Gender Identity and Expression in the Workplace


At the University of Oregon, we want to educate and support all of our employees about gender identity, gender expression and gender transition. We encourage you to review the resources below.  If you have specific concerns or are seeking additional support please contact the University of Oregon Benefits Office at


Get Informed

  • Glossary 101 helps people understand words and meanings to make conversations easier and more comfortable.

  • Pronouns are an important part of how we identify ourselves.  Learning pronouns supports the trans community and the university's commitment to inclusion, justice and respect.

  • Request a Pronoun Ribbon to adhere to the bottom of your name badge. Pronoun ribbons are a great way to be inclusive in a professional setting and indicates to Trans and Non-binary folks that you are working to create space for them. Pronoun ribbons also tell others how to best honor you!

  • Respecting Transgender Coworkers provides a trans etiquette list of the best ways to support and respect someone who is transgender.

  • Watch the Video "Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Transitioning at Work" - Human Rights Campaign

  • Gender Neutral Restroom Campus Map provides the locations of the gender neutral restrooms on campus.

  • Campus LGBTQIA explains how UO’s LGBTQIA+ program works to create a positive experience for all students by providing education and resources.

Become an Ally

  • Queer Ally Coalition is open to all members of the UO who wish to learn more about LGBTQ issues and support LGBTQIA+ individuals.

  • Creating Inclusive Communities is a presentation created by Colleges and Professional Association of Human Resources (CUPA) that celebrates diversity in communities nationwide.

Transgender Resources

University Support

Other Resources

  • duckOUT lgbtqia+ - a networking and community building mixer every last friday of the month (sponsored by the UO's Division of Equity and Inclusion & the Center on Diversity and Community.

  • Trans*Ponder is a grassroots, completely transgender founded and led non-profit based in Eugene, Oregon. It provides support, education, and advocacy for the Trans/Gender Diverse community and its allies.

  • Transgender in the Workplace - a career and resource guide for employees and employers.

  • Human Rights Campaign serves as American’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality.

  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older) disability or genetic information.

  • The Q Center-Resources PDX  offers vetted LGBTQIA+ affirming services and providers.

  • Basic Rights Oregon  works to ensure all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building an inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.