LGBTQIa+ Resources

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Food and Housing Support

The Stand: Basic Needs Resource Center at Mesa College supports students with food, clothings, and housing resources.  Students can receive these services as long they are registered for one course at Mesa College.  The Stand also provides counseling services, free food at farmers markets, food pantry, No-Cost Hygiene products, and much more!

Mesa LGBTqia+ Ally/Out List

The San Diego Mesa College LGBTQIA+ Ally/Out List that features memberds of the Mesa Community who proudly serve as advocates for respect, inclusivity, and acceptance. This directory is comprised of faculty, staff, administrators who choose to identify themselves as either allies or memebrs ofthe LGBTQIA+ community.

Mental Health Services

Student Health Services is a safe and private place to talk with a Mental Health Professional about your concerns. We provide brief/short term mental health services for issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, life changing adjustments, loneliness, relationship struggles, managing current behavioral conditions, questions about identity, and/or other issues to currently enrolled students at no cost.

Gender neutral restroom locations

What are gender neutral restrooms?

Gender-neutral bathrooms are a benefit for a diverse demographic of our Mesa Community. They provide a safe, private facility for transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people, alongside families with children, and people with disabilities who may need assistance. Single-stall restrooms also easily meet the accessibility regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They are essential to ensuring equity for our students and faculty.

 Building Name  GNRR Locations  Open To..
 B Building  B-107 Room D  Employees
 BT Building - Business & Technology Center  2nd floor  Students/Employees
 C-2 Building - Music  1st floor next to C-204  Employees
 ES Building - Exercise Science  1st floor  Students/Employees
 FA Building - Fine Arts  1st and 2nd floor  Students/Employees
 I400 Building - Student Services  2 per floor (QTY 8)  Students/Employees
 L-1 Building - Athletics  1st floor  Students/Employees
 MC Building - Mathematics & Natural Sciences  2nd, 3rd, 4th floor  Students/Employees
 SB Building - Social & Behavioral Sciences  2nd floor  Students/Employees
 Z Complex - Design Center  2 in Z-100  Students/Employees


    Mesa LgbtqIA+ Task force

    The Safe Zone Task Force is a collaboration among Mesa faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to educating the greater campus community on ways to ensure a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals. As the "Leading College of Equity and Excellence", we know that the best learning environments are ones that promote acceptance and respect. Please feel free to contact any of our members if you have questions or would like to become involved.

    Safe Zone LogoTask Force Members
      Kevin Branson
      Mary Gwin
      Michael Harrison
      Bridget Herrin
      Gloria Kim 
      Lucio Lira   
      Bryan Malinis
      Rocio Sandoval 
      Jorge Villalobos 

    Gender-sexuality alliance student organization

    The purpose of the Mesa Gender-Sexuality Alliance is to exist as a campus student-run club where students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, or other identities of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, are able to network, plan activities, establish positive and supportive student relationships with other students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ Community or as a Straight Ally.

    Please contact our advisors with any questions and feel free to come visit during one of our meetings. Our door is always open!

    GSA Advisors:
    Dr. Michael Harrison
    Dr. Mary Gwin

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    Request a Name change with our district

    Complete the SDCCD form to request a change of name, social security number, and/or date of birth.


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    LGBTQIA+ Community Resources

    College Guide for LGBTQ Students

    Resources and Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students

    Resources for Transgender College Students

    College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

    Creating a Welcoming Campus and Community

    Personal learning Resources

    Asexual Visibility and Education Network

    Everyday Feminism

    Get Real

    It's Pronounced Metrosexual

    Soul Force


    We Are the Youth

    Organization that supports the Lgbtqia+ community

    GLAAD - Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

    GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

    Family Acceptance Project

    It Gets Better Project

    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

    The "Not All Like That" (NALT) Project

    The Religious Institute

    Transgender Law Center