CSU Health Network is deeply committed to fostering a welcoming, supportive space where ALL students can truly be seen and valued in their entirety. This includes our students who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or intersex who may be experiencing extra layers of distress due to marginalization, oppression, and the current political environment. You and all of your identities are welcome here. We are dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities.
At the CSU Health Network, we will affirm your gender by using your chosen names and correct pronouns, regardless of any proposed federal changes. We also commit to being open to feedback if there are better ways of serving any of our students to ensure a welcoming and affirming experience.
In addition, we want to assure students that proposed federal changes to Title IX will not impact services provided by CSU Health Network or services covered by the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP). CSU negotiates the policy requirements related to the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan. The plan offered coverage for transgender-related treatment prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the plan will continue to offer that coverage in the future.
CSU Health Network will continue to support the rights of our transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and intersex students. Below are some of the resources available at CSU to support you:
- CSU Pride Resource Center is a space for you to be in community.
- If you need to speak with someone, please email Dora Frias at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office Lory Student Center 232.
- The Gender Identity Student Group meets Wednesdays at 5:30pm in the Pride Resource Center, Lory Student Center 232.
- Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University
- The “We Believe You” podcast discusses foundational understanding and strategies in navigating roadblocks that trans survivors face. Click here to listen to the podcast.
- CSU Health Network has several resources to support physical, mental and emotional well-being:
- The Transgender Health Team is a multidisciplinary team committed to providing comprehensive gender-affirming care for transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender-questioning students at Colorado State University. Click here to learn more about Transgender Care at CSU Health Network, and call (970) 491-7121 to make an appointment.
- Counseling Services
- The Transgender and Gender Fluid Support Group provides a confidential forum to meet others who identify as trans* or gender non-conforming, and to share experiences related to gender identity. Topics may include transitioning, coming out, physical health, family and social relationships, and dating/sexuality. However, discussion will primarily be guided by group members’ current interests and experiences. The group emphasizes group participation, mutual respect, and inclusivity. The group welcomes FTM and MTF spectrum individuals, genderqueer persons, intersexed folks, and those questioning their gender identity. Screening is required. Email email@example.com for more information.
- The Coming Out, Being Out and Questioning Support Group is a place to meet and gain support while discussing your sexual and/or gender identities in a confidential setting. This group is for folks who are coming out, considering coming out or may already be out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- SDPS Counselor, Adam-Jon Aparicio, is available to meet with students in the CSU Health and Medical Center and in the Student Disability Center Satellite Office located in the Lory Student Center. Email email@example.com to set up a specific appointment time.
- On-Call Counseling is available for a quick conversation and/or crisis intervention. During business hours, call (970) 491-6053 or visit Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of the Health and Medical Center. For after-hours on-call services, call (970) 491-7111.
- The Student Health Insurance staff can help answer any questions or concerns you have about the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or RamCare coverage, and provide information about how to check your private health insurance coverage. Call (970) 491-2457, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them in the Business Services suite on the 2nd floor of the Health and Medical Center.