EDI Education Series: “Understanding Gender and Sexual Orientation: Best Practices for Fostering Inclusion and Preventing Discrimination”

-Additional Resources

You have been working on the UCLA EDI Education Series’ gender module, “Understanding Gender and Sexual Orientation: Best Practices for Fostering Inclusion and Preventing Discrimination.”

Below please find image links – corresponding to the page’s section headers – to learn more about the topics covered in the module.

Introduction

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LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

We encourage you to continue learning after you finish this module. The LGBTQ Campus Resource Center is available to help. You can visit the Center for questions and more learning resources. 


 

Our Roadmap: Overview of Module and Learning Outcomes

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Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy 

For more information on the California Gender Recognition Act and the UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy.

Staff and Faculty Counseling Center (For Employees)

The Staff and Faculty Counseling Center is available to all employees of UCLA.

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (For Students)

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all students of UCLA.

UCLA Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)

Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) is available to both staff and students of UCLA.

 


 

Concepts and Language

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PBS: “A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures”

We’ve used a Western-centric model to describe sex, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. Many cultures around the world think about gender in more holistic ways.

 


 

Law and University Policy

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UCLA Williams Institute: “Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Against LGBT State & Local Government Employees”

The UCLA Williams Institute has published a paper titled, “Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Against LGBT State & Local Government Employees.”

Human Rights Campaign: Fatal Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2021

Fair Employment & Housing Council Regulations: “Regarding Transgender Identity and Expression”

Read these regulations that focus on transgender identity and expression.

Senate Bill No. 179 

In 2019, California passed the California Gender Recognition Act, establishing a third gender option that can be select on official documents.

UC Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace

This policy applies to all University employees and applicants for employment, and where stated in policy, to paid and unpaid interns, volunteers, participants in a training program leading to employment, and independent contractors.

UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

This Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy (“Policy”) applies to all University employees as well as undergraduate, graduate, and professional students (“students”), and third parties.

UCOP Faculty Code of Conduct: General UC Policy Regarding Academic Appointees

This policy is the Faculty Code of Conduct.

Duty to Report Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment and all Forms of Discrimination

At UCLA, employees, including student employees, have certain duties to report allegations of discrimination and harassment.

UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s Civil Rights Office (CRO)

In 2020, UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion unified existing civil rights investigatory units under the new Civil Rights Office (“CRO”), which serves the entire UCLA university, hospital and healthcare system.

Title IX Office (T9)

The Title IX Office (T9) is responsible for assessing and investigating reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence brought against any member of the campus community.

UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s Civil Rights Office – “Report an Incident” Form

Use this form to report discrimination or harassment based on race, ancestry, national origin, disability, religion, age, and other categories protected by law and University policy brought against academic personnel. 

 


 

UC Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy: Requirements and Implications

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UCPath: Set Your Preferred Name 

UCLA employees can change their name via UCPath.

UCPath: Set Your Gender 

UCLA employees can  change their gender through UCPath.

UC Registrar: Set First Name

Students have a process for updating their lived name for student records (such as class rosters, the campus directory, and housing)

UC: Gender Marker  

Students can  change their gender marker.

Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy

For more information and updates on the Gender Recognition and Lived Name Policy.

 


 

Building Skills; Best Practices

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UCLA Newsroom: “UCLA Ranked No. 6 Among Top LGBT Friendly Campuses in U.S”

UCLA supports more than 20 LGBTQIA+ related student organizations. 

UCLA Newsroom: “Beyond Binary”

UCLA has gender-neutral housing options and gender-inclusive facilities. Our student health insurance provides benefits for gender-affirming care.

Trans @ UCLA

Learn more about resources offered to trans students at UCLA

UCLA Newsroom: “UCLA Health System Named a National Leader in Providing Equitable Care for LGBT Patients”

UCLA Health has been named a national leader in providing equitable care for LGBTQIA+ patients.

The UCLA Williams Institute

UCLA is home to the Williams Institute, a national think tank devoted to research on sexual orientation and gender identity policy. The Institute has been instrumental in overturning California’s same-sex marriage ban, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the U.S. military, ending anti-sodomy laws, and changing the U.S. Census to treat LGBTQIA+ people and their spouses as married couples.

 


 

Best Practices for Using Pronouns in the Workplace and Classroom

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Neopronouns

Zoom: How to Include Pronouns in Your Zoom Profile

Read this article on how to add and share your pronouns on Zoom.

MyPronouns.Org

When sharing your pronouns electronically, you can consider hyperlinking your shared pronouns to my pronouns.org, an excellent resource for information on pronouns. 

UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’s Civil Rights Office – “Report an Incident” Form

Use this form to report discrimination or harassment based on race, ancestry, national origin, disability, religion, age, and other categories protected by law and University policy brought against academic personnel. 

UCLA Office of Ombuds Services

The Office of Ombuds Services is a place where members of the UCLA community–students, faculty, staff and administrators–can go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes or complaints on an informal basis. In order to afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the Office is independent, neutral and confidential.

UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center (For Employees)

The Staff and Faculty Counseling Center can help you navigate through uncomfortable situations and feelings, so you gain the insight you need to move forward.

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) (For Students)

UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all students of UCLA.

 


 

How to Create an Inclusive Environment: Inclusion Strategies

 

Gender-inclusive Restroom Map

Here is a link to a map showing the gender-inclusive restrooms. Learn more at the UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center.


 

Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace

 

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Gender-inclusive Restroom Map

Here is a link to a map showing the gender-inclusive restrooms. Learn more at the UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center.


 

Resources

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Visit these sites for more learning resources and information to help you create an inclusive environment for all genders and sexual orientations:

LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

EDI Toolkits

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Website

➡ List of Resources Provided in this Module

This webpage provides a list of resources provided in the “Understanding Gender and Sexual Orientation: Best Practices for Fostering Inclusion and Preventing Discrimination” module.