Health Services provides transgender care to SUNY Oswego students.  Students will need to meet with a medical provider for an initial appointment prior to starting hormonal therapy.  Health Services also will provide collaborative care with providers for students that have already begun hormonal therapy.  Counseling Services offers consultation, group and/or individual counseling for students exploring or seeking to align their gender identity. 

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Oswego Preferred Name Policy

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).

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.

Trans Body Project: Members of the group will confront body ideals and engage them in the development of healthy body image through verbal, written and behavioral exercises. This is an expansion of "The Body Project" group. It's not currently being held, so check out the Counseling Services Center groups and workshops schedule for updates. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us: Cory Brosch ( Watson (

Albany Damien Center: Serves individuals who are HIV positive. They offer housing programs, employment pathways, nutritional and pharmaceutical services, behavioral health services (e.g., counseling) and more!

Community Building

PFLAG-Oswego County Support Group: Parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBTQ people to move equality forward. There are also meetings that focus on people that are transgender.
Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center: The SU LGBT RC provides community building, outreach and visibility, and intellectual and leadership development that centers the experience of people with marginalized sexualities and genders. 

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.
edumedTheir 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.

Health 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.
Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

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 records.

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.

All-Gender 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 Center- 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.

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Therapists and Gamete Banking

Goldberg Center

Therapists on the Trans Team work with transgender clients through the process of gender transition, and providing letters of support for medical gender transition.

Goldberg Center

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.

Center for Speech, Language and Hearing

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.

NYU Langone Fertility Center

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.

Marriage and Family Therapy

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.

Alkira Marriage and Family Therapy

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. 

The Couple and Family Therapy Center

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.

University of Rochester Medical Center

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.