LGBTQ+ Initiatives & Student Support

Systemwide support for LGBTQ+ students.

In partnership with the Chancellor's Office, the Foundation is working to provide support staff, technical assistance, and varying levels of a systemwide coordination of resources for community colleges to holistically and intentionally serve their LGBTQ+ student population.  Although our LGBTQ+ students hold multiple identities — some of which are served by existing programs on campuses (e.g., current and former foster youth, undocuscholars) — they need specific resources and support that acknowledges and affirms their LGBTQ+ identity.  Through our targeted support, colleges can find student resources, promising practices, initiative updates, and ways to connect with colleagues across the system to learn how to support their LGBTQ+ student population.

Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Students on Campus

Mental Health Resources

Ally Trainings Opportunities and Information

Campus Pride Index

  • Resource allowing students to search for inclusive and welcoming campuses for LGBTQ+ Students

Join us for upcoming events!

Gender Affirming Mental Health Care Webinar with Ein Pollard

Join us for a webinar on Gender Affirming Mental Health Care featuring Erin Pollard, gender-affirming therapist and Manager of Student Equity at Irvine Valley College. In this webinar, attendees will discover how to provide culturally informed mental health support to gender-diverse students and gain a better understanding of affirming therapy principles.

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2023 CCC LGBTQ+ Regional Convenings - From Passion to Action

The 2023 CCC LGBTQ+ Regional Convenings, are scheduled for May 12, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We are looking forward to an exciting day full of collaboration and networking with members of the California Community College campuses at all levels. This one-day, in-person meeting will provide an opportunity for deeper discussions regarding the highest priority efforts on our campuses to address LGBTQ+ issues and concerns. We will build upon the promising practices and wisdom shared during our annual online Summit.

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving nearly 2 million students.

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