February 22, 2023

San Diego Mesa College Celebrates the Grand Opening of the PRIDE Center

By Office of Communications


San Diego, CA - Today, February 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the Apolliad Theatre, San Diego Mesa College will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Mesa College Pride Center. Local elected officials and the San Diego Community College District will join Mesa College administrators, faculty, staff and students, and LGBTQ+ community members to celebrate the historic Grand Opening.


After the Program, members of the Mesa College and greater community will be invited to tour the new Pride Center, located in D-102, as well as connect to resources available at the Center and through community partners.


The Pride Center at San Diego Mesa College was established to create a safe environment where LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty, and allies can be their authentic selves, feel welcomed, comfortable and at home. Services available at the Center will include  academic/career/personal counseling, workshops, a computer lab, free supplies, an LGBTQ+ library, training and meeting space, along with referrals to additional resources.


“As the leading college of equity and excellence, San Diego Mesa College strives to create inclusive spaces and places for our students, staff, faculty and the broader community,” said San Diego Mesa College President Dr. Ashanti T. Hands. “Having a Pride Center on our campus creates the welcoming environment that helps our students succeed.”


Date/Time:     Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 11:00 a.m.


Location:            San Diego Mesa College Apolliad Theatre

(C1/CT on the Mesa College Campus map)

                                7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego, CA 92111

Due to weather, the Pride Center Grand Opening will be held in the Mesa College Apolliad Theatre.

After the Program, there will be tours and meet & greets at the Pride Center in D-102, immediately adjacent to the Theatre.



  • Administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members
  • Remarks given by administrators, faculty, staff and students
  • 1:1’s with students
  • 1:1’s with Mesa College students, faculty and administrators


Please visit the Mesa College Pride Center/LGBTQ+ webpage for more information.


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