The UT Dallas Student Counseling Center (SCC) values, affirms, and celebrates diverse sexual, romantic, gender identities and expressions. All SCC staff members are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ students.

The SCC provides affirming individual, group, relationship, and psychiatric services for LGBTQIA+ students, consistent with our mission to celebrate diverse identities. Check out the SCC Group Counseling page for information on LGBTQIA+ (and other) identity-based groups.

Gender and Sexuality Consultation Team (GSCT)

The Gender and Sexuality Consultation Team (GSCT) is a group of clinicians within the SCC who have experience and training as well as passion for serving students in the LGBTQIA+ community. Our goal is to ensure students in the LGBTQIA+ community receive the highest quality care in a supportive, respectful, safe space.

All staff members of the SCC are LGBTQIA+ affirming and have training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Furthermore, the GSCT therapists have extensive knowledge and training in the areas of gender affirming care and letter-writing.

The GSCT can provide specialized services for transgender and gender diverse students who are seeking gender affirming services and/or documentation (e.g., letters supporting hormones or gender affirming surgery, documentation related to legal gender marker/name change).

Gender Affirming Care Services & Support Letters

Utilizing a blend of the informed consent model and guidance from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the GSCT has created a process for students seeking letters of support for gender affirming care. Examples of gender affirming care may include:

  • HRT/GAHT (Hormone Replacement Therapy/Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy)
  • Name and/or gender marker change in legal documents
  • Gender affirming surgeries (e.g. “Top Surgery,” “Bottom Surgery,” including Mastectomy, Phalloplasty, Vaginoplasty, etc.)

To sign up for services at the Student Counseling Center, email [email protected]. You may indicate in this email that you’d like to be paired with a therapist in the GSCT, or more specifically that you are seeking a letter of support for gender affirming care.

Gender Affirming Care Services & Support Letters – What To Expect

  • Your GSCT clinician will speak with you about your goals for the type of letter you are seeking, as well as provide you with detailed information about options for obtaining the letter of support.
  • Your clinician will gather information related to personal history, such as gender identity and expression, family and social support, and mental health history.
  • Per recommendations from the WPATH Standards of Care, your clinician will broadly review information related to social and medical aspects of transitioning, including a review of benefits and risks of gender affirming treatments.
  • Your clinician is also committed to supporting you through this process, such as exploring insurance coverage, identifying affirming physicians in the community, and providing ongoing support throughout your transition process.
  • Because everyone’s situation is different, we cannot guarantee a specific time frame, but have found that this process is generally completed within 3-5 sessions.

Please refer to our resources page for more information on LGBTQ+ affirming physicians, therapists, surgeons, and more.

UT Dallas LGBTQIA+ Resources

Galerstein Gender Center (SSB 4.300)

In addition to the support services and therapy offered by the SCC, there are a variety of resources available through the Galerstein Gender Center (GGC). GGC staff members are knowledgeable about local LGBTQIA+ services and inclusive policies at UT Dallas (e.g., gender marker change, name change on Comet Card and class rosters), and are a supportive and safe space for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff. [email protected]

Student Health Insurance & Housing (SSB 4.700)

For questions regarding student health insurance coverage of gender affirming procedures, contact the Student Health Insurance Office at [email protected], located on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building SSB 4.700.

For information related to the Gender Inclusive Housing option, please contact Residential Life: [email protected] or at 972-883-7430.


LGBTQIA+ Related Organizations at UT Dallas

Pride at UTD

Instagram - @prideatutd
Twitter - @prideutdallas
Facebook - facebook.com/prideatutd
Email - [email protected]

Pride at UTD

Queer and Trans People of Color at UTD

Instagram/Twitter - @qtpocutd
Email – [email protected]

Queer and Trans People of Color at UTD

XONE

A student led zine designed and curated by queer and trans people of color.

Instagram - @xonedtx
Email – [email protected]

XONE Zine

OSTEM at UTD

A student club focused on LGBTQ+ people in STEM fields.

Instagram/Twitter - @ostem_utd
Facebook - facebook.com/ostemUTD/
Email – [email protected]

OSTEM at UTD

The Lavender Club

Student club for queer women and nonbinary people.

Instagram/Twitter - @thelavenderclubutd
Email – [email protected]

The Lavender Club

Chi Alpha Iota Diaternity (XAI)

LGBTQ+ affirming, all-inclusive Greek organization.

Instagram/Twitter - @utdxai
Email – [email protected]

Chi Alpha Iota Diaternity (XAI)

Wesley at UTD

An inclusive faith-based student organization.

Instagram/Twitter - @synergywesley
Facebook - facebook.com/SynergyWesley/

Wesley at UTD

QuTD

An employee resource group for LGBTQIA+ and ally staff and faculty.

Twitter - @q_ut_dallas

QuTD at UTD

Contact Information

The GSCT welcomes consultation and questions from faculty, staff, students, and community members. For questions regarding GSCT services, or to consult with GSCT members, please contact:

Rachel Enloe, LPC (she/her/they/them)

LGBTQIA+ Student Services Coordinator
[email protected]
SCC phone: 972-883-2575