The University seeks to measure its progress in creating an inclusive culture for trans people. For this reason it may ask questions about the experience of trans people or awareness of transgender issues through surveys and questionnaires. Reporting data on gender identity should be done at University level only due to the low numbers involved.
On many forms, questions are asked about gender as if it is a neutral piece of information, which is already public. However for someone who is transitioning, or who is non-binary, it may be very sensitive information, especially if there is a difference between their apparent gender and the gender on University records. It is recommended that current forms are reviewed to ensure that questions about gender are necessary, and are worded appropriately.
Think carefully about which questions you need to ask, how you ask them and how responses are reported, to prevent trans respondents being identified where they do not wish to be.