The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity supports LGBTQ staff and faculty in addition to supporting students. Below you will find some of the resources provided to LGBTQ staff and faculty at UCSB.

On Campus Resources


The LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Collective promotes a welcoming campus community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer staff and faculty at UC Santa Barbara through providing support, resources, and events for LGBTQ employees. This purpose will be achieved through quarterly member meetings, monthly events, mentorship opportunities, and a member directory. This collective has and will continue to seek on-going institutional support from the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Human Resources, and the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Collective is a UCSB staff organization that provides additional networking and community building opportunities for UCSB non-student employees.

Join The Collective on Shoreline!

Benefits include members only events and a Collective shirt.

Check out our UCSB Out List for a list of LGBTQ+ Staff and Faculty.
Our list is updated once a year at the beginning of the academic year. 

Staff and Faculty must update their name information in both Identity Manager as well as UCPATH, as outlined below.

Identity Manager

  1. Visit and log in using your UCSB NetID and password
  2. Click Profile and Settings
  3. Click the carrot to expand the Edit Profile section
  4. Input your lived name information into the first, middle, and last name fields
  5. Click Update Profile 
  6. Please allow 24-48 hours for your updated name information to be displayed across all systems.


Please follow these instructions to update name information in UCPATH. 

Instructor ID

  • The Instructor ID is an identifier typically composed of last name and first and middle initials used in the Student Information System (SIS) and downstream systems to identify the instructor for a course. This code is quarter specific and can be changed for future quarters by request of an instructor. Terms in which registration has already commenced may not be updated as they're considered archival, but future terms may. 
  • To update Instructor ID, please contact Sean Woods at

Please Note The Following

  • If your updated name information necessitates a new NetID, please follow these instructions to request a NetID reissue.
  • If your name change requires updates to email address aliases, please contact your Connect Departmental Administrator (CDA)
  • Faculty and other instructors of record may also wish to update their Instructor ID. Please see additional information below.
  • Some UCSB IT systems’ use of name information is controlled by the user, and others by an administrator. If you use any of these administrator-controlled systems, please contact them to update your name information.

Local Resources

In addition to the RCSGD, the following local resources are available to support LGBTQ staff and faculty.

Pacific Pride Foundation's advocacy and education efforts meet the ongoing and emerging needs of a diverse population in order to create a thriving and visible LGBTQ+ community and to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.


The Santa Barbara Transgender  Advocacy Network educates individuals and organizations on best practices for transgender & gender expansive clients, patients, students, congregants and families; creates and develops spaces, actions, and policies that advance the welfare of transgender and diverse gender non-conforming individuals, their families, and allies in California's Central Coast communities.

Bialogue is a free, confidential weekly discussion group for people who are bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, fluid, and otherwise non-monosexual). Group meetings  will include conversations about topics such as coming out, health care, biphobia, relationships, identity labels, community, and more. All genders are welcome. Bi+ participants only, please.

Lisa’s Place is our place! It’s the only transgender center in Santa Barbara for transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming communities, as well as our families, friends, and allies. They welcome people of all gender expressions and is open to ages 18+. The goal of Lisa’s Place is to provide friendship and support to Central Coast gender nonconformists through chat circles, activities, outings, and dinners. Stop by! Lisa’s Place is a safe space. It is both very friendly and very private. Whether you’re out and confident or closeted and shy. Or just simply curious. We will welcome you with open arms and respect.

We, the Santa Barbara area parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity, and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG Santa Barbara welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.

Follow @gaysantabarbara on Instagram to Be in the Know About Events Happening in the Santa Barbara Area.

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