The Health Center at Florida Tech treats all students with dignity and respect while providing competent and responsive care. We work toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for all to eliminate health disparities. We can provide education, information, support, and advocacy services for our campus community of LGBT+ students, staff and faculty. The Health Center is just one part of the support services at Florida Tech whose aim is to promote a strong community that is inclusive, respectful, and values the diverse perspectives of all groups. We are committed to promote equality and respect for all people regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, political beliefs or disability. We strive to promote emotional wellness in a safe, friendly environment for all.
Please see the attached list of all the gender-neutral public restrooms available at Florida Tech!
Sexual orientation and gender identity are both protected under policy 7915 of the Student Handbook.
The Health Center offers services for sexual health needs including pelvic exams, pap smears, STD counseling, screening and treatment. For more information, see our Sexually Transmitted Diseases Testing page.
Florida Tech offers mental health counseling for registered students at the student counseling center. The center can help students learn how to work through life’s challenges, heal emotional pain, and develop the necessary skills to lead healthy and balanced lives. This is accomplished in a supportive environment in which students can talk openly with a professional who is objective, neutral, and non-judgmental.
Two Spirit Health Services, Inc., in Orlando, Florida, is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation providing mental health, behavioral, substance abuse, primary care, transgender health, and related services to individuals in the community who live in and around the Central Florida area. They provide these services with a diverse staff in a culturally competent setting which promotes optimum health and wellness.
Two Spirit Health Services provides specialized medical care for transgender people, featuring hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for both binary and non-binary patients.
Two Spirit Health Services, Inc., has been approved by the Federal government to operate its 340B drug benefit program starting January 1, 2017. Under this program, uninsured patients receive deeply discounted out-of-pocket prices on their prescriptions, typically far below market value.
For more information, see their website: http://twospirithealth.org/services/medical/
Project Response is an HIV/AIDS service dedicated to providing case management services, prevention education, and HIV testing.
Project Response, Inc. is a lifeline for over 600 people living with HIV/AIDS on the Space and Treasure Coasts. As an HIV/AIDS organization and case management agency, Project Response strives to provide the essential services that its clients need to manage HIV disease successfully. Project Response, Inc. is a resource for youth, parents, educators, non-profit agencies, adults, and communities that need information and tools to help stop the spread of HIV.
For more information, see their website: https://projectresponse.org/
Spectrum is Florida Tech's LGBTQ+ advocacy and social student organization. For more information on their events and weekly meetings, join them on Panther Prowl, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @FLTechSpectrum.
Information on PFLAG, LGBT Coffee Socials, Rainbow Youth, and Transgender Network which meet in Melbourne can be found on the Space Coast Pride website.
Information on LifeRing Secular Recovery and multiple LGBTQ+ Friendly Alcoholics Anonymous can be found on the Space Coast Pride website.