LGBTQ+ Resources

Food and Housing Support

The Stand: Basic Needs Resource Center at Mesa College supports students with food, clothings, and housing resources. Students can receive these services as long they are registered for one course at Mesa College. The Stand also provides counseling services, free food at farmers markets, food pantry, No-Cost Hygiene products, and much more!

Mesa LGBTQIA+ Ally/Out List

The San Diego Mesa College LGBTQIA+ Ally/Out List that features memberds of the Mesa Community who proudly serve as advocates for respect, inclusivity, and acceptance. This directory is comprised of faculty, staff, administrators who choose to identify themselves as either allies or memebrs ofthe LGBTQIA+ community.

Mental Health Services

Student Health Services is a safe and private place to talk with a Mental Health Professional about your concerns. We provide brief/short term mental health services for issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, life changing adjustments, loneliness, relationship struggles, managing current behavioral conditions, questions about identity, and/or other issues to currently enrolled students at no cost.

Gender Neutral Restroom Locations

What are gender neutral restrooms?

Gender-neutral bathrooms are a benefit for a diverse demographic of our Mesa Community. They provide a safe, private facility for transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people, alongside families with children, and people with disabilities who may need assistance. Single-stall restrooms also easily meet the accessibility regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They are essential to ensuring equity for our students and faculty.

Building Name GNRR Locations Open To..
B Building B-107 Room D Employees
BT Building - Business & Technology Center 2nd floor Students/Employees
C-2 Building - Music 1st floor next to C-204 Employees
ES Building - Exercise Science 1st floor Students/Employees
FA Building - Fine Arts 1st and 2nd floor Students/Employees
I400 Building - Student Services 2 per floor (QTY 8) Students/Employees
L-1 Building - Athletics 1st floor Students/Employees
MC Building - Mathematics & Natural Sciences 2nd, 3rd, 4th floor Students/Employees
SB Building - Social & Behavioral Sciences 2nd floor Students/Employees
Complex - Design Center 2 in Z-100 Students/Employees

Mesa LGBTQIA+ Task Force

The Safe Zone Task Force is a collaboration among Mesa faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to educating the greater campus community on ways to ensure a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals. As the "Leading College of Equity and Excellence", we know that the best learning environments are ones that promote acceptance and respect. Please feel free to contact any of our members if you have questions or would like to become involved.

Gender-Sexuality Alliance Student Organization

The purpose of the Mesa Gender-Sexuality Alliance is to exist as a campus student-run club where students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, or other identities of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, are able to network, plan activities, establish positive and supportive student relationships with other students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ Community or as a Straight Ally.

Please contact our advisors with any questions and feel free to come visit during one of our meetings. Our door is always open!

GSA Advisors
Dr. Michael Harrison
Dr. Mary Gwin

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LGBTQIA+ Community Resources

Complete the SDCCD form to request a change of name, social security number, and/or date of birth.

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