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Transgender Resource Guide
If in immediate danger, call 911 or DPS/Campus Police. Campus phone: Ext. 8545 Cell phone: 636-922-8545 For immediate 24/7 assistance related to a sexual assault, call the Bridgeway 24-hour crisis lines: If you are in St. Charles County, call 1-877-946-6854 or 636-946-6854. If you are in Lincoln County, call 1-877-462-1758. If you are outside St. Charles County, call the RAINN at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit rainn.org.
Title IX protects people from discrimination. SCC’s Non-Discrimination policy does too. Recently all the public schools in the U.S. including SCC received guidance from the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice regarding transgender individuals.
As a condition of receiving Federal funds, schools will not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently on the basis of sex any person in its educational programs or activities.
The Departments (ED and DOJ) treat an individual’s gender identity as their sex for purposes of Title IX and its implementing regulations. This means that a school must not treat a transgender individual differently from the way it treats other individuals of the same gender identity.
SCC is committed to providing our campus community members a safe and nondiscriminatory environment.
Here are some examples: transgender individuals are allowed access to bathroom facilities consistent with their gender identity, it is important to use pronouns consistent with a transgender individual’s gender identity, and protecting transgender individuals' privacy related to transgender status, including their birth name and sex assigned at birth.
Terminology from U.S. Department of Education:
- Gender identity refers to an individual’s internal sense of gender. A person’s gender identity may be different from or the same as the person’s sex assigned at birth.
- Sex assigned at birth refers to the sex designation recorded on an infant’s birth certificate should such a record be provided at birth.
- Transgender describes those individuals whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth. A transgender male is someone who identifies as male but was assigned the sex of female at birth; a transgender female is someone who identifies as female but was assigned the sex of male at birth.
- Gender transition refers to the process in which transgender individuals begin asserting the sex that corresponds to their gender identity instead of the sex they were assigned at birth. During gender transition, individuals begin to live and identify as the sex consistent with their gender identity and may dress differently, adopt a new name, and use pronouns consistent with their gender identity. Transgender individuals may undergo gender transition at any stage of their lives, and gender transition can happen swiftly or over a long duration of time.
SCC promotes a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all campus community members, including transgender individuals.
Board Policy Statement
The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations, the College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.