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QT Umbrella Assistance Fund (QT Fund)

As part of QSR and Weiland’s mission to support the health and wellness of students in the queer and trans communities, we are piloting a program designed to support students' medical, legal, and mental health fees associated with areas related to gender and sexuality. We created The QT Umbrella Assistance Fund (The QT Fund) as a systemic way to address and support students lived experience of being Non Binary/Trans/Queer and to acknowledge the specific financial hurdles students encounter and burdens they bear when navigating systems of inequity at Stanford and beyond. We strive to be rooted in transparency and equity, to not act as gatekeepers, and to trust students' processes, transitions, and lived realities.


Grants up to $500 per student per academic year can be awarded and made available up front, not just for reimbursement.  We will have two deadlines for accepting applications in Fall quarter: October 18 and November 18, 2019. The review committee will meet to review applications after each round of submissions.

This can include fees and funds needed to access:
--Mental health counseling (ex: out of pocket or co-pays);
--Gender affirmative medical services (ex: hormones/surgery costs);
--Legal services (ex: changing gender markers, or other legal documentation).

In addition to funds provided by the Weiland Health Initiative and Queer Student Resources, the QT Fund includes a generous contribution from the Provost and Vice Provost of Student Affairs in acknowledgment of the higher rates of gender based violence and lower rates of connection to the University and its systems, experienced by Non Binary/Trans/Queer students.

All enrolled students at Stanford are eligible, including postdocs. Exceptions can be made for students on health-related leaves of absence. No prior involvement in or affiliation with Weiland, CAPS, Vaden, or QSR is required. Our intention is for these funds to be used to support students to access services and other resources not available on campus.
 

No students will review these applications, only Weiland Health Initiative and QSR staff who serve on the QT Umbrella Fund review committee, and all information shared will be kept internally within this team.You can find the QT Umbrella Fund application HERE.

For any questions email Deb Schneider, LCSW at debsch@stanford.edu.

 

Conference Funding

Weiland Health Initiative is able to provide financial assistance to Stanford students who

  1. wish to attend gender and sexual identities-themed conferences; or
  2. wish to conduct research on gender and sexual identities and health.

In order to apply for a research or conference grant, please complete the application form.

 

Gender Inclusive Stanford (GIS)

For over a decade, different groups and individuals have worked to improve the administrative systems and lived experience of transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary students and members of the Stanford community. Gender Inclusive Stanford is the newest iteration of these efforts. GIS brings together a wide range of staff, faculty, and students to understand the necessity of a gender inclusive campus and our respective roles to play in creating that reality. Through the work of focus areas and cross-campus collaborations, we seek to identify priorities, set benchmarks, and work toward meaningful progress for all members of our campus community. As part of this work, we aim to bring transparency and visibility to our efforts and to be as inclusive as possible for modes of participation and input.  

https://queer.stanford.edu/GIS

 

Initiatives & Materials 

Participating members of Gender Inclusive Stanford have access to individual pronoun stickers (they/them, she/her, he/him, all/any pronouns, no pronouns/name only, fill in the blank) as well as a small card explaining the practice and necessity of asking and disclosing pronouns. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by the Weiland Health Initiative and created by one of our own Weiland Health Associates, this zine highlights the diverse ways trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and other individuals relate their mind to their body and their gender to the world - whether these relations be distressing - perhaps termed gender dysphoria - elating - perhaps termed gender euphoria - both, or neither.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an official guide to resources and information pertaining to trans, non-binary, and gender questioning students at Stanford. This resource guide is a constantly evolving collaborative effort between members of the Stanford trans community, staff, and the many offices, services, programs and organizations at Stanford committed to supporting them. In this guide, we use the term “trans” as a broad umbrella term encompassing many identities and experiences of gender.

To contribute new or updated information to this resource guide, please contact transresourceguide@stanford.eduTo connect with a community of trans-identified students, staff and faculty and their allies, join transgender@lists.stanford.edu by going to https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/transgender.

To get in touch with trans students who facilitate trans resources through Weiland and Queer Student Resources (QSR) or for help with navigating this guide with someone trusted, you can contact: transresources@stanford.edu

 

Tip Cards

To accompany Weiland presentations and trainings, we have created a series of take-away tip cards that outline a variety of topics including asking and disclosing pronouns, explaining the difference between sexuality and gender, and more in order to provide folks with tangible reminders and best practices in working towards gender and sexual inclusivity. 

For access to these cards and the toolkits they’re a part of, contact us at weilandhealth@stanford.edu

 

Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Brochure

A specialized brochure for Stanford LGBTQ+ students that briefly covers definitions, prevalence, signs, and resources for intimate partner violence and sexual assault. 

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Support

Confidential Support Team (CST)

 Kingscote Gardens/419 Lagunita Dr., Stanford, CA 94305

The Confidential Support Team (CST) offers free and confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment and discrimination. CST services include brief emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. The CST also provides information about your rights and reporting options, as well as support throughout the reporting process if pursued. These appointments are intended to provide confidential support for students who have experienced sexual/relationship violence as well as for those who have questions about how to help a survivor of sexual/relationship violence. Initial visits typically last 30 -60 minutes, depending on your needs. Your CST counselor will provide confidential emotional support and discuss your rights, as well as options and resources related to reporting and further counseling. Most importantly, your CST counselor will support you in making decisions about what next steps are best for you. You can end an initial visit at any point you choose.

To make an appointment: Call 650-736-6933 or go online to VadenPatient portal

For urgent concerns, call the CST 24/7 Hotline at 650-725-9955

Contact: Helen Wilson (hwilson3@stanford.edu)

 

Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response (SARA)

Kingscote Gardens, Ste 220/419 Lagunita Dr. Stanford, CA 94305

SARA is a confidential program that helps students navigate sexual and relationship abuse on campus through individual support and education.The staff at SARA use the theory of intersectionality as a framework to guide their work so that we can better serve the entirety of the Stanford community; this means they are sex positive, queer affirming, and gender literate. Additionally, you can reach out to the Title IX Office at Stanford to learn more about how to handle non-consensual interactions on campus.

To make an appointment, call 650.725.1056 or email saraoffice@stanford.edu

 

Mental Health and Well-Being Student Advisory Committee

Students, become part of the conversation about mental health and well-being services on campus! The Mental Health and Well-Being Student Advisory Committee is an opportunity to connect with staff from CAPS, Well-Being and Weiland to share news, resources and ideas. Email Inge Hansen at ihansen@stanford.edu to join our listserv and be invited to the next meeting.