The Mizzou LGBTQ Resource Center respects you as who and how you are. We work to educate about, support, and advocate for trans and non-binary individuals at Mizzou. We offer support, events, education, training, involvement, leadership, community, and more.
Gender Neutral Housing at Mizzou
Gender-neutral housing options give you the opportunity to live with Residential Life in a space where you feel comfortable — regardless of gender identity or sex.
These options provide a supportive, accessible, and inclusive environments and may be especially important for:
- Transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming students.
- Students in the process of discovering their gender identity.
- Students who do not wish to identify themselves by a gender.
- Students who feel more comfortable with a roommate of a different gender identity or sex.
You may request gender-neutral housing on your Housing Preference form. The Residential Life office will follow up with you to gather more information about your request.
To review the Gender-Neutral Housing Agreement, please log in to housing.missouri.edu.
Using your Preferred Name at Mizzou
It is the policy of the University of Missouri that any student may choose to identify themselves within the university community with a preferred first and/or middle name that differs from their legal name.
Instances where the preferred name will be used include, but are not limited to:
- Class rosters
- Residence hall rosters
- University identification cards
- Transcripts (if requested in myZou)
- Diplomas (if requested in myZou)
- Wherever it is not necessary for the legal name to be used
The path to update a preferred name in myZou is: Student Center>Personal Information>Names>Add a New Name.
Read the full preferred name policy here.
Changing your Pronouns in Canvas
Canvas users now have the option to include pronouns with their name! Once enabled, personal pronouns will appear after your name in Discussions, People, Comments and other places.
Instructions on how to change your pronoun in Canvas can be found here: bit.ly/canvaspronouns
Oasis: Mizzou’s Trans & Non-Binary Student Organization
Oasis is a trans-focused student org which aims to include all who identify outside of their gender assigned at birth, while uplifting the most marginalized in the community through the promotion of intersectionality in conversation. We will facilitate discussions on different topics and organize a taskforce that addresses the concerns of trans students on campus.
Closed meetings (limited to trans or gender-nonconforming individuals) are in the LGBTQ Resource Center. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times!
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
The most up to date listing of gender neutral bathrooms can found on the GoMizzou app by going to “Maps” and searching “bathroom”. They will be listed alphabetically, by building name.
A map of gender neutral bathrooms can be found on MSA’s website here: https://msa.missouri.edu/initiatives/all-gender-restrooms
Mizzou’s Non-Discrimination Policy
The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment (forms of sex discrimination) occurring both within and outside of the University context if the conduct negatively affects the individual’s educational or work experience or the overall campus environment. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.
To file a report of discrimination, go here: https://civilrights.missouri.edu/reporting-and-policies/