In an effort to continue building a more inclusive and affirming campus climate, the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee collaborated with APSCUF's Social Justice Committee to develop a preferred name policy at Shippensburg University. This policy was unanimously approved by President's Cabinet in September, 2017. View specific details about Shippensburg University's Preferred Name Policy.
Although a legal name and/or gender marker change is determined by the state in which a student, staff, or faculty resides in, the LGBTQ+ advisory committee has worked to increase access for campus community members to utilize a chosen name in situations where a legal name is not required. Throughout the implementation process, the LGBTQ+ Concerns Committee will work to engage the campus community to increase awareness and offer support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shippensburg University's Social Equity Office or the Pride Center.
Shippensburg University strives to provide a safe, inclusive, comfortable, and supportive living environment for all students residing in University housing. Gender Inclusive Housing provides an option for students who identify as a transgender or gender non-conforming to select a room assignment that meets their individual needs. Gender inclusive housing also allows these students to request a roommate of any gender to ensure all students have a safe and comfortable residential experience.