Office for Promotion of Equality and DiversityWaseda University

Support and Services

Support for LGBTQ+

Regarding the University’s Policy and Initiative for Collecting Information related to Gender

Based on considerations for sexual minorities, the policy that the University should evaluate the “necessity to collect information related to gender” on campus has been determined.

For sexual minorities, information about gender is intertwined with one’s personal dignity, values, and way of life. Acknowledging that every instance of collecting this information inflicts psychological trauma, the University is evaluating the documentation to be submitted by students, faculty, and staff. If the collection of this information is deemed to be unnecessary, the section used to identify respondents’ “sex” will be removed.

Following a full evaluation, the University will disclose a list of documentation which, based on rational reasons (see below), will continue to collect information about gender due to unavoidable circumstances.

Since 2017, the University has stopped listing “sex” on attendance records. Now, with this next step, the University is further advancing its initiatives.

Examples of Rational Collection of Information About Gender

  1.  Collection of information about gender with regards to the use of gender-specific facilities or equipment
  2.  Collection of information about gender used for medical purposes
  3.  Collection of information about gender required by documentation from external institutions
  4. Collection of information about gender used to spur “positive action” that eliminates existing instances of sexual discrimination (discrimination and inequality between men and women), by clarifying disparities and identifying issues in the treatment of men and women
  5. Collection of information about gender used for academic research
  6. Collection of information about gender used for social surveys and the creation of statistical materials
  7. Collection of information about gender in situations where it is deemed to be rational and reasonable

Guide to Consideration and Accommodation for Sexual Minority Students (for faculty and staff)

The University has published its “Guide to Consideration and Accommodation for Sexual Minority Students” for faculty and staff to gain an empathetic, basic understanding of sexual minorities and allow our diverse student body to comfortably attend university and get the most out of their student lives.

Content

  • Elements that Constitute Gender
  • Terminology
  • Basic Considerations and Accommodations
  • Examples of Discriminatory Actions toward Students

Comments from Students who have Felt Supported by the Consideration of Others

  • Handling Personal Information Pertaining to Sex
  • Gender-neutral / accessible restroom
  • If a student reaches out to you for consultation

This guide will be updated regularly to reflect expanded support initiatives and considerations. Please direct feedback to the Office for Promotion of Equality and Diversity.

Guide to Consideration and Accommodation for Sexual Minority Students (for faculty and staff)3rd Edition

“Support Guide for Sexual Minority Students” (published by the GS Center)

The “Support Guide for Sexual Minority Students” (published by the GS Center) compiles the University’s initiatives and support for sexual minorities in order to, to the greatest extent possible, ease concerns and hardships that sexual minority students experience in their student lives.

Accessibility Map / Gender-neutral / accessible restroom

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