Supporting LGBTQIA2+ Communities

LGBTQIA2+ campus life is ever-increasing! Student involvement at RCC began with the Gender & Sexualities Awareness (now Sexuality & Gender Acceptance (SAGA)) club, chartered in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, the LGBTQ+ Ally program started to train employees to be allies and create safe zones for LGBTQ+ students throughout RCCD. Today, the LGBTQ+ Association for Student Success and Equity (LASSE) works to provide support to, education about, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators on campus. In 2021, the first ever Lavender Graduation at RCC was hosted to celebrate graduates within the LASSE Mentor Program, also piloted during the 2020-2021 academic year. RCC continues to work to create more equitable campus environments for LGBTQ+ students. We hope you will get involved!

Student Engagement Center Hours

Location: Martin Luther King Room 304

  • Monday 11 am – 1 pm and 1:30 –5 pm 
  • Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm and 3:30 – 5 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday 9 am – 1:30 pm
  • Friday 11 am – Noon and 1:30 – 3 pm

Contact Us

Email: LGBTQIA@rcc.edu 

Campus LGBTQIA2+ Resources

If enrolled in a Canvas class, update your display name and include your pronouns if you'd like! Login to Canvas and go to Account > Profile.​

If you would like your chosen name to appear on class rosters, student photo ID, and communications from the District, please complete the Chosen Name or Gender Identity Changes form​. Your legal name will appear on transcripts, degrees/certificates, or financial aid disbursements. Your original RCCD student email address and Canvas login will not change. 

Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. 

If you have experienced discrimination and/or harassment at RCC, you have a right to file an informal or formal complaint with Riverside Community College District. For more information, call (951) 222-8039 or visit https://www.rccd.edu/admin/hrer/dec/Pages/discrimination.aspx

  • Kane - First Floor 1 (men’s) Toilet/1 Urinal (public/students) 
  • Digital Library Breezeway - 1 Toilet (public/students) 
  • Digital Library Fourth Floor - 1 Toilet (staff) 
  • Tech A - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/students) 
  • Tech B - 1 Toilet (public/students) 
  • Auto Tech - 1 Toilet(men’s) (public/students) 
  • Auto Tech - 1 Toilet (women’s) (public/students) 
  • Lovekin - 1 Toilet (public/students) 
  • Huntley Gym - 1 Toilet (women’s) (staff) 
  • Huntley Gym - 1 Toilet (men’s) (staff) 
  • Warehouse - two 1 Toilet Restrooms (public/students) 
  • Music - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/staff) 
  • BE - 1 Toilet (men’s) and 1 Toilet (women’s) (public/students) 
  • Quad - 1 Toilet (staff) 
  • Cosmo - 1 Toilet (public/students) 
  • Aquatics Center - 2 Toilets (public/students) 
  • Art - 1 Toilet (men’s) (public/students) 
  • Wheelock Stadium - 4 Toilets (public/students) 
  • Early Childhood Education - 2 Toilets (public/staff) 
  • Math and Science - 6 Toilets (staff)

Ally Trainings are offered at least once a semester at Riverside City College, as well as at Moreno Valley College and Norco College. In this training, participants learn about issues faced in LGBTQIA2+ communities, as well as resources and tools needed to become better allies to people with marginalized genders and sexualities.

RCC faculty and staff who have completed Ally Training.

For more information, contact Drea Dillon-andrea.dillon@rccd.edu

 

LASSE aims to unify, empower, and create a brave, inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ students, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators of diverse genders, races, ages, sexes, sexualities, religions, economic statuses, and abilities at RCC. LASSE is committed to providing a support system and fostering community for a historically underrepresented population by implementing educational events and workshops, mentorship programs, providing resources and advocating for institutional changes. LASSE works to facilitate conversations about gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in order to help address the needs of the LGBTQIA2+ communities on campus. 

This guide is intended to provide some general information about LGBTQ+ topics, as well as information and resources for allyship.

The LASSE Mentor Program aims to provide additional educational and personal support to LGBTQIA2+ students by pairing them with a trained RCC faculty or staff mentor. The LASSE Mentor Program is a collaborative, safe, and inclusive environment that fosters growth and self-confidence among both mentors and mentees.

The Rainbow Learning Community (RLC) is a student cohort model designed to increase graduation and transfer success rates for our LGBTQ+ students and allies by implementing an LGBTQ+ focused curriculum. Students who join will take the following courses:

  • ENG 1A (47217) T/TH 10:15 am-12:20 pm 
  • GUI 45 (49129) T/TH 8-10:05 am (1st 8 weeks of fall semester) 
  • GUI 46 (47721) T/TH 8-10:05 am (2nd 8 weeks of fall semester) 

Please fill out the Interest Form if you're interested in joining and contact Wendy.silva@rcc.edu or Michaal.McCracken@rcc.edu for more information.

Together we create a loving and supportive family for the Queer/LGBTQIA+ community and supporters. We are dedicated to club members and student achievement in the academic, social, political and personal aspects of their lives. Join our club and learn about yourself, others and the world. Come to a meeting and check us out. 

Meetings are held Thursday 12:00 - 1:00pm viz Zoom

Advisor: Robert Hyers (robert.hyers@rcc.edu)

If you would like a student ID card that reflects a current photo and your chosen name, fill out the following form and provide a picture and a copy of a current photo ID. Your new student ID card will then be mailed to you.

Request new ID