Trans Resources on Campus

Image of two trans women of color, with text reading "Remember Trans Power. Fight for trans Lives."

This page exists as an expanding and changing resource for the trans community at Amherst College. In order to make life on campus more comfortable and navigable, all resources that are available to and that center trans students, staff, and faculty are compiled and explained below. These resources include administrative and legal regulations and advice, healthcare and presentation information, gender-inclusive housing and restroom information, and help with finding communities/trans spaces in the area. While orienting yourself in a space that privileges cisgender people can be challenging, isolating, and overwhelming, the QRC is working hard to center trans experiences, particularly the experiences of trans POC. Please email us if you have any questions!

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.


Student Life

Queer Resource Center

The mission of the Queer Resource Center (QRC) is to support the queer and trans students of Amherst College. The QRC seeks to empower the lives of queer and trans students and provide a safe, intentional, open, and confidential atmosphere where students can gather openly and discuss relevant issues/topics. Through dynamic programming and educational outreach, the QRC seeks to improve the campus climate for queer and trans students and advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.

Women's and Gender Center

The Women’s and Gender Center seeks to foster a critical awareness of gender and create an intentional space, accessible to students of all genders, that will serve as a resource and forum for topics and issues related specifically to women and, more broadly, to the experience of gender. The Center promotes learning about and exploring gender through personal experience, academic inquiry, community organizing, and discussion across difference. Visit the webpage here

TransActive Support Group

Weekly support group created for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students at the Five Colleges and in the Amherst community. Email TransActive for more information. Closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fivecollegesupport/

Nonbinary Community Hour

During this community hour, members of the non-binary community meet, engage in discussions, and support one another. 

Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Group

Supports queer and trans people of color at the Five Colleges. Email the QRC for more information.

Queer Talk

Weekly program in the QRC co-sponsored by the Counseling Center, facilitated by Dr. Darien.

  • Darien's clinical interests are varied and include sexual orientation, gender and coming-out issues, conflicts around race, culture and ethnicity, body-image issues, stress/anxiety management and trauma.

Pride Alliance

Queer and trans student organization of Amherst College. Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2200012963/

 

Community Standards Report

Complete this form if a student of concern has aggrieved you, another person, or has violated the community standards in our Student Code of Conduct.  When the College receives this form, it will attempt to contact the sharing party (if not anonymous) for the purpose of discussing informal response or the initiation of an adjudication process.

Sexual Misconduct Report

This form may be used to report information to the Amherst College Title IX Office related to an alleged violation of the Amherst College Sexual Misconduct Policy by a member of the Amherst College community or a visitor to Amherst College. Click here to learn more and to access the form.