Call for volunteers – Student Identity Work Group

AACRAO is looking for members to serve on a short-term work group to develop national guidelines and procedures for the implications of treating a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for the purpose of enforcing Title IX.

The Student Identity Work Group will develop guidance for AACRAO members and their institutions on serving transgender students and students who wish to update their gender marker, change their legal name, use a preferred name, or designate a pronoun.  In addition, the Work Group will develop guidance on appropriate methods of collecting, recording, and reporting of name and gender identity in student record systems. In addition, the guidance will consider impacts for other campus offices including but not limited to student financial aid, identity management (CIO), student housing, and student life. This guidance will be submitted to the AACRAO President for review by the AACRAO Board of Directors. 

The work group will be chaired by Dr. Joseph Salomone, Executive Director and University Registrar at Drexel University and Chair of the AACRAO LGBTQ Caucus.  Jack Miner, University Registrar & Executive Director of Enrollment Services at The Ohio State University and AACRAO Vice President of Finance will represent the Board of Directors.  The work group will begin December 2016 through November 2017 and requires representation from all aspects of our profession:  admissions officers, registrars, enrollment managers; two-year and four-year institutions; public and private; regionally diverse members. Additionally, the work group will consist of one ex-officio member from the National Center for Transgender Equality.  

If you feel your expertise will benefit the membership, apply here by November 25, 2016. 

For more information, to include a tentative timeline of work group deliverables, visit the Trending Topic page.