higher ed

Multi-Stall All-Gender Restrooms: A Resource Master Post

Sinks in an all-gender restoom.

When I was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder, two sets of permanent multi-stall all-gender restrooms were constructed. This construction marked the end to years of advocacy from staff and students who came before me and my peers, and since my graduation has continued onward with the construction of two more sets.

Balancing #SAgrad Life... With Kittens

Henney, one of the first dogs I walked when volunteering with Best Friends.

When I moved to Salt Lake City to begin my master’s degree in Student Affairs at the University of Utah, I knew I wanted to get involved in the community off-campus as well. I had done a lot of leadership work on and off-campus during my undergraduate degree and the years after, and couldn’t imagine life without involvement. But with a full-time course load and graduate assistantship, I decided that this was a good time to step back from leadership in my volunteering and learn something new at the same time.

3 Minute Thesis Competition Talk

On October 26, I had the opportunity and pleasure to compete in the University of Utah's annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 3MT was founded at the University of Queensland in Australia and is a TED Talk-style competition in which graduate students share their thesis or dissertation work in a way that would be understandable to a lay audience, using no more than three minutes and one static slide.

Respecting Gender Identity on College Campuses

What is the "gender binary" and how does it affect students on college campuses? Last week in a class for my student affairs graduate program, myself and about a dozen higher education administrators and faculty were asked just that. For many participants, this was the first time it occurred to them that they might have had a transgender student in one of their classes or utilizing their campus office.

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