Transgender at Allegheny
The Chosen Name Policy at Allegheny College supports students seeking to change their names without pursuing a legal name change. Students who list a preferred or familiar name on their admissions application automatically have their preferred names entered into the college system.
We also believe that empowering students with the option to change their name contributes to a safe and non-discriminatory college experience. Reasons for name changes may include transgender or gender non-conforming identities, international students or other students who wish to adopt an English language name, students known by names that are different from their legal names, or students who have popular names who wish to use a different name. Please note that some records may require the use of legal names only, such as federal and medical documentation.
Allegheny College is committed to having safe and accessible campus restroom facilities. We recommend that individuals make choices about restroom usage based on their own level of comfort and/or their gender identity or expression.
Currently, there are single stall restrooms in most campus buildings. All of our single stall restrooms are “all gender” restrooms, providing space for anyone, regardless of gender identity, to use that restroom. We also have all gender multi-user restrooms, meaning that multiple people can be in that restroom, regardless of gender identity.
Our campus map has a layer to view the all gender restrooms. Look under “Campus Life” on the map here: http://map.allegheny.edu/
The Trans/Non-Binary MeetUp is a once a month gathering of transgender and non-binary students staff and faculty. Sometimes we just hang out and offer each other support and answer questions from our personal experience. We also do group outings such as bowling, trans pool takeover, and more.
Maytum Learning Commons
Our professional staff arranges accommodations for students with disabilities; consult with students on study skills such as time management, effective reading, and test taking; coordinate new student registration; and support the academic advising program.
The Maytum Learning Commons and the offices that comprise The Allegheny Gateway are located on the main floor of the Academic Commons, which also includes the Pelletier Library. This newly remodeled space provides great opportunities for student tutoring, consultations, and group or personal study.
Please stop by and visit us! When you enter the building, look for the orange carpet tiles and the sign for the Learning Commons. We hope to see you soon!
Counseling & Personal Development Center
The Counseling & Personal Development Center provides free individual and group counseling and psychological services to students in a confidential setting. The college years are a time of growth, significant challenges, and considerable stress. We are here to help you with the variety of concerns by listening, thinking together, developing an understanding of your concerns and determining how best to proceed.
Career Education, as a component of the Allegheny Gateway, is committed to facilitating student success by connecting students and alumni with resources that support career and life planning. Career Educators network with various partners, both on and off campus, to develop internships, and job shadowing opportunities, educational programs, and employment leads to help students attain their personal and professional goals.