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RSVP now for Pride Alumni Reunion & 25th Anniversary Celebration set for August 25

RSVP online by the August 10th deadline by clicking here for the first UC Riverside Pride Alumni Reunion! Everyone is invited to help the LGBT Resource Center celebrate 25 years of support, education and advocacy.

Are you a current or former student, staff, or faculty member? Join us around the Student Recreation Center pool starting in the afternoon and for a dinner and program in the MAC Gym in the evening. Bring home new memories, photos, and commemorative swag.

This event is free to attend with online RSVP and is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

 

Donate now to the 25 for 25 Campaign and help provide emergency funding for UCR students

The 25 for 25 Campaign has launched! It’s sometimes hard for UCR students to ask for help when they are in danger of dropping out of school, so we are asking on their behalf. The 25 for 25 Campaign in honor of the LGBT Resource Center’s 25th Anniversary is your opportunity to donate to the LGBTRC Student Assistance fund. Our goals are $25,000 and 250 donors. Our mission is to provide emergency financial support to students connected to the LGBTQ community who are in danger of dropping out of UCR. Your support, from $5 to $2,500, will make a difference in Highlanders persevering towards their degree. Donate now at https://crowdfunding.ucr.edu/ 

 

Students Can Now Update Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Optional Demographic Info in Student Record

Since 2016, the UC Admissions Application has included optional demographic questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). Now UCR students can update this information, or add info if they were admitted to UCR before 2016, by using R'Web Self-Service. The UCR update form also expands the answer options compared to the UC Admissions Application form. Answering SOGI demographic questions is always optional.This information as a group will help UCR develop resources for a more inclusive campus environment. Individual student info, like all student record info, is protected by federal privacy laws. Check out the FAQs regarding SOGI data by clicking here .

 

Download Our Smart Phone App

You can download RIGHT NOW a new App to your smart phone all about the LGBT Resource Center at UCR! It is both iPhone- and Android-Friendly. Features include events info, Faces of Pride, UCR Out List, announcements in-box, the UCR Trans Guide, student groups info, links to applications and registration forms, etc. Search for "UCR" in your phone's app store and download the Guidebook, or link to the landing page. Open the app on your phone and select the LGBTRC Guide to download.

 

Preferred Names for UCR Students Now Available Via R'Web Self-Serve

The UCR students have the option of creating a Preferred Name for use on campus. FAQs are online as a PDF here: http://registrar.ucr.edu/docs/preferred-name-faqor visit the Registrar's FAQ page: http://registrar.ucr.edu/registrar/transcripts-grades-and-academic-records/change-of-name-or-address.html 

You are able to use a Preferred Name on your R'Card, iLearn, iEval, the faculty grade rosters in iGrade, and for departmental reporting purposes. Students have many reasons for wanting to use a Preferred Name, whether because they use a nick name, an “Americanized" name, or because they've chosen a name that reflects their gender identity.

If you are trans and your family or others are not aware of your chosen name at UCR, please consider that your Banner account will show your Preferred Name if created. So, reflect before giving out password access to your R'Web account. Please also note info in the FAQs about the UCR Directory showing an email based on your Legal Name, even if you have created a Preferred Name. However, every student also has the right to opt out of the Directory. 

 

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.