The Center Offers All Sorts Of Services...
The center is there for you in many ways. Whether you are a veteran, part of a family, a transfer student or living off-campus, we offer specialized services to anyone. Just come in and ask!
Advising and Referrals: Students may drop-in to the Cantú Queer Center to get support from Center staff for any academic, social, or psychological issues. The Center is a 'safe space' for queer and allied students and a first stop for referrals to other campus services.
Campus Collaborations: The Lionel Cantú GLBTI Center works in close collaboration with a range of groups including the Ethnic Resource Centers; Women's Center; Judicial Affairs Office; EOP; SOAR; student government; the Graduate Student Association; SHOP; Hillel; HIV Prevention; all ten Colleges; the Alumni Association, and many others. These active working relationships create a web of support for GLBTI students campus wide.
Community Collaborations: Center staff does outreach to the off-campus GLBT community and works particularly closely with GLBT community organizations such as Triangle Speakers, the Diversity Center, the Queer Youth Leadership Awards, and Family Services Rainbow Program.
Facility Use: The Center is available to campus and community groups for meetings and other gatherings. The space has a comfortable lounge area, a restroom, and campus certified kitchen.
Families: The Center is a child and family friendly space! We welcome student parents and children. Both of the Center staff members are queer parents; we've got expertise to share with queer UCSC families.
Gala Gallery: The Center welcomes student and community artists to exhibit their work in the Center's gallery. The center's student curator will work with artists to hang their show, and will help with publicity. The center sponsors a reception for all exhibits.
Information Hub: Qconnect is the center's weekly e-newsletter. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members may self-subscribe here. (go to: queer.ucsc.edu) The Center posts activities on its Facebook account ‘Cantu Queer Center’.
Library: The Center's library has more than 2,500 GLBTI books and over 250 DVD's in its collection. Library holdings are now searchable from the Center's web site. Books may be checked out; DVD’s may be viewed on the Center’s big screen TV.
Study Center: The Cantú Queer Center has computers for student use as well as a WiFi connection. So, bring your laptop, make yourself a cup of tea, and settle in to one of our comfy couches or work stations and start studying.
Training and Lectures: Center staff are available to give guest lectures and trainings on GLBT topics to classrooms, residential halls, other campus units, and as well as community groups.