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VIBRANT UNIVERSITY LIFE

UCSB HOUSING

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Residential & Community Living is committed to ensuring that LGBTQ students feel safe, welcome and comfortable on campus. For any student wishing to find an LGBTQ roommate, our Assignment Services department offers an online matching system by request so all students feel confident about their living situation before they arrive and year by year.

THE RAINBOW HOUSE IN MANZANITA VILLAGE

Residential & Community Living provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ students. On move-in day, students can expect a neutral environment that is not indicative of the theme so as to protect the privacy of individuals that are not 'out' to family or friends moving them in. The Rainbow House also has a mentoring program for student support.

GENDER-INCLUSIVE HOUSING

The primary purpose of Gender-Inclusive Housing is to provide support to students who need or request accommodations due to gender identity and expression. Assignment Services will not ask for more information than is required to meet students’ housing needs and disclosed private information is confidential.

LGBTQ STUDIES AT UCSB

The Department of Feminist Studies is proud to offer a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies. The minor provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the lives, experiences, identities, and representations of LGBTQ individuals; their families and communities; their cultures and subcultures; their histories, institutions, languages and literatures; their economics and politics; and their complex relations to the culture and experience of a heterosexual majority. The minor emphasizes the intersection of sexuality and gender with race, class, ethnicity and nation. www.femst.ucsb.edu/undergrad/degree#lgbtq

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Graduates and LGBTQ Studies minor recipients from Queer and Xican@/Latin@ organization, La Familia de Colores

ETHNIC & GENDER STUDIES LIBRARY

The UCSB Ethnic and Gender Studies Library (EGSL) is a group of six distinct collections housed together in Davidson Library. Students and researchers describe it as a welcoming, culturally-invigorating space that they consider a home away from home. www.library.ucsb.edu/ethnic-gender-studies-library

ANDELSON COLLECTION

The Andelson Collection in the EGSL supports the teaching curriculum and research interests of faculty and students in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender studies in all disciplines. The collection is named in honor of Sheldon Andelson who was the first openly gay member of the University of California Board of Regents.

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