Trans Programs at USC
The LGBT Resource Center works closely with the Queer & Ally Student Assembly (QuASA) to sponsor several events, programs and services for transgender students. Together, they aim to continually educate the campus community about the transgender community and transgender identity development.
- Transgender Advocacy Group (TAG). A place for trans USC students (and allies) to mingle, chill, and dismantle transphobia! TAG aims to create an inclusive campus climate for transgender students at the University through advocacy and coalition building with multiple University departments. In 2012, TAG assisted with finalizing the gender inclusive housing option on the Rainbow Floor and served as an advisory group for the Undergraduate Student Government’s gender neutral bathroom and housing surveys. Meetings are monthly.
- Gender Justice Month or Gendervember. In the past, this has been a month or week series of programming that is sponsored by QuASA and the LGBT Resource Center. Past events included a film screening of Boy I Am, Athens Boy Choir featuring Katz, a Transfeminist Panel Discussion, and topic themes from Japan, India, Thailand and the Pacific Islands. Visit the center’s website for a schedule of events or email firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with the coordination of these events.
- Trans Ally Training. The Ally Program is the University’s ‘safe zone’ program that educates faculty, staff and students about the complexities and intersection of identities for LGBT students. Typically every semester there is a trans related discussion or trainings focused on the trans student community.