Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity
The Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity offers a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender queer, intersex, and ally members of the UCSB community. Located on the 3rd floor of the Student Resource Building, the Resource Center is open Monday through Thursday 10am to 7pm, and Fridays 10am to 4pm. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to stop by the “Rainbow Lounge” to watch a video, study, or read a magazine. The David Bohnett Cyber Center is also housed here, providing internet access with a printer and scanner. The Resource Center also offers a lending library of educational books and videos on various topics and sponsors a variety of cultural and educational events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events for current information about campus and community events. For more information call (805) 893-5847. To subscribe to our weekly email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSB Safe Zone Project
The Safe Zone Project provides student, staff, and faculty the opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQI A community through a 1 hour training. After completing the training, participants receive a Safe Zone Pledge to post a visible display of their support of LGBTQI members of our campus community. The intent is to show one's support of LGBTQI issues in a visible, positive way. For more information about the program, please click here.
LGBTQ Studies Minor
In February of 2004 the UCSB Academic Senate approved a minor in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Studies, to be housed in the Women's Studies Program. With the approval of this minor, UCSB is now one of only a handful of institutions in the country which offers a degree in LGBTQ Studies.
In Fall of 2004, UCSB Housing & Residential Services added a new residence hall “interest floor” to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students and their allies. The Rainbow House is located in Manzanita Village, and it houses 41 students. More information about the Rainbow House and other interest floors, can be found at the UCSB Housing website.
Gender Inclusive Housing
Although not a Living-Learning Community, Gender Inclusive Housing is another option open to students. Rooms are located in various houses throughout Manzanita Village and/or San Rafael Residence Halls. We may also have space in our University owned Undergraduate/Graduate Apartment community. The primary purpose of Gender Inclusive Housing is to provide support to students who need or request accommodations due to gender identity/expression. Students that are interested in more information should contact Assignment Services and, as space permits, an appropriate housing assignment will be made. Assignment Services will not ask for more information than is required to meet students' housing needs and disclosed private information will be kept confidential.
Residence Hall Assignment Services (805) 893-5513; Apartment Living Assignment Services (805) 893-7391
Hate Incident Reporting
Do you feel you have you been the victim of a hate incident or hate crime? You can report the incident using this form, or if you would like more information or support in responding to a hate motivated incident, contact Suzanna Perkin at email@example.com or (805) 893-4364. Additional information can be found at http://judicialaffairs.sa.ucsb.edu/Hate.aspx.
University Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
(EUCALYPTUS) This advisory committee to the Chancellor is comprised of faculty, staff and students who meet during each quarter regarding LGBT issues at UCSB. Contact Joshua Moon Johnson or Leila Rupp for more information.
University of California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Association
This state-wide organization works for queer rights and resources on all UC-campuses and sponsors an annual conference. This group sponsors an annual LGBTQIA student conference, and holds quarterly meetings to discuss pertinent issues.
Library Resources: Andelson Collection
The Andelson Collection features a wide variety of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender references. The collection is located in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Library on the second floor of the Davidson Library. For more information email Gary Colmenar or call (805) 893-8067.
Gender Neutral Restrooms
is a list of all the unisex bathrooms located on the UCSB campus.