Chancellor’s Advisory Committee
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
- Ayoka Bell, CAPS
- Brandon Brown, UCR School of Medicine
- Brandon Andrew Robinson, Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Diamond Bravo, Psychology
- Ivan Aguirre, Hispanic Studies
- Joel Smith, Dance
- Katja Guenther, Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Kyle Ingram, UCR School of Business
- Laura Riley, Student Disability Resource Center
- Liz Przybylski, Music
- Megan Rush, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- Melissa M. Wilcox, Religious Studies
- Nancy Tubbs, LGBT Resource Center
- Nico Napolio, Political Science
- Nicole Pitsavas, CAPS
- Nina G. Ruedas, Women's Resource Center
- Richard T. Rodríguez, Media & Cultural Studies
- Sarah Berlin, Medical Student
- Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Libraries
- Tameesha Hayes, Planning, Design & Construction
- Toi Thibodeaux, LGBT Resource Center
- 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