Trans Students, Staff and Faculty
Trans students, staff, faculty, and visitors at Purdue may live as their full selves in accordance with their gender identity, regardless of the sex marker on their legal documents.
The LGBTQ Center has partnered with campus and community services to ensure that trans people can
The Purdue University non-discrimination policy includes
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
Find a Gender-Inclusive Restroom on campus or use the Refuge Restroom website (also available as a free app on Android and iOS devices) to locate a gender-inclusive restroom near you.
Check out Purdue's Gender-Inclusive Living Community, which is open to all undergraduate students and offers housing at Hilltop Apartments and Hillenbrand Hall.
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 LGBTQ@purdue.edu.
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.
Call (765) 494-4229 for more information about accessing vocal therapy services.
- 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)
- Eskenazi Transgender Health Clinic
- Dr. Marguerite Shepard at IU Health Indianapolis (can initiate and maintain hormone therapy and provide gynecological care)
- Gender Health Program at Riley Children's Hospital
- Surgeons who perform gender-affirming surgeries
- Howard Brown Health
- Gender Development Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital
- Gender Affirmation Surgery Program at University of Illinois Hospital
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.