financial hardship and who
do not qualify for astudent or staff discount may apply for a need-based reduction of clinic fees.

Vocal Therapy Provider

Lydia Kruse, MS, CCC-SLP, is the lead Speech-Language Pathologist at the Gender Affirming Voice and Training Communication Program is registered on OutCare as a LGBTQ+ competent healthcare provider.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Affirming Voice and Training Communication Program.

Contact Information

Call (765) 494-4229 for more information about accessing vocal therapy services.

Gender Affirming Voice and Training Communication Program is part of M.D Steer SLHS Clinics and is located in Lyles-Porter Hall.
The LGBTQ Center regularly collaborates with a variety of on-campus services to ensure students, staff, and faculty are supported. Learn more about many of the services offered by Purdue.

Off-Campus Resources

Lafayette – IU Health Arnett:
  • Jeffrey Wang (can initiate and maintain hormone therapy)
    • Note: Dr. Wang’s profile page states that he is not accepting new patients. However, he is still accepting patients if they are infants or if they are trans. To make an appointment with him, call 765-448-8000 to speak with an IU Health Arnett representative and let them know that you are seeking transition-related care for a trans person.
  • Karen Reagan (provides trans-inclusive gynecological care)
Indianapolis Chicago
Visit our page on mental health resources to find trans-affirming mental health care providers.

Please see below for information about local, state and national trans organizations.

Please note that any information on this webpage is not intended to be legal advice. Rather, it is a compilation of resources that may be helpful for those seeking to change their name and/or gender marker.