|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
University of California, San Diego
IN-22: Campus Pride Index
Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
A brief description of the institution’s LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices:
UC San Diego's Principles of Community: https://ucsd.edu/about/principles.html
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues (CAC GISOI) The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues (GISOI) was formed in 1994 and is comprised of representatives appointed by the Chancellor from members of faculty, staff, and students. The charge of the committee is:
To identify and analyze issues relating to the lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community at UCSD,
including faculty, staff, and students.
To work with all departments to address policy and procedures that would affect the LGBTI community.
To inform and educate the UCSD community about conditions affecting the LGBTI community in their areas.
To advise and make recommendations to the Chancellor regarding policies and procedures that will enhance the equality of
the LGBTI community at UCSD.
The on-campus LGBT Resource Center under the UC San Diego Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics. It develops student leadership, builds workplace equity, promotes academic research, and provides resources. The Center challenges existing definitions of variant genders and sexualities by engaging in community building on- and off-campus.
The Women's Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Cross-Cultural Center are collectively known as the Campus Community Centers. They are grounded in a shared belief that ending one oppression requires ending all oppressions. Together they facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity. The Campus Community Centers work with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego Community. Through these partnerships, we build and sustain a socially just campus climate.
Events offered include Out and Proud, Q Camp, Q League, Rainbow Graduation, and the San Diego Pride Parade, among others.
The LGBT Resource Center Social Justice Peer Educators are available to provide educational workshops on gender identity and sexual orientation to UC San Diego student organizations and groups.
Uc San Diego also offers:
- LGBT undergraduate scholarships
- Resident Life resources
- Resources for LGBT students living on campus
- Health resources for students who identify as transgender
- Gender neutral restrooms on campus
- Gender Inclusive Housing, the LGBTQIA+ Living Learning Community, and UC San Diego’s commitment to house transgender, genderqueer and gender nonconforming students via discussions based on individual and specific needs.
- Resident Advisors/Hall Advisors (RA/HA’s) all receive training from both the LGBT Resource Center and through their own Residence Life Office
- Study abroad resources for students in the LGBT community
- Resources for LGBT persons located throughout San Diego
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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