Butte College has committed a lot of resources to LGBTQIA2S+ issues. For the last 5 years, the college has committed to establishing and upholding a Queer Resource Center where students can come to receive support, gather resources, and make meaningful community relationships. Butte has also been actively partnering with the California Community College Chancellor's office to secure close to 100,000$ in additional LGBTQ+ specific funding that goes directly to supporting students and programming! This money will be invested into physical upgrades for the center, events, guest speakers, programming, and more! Butte College has displayed commitment and investment in a strong and thriving Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club for over 10 years! The club has been up and running since 2006 and is stronger than ever with almost 50 students in the club and multiple events each semester! Butte College has also recently invested in hiring an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Officer. This has done a lot for the Butte College Queer Community for a few different reasons. The IDEA is extremely and openly Queer friendly, which makes students feel much more comfortable with the idea of interacting with him and going to him for help should they need it. Having an administration member who is committed to LGBTQIA2S+ issues and needs goes a long way toward making us all feel comfortable and safe here on campus.
LGBTQ Student Opportunities
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Commitment to LGBTQ Issues
Butte Community College has a lot of different offerings for LGBTQ+ students and allies! The Queer Resource Center offers LGBTQ+ students a lot in the way of resources and events! We offer free: safe sex products, menstrual products, pregnancy tests, snacks, school supplies, a lending library, art supplies to use, donated clothing, and more! We also offer free access to a displayed staff/faculty and student assistant outlist and pride flag and information displayed. The QRC offers multiple events a month as well as being a Queer hangout space open daily! The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) offers multiple events where students can gather off campus in less formal settings to interact, make friends, and learn about the Queer community and its history. Butte College has a newly established Queer of Color group which will be a place for students of color who feel out of place in the typical men or women of color gatherings and events. This group is very new but it seems the focus will be on community building and using group resources to gain more access to academic and personal opportunities. The Gender and Sexuality Equity Team Committee is also a resource for Queer and Ally staff, faculty, and students. All are welcome to join the committee. Whose main operating goal is to support the QRC and Queer Butte College members!
Why you'll love Butte College
"The Queer Resource Center at Butte is a great place to hang out and meet other people! Fascinating and fun conversations always greet me when I open the door!"
— - The Big Gay
"Without the QRC I wouldn't be able to share my colorful threads and to show off my bright and prideful personality!"
— - Leo
"I love going to the QRC! It's always so welcoming"
— Kat (QRC Student Assistant)
"I love the amount of outreach the center do for students!"
— - Faculty Member
"The QRC has resources and a safe place for me to go and hangout"
— - Anonymous Queer Student
Highlights & Organizations
Queer Week 10/10 - 10/13
MasQUEERade Dance in Oct
Groups & activities
Overall Campus Pride Index Score
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LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors
|Sexual Orientation Score||4 of 5|
|Gender Identity/Expression Score||3.5 of 5|
|LGBTQ Policy Inclusion||4 of 5|
|LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment||4 of 5|
|LGBTQ Academic Life||3 of 5|
|LGBTQ Student Life||3.5 of 5|
|LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life||1 of 5|
|LGBTQ Campus Safety||4.5 of 5|
|LGBTQ Counseling & Health||3 of 5|
|LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts||4 of 5|
|Sections greyed out mean the campus does not offer those services|
LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
|Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation|
|Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression|
|Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner|
|Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents|
|Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents|
|Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms|
|Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms|
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
|Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students|
|Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services|
|Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone|
|Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people|
|Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues|
|LGBTQ alumni group|
LGBTQ Academic Life
|LGBTQ studies program|
|LGBTQ specific course offerings|
|Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship|
|New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues|
|New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues|
|LGBTQ faculty/staff organization|
LGBTQ Student Life
|LGBTQ & Ally student organization|
|LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization|
|LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority|
|Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities|
|Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues|
|Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people|
|LGBTQ-inclusive career services|
LGBTQ Campus Safety
|Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes|
|Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention|
|Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization|
|Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues|
|Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues|
|Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence|
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
|LGBTQ counseling/support groups|
|Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff|
|Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing|
|LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available|
|Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services|
|Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy|
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention
|Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs|
|LGBTQ student scholarships|
|LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life|
|Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies|
|Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources|