Message from the Chancellor: ACC stands in support of all students
Mar 2, 2022, 11:07 AM
Dear Students, Faculty & Staff,
Many of you have heard about the recent state order affecting our LGBTQ community — in particular our transgender community. You may be worried about how this will impact you, your friends, or loved ones.
Austin Community College students represent all backgrounds. People come here seeking a better life. Being open and accessible to all is the very fabric of our mission. Last year we created a process to allow students to request the use of a chosen first name where possible within the college's records and systems, and we offer employees an option to select a preferred name in Workday. It's one way we’re working to eliminate stigma, discrimination, and harassment.
We understand this is a time of uncertainty. To those of you who may be impacted by the state order, your emotional health and mental well-being is a top priority. We want to remind you that counselors are available. You may reach them at 512-223-9480 or visit our website for more resources. The college also has an LGBTQIA ally program for support and guidance.
ACC has been and will remain an open institution. The recent state order will not change how we educate and support our students and employees.
Richard M. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Austin Community College District
Paul Livengood, KVUE News staff June 27, 2021
Austin FC fans were treated to another prideful, striking tifo at the club’s second-ever home game on Sunday evening as they took on Columbus Crew at Q2 Stadium.
[Text version: image description: a chart of some gender pronouns by Trans Student Educational Resources. The columns are the “subjective, objective, possessive, and reflexive” part of each pronoun set with a usage example.
The first pronoun set is she, her, hers, and herself. The examples are “she is speaking. I listened to her. The backpack is hers.”
The second set is he, him, his, himself. The examples are “he is speaking. I listening to him. The backpack is his.”
The third set is (singular) they, them, theirs, themself. The examples are “they are speaking. I listened to them. The backpack is theirs.”
The fourth set is ze, hir or zir, hirs or zirs, hirself or zirself. If used it would be ze/hir/hirs/hirself or ze/zir/zirs/zirself. The graphic happened to combine them into one row. The examples included “ze is speaking. I listened to hir. The backpack is zirs.”
A note at the top reads “Please note these are not the only pronouns. There are an infinite number of pronouns as new ones emerge in our language. Always ask someone for their pronouns.
Designed by Landyn Pan. End description]