Loyola University Maryland

LGBTQ+ Services

FAQs

How do I change my primary name in the University system? What if my legal name is different than my primary name I use?

If you are an employee, please contact Human Resources to update your personal data form. There is an ongoing plan for a more inclusive process for displaying name and gender identity on certain University documents. General information at Records (students) or Human Resources (employees).

Does the University include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in its non-discrimination policy?

Yes. All non-discrimination and harassment policies include sexual orientation and gender identity. They are included in the Staff/Administrative Policy Manual, the Faculty Handbook, and the Student Community Standards. In addition, our institutional Core Values statement on Diversity includes sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with our affirmation of the diversity of human experience and the dignity of all persons.

The opening paragraph for the non-discrimination and harassment policy: “Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. Prohibited discrimination includes harassment on the basis of a protected classification and harassment based on participation in any "protected activity." Complaints of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking (whether or not based on a protected classification) and sexual exploitation are also addressed under this policy.”

What facilities are available to transgender individuals?

Any member of the Loyola community may use the facilities that best match their gender identity, including restrooms, locker rooms, and residence halls. Bathrooms in ALANA Services are all gender neutral, with a unique six individual stall layout. In addition, Loyola has designated any single-use facility with inclusive “all-gender” signage. If you locate any single-use facilities that are incorrectly signed, please contact Facilities Management.

What training is available to foster LGBTQ+ awareness and inclusion?

OUTLoyola offers three-part SafeZone training to employees and some student groups about once per semester. The first session covers awareness and is appropriate for any audience and may be mandated by supervisors. The second and third sessions cover LGBTQ+ inclusion and allyship and are optional for those who would like to continue, with the option of becoming “Safe Zone Certified.” In addition, Student Development, Human Resources, and Academic Affairs attempt to include LGBTQ+ concerns throughout its roster of diversity training and programming.

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