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College of Alameda is committed to equity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or gender non-conforming. The Peralta Community College District states that “The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, active duty military and veterans, pregnancy, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics..”

California Education Code Section 66271.2 indicates that the Governing Board of California Community Colleges has requested that each community college district designate an employee at each college as a point of contact for the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty, staff, and students. In addition, “at a minimum, the name and contact information of the designated employee shall be published on the internet web site for the respective campus and shall be included in any printed and internet-based campus directories.”

 

College of Alameda LGBTQIA Safe Spaces

The College of Alameda LGBTQIA Safe Space program aims to increase awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersexed, and asexual/ally communities on campus, to support the college’s efforts to promote an accepting, supportive, and diverse learning environment, and to create a welcoming and tolerant environment for all members of the campus community.

Safe Space Employees

 

NAME AREA REPRESENTED PHONE NUMBER
William Watson Vice President of Student Services (510) 748-2205
Evan Schloss Health Services Coordinator (510) 748-2320
Rachel Goodwin DSPS Coordinator (510) 748-2326
Caitlin Fischer Interim Outreach and Retention Specialist (510) 748-5223

All Gender Restrooms

The restrooms on the 2nd floor of the F-Building/Student Center are single stall, gender inclusive restrooms.  Free all gender restroom signs are available at https://www.smartsign.com/all-gender-restroom-signs

 

Gay Straight Alliance Student Club

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is one of the oldest recognized student clubs at College of Alameda. The club’s mission includes strengthening the LGBTQ community through social activities and community service, promoting acceptance and tolerance by embracing diversity, and advocating for human and civil rights.

The GSA club meets regularly during the Fall and Spring semesters; to view the current club leadership and faculty advisers contact the Director of Student Activities and Campus Life (510) 748-2327.

Mental Health Resources

College of Alameda provides access to a number of mental health resources for both students and employees. Student resources include free and confidential one-on-one counseling with mental health clinicians. More info may be found on the Mental Health Services website.

 

Our Mission

The Mission of College of Alameda is to serve the educational needs of its diverse

community by providing comprehensive and flexible programs and resources that

empower students to achieve their goals.