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This page is dedicated to providing resources to transgender and gender nonconforming students, faculty, and staff at Ramapo College.

To learn more about the transgender community at Ramapo, contact the Women’s Center. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact us at women@ramapo.edu or by phone at (201) 684-7468. 


Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Gender Inclusive Restrooms provide safe and comfortable restroom facilities for queer, trans, and gender nonconforming, people. The chart below lists the locations for all of the Gender Inclusive Restrooms on campus.

LOCATION

SIGNAGE & SYMBOLS

NUMBER OF STALLS

1st Floor of E-Wing

Gender Inclusive Restroom

1

1st Floor of G-wing

Gender Inclusive Restroom

1

1st Floor of the Adler Center

Gender Inclusive Restroom

1

2nd Floor of Laurel Hall

Gender Inclusive Restroom Male, Female, & Wheelchair Symbol

1

Floors 1-5 Lobbies in Mackin Hall

Gender Inclusive Restroom Male, Female, & Wheelchair Symbol

1

Floors 1-5 Lobbies in Bischoff Hall

Gender Inclusive Restroom Male, Female, & Wheelchair Symbol

2 separate single stalls

1st Floor of Pine Hall

Gender Inclusive Restroom Male, Female, & Wheelchair Symbol

1

Floors 1-5 Lobbies in Linden Hall

Gender Inclusive Restroom Male, Female, & Wheelchair Symbol

1

Floors 2-8 in The Overlook

Gender Inclusive Restroom Male, Female, & Wheelchair Symbol

1

2nd Floor in Birch Mansion

No Signage

2 separate single stalls


Name Changes on Campus

Ramapo College unfortunately does not offer “preferred” or “used” names in our student information systems, Banner, however we are currently in the process of updating those systems. Banner provides information for class rosters, billing, identification cards, residence life housing assignments, degrees, transcripts, email/Gmail, Moodle, and Orgsync, among other areas on campus.

A Name Committee comprised of professional staff, faculty, and students from various areas on campus was created to address name change issues at the college. For more information about this committee, contact Melissa Van der Wall mvanderw@ramapo.edu.

Name Change in Gmail

Currently, Ramapo College is unable to change names in Banner. Fortunately, there is an option to change how your name appears in Gmail.

Instructions:

  1. In a web browser on a computer, log into Gmail with your Ramapo login information
  2. Click the gear image at the top right corner
  3. Drop down and click on “Settings”
  4. Click on the “Accounts” tab
  5. Click “edit info” to the right of the email you wish the edit the name change
  6. Enter your first and last name you wish to appear in your email
  7. Click on “Save Changes”

Name Change in Orgsync

Currently, Ramapo College is unable to change names in Banner. Fortunately, there is an option to change how your name appears in Orgsync.

Instructions:

  1. In a web browser on a computer, log into Orgsync with your Ramapo login information
  2. Click on your picture (or blank avatar icon if you have not uploaded a picture) in the top right hand corner
  3. Drop down and click on “My Profile”
  4. Click “Edit Your Profile”
  5. Enter your first and last name you wish to appear in Orgsync
  6. Click on “Continue”
  7. Click on “Finish”
  8. Bonus step: Join the Women’s Center portal on Orgsync!

Name Change in Moodle

Name Change in Moodle

  1. Login to Moodle
  2. Click on your name in the top right corner next to (Log out). Be sure not to click log out.
  3. Click on “Edit Profile” under User details
  4. Enter your name that you wish to appear in Moodle
  5. Click on “Save Changes”

Students: For assistance in communicating names and pronouns to professors, coaches, on-campus employers, etc., contact the Women’s Center, women@ramapo.edu.


Resources

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center – Correcting Your NY, NJ, CT, and Federal Identity Documents (2013)

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center – NYC-Metro Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Community Resources (2013)

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association – Ten Things Transgender Persons Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider (2012)

PFLAG of Bergen County, New Jersey – Helpful Resources

Resources for hotline and mental health, general health, addiction, violence, transgender specific resources, education, general resources, even bookstores and reading lists!

OSHA Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

A resource about restroom access for transgender workers.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: 

Suggested Best Practices for Supporting Trans Students

*Note: The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals uses trans* in this resource packet.

Lambda Legal – Changing Birth Certificate Sex Designations in NJ

Statute: N.J. Stat. Ann. § 26:8-40.12 (2006).

The State registrar shall issue an amended certificate of birth to a person born in this State who undergoes sex reassignment surgery and requests an amended certificate of birth which shows the sex and name of the person as it has been changed.

Summary: New Jersey will issue a birth certificate reflecting the proper sex.

Transgender College Student Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is a joint publication of Lambda Legal and the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professional.

Lambda Legal Transgender Rights Toolkit

Hormone Therapy:

Called Lorde Community Health Center – Trans Health

Planned Parenthood NYC

New York Doctors – Provided by FTM Magazine