Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services
ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
The creation of the Gender Identity Training Program (GITP) began by the LBGT Coordinator in 2007 after the inclusion of “gender identity” in the WMU non-discrimination policy. The goals of the program are to provide a comprehensive educational module to members of the university and surrounding communities about gender identity and expression. To request a presentation of the GITP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 269-387-2123.
Requests may also be made with our online form: GITP Request Form
What is it?
The Gender Identity Training Program is a comprehensive educational training module provided by the Office of LBGT Student Services to provide further education to the campus and surrounding community about gender identity and gender expression.
What are the goals of the program?
- to promote a more inclusive environment on campus and in the greater community.
- to educate on the diversity and spectrum of gender identity and gender expression.
- to further educate progressive institutions and organizations with inclusive policies arlready in place.
- to educate organizations and institutions wishing to expand their policies to be more inclusive.
How long does it take?
The training program lasts about an hour, be we always encourage an extra hour for discussion, if possible.
How does it work with my organization?
We can tailor a GITP presentation for your organization or business with your own non-discrimination policies.
Who is it available to?
And many more!
Departments at WMU that have already completed the GITP:
Student Recreation Center
Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team
ATIS (Academic Technology and Instructional Services)
Community Organizations that have already completed the GITP:
PFLAG: Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
ARK, Catholic Family Services
American Friends Service Committee
State Farm Insurance
The Gender Identity Training Program has been made possible by generous funding from the Arcus Foundation Gay & Lesbian Fund
Video from the the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.