Register Online for Q-Qamp: Orientation To Campus Life for LGBTQ Students & Their Allies

New and returning students are invited to an orientation to UCR campus life and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allies community. This informal program will introduce you to student leaders, LGBT Resource Center staff, upcoming events, and programs such as Community OUTReach Educators (CORE) & Peer Connections. RSVP online by clicking here. Refreshments and pizza provided.

This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

New Students - Find Us During Highlander Orientation

The LGBT Resource Center will be out and about, welcoming new students to UCR this summer. Find us at the Building Our Common Ground activity on day 1 of your orientation session. Then stop by our table at the Orientation Expo and talk to current UCR students about life on campus for LGBTQ people and their allies.

Finding Support Following the Orlandp Shooting

Many of us continue to experience emotional trauma following the Orlando nighclub killings, a direct attack against the LGBT community. We encourage you to reach out for support.

The LGBT Resource Center will be open during our summer hours (9am to 5pm) if you'd like to speak to a staff person, as will the rest of the ethnic & gender program offices - African Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, Middle Eastern Student Center, Native American Student Programs, Undocumented Student Programs, and the Women's Resource Center.

Walk-in/phone support is also available at Counseling and Psychological Services, by phone or in-person, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to assist students, faculty, staff and parents/family members with an immediate crisis/consultation support. You may access these services by calling or walking into Counseling and Psychological Services inside the Veitch Student Center, North Wing.

24-Hour Hotline
After-hours, mental health therapists are available for crisis counseling and consultation by phone at 951-827-5531 (951-UCR-TALK or 2-TALK from campus phones), 24 hours daily.

UC Riversider Converts 111 Restrooms to Gender Inclusive Facilities

Responding to a directive from the UC Office of the President, UCR has converted 111 restrooms on campus to gender inclusive facilities. Each single-occupancy restroom has new signage. In addition, all new construction as well as buildings under heavy renovation must include gender inclusive facilities. By this summer, additonal building signage will direct people to the nearest gender inclusive facility if there is not one available in the building.

To find gender inclusive restrooms, visit the UCR campus map and zoom in until you see the circle-triangle symbol. Click on the symbol and room number details will become visible on the left-hand side of the window. ADA-compliant facilities information is also available on the online campus map.

Congratulations to the 2016 Lambda Awards Honorees

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on LGBT Students, Faculty, & Staff is pleased to recognize the following people for their outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ community:

Chay Tadeo - Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Cuauhtemoc Peranda - Graduate Student Service Award

Gabriel Maldonado - Steven Shum Activism Award

J Sebastian - Graduate Student Service Award

Julian Felix - New Involvement Impact Award

KUCR 88.3fm - Timothy P. White Outstanding Ally Award

Steve Whitestone - Charles Weis Service Award 

UC Riverside Named a Top-10 Trans-Friendly Campus in U.S.

From The Advocate (8/15/12):

"...UC Riverside (UCR) is one of the country’s most active colleges in educating the campus about trans people.  Through its LGBT Resource Center, UCR offers an ally training program specifically about the experiences of trans people, and it commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance through a series of posters displayed around campus that feature individuals who have been murdered because of their gender identity or expression.  Complimenting this effort, the center is currently developing a poster project of important living trans figures, with a focus on trans people of color.  In 2005, UCR was the first public college in the U.S. to offer gender-inclusive housing for both incoming and returning students.  This year, the college collaborated with eight other campuses to organize the country’s first intercampus retreat for trans/genderqueer and gender-questioning college students, building on a highly successfully trans retreat at UC Irvine in 2011."

  • Register for Q-Camp - An Orientation to Campus Life for LGBTQ Students & Their Allies: Join us Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1pm to 4pm @ Pentland Hills for an opportunity to meet members of the campus LGBTQ community, discover resources, interact with student leaders and LGBT Resource Center staff, and of course eat pizza. All participants will receive a limited edition queer t-shirt. Register online by clicking here.
  • Apply to attend the Common Ground Retreat: The Common Ground Retreat is open to any UCR student wishing to attend a 3-day retreat with a focus on community-building through a social justice lens. The CGR will be held October 14-16, 2016 in the San Bernardino Mountains. Apply online today by clicking here.
  • Take the UCUES Survey!: Undergraduate students, look for an invitation with a link in your R'Web email account to take the UCUES Survey. This is the best way you can help UCR learn how to improve services and resources for all students. We especially hope LGBTQ students will let their voices be heard! You'll automatically be entered into drawings for Amazon gift cards, iPads, and other cool stuff. The earlier you take the survey, the more drawings you are entered into.



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    Women's Studies
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    Class of 2015
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    Psychology, Law and Society
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    Media and Cultural Studies
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