The Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy is apart of the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You can find out more about on our divisional website: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Demos and FAQ's


West Chester University is committed to exploring and open to providing safe campus housing for all students. Single occupancy housing is available in our traditional residence halls. Suite style housing is available in our South Campus Apartments and University Student Housing residence halls.

You can access information using the resources below:

If you would like an advocate to assist you in making your request, please contact

Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy

or at 610-436-3147


West Chester University has identified a number of single occupancy restrooms on campus. These restrooms were either initially created as single occupancy (original) or converted to single occupancy to provide more private bathroom facilities for the campus community (converted). In the converted restrooms, please make sure to lock the door when entering!

There is one single occupancy SHOWER on campus on the first floor of the Student Recreation Center.

Map of single occupancy restrooms coming soon!

Please be aware that West Chester University has been undergoing construction and renovation, therefore the below information may not be perfectly up-to-date.  Updated information will be posted soon.

Administration Buildings

Building Location Description
Sykes Student Union Lower Level, Behind EcoGrounds (2) original
13/15 University Avenue 1st floor (2)
2nd floor (1)
Philips Building Ground (2)
2nd floor (2)
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall Behind the stage (1) original
Ehinger Gym Near room 133 (2) original
Hollinger Gym Ground floor (2)
1st floor (2) between Hollinger and Ehinger
Alumni House 1st floor (2) original
Student Recreation Center 1st floor (2) by locker rooms original
Messikomer Hall 1st floor (2)
3rd floor (1)
McKelvie Hall 3 throughout the house original
Filano Hall 1st floor (2)
2nd floor (1)
3rd floor (1)
624 South High Street

1st floor (1)
2nd floor (1)
3rd floor (1)


Academic Buildings

Building Location Description
Wayne Hall 2nd-9th floors: 6 bathrooms on each floor Original
FHG Library

1st floor (2) 202, 204

2nd floor (2) 242A, 243 A

Main Hall 1st floor (2) Converted
Recitation Hall 2nd floor (1) 202 B Converted
Ruby Jones 2-for faculty only Original
Ruby Jones 1st floor (2) Original
Science Complex South 4th floor (1) by 402 Original
Science Complex Link 1st floor by Planetarium Original
Sturzebecker HSC 2nd floor (1)-208 A
3rd floor (1): 321
114 W. Rosedale ground floor (1)
2nd floor (2)
Anderson Hall 3rd floor (1) Original
Reynolds Hall 1st floor (1)
2nd floor (1)

Residence Halls

Building Location Description
Killinger Hall Lobby (1)
Basement (2)
Goshen Hall Lobby (2) Converted
Schmidt Hall Lobby (2) Converted
Tyson Hall Lobby (2) Converted
University Hall One on each floor Original
South Campus/VIllage 2 in food service area Original

Name Change

If you are interested viewing the University's Official Preferred Name Policy, you can view it here . If you are interested in viewing the University's Policy Library, you can view that here.

West Chester University recognizes members of its community use and identify with first names that are different from their legal names. A chosen or preferred name is crucial in regard to trans and queer identity and will impact their ability to successfully navigate the campus environment. Therefore, the University has established this policy that allows preferred first names to appear in select University systems and records, even if individuals have not changed their legal names. While anyone is welcome to use a preferred name, this policy was developed to respond to the needs of transgender and non-binary communities, international communities, and anyone who prefers the use of a name other than their legal name.

Instructions on how to complete a preferred name request can be found here .

A student or employee’s preferred first name will be used in place of the person’s legal name in select University systems and records as follows:

  • University identification card

  • Official email display name

  • Phone directory

  • Class and grade roster

  • Diplomas

  • Commencement

  • Select student activities records 

  • Student Information System (MyWCU account)

  • Learning management systems (e.g. D2L)

  • University communications and mailings

  • Press releases 

  • Social media

*Students may choose to restrict directory information, including the listing of their (legal or preferred) name, by completing the Request for Nondisclosure of Directory Information. View the form here . This is done through the Registrars Office.

If you would like an advocate to help you make these requests, please contact the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy, or by phone at 610-436-3147

Legal names will be used for official University records including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Legal documents and reports produced by the University 

  • Student account statements

  • Financial aid and scholarship documents

  • Transcripts

  • Enrollment and degree verifications

  • Employment and personnel records

  • Paychecks, tax documents, and other payroll documents

  • Benefits enrollment

**Please note that students and employees will only be permitted to change a preferred first name once per semester. A one-time waiver of the fee to update the student or employee identification card with the preferred name will be provided. Subsequent changes will result in an applicable fee. University identifications cards for students and employees are managed through the Ram Card Office by Student Services, Inc. (SSI). 

Individuals will be held responsible for any actions under your signature with the use of your Preferred or Legal Name.   

Preferred name requests may be denied or revoked when the name is deemed inappropriate including, but not limited to, any of the following reasons:  avoidance of a legal obligation; fraud; obscene language, or misrepresentation.  Reports of such activity will be addressed pursuant to University policies and procedures and applicable law.  The following offices may be notified as the circumstances warrant: Human Resources; Student Conduct; Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Provost; University Legal Counsel, and/or any appropriate law enforcement entity.

A preferred name request that is denied may be appealed to the Vice President of Student Affairs (students) or Vice President of Finance and Administration (employees), or their designees, if new information that was not previously available is presented that might change the nature of the request.  All appeals must be made in writing, within 30 days of the notification of the denied request. 

Printable CTQA Coloring Books

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference
PTWC is now the largest conference in the world for transgender, gender-nonconforming, non-binary and intersex people. It has grown into a 3-day conference with free general admission to attendees and a thriving professional track for medical, behavioral, and legal providers. It has grown to provide a safe, affirming, and inclusive space for children in our Kids Camp and Youth Space and so much more! This conference typically takes place during the summer.


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