Carthage aspires to be a fully inclusive community, welcoming students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities, especially those who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
In partnership with LGBTQIA+ student organizations, the Office of Equity and Inclusion is committed to fostering a safe space where students can be their true, authentic selves through creating and implementing new programs and initiatives.
Carthage does not tolerate discrimination and is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. If you believe you have been subject to discrimination, there are people who can help:
- Abigail Hanna, Title IX Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nicholas Winkler, Associate Dean of Students, email@example.com
- Health and Counseling Center
- Office of Public Safety
Submit a bias incident report (Carthage log-in required)
*You may also report discrimination through the Campus Conduct Hotline.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault, there is help available.
Please see this list of resources
Contact the Dean of Students for housing accommodation requests. For on-campus housing accommodations needed immediately, please contact the Office of Public Safety. For an off-campus option, Women and Children’s Horizons of Kenosha also offers emergency shelter and transitional living.
Students can request to live on the gender-inclusive floor in the Madrigano Hall that will be specifically for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ and allies. However, non-binary and transgender students will be prioritized in the selection process as they are looking to create a safe environment for students who identify as transgender and non-binary.
*For more information about this, please contact Ryan Colvin, firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two options for changing your email to match your preferred name. The first is to keep your current Carthage email account and set Gmail to display your preferred name. The second is to have the library create an email alias (e.g. email@example.com)
Learn more about the steps you can take to make either of these changes
Carthage welcomes transgender student-athletes to our teams. If you are a transgender student-athlete, you can view Carthage’s transgender student-athlete policy. In order to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations, transgender student-athletes must also complete the transgender student-athlete participation request form prior to athletic participation to be kept on record with the athletics department.
Many Carthage faculty and staff are SafeZone trained, meaning that they have received specific training and are open to talking about and being supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals and identities. These Carthage faculty and staff often display SafeZone stickers on their office windows. Many individuals on campus are also certified as Equity Warriors, who are available for students to turn to in a time of need. The Equity Warrior Shield is displayed on office doors and laptops for students to easily identify the faculty and/or staff who participated in professional learning experiences to deepen their cross-cultural understandings.
Yes. Please contact Human Resources for a full list of current benefits.
To register a legal name change, contact the Office of the Registrar with either a driver’s license, state ID, or passport with updated information. Alumni can update their contact information by either emailing the Office of Alumni Relations or by visiting the alumni resources page.
Organizations and offices on campus are devoted to issues of the LGBTQ+ community and provide support, advocacy, and education. Check out the following on-campus resources:
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life is responsible for a variety of functions that aid students in many phases of their campus life and is focused on developing community, supporting students, and empowering students for success.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides information about diversity-related programming at Carthage, as well as a directory of diversity-related resources for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater community.
The Health and Counseling Center assists students in addressing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. All services are free and confidential and provided by experienced professionals trained to attend to the concerns of young adults in college.
Resources in Wisconsin
- Women and Children’s Horizons *Women and Children’s Horizons has an LGBTQ+ specific advocate, and all advocates are trained via SafeZone.
- LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
- Cream City Foundation
- Fair Wisconsin
- FORGE (transgender anti-violence organization)
- MKE LGBT Community Center
- Froedert Hospital Inclusion Health Clinic
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- ACLU of Wisconsin LGBT Rights
- Human Rights Campaign
- The Trevor Project
- Campus Pride
- GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)
- Matthew Shepard Foundation
- Bisexual Resource Center
- Lambda Legal: Making the Case for Equality
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- Transgender Law Center
- ACLU LBGT Project
- Deaf Queer Resource Center
Crisis Intervention/Suicide Prevention
- The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (online chat available)
- Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: 888-843-4564
- The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): 800-246-7743