Ensuring an Inclusive UCR
The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBT Students, Faculty & Staff is a campus-wide committee comprised of UCR faculty and staff that convenes quarterly in an effort to meet committee goals.
- Undergraduate and graduate student representatives
- Amalia Cabezas, Ethnic Studies
- Kevin Nguyen Chastain, Residential Life
- Gary Coyne, Undergraduate Education
- Katja Guenther, Sociology
- Keith Harris, Media & Cultural Studies
- Kyle Ingram, UCR School of Business
- Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Libraries
- taisha ciara paggett, Dance
- Liz Przybylski, Music
- Laura Riley, Student Disability Resource Center
- Megan Rush, LGBT Resource Center
- James Smith, Residential Life
- Tricia Thrasher, Capital Asset Strategies - Capital Planning
- Nancy Tubbs, LGBT Resource Center
- Jane Ward, Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Brandon Brown, UCR School of Medicine
- To make it possible for LGBT students, staff, and faculty to enjoy a positive personal and professional experience while they are members of the UCR community.
- To provide a visible presence and educate the UCR community regarding discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
- To encourage full implementation of the university hiring policy which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
- To recommend plans and policies that will reduce homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia at UCR and address the needs of our LGBT communities.
- To expand curriculum to include LGBT studies scholarly research, instruction and intellectual activities.
Any student, staff or faculty member interested in joining the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBT Students, Faculty & Staff, including those nominated by ASUCR and GSA, should contact the co-chairs directly for more information.
- Responding to UC reports as they relate to the needs of LGBT people (e.g., mental health, campus climate, staff diversity, undergraduate experience survey, etc.)
- Creating trans-inclusive campus resources and policies, including:
- Increasing access to trans health care at the Campus Health Center and Counseling Center (benefits secured in 2009)
- Creating gender inclusive restrooms access
- Developing a "preferred name and gender" system on campus
- Developing policies and practices for employees "transitioning" at UCR
- Building an LGBT-Inclusive UCR Medical School
- Developing resources for graduate and post-doctoral students