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Title IX - Stop Sexual Violence

LGBTQIA+ Guide

Foothill College is committed to cultivating an inclusive teaching and learning environment by providing students and employees with equitable support, access, and opportunities for success. Title IX protects transgender and queer members of our community from gender-based harassment and discrimination. Please contact the Title IX Coordinator to learn more about trans and queer rights under Title IX.

Chosen Name and Gender Policy

Students are able select the first name and gender they would like used on internal college records, including class rosters, grade books, and student planning.

Both Foothill and De Anza colleges are in the process of extending this practice to Canvas and other campus databases.

To update your student information to include your chosen name and gender, fill out and submit a Change of Information Form, available in MyPortal

Go to MyPortal > Apps > Student Registration > My Profile > Add My  Preferred First Name (Foothill) to download form

Read more about why chosen names, genders, and personal pronouns matter. 

Campus Resources

Title IX Office 

Office of Equity 

Gender & Sexualities Alliance Club (GSA)

GSA serves as a safe space for those trying to find community as well as a place where students can share struggles that can be solved together. On top of forming connections between students, the club also educates and advocates for a more equitable environment on campus in terms ofgender and sexuality.

Meetings: Monday, 12-1:30 p.m. bi-weekly (contact ICC rep)

ICC Rep: Sienna Segura, ​siennabantolo@gmail.com

Advisor: John Fox, foxjohn@fhda.edu


Community Resources

County of Santa Clara Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Affairs

Website: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/lgbtq/Pages/lgbtq.aspx

Side by Side-Alameda County 


Website: See Side by Side Our Space


National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment.
Website: http://transequality.org/

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Services include connecting trans-identified people and their families to sound legal services.
Website: http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org/

Campus Pride

Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization working to create a safe college environment for LGBTQ students. It develops necessary resources, programs, and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on US college campuses.
Website: http://www.campuspride.org/

The Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans.
Website: http://www.hrc.org/


Resources for Instructors

Are We Missing Something?

This guide is a work-in-progress. Please contact Title IX Coordinator, Leticia Maldonado, at FHTitleix@foothill.edu if you can't find what you're looking for.

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