Frequently Asked Questions

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1) What is the TONI Project?

The TONI Project is an online resource for trans people to share information about policies and practices at colleges and universities across the country. Prospective students can use TONI to explore the schools they are applying to, and current students and allies can discover new ideas for organizing and transforming their campuses.
 
2) Who can set up a TONI Project account, and what do they do with it?

Students and staff with a .edu email address can set up a TONI Project account. With an account you can add or edit information about schools.. Anyone can join a conversation in the community forum or search school profiles. But only those who have a .edu email address can set up a TONI Project account to submit information for a school profile.

We limited who can edit school profiles to help ensure that only the most accurate information gets posted about a college or university while also allowing open engagement on other key features in the TONI Project.
Set up an account here.
 
3) What do I do if there’s misinformation on my school’s profile?

Edit the school profile to include the correct information! You know your school better than we do so we rely on you to keep this information updated for your peers.
 
4) I am adding or editing my school's profile, but it doesn't show up after I make my change. What do I do?

Firstly, thank you for participating in the TONI Project! Your help is going to make sure trans students feel safe and secure on campus. When you add or edit content on a school profile or the community forum, it must first be approved by a site moderator. With a huge number of people engaging with the TONI Project, it may take some time for our team to review and approve every submission. Please be patient with us!
 
5) Another user keeps editing over correct information with unsourced or flagrantly incorrect information. Who can I contact about reporting abuse?

You can contact us here at the TONI Project by sending us an email through the online submission form. Provide us with as much detail as possible (school name, the other user’s name, source for the correct information, date when correct information was posted, and date when incorrect information was posted) and we will work to resolving the issue.
 
5) Why was my submission deleted or rejected?

The TONI Project is designed to present the most up-to-date information to assist users in their search for accurate information. Submitted content should be written in first person, be grammatically correct, and factual. Users are highly encouraged to source their submissions with links to university policies, documents, and other online resources.

Submissions may be rejected, altered or deleted from a school profile for failing to meet these criteria. Due to the volume of submitted content, we are not able to notify users when this occurs. To prevent this from happening, please make sure you review the guidelines as well as check the accuracy of your information before submitting your post.
 
6) Why was my comment on the discussion forum deleted or rejected?

The discussion forum is a great way to learn and share your own knowledge with other users. The TONI Project strives to provide a space where people feel comfortable asking questions in and are able to receive helpful feedback. Whether you are a trans student, a faculty member, or a prospective student who is trying to learn more about your options we want you to feel safe interacting with others on the TONI site.

In order to maintain this safety and comfort level we ask that all users treat each other with respect. Prejudice of any kind will not be tolerated and any comments displaying offensive or hateful content will be deleted. Please review our Terms of Use for more information.
 
7) I am a transgender or gender non-conforming student facing harassment or discrimination at school. Is there someone that can help me?
 
If you need immediate support, contact one of the following 24 hour call services:
 
     Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386
     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) | 1-888-628-9454 (en español)
     National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
     National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
 
You can contact the National Center for Transgender Equality at 202-903-0112 or by email at toni@transequality.org.
 
Please note that NCTE is not a legal or social service agency and cannot provide legal, medical or social services or referrals. While we will attempt to direct you to information about relevant resources, we may not be aware of resources in your local area.
 
For any of the above needs, consider the following resources:
 
     Find a transgender-friendly legal organization.
     Find an LGBT community center near you.
     Find an LGBT advocacy group near you.