Today, the TRUSU Equity Committee unveiled new washroom signage to better welcome Trans and Differently-abled persons and confirm that the TRU Students’ Union Building is accessible for everyone regardless of gender identity or ability.
The new signage was developed from the results of a community signage consultation that took place in August and September to fulfill three goals:
- To clearly identify the TRUSU single-stall washroom as a washroom
- To clearly identify that the TRUSU single-stall washroom is accessible for differently-abled folks
- To clearly identify that the TRUSU single-stall washroom is accessible for Trans folks
“We were happy to host such a great conversation about more inclusive washroom signage,” said Caitlin Orteza, TRUSU Vice President Equity. “We had great feedback and engagement from Students’ Union Building users, differently-abled folks, and Trans folks which resulted in the fabulous signage we unveiled today.”
The Students’ Union Building is one of the first spaces at TRU to introduce inclusive washroom signage with three washrooms which everyone is welcome to use: a multi-stall washroom that has signage for women, a multi-stall washroom that has signage for men, and a single-stall washroom with new inclusive signage for all genders and identities.
The TRUSU Equity Committee will be receiving feedback from Students’ Union Building users, differently-abled folks, and Trans folks over the rest of the year about their thoughts and experiences with this new inclusive signage. The Committee plans to gather this feedback together and provide it to TRU administration in order to encourage TRU to provide more inclusive washrooms for Trans and differently-abled folks throughout the rest of campus.
“We’re excited to lead the way to show that more inclusive washrooms can work on campus,” concluded Orteza. “We’re looking forward to working with TRU to continue making our campus the most accessible and inclusive place it can be. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation and helped create this awesome new signage.”
For additional information about the signage consultation, click here.
About the Committee
The TRUSU Equity Committee is a group of eight elected and appointed students who work to raise awareness about the systemic oppression of marginalized communities in society, and to challenge that oppression on campus.
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