Welcome to the LGBTQ Campus Resource Center!

The UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center has proudly been serving the UCLA community for 20 years. We provide a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness, and an open, safe, and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ CRC affirms folks of all sexual and gender identities and serves the entire UCLA community – undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We welcome you to engage with us by stopping by the Center, attending our programming, utilizing our services, or participating in an allyship training.

 

Important Updates from the LGBTQ CRC 

Dear Campus Community, 

 

To be considerate of our community’s health and safety during these uncertain times, the LGBTQ CRC will be closed from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27. Although our physical space will not be open, our team is available to schedule meetings with students and community members via alternative methods of communication during our regular business hours (Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-5pm and Fridays, 9am-4pm).  

 

Our Colleagues Training on Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Students, Staff and Faculty scheduled for Monday, March 23 has been postponed until further notice. Additionally, we will be adapting our programs and services to meet the needs of our communities virtually and will provide updates as we have them. Any scheduled student or community organization meetings set to take place in the LGBTQ CRC during the spring quarter are cancelled.  

 

For important updates about COVID-19 and its impact at UCLA, please visit http://ucla.in/coronavirus. UCLA will establish a support line for students if they need guidance on any issue related to COVID-19 or how campus operations are affected. Students can reach the support line at 310-825-3894 beginning Wednesday, 3/18 at 9am, and it will remain in operation weekdays from 9am to 7pm. 

 

For students with questions about ongoing resources such as CAPS, the Ashe Student Health Center, the CPO Food Closet, etc., please visit: https://newsroom.ucla.edu/faq-for-students-COVID-19.  

  

We encourage you to take care of yourselves and each other during this challenging time and know the LGBTQ CRC team is here to support you.  

 

If you have questions about our programs and trainings, please contact Liz: elopez@lgbt.ucla.edu 

If you have questions about outreach opportunities or Meal Voucher distribution, please contact Jose: jgarcia@lgbt.ucla.edu

If you’re a student organization leader and have questions/concerns about LGBTQ CRC space reservations, please contact Megan: mvandertoorn@lgbt.ucla.edu

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with our Director, please contact Andy: acofino@lgbt.ucla.edu 

For general questions about the Center, please email: lgbt@lgbt.ucla.edu

   

In community, 

Andy Cofino, Director, UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center 
Jose Garcia, Operations Coordinator, UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center 
Liz Lopez, Program Coordinator, UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center 

Megan van der Toorn, Assistant Director, UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center 

Updated Gender-Inclusive Restroom Map (July 2019)

We are proud to announce the completion of an updated Gender-Inclusive Restroom Map! Our greatest thanks to those who worked tirelessly on this vital project.  

Map of where Gender-Inclusive restrooms are located on campus

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Campus Update: Legal Name Field Removed From Back of BruinCards

We are excited to announce that as of November 4, 2019, the legal name field has been removed from the back of UCLA BruinCards. Students with a registered preferred first name will no longer have a legal name printed on the back of their BruinCards, and their preferred first name and legal last name will continue to appear on the front of the card. This change follows years of discussion and advocacy on behalf of UCLA students, staff and faculty, including members of Transgender UCLA Pride, Queer Alliance, Committee on LGBTQ Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, UCPD, Campus-Counsel, BruinCard Center, Undocumented Students Program and the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center.

There is no requirement for students to have their existing BruinCards reissued. However, the BruinCard Center is providing one free card exchange for students with a registered preferred first name who wish to update their current campus BruinCard to the new format. The exchange is redeemable until June 1, 2020.

Please note that preferred first name printing is not available for all student BruinCard holders or formats at this time (the feature is currently unavailable for students with a medical BruinCard, for example). Additionally, the format change may prevent BruinCard from serving as identification for HR onboarding processes, such as completing the I-9 form.

More information can be found on the BruinCard Preferred Name FAQ.

Thank you to the students, staff and faculty who have worked diligently and collaboratively on this effort. This change uplifts the identities of all students who go by a name other than their legal one, such as transgender and nonbinary students and international students, creating a more inclusive and affirming campus community.