Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
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The University of Texas at Dallas
IN-22: Campus Pride Index

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Gary Cocke
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
5 Stars

A brief description of the institution’s LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices:

The Galerstein Gender Center is the resource for gender equality and LGBTQ-inclusive education, programs, and services.

The Galerstein Gender Center offers programs and services within the following five areas of focus:

We educate the campus and broader community on gender and LGBT+-related topics.

We empower women and LGBT+ communities with confidence and skills for success.

We advocate for gender and LGBT+ equity and inclusive campus policies and practices.

We connect students, staff, faculty and community to resources, mentors, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities.

We honor and celebrate national days of recognition and individuals who are making an impact in the lives of girls, women and LGBT+ communities

The GGC provides a variety of in-house services for students, staff, faculty and the community:

Gender Neutral Restrooms
The Center has a map available of single unit, gender-neutral restrooms located throughout campus.

Resource Collection
We offer a resource collection with LGBT+ and gender-related books and materials, which can be checked out with a valid Comet Card.

Meeting Space
The Gender Center provides space for study, events and meetings to accommodate individuals and groups.

Pregnant & Parenting Resources
The Gender Center provides access to campus-wide lactation rooms, plus childcare and life resource referrals to support members of our campus community while balancing school, work and family life.

LilyPad Lactation Facilities
Gender Center staff can provide access to lactation rooms throughout campus for students, staff and faculty who need to express breast milk during their work shift or school hours.

Health and Wellness
The Center encourages health and wellness by connecting students, staff and faculty to resources on and off campus.

Preferred Name & Gender Marker
The Office of the Registrar can change your preferred name and gender marker, email records@utdallas.edu to make your request.

The Galerstein Gender Center provides learning opportunities on LGBT+ and gender-related topics. Our presentations are intersectional and promote awareness of the impact social and cultural constructions of gender, as well as systems of privilege and oppression, have on communities and individual experiences. They also challenge participants to engage in LGBT+ and gender-related allyship.

The GGC Equity Excellence Program

The GGC Equity Excellence Program charts the progression and growth of UT Dallas students, staff, and faculty by recognizing their contribution and commitment to gender equity through participation in GGC events and programs. By attending at least one event from each of the five categories, contributors will receive a certificate of commitment to gender equity.

Culture of Equity Training

New training to launch Fall 2019!

Culture of Equity is a concept in which spaces are identified and marked with a symbol. By displaying the Culture of Equity logo on a department door, office or desk.
Champions show that they value a diverse campus community, are willing to foster an equitable place for others, and are committed to offer support, resources and guidance.


Do you want to leave your mark on campus? Our mini-workshops are fun, transformational activities that will you give you the knowledge and skills to collectively transform culture on and off-campus.

SAFE ZONE Ally Training

Do you want to show you value a diverse campus community? Do you want to foster a safe place for others? Ally Training equips allies and participants to utilize gained knowledge to foster a supportive and inclusive environment for LGBT+ students, staff and faculty at UT Dallas.

Gender Studies Lecture Series

Do you know the latest research? The Gender Studies Lecture Series supports feminist scholarship and invites renowned scholars to share intersectional and interdisciplinary research on women, gender and LGBT+ topics.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Pride Index Site provided above. Please also reference the Galerstein Gender Center site at https://www.utdallas.edu/gendercenter/

Pride Index Site provided above. Please also reference the Galerstein Gender Center site at https://www.utdallas.edu/gendercenter/

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