Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transsexual/Transgender (GLBT) Students and Staff

Spring
2009
Resolution Number: 
03.02
Contact: 
Category: 
Equity and Diversity
Status: 
Ongoing

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is consistent in its unflagging efforts for student success for all students and has a long-standing tradition of support for underrepresented minority students in the State of California;

Whereas, Each community college's support of the psychological health of every student in the California community colleges is important;

Whereas, Research demonstrates that prejudice against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender (GLBT) people has adverse effects on both GLBT students and the campus community as a whole; and

Whereas, The invisibility, both by omission and by design, of GLBT students and their issues in curricula, co-curricular activities, and campus practices perpetuates prejudice against GLBT individuals and promotes heterosexism;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to review their curricula, co-curricular activities, and campus practices for inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender (GLBT) people;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges employ appropriate venues to increase awareness of the issues affecting GLBT people in the California community colleges; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges amend its diversity policy to include gender identity and expression (transsexual/transgender) in the policy's description of diversity.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

A Rostrum article on college participation in the LGBT Pride Index appeared in the February 2015 issue.  

A Rostrum article on college participation in the LGBT Pride Index appeared in the February 2015 issue.Work on this project is ongoing and remains to be relevant. 2017 - 2018: The committee chair should determine how to work this ongoing work into the committee chair or identify other ways to ensure that this issue is continually reviewed and refreshed.