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Empowering Campus Culture In Support of LGBTQ+ Students.

Fiercer Together

The 5th Annual CCC LGBTQ+ Summit will be held virtually April 19-20, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join and collaborate with members of the California Community Colleges at all levels. The summit is a space for students, faculty, classified professionals and administrators where we will focus on this year’s theme: “Fiercer Together - Uplifting Queer & Trans Students on Our Campuses” and on improving not only individual community college campuses but encouraging changes at the structural level as well. We will learn from each other’s innovative and successful ideas that will transform campuses so that we better serve and affirm LGBTQ+ students.    

Join our statewide summit to empower a culture on our campuses that support LGBTQ+ students.

  • Wednesday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Virtual
  • Thursday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Virtual

Call for Proposals

We are pleased to invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 5th Annual CCC LGBTQ+ Summit. We are looking for proposals that share practices and programs from professionals and students. We are also interested in presentations that address the experiences of LGBTQ+ students at the intersection of multiple systems of oppression.

We are looking for proposals relevant to the following workshop tracks:

“If You Can’t Love Yourself, How the hell You Going to Love Somebody Else”

Presentations focused on any of the pillars of wellness: emotional/mental, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual for the LGBTQ+ community.

“Queer Studies: Collecting and Using Data to Support Our LGBTQ+ Students”

Sharing current data on queer and trans student experiences on campus, how to effectively use data to advocate for services for queer and trans students and presentations on innovative techniques being employed on local campuses to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

“We Don’t Play, We Slay: Creating LGBTQ+ Courses and Inclusion of LGBTQ+ Content in Every Course”

Establishing queer and trans studies degree programs or courses on campuses. Encouraging faculty and departments to incorporate LGBTQ+ content into existing courses.

“You Better Work! Establishing Services on Your Campus”

Promising practices for establishing in-person and virtual services to support LGBTQIA2+ students on California community college campuses

“TRANSforming Culture: Affirming Our Support for Trans and Non-Binary Students

Programs, services and initiatives to create more welcoming and affirming campuses for Trans students including name policies, building policies and inclusive language training.

“The Skills to Pay the Bills”

With the 10 million one-time dollars that were awarded by the Governor to support serving LGBTQ+ students, how has (or will) your campus spend those dollars? What has been the impact thus far? What do you need moving forward?


Regional Convenings

Thanks  to the generous support from the Chancellor’s Office, we will host three in-person regional convenings on Friday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. These convenings do not cost anything to attend; both a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. 


Friday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • Northern California - College of San Mateo 
  • Central Valley Convening - Fresno City College 
  • Southern California Convening - Orange Coast College 

Logistics Information

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs and events. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be submitted to the Conferences and Events team at

Contact Us

Dr. Emilie Mitchell
CCC LGBTQ+ Summit Lead

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

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Sacramento, CA 95811

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