Cabrillo College is committed to cultivating an inclusive teaching and learning environment by providing students and employees with equitable support, access, and opportunities for success. Title IX protects transgender and queer members of our community from gender-based harassment and discrimination. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator to learn more about trans and queer rights under Title IX.
Chosen Name and Gender Policy
Students are able select the first name and gender they would like used on internal college records including class rosters, grade books, and student planning. Cabrillo College is in the process of extending this practice to Canvas and other campus databases. To update your student information to include your chosen name and gender, fill out and submit a Change of Information Form, available HERE. To learn more about why chosen names, genders, and personal pronouns matter, click HERE.
Identifying gender-neutral bathrooms is part of the Cabrillo College’s mission in creating a safe, welcoming, and inclusive campus. For a list of Cabrillo's gender-neutral bathrooms, click HERE.
Cabrillo College Office of Student Equity
The Office of Student Equity offers programs, resources, and services to better serve and support underrepresented student groups. Through programs, resources, and services, the Office of Student Equity furthers Cabrillo College's vision of supporting a climate of diversity and self-empowerment with a strong sense of social justice.
The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County
The Diversity Center offers a place of community for LGBTQ folks in the Santa Cruz area. They offer outreach and education as well as group counseling services.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Services include connecting trans-identified people and their families to sound legal services.
Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization working to create a safe college environment for LGBTQ students. It develops necessary resources, programs, and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on US college campuses.
The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans.