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Exploring Our Resources

All Gender Restrooms

The RCSGD has worked with students and campus staff to create more safe and accessible restrooms for transgender and gender queer students, staff, faculty, alumni, and UCSC visitors. The campaign to increase the number of all-gender restrooms on our campus is ongoing.

Bias Incident Reporting

At UCSB we strive to maintain an environment that is welcoming and safe for every member of our community. In the event that a hate crime or incident does occur, the Bias Incident Response Team serves at the campus reporting point, and can work with the impacted parties in coordinating a response.

Community Resources

We have prepared a list of resources that are available for LGBTQ+ folks that are available in the local community ranging from community organizations to support groups.

Crisis Lines

A crisis hotline is a phone number people can call to get immediate emergency telephone counseling, usually by trained volunteers. If you or anyone you know needs help, we strongly encourage you to reach out.

Federal/CA ID Changes

If you are interested in having changing your name and/or gender markers, please visit our page to learn more about the process or contact our center for assistance in walking through it.

Financial Crisis Team

There may be unexpected financial burdens that arise, and to help offset those costs there are efforts to  to assist undergraduate and graduate students who are facing significant financial difficulties that jeopardize their path to graduation. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the resources listed, if you need assistance. 

Food Security

Food security is a measure of the availability of food and individuals' accessibility to it, where accessibility includes affordability. UCSB has created a comprehensive guide to getting support in combating food security.

Graduate Student Resources

A compilation of resources that our campus offers to support our queer and trans graduate students.


In collaboration with our Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Services, we created this list of off-campus resources while their website has the information pertaining to university-owned housing.

LGBTQIA+ Fraternity & Sorority Life

This resource page was created by LGBTQIA+ people in Fraternity & Sorority Life to help other Queer & Trans* (QT*) folks feel more comfortable with navigating Fraternity & Sorority Life.

LGBTQ+ Scholarships and Internships

A variety of scholarships and internships that are both local and national pertaining to LGBTQIA+ identities.

Mental Health

Mental health resources including crisis lines, CAPS staff, and support groups that are offered in the UCSB, Goleta, Isla Vista, and Santa Barbara area

Name Change at UCSB

Our Associate Director has created a step-by-step guide for having your name changed in the variety of university systems where they may appear.

Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund

The UCSB Student Medical Emergency Relief Fund (SMERF) was designed to assist UCSB students experiencing medical emergencies.  The creators of this fund endeavored to ensure that students could receive support as they work to attain their educational goals.

Trans Resources

Our Trans Empowerment Coordinator has compiled a list of both local, national, and online resources for making your time at UCSB more accessible and welcoming.

UCSB LGBTQ Health Services

Student Health recognizes that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students have health concerns that are the same as other students. However, other issues may be different and require a greater understanding or specific information or programs.

Undocuqueer/Undocutrans Resources

The UndocuQueer movement is a powerful network of queer undocumented immigrant activists organizing for the rights of undocumented youth and their families. The RCSGD in collaboration with Undocumented Student Services want to continue to serve our students who deserve equal access and freedom to education.

QTBIPOC Resources

Queer and Trans students of color face unique challenges to and barriers to education that their white counterparts do not, therefore we have created a list of services to ensure folks have equitable access to happy and fulfilling college experience.

Other UCSB Websites:

MultiCultural Center

The Multicultural Center has been at the forefront of change for 27 years educating and empowering, and advocating for marginalized communities.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center welcomes people of all genders who wish to be part of a community of individuals looking to explore identity, socio-cultural issues, or simply be together. The Women’s Center is designed by and for the UCSB community and you are welcome here!

Cultural Resource Centers

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) sponsors diverse cultural programming through the African diasporic, American Indian, Chicanx/Latinx, Middle Eastern, and Asian resource centers.

Non-Traditional Student Resource Center

The Non-Traditional Student Resource Center provides a community space for students whose life experiences may differ from traditional students.

Disabled Students Program

The focus of the Disabled Students Program (DSP)’s mission is to ensure full participation and equal access to all educational activities and classes at UCSB, and to facilitate student success for students with disabilities.


The CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education office at UCSB provides confidential advocacy and support to students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. 

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