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On-Campus Resources


Campus Police

A student that feels bullied or threatened may contact Campus Police and advise them of the situation.

Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2325
Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 24 Hours a Day

Judicial Affairs

Any student that feels bullied or harassed should come and report the incident to the Judicial Affairs Office as soon as possible. Students must call ahead and make an appointment.

Office Location: Student Activities next to the Bookstore
Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2471
Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is staffed by a group of health care professionals who are dedicated to your wellness. The Student Health Center offers free STI and HIV testing (Monday through Thursday, 8:00AM - 3:00PM) anonymously.

Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2321
Hours of Operations: Monday 8 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm, Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday 8 am - 12 pm.

On-Campus Student Organizations

The following are various LGBTQI-specific and/or progressive student organizations at Cerritos College. For more information about each organization, please contact the Student Activities Office next to the bookstore on the Cerritos College campus:

Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization that develops and supports student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy groups on the college campus. Each peer group works to: increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding Mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and to serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. By planning campus-wide events that promote awareness and education, the group aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create a comfortable environment for open discussion of mental health issues. (

Be Love

This club promise is to help students who are current or new at the school. For them to feel relaxed and get acquainted with someone they can eventually trust. A safe place where they can feel free to express their feelings without jeopardizing their safety. It is mainly for foster youth to feel like they are home away from home. Members in this club will have a mixed number of extended families where they will be loved unconditionally. The students that are in this club are foster youth, emancipated youth or any other students who want to make connection with other college students without feeling judged or uncomfortable. We want to represent those who struggle with the transition to be independent and to help with their coping skills. The purpose of this club is to help students who are unfamiliar with the campus and find them a path of success. Also to have a place where they could fit in. This club is for all ages to have fun and be in a stress free environment. Our goal for this club is to be supportive no matter the situation, lifestyle, condition, and most importantly age. Another goal for this club is to be a safe haven where students can come and escape from reality and relate to others that shared the same or similar situation. This club is mainly a place to find themselves and help the members get their strength to keep going in college.

Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (C.C.M.)

C.C.M. is dedicated to the original cause of providing better healthcare to underserved communities and placing more minorities in health professional careers. Our club goals focus primarily on academic excellence and community service.

iFalcon Club

The purpose of the iFalcon Club is to raise money for the iFalcon Scholarship through our Foundation. We also help give more ideas to the iFalcon campaign, as club members learn more and develop further the Habits of Mind. Everyone is welcome.

International Student Association (I.S.A.)

The International Student Association was established to create a sense of community between the international students and domestic students. ISA promotes activities geared towards intercultural exchange and increase awareness and tolerance in the many diversities present on the campus.


K-Pop club is a place where any fan of Korean pop music, culture, dramas etc. can come and enjoy it. We watch music videos, go out to Koreatown, restaurants, concerts, play games and learn Korean and just bond over our love of K-Pop.

Make It Happen

The Make It Happen Club is a place where students can link-up, share ideas, and work together to realize those ideas. Members both support each other in the pursuit of personal projects and activities and work to celebrate and promote student engagement and participation in the campus community.

The Order of the Falcon

The Order of the Falcon is a club comprised of Harry Potter fans. In this club we discuss all of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series in depth with issues that concern students. In addition, we reenact some of the famous scenes in the movies and books. We also engage in activities that are well known in the book and films, such as Quidditch. The club participates in the IQA, International Quidditch Association, and competes with other schools in California that have Quidditch teams.

Phi Theta Kappa(P.T.K.)

Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society for community colleges as recognized by the American Association of Community College. Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is by invitation only. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and to provide opportunities for the development of leadership and service, intellectual exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. The Cerritos College chapter of PTK is Beta Alpha Beta.

Queer Straight Alliance

Queer Straight Alliance is a club on campus that focuses on educating and advocating for civil rights and be active members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning Intersex Asexual/Ally (LGBTQIA) community; to promote awareness and tolerance for the LGBTQIA community through community service and events; to promote a sense of personal empowerment, growth and critical thinking to develop leadership and life skills applicable to the real world; to promote the idea of social equality; to create a safe environment for the LGBTQIA community.

Scholars' Honors Program

The Scholars' Honors Program promotes the transfer mission of the Scholars' Honors Program and provides a place for members to interact with one another. The SHC focuses on the following three objectives: 1) promote academic excellence by providing workshops that prepare students to transfer; 2) encourage students to participate in community service activities that benefit the college and community; and 3) prepare students to present their research at state, regional, and national conferences.

Substance in Society

The Substance in Society club consists of Cerritos college students actively participating in the pursuit of gender equality, comprehensive education and encouraging substance in young women's lives through creative and intellectual outlets. Our club is also working on assembling a newsletter with related topics written by students.

The Community for Freethought Club

The Community for Freethought Club's purpose is to facilitate student lead discussion and community outreach. The Community for Freethought club believes that it is not enough to simply discuss the world around us. We must apply our beliefs to that world, by relating to the community in a positive way and by showing support for similar-minded clubs and organizations on campus. The club has one advisors who supports the club activities and events.

Local Resources

LGBTQ Student’s Guide


SABORES Youth Program is one of BIENESTAR's HIV prevention programs geared to educate and assist Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth ages of 14 to 24.

Address: 525 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 628-9687
Hours of Operations: Monday to Friday: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Center Long Beach

Services offered: support groups, youth services, legal assistance, employment referrals, rental and roommate referrals, a hate crimes hotline, mental health referral, women's health programs, cultural and social activities (including a Film Festival), educational forums, and HIV prevention and support programs.

