The Cantú Queer Center offers a multitude of services and resources for the campus community. Scroll down to read more about the services we provide through our center.

    Clothing Closet

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    The Cantú Clothing Closet is a resource for queer and trans students at UCSC to access clothing and accessories, including shoes, bags, hats, and jewelry, free of cost. The intention of the Clothing Closet is to provide trans, gender non-conforming, and queer students with the freedom to comfortably find clothing that reflects their gender expression without the discomfort of shopping in a traditional clothing store. 


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    To learn more about the Cantú Clothing Closet, watch the video below: 

  • Food Pantry

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    The Cantú Food Pantry was designed for all hungry students on campus, and specifically with queer and trans students in mind. We offer a self-service pantry and a full-service kitchen. We also welcome and appreciate donations!


    NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Food Pantry is currently closed. We will update you when we are open and operating again. 

  • Peer Ed Program

  • The Peer Education Program strives to educate the campus community about LGBTQIA+ topics and issues. This program’s focus is to educate students about LGBTQIA+ topics, which incorporates intersectional identities, like race and class, and issues on our campus in a peer-to-peer facilitation. The program aims to create spaces on campus where queer and trans students can feel safe in their identities and supported by other students.

    To learn more, please refer to the Peer Education Program page on our website. 

  • Study Space

  • The Cantú Queer Center is an open study space that all students are welcome to utilize. We have WiFi so feel free to bring your laptop, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, and settle into one of our comfy couches to study.

  • Lectures & Trainings

  • The Cantú Center's staff is available to give guest lectures and trainings on LGBTQIA+ topics to classrooms, residential halls, and other campus units. For more information about requesting a training, please refer to the Request a Training page on our website.

  • Event Space

  • The Cantú Center is available to faculty, staff, and student groups for meetings and other gatherings. The space has a comfortable lounge area, a restroom, and a campus certified kitchen. Fill out our space reservation form here