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:

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.
see a 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,

Carthage offers a way to do this within the eLearning system.

Learn more about making this change

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.

Learn more about the steps you can take to make either of these changes 

Yes, preferred names can be updated in Schoology.

change your preferred name in Schoology

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.

Please contact Human Resources

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.

Carthage offers some single use bathrooms throughout campus. For individual facilities, questions, please contact the Director of Building and Grounds.

Carthage offers a variety of organizations that promote diversity.

Please see this list of campus organizations

*For more information about this, please contact the Office of Student Involvement.

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.

Campus Counselors

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

National Resources

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