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Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color Resources


The RCSGD provides one-on-one support for queer, trans and gender non-conforming students of color. If you would like to connect with someone please contact QTBIPOC Empowerment Coordinator or Associate Director of LGBT Resources.

QTBIPOC Friendly Housing & Living Spaces

Manzanita Village


  • The primary purpose of Gender-Inclusive Housing is to provide support to students who need or request accommodations due to gender identity and expression. Assignment Services will not ask for more information than is required to meet students’ housing needs and disclosed private information is confidential.

  • Contact person: Mario Munoz

Family Housing

Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative

  • The purpose of the Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op (SBSHC) is to provide low-rent co-op housing for students, staff, and faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara, regardless of gender, race, social, political, or religious affiliation, and thereby influencing the community to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the community. We strive to engage in continuous educational programs that further the principles of cooperation through mutual, self-help living at a minimal cost.

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  • Contact for information:

  • You don't have to be a UCSB student to apply for this, visit the website to see the requirements

UCSB Off-Campus Housing

Legal Services

Immigration Legal Services

At University of California, through a partnership with UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, we provide free immigration legal services to UC students and their immediate family members. Through a partnership between Undocumented Student Services and the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, an attorney dedicated to immigration issues is available. Attorney Anna Manuel is able to meet with UCSB students and their immediate family members with matters such as:
  • Legal advice for undocumented students in the UC system and their immediate family members, as well as students who are U.S. citizens with undocumented family members
  • Legal support for informational and know-your-rights sessions at UC Santa Barbara
  • DACA renewals
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • U-visas
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Other immigration relief
Folks can make an appointment with Amber Spring (UCSB Staff Attorney) for questions.

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UndocuQueer/UndocuTrans folks can go get DACA renewal assistance for free, and general legal assistance for themselves and their immediate families.

CAPS Specialists

*The CAPS team may change with time, for the most up-to-date information please check out their Staff Roster*

Darren Del Castillo, Psychologist

Specializes in identity issues such as race, gender, sexuality, international, first-generation or transfer student status.

Gianna Galindo, Psychologist

Specializes in trauma and resilience, LGBTQIA+ affirming care, identity exploration and development, Latinx students, survivors of interpersonal violence, family of origin concerns, anxiety, depression, and transitional processes.

Steffanie Tinsley, Psychologist

Specializes in treating survivors of interpersonal violence and traumatic bereavement (grief), as well as working with LGBTQIA+, Veterans, and Jewish individuals.

QTBIPOC Facebook Groups

Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color at UCSB

A group created to share QTBIPOC resources and foster a sense of community in the Goleta/Santa Barbara Area.

Queer Housing Santa Barbara/Isla Vista

This is a group for queer folks to find housing in IV, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and the surrounding areas, and to post resources for dorm and/or apartment living