G.R.O. – Gender Resource Office
TCU is fast establishing a prominent LGBTQIA+ presence on and off the campus in Fort Worth. Between the Gender Resource Office (GRO), Women and Gender Studies (WGST) and both undergraduate and graduate Spectrum organizations, in the short space of two years a lot of momentum has been gained. From a multitude of relevant courses available at both undergraduate and graduate levels, to symposiums, nationally recognized speakers, hugely successful professional Drag Shows as well as smaller functions with social needs and/or equality activism in mind, the students, faculty and staff at TCU are Leading On with LGBTQIA+ rights on campus and within higher education.
Connect with Spectrum
TCU Engage link https://engage.tcu.edu/organization/spectrum
Spectrum Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/groups/963955766986889/
Spectrum Twitter link https://twitter.com/spectrum_tcu?s=09
Spectrum Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFABPn-vY/?igshid=e7jknrjems73
To contact Spectrum, please email email@example.com
Resource Guide to TCU for LGBTQIA+ Students
In Jarvis Hall on the second floor, there is a brand-new safe space for study and socializing. It will be staffed by allies and will be open for any students, especially those who fall into a minority group, such as LGBTQIA+ students.
There will be a monthly social and a large amount of resources and staff support available at GRO, as well as extensive collaborative event programming across the campus.
The TCU Library provides a library guide for LGBTQIA students.
For the months of September 2018 and the Summer of 2019, there have been exhibitions on federal LGBTQ archives in the main library exhibition as well as a chronological exhibition of LGBTQIA+ history, through various media, alongside a celebration of Stonewall.
Librarians/Research Assistant Allies who specialize in LGBTQ+ literature or film
Ammie Harrison – Women and Gender Studies/Theatre/English/Languages Librarian
Cari Alexander – Film, Music and Media Librarian
Diana Boerner – Economics/Finance/Marketing/Management Librarian
Bogi Huddleston – Social Work/Kinesiology/Psychology/Nutrition Librarian
Robyn Reid – Communication/Sociology/Justice/Education/Geography Librarian
Alysha Sapp – Nursing Librarian
The library database at https://library.tcu.edu now has searchable fields for any of the LGBTQIA+ identities. They have books, articles and DVDs/CDs available for rental as well as access to online databases. You can also watch live Theatre, or Dance or even the Met Opera Broadcasts by following the links on their website for free.
‘Genderwatch’ database is also available here and is a place where they are compiling, nationwide, LGBTQIA+ materials.
TCU does not have many truly gender-neutral restrooms. There are currently some restrooms on campus that are as such, available to all for use.
BLUU South Wing, Level 1 (two separate restrooms)
Moore Building, Level 2 (Brite Divinity School)
Winton-Scott Hall, Level 5 (two restrooms, one at north end and south end of hallway)
Erma Lowe Hall, Level 2 (north side of building next to dance studio)
Ed Landreth Hall, Lower Level.
Robert Carr Chapel (two restrooms, one on either side of front entry doors)
Counseling Center (one single stall restroom)
TCU Health Center – all gender-neutral toilets.
This list is not a complete list. Please research any pre-requisites before selecting from this much-abbreviated list.
COMM 30262: Gender and Communication
ENGL 30763: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Authors and Themes in Literature
JOUR 20003: Diversity and the Media
ITAL 40623: Gender in Italian Cinema
ENGL 30473: Wilde Years : Oscar Wilde and the 1890s
HNRS 20223: Language and Identity: Gender
HIST 40893: War and Gender in US History
HCOL 40043: Nature of Society – Gender
FTDM 30433: American Cinema: Queer Theory/LGBT Film
FREN 30153: Society and Gender Roles in France
WRIT 30893: Digital Inclusiveness: Cultural Identity and Authoring
FREN 40143: Intersectionalities: Gender and Sexuality in the French Colonies
STCO 16103: Diversity
SOWO 10833: Introduction to Social Work
SOWO 30583: Social Work and Diversity
SOCI 30863: Gender Politics
SOCI 30773/PHIL 30343: Sex Society and Ethics
SOCI 30743: Gender and Society
SOCI 30303: Marriage and Family
WGST 20003: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
WGST 30193: Queer Theories
WGST 30203: Intersectional Activism & Social Justice
WGST 30303: Women of Color Feminism in a US Context
WGST 30403: Transnational Gender & Sexuality
WGST 30973: Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies
WGST 50103: Feminist Inquiry (cross listed for graduates)
WRIT 20303: Writing Games: Gender and Sexuality in Video Games
ENGL 20223: Gender, Culture and Representation
MANA 20970: Special Problems in Management: Gender in Business
ANTH 30923: Sex, Gender and Ethnicity
ANTH 30653: Sex, Gender and Culture
SOWO 61823: Diversity and Social Justice
WGST 60003: Graduate Colloquium in Feminist Theories and Methodologies (BRIT 90003/ENGL 80123)
RECU 70970: The AIDS/HIV Pandemic
RECU 60053/80053/90053: World Religions and Gender
PTPC 95223: Sexuality, Race and Class: Implications for Pastoral Theology
PTPC 71583/71589/7592: Sexuality and Pastoral Practice
PRTH 80163/PTPC 95970: Christian Thought: Ministry in the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Community
SOWO 61803: Professional Foundation
SOWO 61823: Diversity and Social Justice
NETE 95963: Paul and Gender
HEBI 90970/95790: Eros and Civilization
ENGL 80523: Race and Gender in American Literature
ENGL 80523: Race and Gender in Latino/a Literature
Certificate in Gender and Sexual Justice (available at Brite Divinity School)
TCU Police are committed to the TCU Campus community in all of its forms.
Officer Pamela Christian and Officer George Steen are two open officers that can be contacted.
Non emergency number; 817-257-8400
Emergency number; 817-257-7777 (24 hrs)
Transportation services available for after hours when you may feel unsafe at 817-257-7930
The TCU Health Center provides all of the LGBTQIA+ services on campus. https://healthcenter.tcu.edu/lgbtq/
A thorough sexual health screening is available, free of charge if you hold the TCU Health insurance.
HELP FW Sexual health clinic, 1717 S Main Street, provides sexual health screening, along with PrEP prescriptions. The link to their site is; http://helpfw.org. You do not have disclose your insurance here.
The Counseling Center (817-257-7863) is located near the BLUU (Samuelson Hall Basement Entrance) and it offers free assistance for any mental health needs or counseling needs. Many counselors are safe zone trained and knowledgeable. Chuck Dunning, Professional Consultant, is available for a confidential conversation about anything you would like. He runs a walk-in program with no paperwork and no appointments called Let’s Talk. For locations and times please visit counseling.tcu.edu/student-services/#LetsTalk
The Counseling Center has a 24/7 helpline; 817-257-SAFE(7233) all year round.
The Office of Spiritual Life offers support and care for any spiritual or religious questions or needs you may have. To speak with the chaplain, you can make an appointment on 817-257-7830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Alphabet Soup’ is a group for LGBTQ+ students that would like a group session to share individual struggles and joys as well as learn more about oneself. In conjunction with the Counseling Center (email@example.com) and Chaplain Todd Boling (firstname.lastname@example.org), they meet Wednesdays from 3.30-5pm.
Any instances or discrimination or abuse can be reported to Dr. Darron Turner at the following link. He is the Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for ensuring all minority groups are respected and free from discrimination on TCU’s campus.