Queer Student Organizations
The UCSC queer community has an exciting amount of clubs and student organizations that enhance student life. Whatever your interest, whether social or activist, whether regarding ethnicity, gender or sexual orienatation, you will most likely a group for you. And if you do not find what you are looking for, it is very easy to begin your own group! Just come in and begin a conversation with the center staff. All of the student groups meet at the Lionel Cantú Queer Center unless otherwise noted.
Meet other queer/questioning (Q & Q) women. Gain support and discuss being Q & Q at UCSC, coming out, families, racism, and dating in a safe and confidential space. Facilitated by Maya Borgueta and Melissa King!
Maya Borguetta is a clinical psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). As a bisexual woman, she particularly enjoys working with other queer women to address issues around relationships, dating, identity, family, coming out, sex, and dealing with experiences of discrimination and bias. In her role as a multicultural focused psychologist, she is also working with students from diverse and multicultural backgrounds.
For all queer and allied individuals, both on and off campus, do you love playing board games? Card games? Or video games? Then Queer Geeks is the club for you. Come and play a wide variety of games, like Dominion, Magic the Gathering, and Super Smash Bros, with your geeky peers. Come geek out and get your game on.
President: Matthew Wutsch; Vice-President: Cory Barton
President's Phone Number: 707-490-7870
Info/access: Our Facebook Page
Some of you might not have a particular affinitiy for one club or another, but want to meet folk and make friends. Or perhaps you just like free coffea, tea or cookies. Or perhaps you can't stay away from the center! Whatever your reason, queers and allies are always welcome to chill in this laid-back social space and enjoy food, drink and each other.
The Queer Book Club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome! The group reads and discusses queer related books throughout the school year in a safe and open environment. If you're interested in fun reading and talking about the books you read with queer company drop by to the Cantu Queer Center during our group meetings!
Info/access: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
A four part series about queer men, by queer men, for queer men. Facilitated by Sean Boileau!
Sean Boileau is the Merrill-based psychologist who specializes in LGBT and men's issues, cultural identity, assertiveness, and self-esteem.
Queer Student Union (QSU) is a student-run organization that builds community and organizes to tackle issues affecting our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer communities. We strive to be representative of and inclusive of the many Queer experiences and identities that contribute to the richness and vibrancy of our community.
We meet weekly in the Cantú Queer Center and also have many events throughout the school year. We will be hosting QSU socials throughout the year and hosting campaigns that reach all UCSC students. Our weekly meetings are a gathering time for our community to grow and enjoy the company of friends and community members. Our campaigns allow us to tackle the issues that affect our communities (i.e. access to gender neutral bathrooms, access to LGBT housing on campus, outreaching to high school Gay-Straight Alliances, violence toward our community and within our community, and many more).
Come join us, meet fellow Queer Slugs, make new, lasting friendships, and take ownership of your identity. We hope to see you at one of our weekly meetings!
Leadership:Internal Vice Chair: David ConneranExternal Vice Chair: Ryan KingSUA Representative: Alana BradleyTreasurer (unelected): Ignacio Llamas Jr.
Do you know what all of these letters stand for? Come learn more about sexualties and identities that are often left out of the public eye.
Film series every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Complementary popcorn will be provided!
These are the current film genres that will be shown, please feel comfortable in attending any of these films.
5/9-Bi/Pansexuality and Polyamory
Info/access: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
QPOC (Queer People of Color) groups is for any student who identifies as a queer person of color. We strive to create a diverse and safe space for dialogue and ideas that will help our group raise awareness about QPOC comunity here on and off campus, by forming alliances with other organizations, setting weekly goals for members, and outreaching to the community. Allies are welcome!
Info/acess: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The purpose of FamiliaX is to provide an open space for everyone dedicated and/or concerned with the non-heterosexual and non-gender abiding Raza/Latin@/Chican@/Two-Spirit community. Realizing the need for a space for Queer Raza, our vision is to provide a safe space for our community to organize, empower, and support self-identified individuals. This vision will be achieved through organized weekly meetings, organized events, and support/empowerment groups.
We invite everyone and anyone to come to join us in our weekly meetings/events!
Love outside the gender binary!
Come express and discuss with people who identify as pansexual, bisexual, and those interested in learning more about sexuality. We will be discussing personal experiences in a safe, open space as well as discussing the meaning of sexual labels and orientation in general.
2nd and 4th Fridays
So, whether you are: Transgender, Intersex, Two Spirit, Genderqueer, Questioning, an Ally… or something we haven’t yet heard about We are talking to you! Hope to see all you lovely people there!
Delta Lambda Psi is an all-inclusive queer Greek organization founded at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2005. In 2011, Delta Lambda Psi became a national organization when it formed a beta chapter at Northeastern Illinois University.
The purpose and objective of Delta Lambda Psi is to strengthen Greek life by providing a vehicle for positive leadership, change, and growth in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and ally community. It is our intention to provide further opportunity to obtain a well-rounded educational experience by offering leadership skills and the atmosphere needed to succeed academically, socially, and culturally.