Transcend is a Texas State student group for transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students and their Allies This diversity includes all forms of gender identity and expression that transgress societal assumptions of sex designated at birth. While we use the terms transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students in our language, we welcome Intersex individuals, Drag Kings and Drag Queens, gender creative students, gender expansive students, and students who are discovering new ways to express and identify their gender.
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:
Thursdays at 7:00 PM | Topics vary weekly and announced via social media
|Ryan Kessinger||President||Ryankessinger12@gmail.com||He/Him/His Or They/Them/Theirs|
|Bo Salinas||Vice President of Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org||They/Them/Theirs|
|Emily (Emma) Bogue||Vice President of Organizationemail@example.com||She/Her/Hers|
|Emerson Fillippa||Vice President of Planningfirstname.lastname@example.org||He/Him/His|
|Oceanna Hart||Vice-President of Community Relationsemail@example.com||They/Them/Theirs|
|Alex Oviedo||Sergeant at Armsfirstname.lastname@example.org||He/Him/His|
|Jessica Soukup||Staff Advisor||Systems Analyst, Office of Vice President for Student Affairsemail@example.com||She/Her/Hers|
|Joshua Love||Associate Advisor||Outreach Specialist, Office of Disability Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||He/Him/His|
|Dr. Brandon Beck||Community Mentor||TXST Alumni||Brandon@transteacher.com||He/Him/His|
|Seanie Mardell||Graduate Assistantemail@example.com||She/Her/Hers|
Outstanding Multicultural Organization of the Year (2016)
Congratulations to Transcend of 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.
Presenting at 7th Annual Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit
Transcend Officers presenting on Texas State Climate for Transgender Students at 7th Annual Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit at UT Dallas, July 31, 2015
Presenting at Texas Transgender Non-discrimination Summit
An interview with our mentor, Brandon Beck
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Since November 21, 2015, almost 300 gender diverse people have been murdered worldwide. We will come together to remember these lives and to celebrate the lives of gender diverse people in our community.
To read the list of names, visit Trans Murder Monitoring At our event, Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7pm, at UCM at 510 N. Guadalupe in San Marcos, we will read the names of the people murdered in the United States and hear stories from some of our local living trans friends so that we can lift them up. November 20 is internationally recognized at Transgender Day of Remembrance. To visit other towns in Texas and celebrate trans life with others, please see below:
Transcend is seeking 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.
Email us you would like to donate or try on clothing.
Human Sexuality is Complicated (VlogBrothers)
Training Module for Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Young People
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: