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Gender Identity and Expression Policy

University College Cork is committed to equality and will aim to provide all staff and students with a positive working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation. The University recognises that there can be differences between physical sex and gender expression and identity.

The University will not discriminate against people on the grounds of transgender or gender non-binary expression or identity. Additionally, the University will not discriminate against people on the grounds of any process of gender transition (social, physical, or medical) begun or completed.

UCC Gender Identity and Expression Policy does not anticipate every situation that might occur with respect to transgender or non-binary gender staff/students, and the needs of each transgender or non-binary staff member/student must be assessed on a case–by-case basis. UCC’s Gender Identity and Expression Guidelines should also be read as a procedural support in conjunction with this policy.

Gender Identity and Expression Guidelines

UCC Gender Identity and Expression Guidelines provide a range of guidance designed to support UCC staff and students, ensuring the successful implementation of UCC’s Gender Identity and Expression Policy.

Supports and Resources for Students and Staff

Citizens Information: Changing to Your Preferred Gender

Counselling and Development (for UCC Students)

Duty of Respect and Right to Dignity Policy UCC

Employee Assistance Programme UCC

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit UCC

Gender Recognition Act Ireland (2015)

Glossary of terms from Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)

Garda Vetting (see ‘Vetting for Transgender persons’)

Gendered Intelligence Resource List:

Staff Ombudsman UCC

Student Advisor and Ombudsman UCC

Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Trans People by Gender Identity Research and Education Society:

Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Guidelines for Employers and Employees by TENI:

Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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