Occidental College is committed to the well-being and success of all members of our community.
We recognize that members who identify as LGBTQIA+ experience higher levels of discrimination and psychological distress than their heterosexual and cisgender peers. Occidental strives to create a safe and compassionate campus community where all members feel welcomed, and can participate in the college experience fully without intimidation or bias.
Residential Education and Housing Services offers student housing that is not restricted to traditional limitations of the gender binary. Below are the gender-inclusive spaces:
E. Norris Hall
Food Justice House (4863 Stratford Rd.)
Queer House (1480 Campus Rd.)
The second floor of Pauley Hall (Multicultural Hall)
Students are able select the first name and gender they would like used on internal college records, including class rosters and schedules, student directory listings, ID cards, course evaluations and clearance forms.
When traveling abroad, be mindful that different cultures understand gender in varying ways. Moreover, levels of tolerance, acceptance, and support for LGBTQIA+ individuals differ greatly from culture to culture. LGBTQIA+ students will find their experiences more successful if they prepare themselves by becoming educated on the legal and cultural issues facing LGBTQIA+ people in their host culture.
Off Campus Resources
National Center for Transgender Equality
|Transgender Law Center
Civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Services include connecting trans-identified people and their families to sound legal services.
|The Human Rights Campaign
Largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT Americans.
|GLAAD's Transgender Resources
Transgender resources and information compiled by GLAAD
|Trans Youth Family Allies
TYFA empowers young people and their families through support, education, and outreach about gender identity and expression.
|Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
The Consortium works to achieve higher education environments in which LGBT students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
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This guide is continually a work-in-progress. We welcome your feedback! Please contact Jennifer Broomfield, Title IX Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can't find what you're looking for.