FAQ

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Gender Identity and Housing

University Housing recognizes the student’s birth sex or preferred gender identity, whichever the student identifies in MyMav and on the housing application. University Housing will consider male or female designations provided in the housing assignment process and will not be aware if such designations represents sex assigned at birth or the gender identity in which the students identifies with. The FAQ’s below have been developed based on the flow of information from the University Registrar’s MyMav data source to University Housing.  

Other Important Questions

Every person has their own story and set of experiences, so providing a definite answer to this question is incredibly difficult. Similar to all academic institutions, the cultural climate will vary across social groups, departments, and classrooms. If you’d like to speak with someone about your own journey and what campus life is all about, contact the LGBTQ+ Program.
We have included a sample email below to help anyone interested in emailing their professors. If you experience any difficulties, please reach out to the LGBTQ+ Program for advocacy and support.

Hello, Professor [Insert Name Here],

I am a student in your [class name], [section number]. My name will show up on your roster as [insert legal name/dead-name here]; but my chosen name is [insert chosen name here] and I use [insert pronouns here] pronouns. Using my legal/birth name, or dead-name, on attendance rosters/group assignments puts me into an awkward and potentially dangerous situation.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can also contact Jessica Sanchez with the UTA LGBTQ+ Program at jessica.sanchez@uta.edu with questions and/or for resources. I look forward to your class this semester.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

[Insert YOUR name]