We ask for students who are interested in the LGBTQ student organization (OUTLaw). We provide that list to the officers who contact admitted students. We also have an afternoon reception during Admitted Students Day for LGBTQ Admitted Students to meet OUTLaw members.
All job postings contain the University’s Equal Opportunity Statement
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UT Austin does offer a health insurance plan for students that does extend to same sex-spouses and includes access to campus medical facilities. It does not include assisted reproduction and or adoptive benefits at this time.
UHS offers general healthcare and manages gender affirming hormone therapy for students who have been stable on their medications for at least one year. UHS does not initiate hormone replacement therapy, but UHS staff are available for medical support and referrals. Students wanting to access these appointments should contact UHS by logging on to the MyUHS Portal, select “messages” followed by “new message,” and then select the last option in the drop down menu.
Students can request to be seen in either the Women’s Health Clinic or the General Medicine Clinic for services typically provided in the Women’s Health Clinic, but please call the UHS appointment desk to schedule your appointment instead of making an appointment online.
The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. Our mission requires that people of every background be able to use our services with an expectation of respectful treatment. The professional ethics and standards of the various mental health disciplines represented at CMHC place a high value on the dignity and worth of individuals regardless of their gender expression and identity, ethnicity, race, size, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, spiritual identities, and socioeconomic status. Therefore all staff members and trainees, as part of their professional functioning, are expected to respect the dignity and worth of the individual, and to strive for the preservation and protection of fundamental human rights.
A major goal of our agency is to maintain an atmosphere of respect and trust in which we feel free to explore and discuss our attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors in relation to others who are similar to and different from ourselves. As part of our service and training mission, we require of ourselves a commitment to work toward the recognition and elimination of prejudice and discrimination, especially those kinds which have traditionally affected mental health practice. In particular, prejudice and discrimination on the basis of gender expression and identity, ethnicity, race, size, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, affectional orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious beliefs, spiritual identities, and socioeconomic status run counter to our professional ethics. Such prejudice and discrimination are detrimental to all services and practices of CMHC, and to the development of effective relationships among all members of CMHC.
We also recognize that the promotion of diversity can highlight differences in values and perspectives. Exploring these differences is crucial for an environment that fosters personal and professional growth. As we strive to educate ourselves and others about the mental health issues of a multicultural society, we recognize that an examination of personal privileges and biases and their impact on our professional work is best accomplished within a climate of safety and respect. Therefore, staff members and trainees are expected to support each other in exploring their individual privileges and biases, and in cultivating positive attitudinal and behavioral change in one another. This CMHC Statement on Diversity serves as a living document that guides us and reflects both our enduring and evolving mission, vision, and values on diversity and inclusion.
Counseling & Mental Health Center, The University of Texas at Austin Adopted December 5, 1991, Revised September 14, 2007, Revised May 31, 2017
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Faculty and staff who have completed ally training are identified on the University website and by signs in their offices.