Transgender-Inclusive Benefits: Colleges & Universities

A newer area of focus on colleges and campuses is ensuring that health insurance policies provide transgender-inclusive coverage.

This page is part of a set of resources for employers to implement transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage. See "Transgender-Inclusive Benefits for Employees and Dependents" for the complete set of resources.

05/13/2020

For transgender and non-binary young adults, making the transition between high school and college can present challenges when searching for programs that also offer trans-inclusive healthcare. Without trans-inclusive healthcare coverage, some students may choose to put off or not to attend college. And for trans and non-binary students that do attend college, they are at an increased risk of experiencing school-related mental health issues that can be further exacerbated by inadequate or non-existent gender-affirming healthcare. The list below provides the names of colleges and universities that have reported offering varying levels of trans-inclusive healthcare to students and employees. If your school provides trans-inclusive healthcare and isn't listed below, please email Andi.Salinas@hrc.org so that we may update our list.

Student Health Plans: transgender-inclusive coverage

Colleges and universities with student health plans that provide minimum or better transgender-inclusive coverage including at least some transition-related surgeries:

  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western University
  • Champlain College
  • Clark University
  • Colorado State University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kean University
  • Lesley University
  • Montclair State University
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University (graduate students only)
  • Oregon State University
  • Pace University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Portland State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Smith College
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Houston, Main Campus
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Texas, Dallas
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • University of Texas, Permian basin
  • University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of Texas, Tyler
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University

 

Student Health Plans: limited coverage

This is a partial list of colleges and universities with student health plans that provide much more limited access to needed health care: hormone therapy but not medically necessary surgical procedures related to sex reassignment:

  • Allegheny College
  • Brandeis University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Guilford College
  • Ithaca College
  • Kansas State University
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta
  • Suffolk University
  • Tulane University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maine, Machias
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • University of Minnesota, Morris
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Vassar College
  • Widener University

Employee Health Plans: transgender-inclusive coverage

Some colleges and universities with employee plans that provide minimum or better transgender-inclusive coverage including at least some transition-related surgeries:

  • American University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Champlain College
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • Ithaca College
  • MIT
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • RIT
  • Santa Clara University
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts, Medical School
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Texas, Dallas
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • University of Texas, Permian basin
  • University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of Texas, Tyler
  • University of Vermont
  • Wake Forest University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University