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What LGBTQ+ Communities Need to Know About COVID-19

MAR 29, 2020

The National LGBT Cancer Network is aware that LGBTQ+ people are likely worried about the potential impact of the Coronavirus 2019, also known as COVID-19, on their health.  People at particular risk should talk to their healthcare providers about their options for protecting themselves from infection.

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The Cal Poly OUTList

jan 30, 2020

The new Cal Poly OUTList is a resource tool created by the Pride Center to promote visibility, awareness, networking, and community among the Cal Poly and central coast community. The OUTList features profiles of staff, faculty, and affiliates at Cal Poly. Their presence on this list speaks to their willingness to be contacted as an informal resource for other faculty, staff and students.  Add your profile today.

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Updating Your SOGIE Student Information

Dec 1, 2019

Did you know that you can voluntarily self-identify and update your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, preferred names, and personal pronouns through the Cal Poly portal?  Review this guide to discover how you can update your information.

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Pronouns Matter:  Why do Pronouns Matter at Cal Poly?

jan 1, 2019

Pronouns are used in everyday speech and writing to take the place of people's names.  We frequently use them without thinking but misuse and misgendering another individual could constitute a form of sex discrimination in California.  Some common pronoun sets include he / him / his, she / her / hers, and they / them / theirs.  Check out this introductory guide for more information.

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California Gender Recognition Act 

jan 1, 2019

The California Gender Recognition Act (SB 179) was signed into law and went into full effect on January 1, 2019.  This law creates an umbrella NONBINARY category, shifting our state from a binary model to a tertiary model.  At Cal Poly this has implications across campus, in particular in areas we organize gender in binary ways. To accommodate these changes each division, unit, or department should examine language, labels, procedures, and processes to be in compliance with the law.

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