Century College offers many resources to help all students in addition to those offered by the LGBTQ Center. Additionally, included below is a list of resources for transgender & gender nonconforming students. We know how difficult it can be to be transgender and navigate campus, therefore we have provided resources available to you and those supporting you while attending Century College no matter where you identify on the trans+ spectrum.
Advising, Career, & Counseling Center
Advisors and counselors on campus can assist you in developing both short- and long-term academic plans tailored to your unique needs.
Resource & Support Center
Connects students with a variety of community resources and services that help ease obstacles many face every day.
A registered nurse is available for first aid, referrals to medical services, screening tests for blood pressure, weight, pregnancy testing and counseling, and Mantoux tests for students whose programs require them.
Access Center/Disability Services
Available to support students and help them to achieve their educational goals .
Serves as a campus-wide resource that offers an inclusive space, provides services, programs, and initiatives to support student success, and promote academic achievement
Trans+ on Campus
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
Century College is committed to ensuring all staff, faculty, students, and visitors, have access to safe, accessible restrooms on East and West campus. Gender inclusive restrooms are restrooms designed for everyone, but can specifically be helpful for:
- Transgender and gender non-conforming communities
- Families/parents with children
- Those with special needs
As gender inclusive restrooms are limited, students who feel safe are protected under Title IX to utilize restrooms that best align with their gender identity. There are ongoing efforts to increase the number of gender inclusive restrooms and locker rooms.
Are there all gender or neutral gender restrooms available on campus?
There are all gender/neutral gender restrooms on both East and West campuses:
- East: E1219, E1337, E1597, E1604, E2219, E2324, E2604, E3353, E3354, E3604
- West: 1st floor next to the Loading Dock; 2nd floor next to the Fishbowl Conference Room
Why are all gender or gender neutral bathrooms important?
Everyone has the right to use the bathroom without fear! Besides reinforcing gender norms, bathrooms that are clearly marked as male/female force many individuals to enter bathroom environments that they consider uncomfortable and unsafe. People face discrimination daily for entering marked bathrooms containing other individuals who perceive their gender to be variant from the social norm. Increasing awareness and identifying the locations of gender-safe bathrooms will prevent people from being threatened by violence and harassment.
Century College is a campus that welcomes all students and is committed to their success. As students, employees, and the community, we pledge to work towards social action and dismantling structural racism. Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigrant status or disability, we celebrate, support, and embrace learners of diverse communities.
Both Century College and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities have policies in place to ensure students and staff alike feel safe and validated while navigating their respective institution.
Preferred Name Policy
A preferred name is a name that a person has chosen to identify themselves within Century College and the Minnesota State system that is different, in whole or in part, from their legal (birth) name.
Century College and all Minnesota State colleges shall use preferred names for e-mail address, online directory, class rosters, identification badge, and other functions where technically and legally possible.
Students looking to change their preferred name can request to do so at the Records Office (West Campus, floor 2). Or fill out the Preferred Name Request form and turn in to the Records Office.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.
LGBTQIA+ communities are protected classes under the Century College and Minnesota State Non-Discrimination Statement.
If you or someone you know experience discrimination based on gender identity, expression, or sexual identity, contact Rosa Rodriguez.
Title IX has become a powerful tool on college campuses for combatting sexual offenses and gender discrimination. While Title IX is widely known for its role in opportunities in athletics, the arm of Title IX reaches farther to affect pregnant, gender non-conforming, and any other student that feels opportunities, services, and environments were altered because of their gender.
Currently there is no official policy regarding pronouns. If you are having issues in class, with peers, or elsewhere on campus you can reach out to Rosa Rodriguez.
Navigating the healthcare system can be difficult and anxiety provoking as a trans or gender nonconforming individual. If you are looking for a healthcare provider who is safe, respectful, and knowledgeable check out the databases below:
While Century College works to support students as much as possible, the community offers a wider variety. The St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota region has an active LGBTQ community and many resources to offer. The list below includes referrals to educational groups, volunteer organizations, health services, and more.
Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life
University of Minnesota
Minnesota LGBT Mental Health Providers Network
A network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-identified / affirming mental health and social service workers and their friends in Minnesota.
MN GLBT Campus Alliance
Anetwork of students, faculty and staff from MN colleges and universities.
Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered online community center. They are one of the strongest statewide groups for political activism, organizing, and lobbying.
Parents, families, and friends of lesbians and gays. Contact information for local PFLAG chapters can be found on this site.
UMN Program in Human Sexuality
The Program in Human Sexuality in the Department of Family Practice and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to the promotion of sexual health through research, educational, clinical and community health programming.
The Aliveness Project - Minneapolis
Meals, foodshelf, therapy, and care-advocacy for people with HIV/AIDS
(612) 824-LIFE (5433)
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition - Minneapolis
Focusing upon Trans health issues in the local community
JustUs Health - Minneapolis
Improving the health of LGBTQ Minnesotans through education, clinical practice, and research
GLBT community foundation
Red Door Clinic - Minneapolis
STD & HIV testing and sexual health services
RECLAIM - Minneapolis
Provides counseling services and support groups for LGBT-identified youth
Avenues for Homeless Youth - Minneapolis
Provides safe and nurturing emergency shelter, short term housing, and support services for homeless youth; also coordinates an LGBTQ host home program (ext. 110)
The BRIDGE for Runaway Youth - Minneapolis
Crisis intervention and shelter for runaway youth, including LGBTQ sensitive services
24-hour crisis line: (612) 377-8800
Business line: (612) 230-6601
Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) - Minneapolis
Midwest organization empowering the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (Bi+) community
Email BOP@bisexualorganizingproject.org for more information
A resource for reproductive health services, education, and activism.
A queer library located in the Twin Cities. The mission of Quatrefoil Library is to collect, maintain, document and circulate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer materials and information in a safe and accessible space.
On a national scale, there are many resources available to the LGBTQ community as well as allies. While the list below represents just a sampling of the resources, it gives you an idea of the wide variety available.
These different initiatives may also present opportunities for volunteering and becoming more involved with specific causes.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Provides information and resources for GLBT people and issues from a national perspective.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Nation-wide media watch and anti-defamation group.
Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Organization working to create safe schools.
The Trevor Project
24-hour crisis line and counseling for GLBT youth
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
List of LGBTQ-specific therapists. Click "find a provider"
The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
An organization that aims "to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect."
A national online network for student leaders.
Human Rights Campaign
The HRC is a national organization which lobbies members of congress and other politicians on LGBT issues, as well as running educational programs and publications.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF is a national political organization devoted to the civil rights of LGBT individuals.