LGBTQIA+ Resources

Student Organizations

SPECTRUM at the University of Tennessee at Martin is a group of students and faculty who strive to make the UTM campus a more inclusive and diverse place by encouraging the voices of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual students, and their Straight allies. SPECTRUM is open to all members of the Martin, Tennessee, community, and surrounding areas.  https://runway.utm.edu/organization/spectrum

 

Student Government Association Multi-Cultural Affairs Committee is supportive of LGBT+ issues and programs.  Membership is by election to SGA.

Affirming Churches

The UT Martin Wesley Foundation is an interfaith campus ministry with ties to the United Methodist Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church.  They are located across from campus at 312 Lovelace. https://www.facebook.com/WesleyFoundationAtUtm

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is located adjacent to campus at 145 Hannings Lane. http://www.trinitypresbmartin.org/

Affirming Therapy Options

Student Health and Counseling Services offers affirming care.  Information on their hours and services is found on their website https://www.utm.edu/departments/shcs/.   For resources off campus, request a list from the Center wcenter@utm.edu

Resident Halls

Questions about housing, contact Ryan Martin

 

Preferred Name Change

Students can change their name in the university databases by using the form in Banner.  This will not change a legal name and it will not change the name where the law requires a legal name (for example on transcripts).

 

Once the form has been submitted, the name will be updated within 24 hours.  Students can request a student ID with the new name free of charge once the system updates and by turning in their old ID.

 

Legal Name Change Resources

The Center periodically hosts workshops to help with the legal name change process.  Contact the Center for the next workshop. wcenter@utm.edu

https://transequality.org/

https://southernequality.org/legal-resources/tennessee/

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/selecting-your-gender-marker.html

https://www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/tennessee

https://www.aclu-tn.org/

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

A single stall, family bathroom is located on the second floor of Boling University Center and the bathrooms in Ellington, Browning, and Cooper are gender neutral.  Most buildings on campus have at least one such bathroom.  Contact the Center for a list. wcenter@utm.edu

Problems and Suggestions

The LGBT+ Task Force is made up of faculty, staff, and students to support our LGBT+ population.  If you are encountering a problem or if you have suggestions for helpful changes or programs, please contact the task force chair, Dr. Renee LaFleur rlafleu1@utm.edu

 

If you encounter any bias on campus, you can report incidents using the form here: www.utm.edu/bias

 

You can also file a discrimination complaint with the Office of Equity and Diversity: https://www.utm.edu/departments/equalopp/complaintprocedure.php

 

Programs

Check out a wide variety of programs and events for students, faculty, and staff

Women's Center Programs >

 

Women's Student Association

The Women's Student Association (WSA) is dedicated to enhancing academic experiences while empowering students

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