Monday, October 27, 2008

Vanderbilt Adopts Non-Discrimination

Vanderbilt Adopts Fully Inclusive Non-Discrimination Policy

Recently, Vanderbilt University became the latest institution of higher learning to expand its non-discriminaiton plicy to include gender identity, thus banning all forms of discrimination against transgender students, staff, and faculty.

You can view the updated Vanderbilt policy by clicking here or by opening the attachment to this announcement.

Vanderbilt joins University of Tennessee at Knoxville (December 2007) and the Tennessee Board of Regents (February 2008) in adopting fully inclusive non-discrimination policies.

We want to thank the students, staff, and faculty at Vanderbilt who worked with the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition to raise awareness among administrators of the need to expand the policy. The work that was done by so many will now ensure a safe and fair environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, staff and faculty at Vanderbilt University. We encourage the remaining institutions of higher learning, to follow suit.

With one of Nashville's largest private employers adopting a fully inclusive non-discrimination policy, we hope this will lead to a fully inclusive non-discrimination policy for all employees througout Nashville and across Tennessee.

Marisa Richmond

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State and local levels. TTPC is dedicated to raising public awareness and building alliances with other organizations concerned with equal rights legislation.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact:

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC)
P.O. Box 92335
Nashville, TN 37209


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