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The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center acknowledges both the challenges and resilience of trans spectrum students, faculty, staff and community members. Further, in the GSRC’s commitment to support, education and advocacy, we gather a collection of online resources for navigating processes and systems at NIU, aimed at removing barriers; we also offer involvement opportunities such as Transitions, TransAction Task Force and the LGBTQ+ Speaker’s Bureau. We work in collaboration with other departments to develop workshops, presentations, programs and conferences on topics that are important to those who identify as and support those in the trans spectrum community.

NIU has a student health policy that includes coverage of healthcare items that may be of interest to gender non-conforming, non-binary and trans identified students. Below, you'll find some of the documentation that comes straight from the insurance provider on their requirements to use these covered services.

We encourage you to to contact Carole Drennan, NIU’s student health insurance benefits supervisor at cdrennan@niu.edu or 815-753-9575, for guidance on the process.

  • Prism: An officially recognized student organization since 1970, Prism is an educational and social organization for NIU students. In addition to educating the campus community about LGBT concerns, Prism provides opportunities for LGBT students and their allies to come together to share common interests in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Prism sponsors cultural, educational and social events throughout the academic year.
  • Transitions: Transitions is NIU's group for gender non-conforming community members to gather together in a safe space. The group combines socializing and community building, as well as spreading knowledge and promoting discussion. Transitions hosts a variety of meeting types and events each semester.
  • Ally Finder: The Ally program is a campus-wide program designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals by creating a visible network of allies.

Contact Us

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
105 Normal Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-4772
gsrc@niu.edu

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