Transgender, Non-binary and Gender Diverse Student Organization: Transcend at Texas State

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Transcend Mission and Purpose

Transcend is a Texas State student group for transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students and their Allies.  This student organization gives transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students and their Allies an opportunity to come together to share experiences and to support each other at Texas State around issues related to gender identity and expression.   The students and advisors of Transcend also work to promote equity and diversity of gender at Texas State through activities, events, and advocacy. Texas State University has a non-discrimination statement that includes gender identity and expression, and the students and advisors in Transcend at Texas State work to continue manifesting the spirit of that non-discrimination statement throughout the campus so that transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students are affirmed and nurtured at Texas State.  If you are transgender, non-binary or gender diverse and have questions about navigating life at Texas State, please join us at one of our meetings or contact us at


Transcend 2016 Award Winner

Transcend BOKO Award 2016

Congratulations to Transcend at Texas State for winning Outstanding Multicultural Organization at Texas State for 2015-2016 at the 2016 BOKO Awards Ceremony.  Keep up the good work and continue to spread the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.


Transcend Clothing Closet

Transcend Clothing Closet

Transcend has a Clothing Closet that takes donations of gently used clothes of all styles, sizes, and shapes (Clothes DON'T have GENDERS; people do!).  Many college students who are gender diverse are looking for new ways to express their identity and don't have the financial resources or freedom to buy new wardrobes.  Our clothing closet allows students to come try on different styles and expressions and to take home what they need and want.  If you would like to donate or to come try on clothes, please e-mail to make an appointment. 

Transcend Weekly Meeting Schedule



April 28


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May 5


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May 12






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Transcend Officers Presenting on Texas State Climate for Transgender Students at 7th Annual Texas Transgender Non-discrimination Summit at UT Dallas, July 31, 2015

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Transcend Officers at TTNS 2015

Transcend Advisors and Officers




Dr. Brandon L. Beck


Faculty Advisor

Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate Elementary Education

Stephen Soukup


Staff Advisor

Systems Analyst, Office of the VPSA

David Hunt


AdvoCats Advisor

Assistant Director, ODS

Ryan Kessinger

(He/him/his OR They/them/theirs)


Bo Salinas


Vice-President of Management

Emerson Fillippa


Vice-President of Planning

Oceanna Hart


Vice-President of Community Relations

Alex Oviedo



Emily (Emma) Bogue



Human Sexuality is Complicated


RT @TxstAlliance: Ryan Kessinger envisioning a world where discrimination is no more at #txstinstitute16 @TranscendTXST…
RT @DrToste: It's about more than bathrooms! Check out this piece @TKDPOWER & I wrote for @PacificStand. #safeschools #GLSENProud https://t…
Check your bobcatmail or the Transcend tracs page for the meeting address!
We will be having our first summer meeting tomorrow, May 19th, at 7pm. We'll be hanging out at Alex and Ryan's apartment.

Training Module for Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Young People

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Image of the Training Module - Follow Link Below to Reach Module

This module, by gires and Surrey and Borders Partnership, provides learning opportunities about what it means to be transgender and gender non-conforming young people.  Further modules teach about learning how to provide support to these students, and professional development credit can be learned.  Follow these links to get to the module and learn more!