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.
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
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 LGBTQ@purdue.edu 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 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.
- Dr. Chelsea Worstall (can initiate and maintain hormone therapy)
- Note: As of 5/5/23, Dr.’s Wang and Mongold are no longer accepting new patients for hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Worstall is the new recommended local provider. To make an appointment with her, 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.
- Dr. Karen Reagan (provides trans-inclusive gynecological care)
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.