You deserve Access to Information and Resources that allow you to be you!

Health Services is committed to an ongoing process of ensuring that our students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and other LGBTQIA+ identities feel comfortable and respected when seeking our services.  

If you have suggestions for how we can improve this page, please submit suggestions using our form.

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

We want you to have the best healthcare possible. Our Patient Rights affirm that everyone has the right to the same consideration and respect as anyone else, regardless of race, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or lifestyle.

If you feel your rights have not been respected, or wish to file a complaint, compliment, or suggestion, you can:

-Complete a Comment form 

-Contact the Student Health Services at 315-312-4100, option 1. 

Updating Your Health Records

Please let us know your gender identity, pronouns, and what you would like to be called by updating your information on the patient portal or by notifying our staff. These can be changed at any time, and will only affect your medical records at Health Services.

Preferred Name Policy

The SUNY Oswego preferred first name policy allows students and employees to officially notify the college of their preferred first names, and have this change reflected in on-campus communication systems, as long as the preferred first name is not used for purposes of misidentification, fraud or misrepresentation and that the preferred first name meets community standards (i.e. not profane, obscene, or derived from hate-speech; and conform to technical requirements).

The preferred first name is used for internal communication and certain external communication (i.e. website staff bio pages, sports information). The use of approved preferred first name may not be limited to: class rosters, advising lists, housing lists, and email. SUNY Oswego ID Cards (employee/student identification cards) will display both legal and preferred first name. The College is obligated to use the legal first name for many official records and reports, including but not limited to: certain employment and payroll records, billing records, financial aid documents, official transcripts, diploma, medical records, employee benefits records, expense reimbursements, travel and purchasing authorizations, enrollment reporting, conduct hearing results, external reporting and federal immigration documents.

Requests for use of preferred first name shall be limited to one request per academic year. A preferred first name request form may be accessed online. Students may write to the for additional information.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

Marano Campus Center Arena, 1st floor- ADA Unisex Restroom

Penfield Library- All gender/ADA accessible restroom is on the first floor, across from the Research Help Desk and near the EOP offices.

Scales Hall- all-gender single occupancy restroom on each floor

Tyler Hall, basement and second floor- ADA Unisex Restroom

Walker Health Building- three all-gender restrooms

Waterbury Hall- all-gender single occupancy restroom on each floor

*Waste baskets can be found in the stalls of the men's rooms in Funnelle, MCC, and the Library.
*Additional restrooms are being added and this list may not be all inclusive.

Trans Specific Resources:

Support Groups

Transgender Alliance of CNY: The Transgender Alliance of CNY is a social support organization that meets each month.

The Q Center at ACR: The Q Center programming seeks to promote equality, celebrate diversity, and create a safer, more accepting and inclusive community for all.

Trans Support Group:The Trans Support Group is a weekly support-based counseling group for students who identify on the trans spectrum. The space is designed for students to give and receive support, help build community and trust, and address concerns related to gender identity.

Funding and Donation

Ties That Bind of CNY: Collects new and pre-owned washed chest binders and donates them to transgender youth and adults in need free of charge.

Jim Collins Foundation: The mission of the Jim Collins Foundation (JFC) is to fund gender-confirming surgeries for transgender people who need it.

Point of Pride: Works to benefit trans people in need through gender-affirming support programs that empower them to live more authentically.

The $500 Eddie "Future Greatness" award: Supports and promotes higher education. This award is dedicated to helping youth with the desire and ambition to succeed. It is available to all LGBTQ youth and their allies.

edumed: Their online guide showcases 20 scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. They've also provided a list of valuable academic and career resources that transgender students can use to maximize their success during and after college.

Additional Healthcare Providers

LGBTQ Providers: GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Health.

SAGE Upstate: Promotes the well-being of older gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and allies in Central New York through health programs, social activities, and education.

Plume: We work to provide the highest quality gender-affirming care and truly meet patients where they are by dismantling barriers that keep gender-diverse people from living their fullest life.

Inclusive Health Services: IHS is happy to now offer a Safe Space for primary care to the LGBTQ community, including transgender care, regardless of HIV status.

Therapy and Counseling

Counseling Services

The Counseling Services Center provides free and confidential mental health assistance for registered students at SUNY Oswego.

We offer a variety of services, including individual, group and couples counseling, as well as fun outreach and educational activities designed to support interpersonal growth. The CSC staff value multicultural competence and honor the individuality of each student.

Daran Shipman: Marriage and Family Therapy

Affirming Ground Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC serves New York State residents and the Greater Syracuse area with telehealth therapy & consultations. They offer affirmative care that is informed by research, relational expertise, and years of practice.

Alkira Marriage and Family Therapy

The therapists and staff of Alkira have professional and personal experiences in their lives that ensure the knowledge you need and the understanding you deserve. At Alkira, they are committed to help you grow through whatever challenges you are facing.

The Couple and Family Therapy Center at Syracuse University

The Couple and Family Therapy Center (CFTC) offers confidential therapy services to families, couples, and individuals who are coping with life’s challenges. Therapists on the Trans Team work with transgender clients through the process of gender transition, and providing letters of support for medical gender transition.


Voice Therapy

Voice Therapy from SUNY Cortland

Speech Pathologist Ann Blanton, Ph.D., CC-SLP will provide voice therapy for SUNY Oswego students. To make an appointment call 1.607.753.5423 or email Deborah Wilson.

The Voice Lab Clinic (waitlist is about 6 weeks)
"We started working with trans folks in 2014 when the business opened, in both speech and singing. I've also written two books about gender-affirming voice. All of our teachers are trained in gender-affirming voice care, as well."
Introductory lesson: $40 
45-minute weekly lesson $60 
60-minute weekly lesson $80 
*The Voice Lab Clinic does not take insurance
Sessions are available online from anywhere in the world! We also have a few limited in-person spots at our Chicago location. 
Gamete Banking

NYU Fertility: Gamete Banking

Services include intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, and the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational carriers, also known as surrogacy.

CNY Fertility: sperm freezingegg freezing

Gender Affirming Surgeries

CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Electing to transition, either socially, medically, both, or not at all, is a personal choice. We provide medical and aesthetic expertise so that you can make an informed decision about your gender reassignment procedure

Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester

The team at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester will walk you through all of the specifics that you can expect from surgery and the recovery process.

Boston's Children Hospital

The Center for Gender Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital offers gender affirmation surgery services to eligible adolescents and young adults who are ready to take this step in their journey. It is the first center of its kind in the U.S. in a major pediatric hospital setting.

Legal Documents

Name Change and other documents: Find out how to get a legal name change where you live and update your name/gender on state and federal IDs and record

Crisis Hotline

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.

Trans 101 - The Basics

Trans 101-The Basics

Trans 101 was created by Minus18, which is a  new series on Gender Diversity! In video one they dive into being Trans, Gender Identity, and what it's all about!


5 Tips For Being An Ally

5 Tips For Being An Ally

Learn 5 helpful tips on how to be an ally.

Health Services
Mary Walker Health Center
40 Rudolph Rd.
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315.312.4100
Fax: 315.312.5409
Instagram: @ozhealthservices

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Summer and Winter sessions:
Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm *by appointment only