UCSF Committee on LGBT Issues
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach (VCDO) and the Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (4CI), the UCSF Committee on LGBT Issues (UCSF CLGBTI) works to facilitate key initiatives and projects aimed at increasing diversity and improving the institutional climate for underrepresented groups.
The UCSF CLGBTI charge is to examine issues of concern for the UCSF LGBT Community and make recommendations to the VCDO on current issues affecting the UCSF LGBT community, including but not limited to: LGBT-related bias on campus; discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and other quality of campus life issues among LGBT students, trainees, staff, and faculty. The Committee is charged with vetting nominations for the Chancellor Award for LGBT Leadership. The committee will work with the Vice Chancellor’s Office and 4CI to facilitate the implementation of campus programs, activities, and procedures that address issues facing the UCSF LGBT Community and support the Chancellor’s three-year goals.
2016-2017 Co-chairs: Sue Forstat & Dr. Brent Kobashi
LGBTQ Student Association (LGBTQSA)
The LGBTQ Student Association is a registered campus organization consisting of both health science students and graduate students. This is a group that has also advocated for greater campus needs of LGBTQ students, such as the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation in the admissions process. A large task of this group is the Annual LGBTQI Health Forum, a unique student-organized program that provides attendees the opportunity to learn more about the healthcare needs of the LGBTQI community and become better prepared to serve patients in the clinical setting. For more information about the LGBTQ Student Association, please email Evolve Benton (email@example.com).
Graduate Queer Alliance (GQA)
A group of queer graduate students focused on building community and raising awareness of LGBTQI issues in the sciences. For more information about the Graduate Queer Alliance, visit their Facebook page here.
LGBT Resident/Faculty Group
This group hosts social mixers to bring together UCSF residents and faculty. For more information, please email Evolve Benton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UCSF School of Dentistry Gay-Straight Alliance (GSDA)
This group (which combines students, faculty, and staff) meets monthly to discuss climate concerns, plan educational events, and facilitate networking. For more information, visit their Facebook page here.
UCSF Leadership Collaborative on Education, Research, and Clinical Care
With representatives from the major LGBT clinics and research institutes at UCSF (ie: Lesbian Health and Research Center, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Alliance Health Project, Positive Health Programs) this group identifies the needs and gaps of our campus in regards to education, research, and clinical care.