Advocacy

7 people, wearing black shirts, tabling for Trans Lives Matter in front of the University Center

Our Commitment to You

The LGBTQ+ Program is committed to ensuring sexual minority students are seen, heard, and recognized at UT Arlington. The staff of the LGBTQ+ Program offer the following advocacy services for students:

Our Services

Below are the following services we offer.

GENDER MARKER CHANGES

Students who are interested in updating their gender marker with the university need to fill out the following form with the University Registrar’s office. The LGBTQ+ Program can assist students with scanning in supporting documentation and converting to PDF’s. We advise students to contact the LGBTQ+ Program directly for assistance with legal gender marker changes.

Submit changes

LGBTQ+ WELLNESS RESOURCES

The LGBTQ+ Program works with fantastic LGBTQ+ community organizations in the DFW area to connect students with who are looking for the following free resources: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and HIV/STI testing.

FOOD SECURITY

Students who are experiencing food insecurity can email UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry to receive groceries. Student’s must include the following in their email: Student Name, Last Four (4) Digits of UTA ID, Requested Grocery Pick-Up Time, & Choice of Vegetarian, Chicken, or any Meat Groceries. Food and essentials are FREE and open to all UTA students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing need.

Email the Pantry

ASSISTANCE WITH ACADEMIC CONCERNS

LGBTQ+ Program staff acknowledge how academics can decline with students experience the following: not being able to live as their authentic selves, struggling with gender and/or sexual identity, victim of sexual assault and/or relationship violence, a harmful teaching environment, and much more. Students do not need to suffer in silence. Connect with us if you are struggling so we can ensure your academic success at UTA.

Name and Mav ID Updates

If you are a student whose chosen name does not reflect your birth name, please contact the LGBTQ+ Program so we can have Canvas updated to reflect your chosen name. Additionally, we will be able to coordinate a new Mav ID for you, free of charge, so your ID reflects your chosen name. Neither advocacy service requires a legal name change.

Update Records

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

The LGBTQ+ Program & Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) have partnered to establish a LGBTQ+ - CAPS liaison team that is comprised of mental health clinicians who are ready to serve sexual minority students and their mental health concerns. Contact the LGBTQ+ Program to receive more information on how to become connected with a LGBTQ+ - CAPS clinician.

Visit CAPS

EMERGENCY HOUSING

Please contact the LGBTQ+ Program immediately if you are experiencing homelessness.

Reach Out

And Much More…

It only takes one courageous phone call or email to seek out advocacy and support services. You are not alone. We are here for you.