For Students

In response to student demands and requests at 2019-2020 campus conversations with students, The Dean of Students Office created BEST. BEST is NOT an investigative body, rather it’s a place for students and staff to report bias experiences. BEST will track trends and inform campus leadership of these trends, along with ways to improve campus climate. BEST will also reach out to all individuals impacted by or instigating bias events, and all involved will be offered opportunities for dialogue, education, and ways to promote understanding and healing.

Bias has no place on our campus. Submit a Bias Report: https://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/BEST

Email questions: bias@arizona.edu

Campus health resources for LGBTQIAA+ indiviuals at the University of Arizona. For more information and support visit: https://health.arizona.edu/lgbtq-health

The University of Arizona Housing & Residential Life is committed to creating an inclusive campus housing environment for people of all genders and identities. They understand how much your living arrangements can affect your life on campus, and want to work with you to determine the best options for you.

 

HOUSING APPLICATION

In your housing application, you will be able to select your gender identity. If you select “Transgender/Self-identify,” you will be prompted to answer a few questions. These will help Housing to start a personal dialogue with you to help determine the best housing option for you.

 

HOUSING OPTIONS

Social Justice Theme Community 

The Social Justice Theme Community is a space that celebrates and affirms the diverse backgrounds of all its residents. Whether ability, body size/appearance, gender identity and expression, nationality, political affiliation, sexual orientation, social class, race, religion/spirituality, or other identities, students are encouraged to bring their whole selves to Social Justice Theme Community. The community is a safe space in Pima Hall where students may discuss their differences and pluralistic identities without fear of slurs, attacks or discrimination. The community also offers the option of gender-inclusive roommate pairings, for those interested.

Open Housing 

Open Housing is intended to create a comfortable living environment for transgender and gender non-conforming residents as well as any student who wants to live with someone of a different gender. More information can be found in the Open Housing section of the Housing website.

All-gender Bathrooms

Housing offers some all-gender bathrooms in select halls: Árbol de la VidaLikins and Posada San Pedro. See hall page descriptions and floor plans for details.

For additional information or to discuss these options in more detail, please contact Sherard Robbins, Housing Assistant Director of Social Justice, at srobb21@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-4855.

The UA Campus Pantry is located downstairs in the Student Union with the entrance across from the UA Bookstore. All you need to use the pantry is your Cat Card. The UA Campus Pantry asks no further questions or takes record of personal information.

Our new hours for this semester are as follows: 

Wednesdays from 12-7 pm and Fridays from 11-3 pm  This year we are trying to be more sustainable, so if you bring your own bag you will get an additional item. Don't worry if you do not have your own bag- we will have paper bags you can use. 

For more information please contact uacampuspantry@list.arizona.edu

The Office of Student Engagement & Career Development supports the University of Arizona to develop in-demand employable skills within and beyond the classroom, design and implement a career plan catered to personal strengths and values, and engage in experiences that expand student’s capacity to lead and solve challenges.

http://www.career.arizona.edu

Every semester the Institute for LGBT Studies publishes a list of courses with LGBT content. For an up-to-date list of courses, please visit the Institute for LGBT Studies:

There are now Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultation hours! Discuss DEI-related questions, practices, and ideas with consultants! Consultants have expertise working with a wide array of constituent groups, and can provide referrals where appropriate to others who can be of additional or more content-specific help.
Free service for all staff, faculty, and students on Wednesdays 10am-1pm.
Register: tinyurl.com/DEI-consultation
Question? uaioi@email.arizona.edu

Hey y ’all,

We have GREAT news! The new Survivor Advocacy website is now live!! This means that campus and community partners can now refer students to confidential advocates through the website. Please visit: https://survivoradvocacy.arizona.edu/

The Survivor Advocacy program provides confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. We provide advocacy and services rooted in empowerment and community-based support, are survivor-focused, and relationship-based. As a reminder, if you are a UA staff and/or faculty making a referral to Survivor Advocacy does not absolve you of your mandated duty to report incidents of sexual or gender-based violence regarding a students to Title IX. More on mandated reporting can be found here: https://www.titleix.arizona.edu/reporting_responsibility_for_employees

If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to email or contact us at Survivoradvocacy@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-5767.

We welcome questions and feedback.