Address: 2017 E. Fourth Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: (562) 434-4455
Hours of Operation: center hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm, sat by appt only.

Gender Justice LA

Gender Justice LA (GJLA) is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization working to build the collective power of the transgender community.

Lambda Legal

Assistance with legal matters involving sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV testing.

Address: 3325 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1300 Los Angeles, CA90010-1729
Phoner: 213-382-7600

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

The Center's wide array of services includes: free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBTQI youth; support and advocacy services for LGBTQI seniors and LGBTQI-parented families.

Address: Varies among centers

Long Beach Pride

Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade has become the 3rd largest in the nation, now attracting over 75,000 participants over the two-day celebration. Visit website for dates.

Address: LBLGP, Inc. P.O. Box 2050 Long Beach, CA 90801-2050
Phone: (562) 987-9191

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG Long Beach meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church at 3rd Street and Cedar Avenue in Long Beach.

Address: 425 Coronado Ave., #201 Long Beach, CA 90814-7752
Phone: 562-773-9801

The Trevor Project:

National Resources

The Advocate - US-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine. Includes national pride guide, forums and news and media related links to articles. Online at:

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline 1-(888) THE-GLNH (843-4564) - This is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQI community, and those questioning their sexual orientation or identity. The Hotline offers free and confidential peer-counseling, information, and local resources for cities and town throughout the United States. The Hotline speaks with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information and lots more. The Hotline also maintains the largest resource database of its kind in the world, with over 18,000 listings. Our database contains information on social and support groups as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more. We also have information on LGBTQI-friendly businesses and professionals. Online at

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. At this point GLSEN has successfully hosted 8 national conferences to bring together student leaders, educators, chapter leaders and activists. GLSEN also sponsors the National Day of Silence, which close to 2 million students, teachers, and staff have been a part of at 3029 school campuses across the country. GLSEN's newest national project is National No Name Calling Week. In coalition with leading education organizations, including the National Education Association, GLSEN is proud to be a part of an event geared toward educating middle school students about the negative impact of bullying and harassment. Online at

Gender Sanity - The Center for Gender Sanity assists with all aspects of transition in the workplace. We consult with employers and HR professionals to guide them through an employee's change to a different gender presentation. We offer diversity training specifically on transgender issues for all levels of management and workers.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that LGBTQI Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress, mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress, and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies. Visit

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) - Addresses the pervasive problem of violence committed against and within the LGBTQI and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBTQI and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. NCAVP is dedicated to creating a national response to the violence plaguing these communities. Further, NCAVP supports existing anti-violence organizations and emerging local programs in their efforts to document and prevent such violence. Online at:

The National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education (The Consortium) - The Consortium is the premier resource for individuals who work with college and university students. The website offers a national directory of LGBT centers, LGBT academic programs, and Safe Zone programs. The site also includes a FAQ section on a wide variety of current trends and issues. The website also features information and links to LGBT scholarship, grant and educational assistance programs. Online at:

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (NGLTF) - The first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. NGLTF remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. They work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders and organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. Headquartered in Washington, DC, they also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Cambridge. Visit:

PlanetOut Inc. - a leading global online media company offering consumer services, news and entertainment to the LGBT community. The company serves its growing base worldwide through a comprehensive group of branded businesses featuring diverse chat, news, entertainment, travel, dating, personal finance, career, shopping and community services at:, and

Point Foundation - The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer internship programs, college scholarships, college grants. Online at:

It gets better - President Obama, Vice President Biden, and White House staff recorded video messages to give hope and support to young people who are being bullied or harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Spiritual Resources

Atheist / Humanist

Gay and Lesbian Atheists and Humanists (GALAH) Educational information, activism and support for LGBT Atheists and Humanists.

Baha'I Faith

Gay Baha'I: Support, discussion, information for the LGBT Baha'i community.

Buddhist Faith

Gay Buddhist Fellowship: Buddhist resource for gay men.

Christian Faith

The Bible and the Homosexual: The Bible broken down into the sections most used to persecute homosexuals.

Bridges Across the Divide: Building respectful relationships among those who disagree about moral issues surrounding homosexuality, bisexuality and gender variance.

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry: Pacific School of Religion, research and resources, promoting leadership through education, serving, academics, faith and the LGBT community.

Christian Lesbians: Information, resources and support for Christian lesbians feeling isolated.

Gay Christians: Information and chat network of friends affirming God's acceptance and love or all people regardless of their sexual or affectional orientation.

Gay Religion: Reviews Bible sections and how they relate to homosexuals, particularly the New Testament.

Inspiritus: Inspirational page with focus on those who are seeking to reconcile Christian faith and homosexuality, also includes excellent coming out stories from Christian LGBTs.

Our Story Too: Lesbians and Gay Men in the Bible.

Soulforce: Network of friends learning nonviolence from Gandhi and King, seeking justice for God's LGBT Children.

Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse: A response to the abusive use of the Bible against Gays and Lesbians and all others oppressed and alienated by religion.

The Other Side: http://www.theotherside/org/resources/gay/links/html. LGBT Christian web links.

Whosoever: An online magazine for LGBT Christians.

Christian Denomination Specific

Axios: Easter Orthodox Gay and Lesbian Christians, resources and links.

Baptist (American): Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.

Baptist (Southern): Rainbow Baptists: support, information and advocacy for LGBT Baptists and their families.

Catholic: The largest and most progressive organization of LGBT Catholics.

Disciples of Christ: Gay, Lesbian, and Affirming Disciples of GLAD. Sage and faithful place for LGBT and Affirming community.

Episcopal: Worship, fellowship, education, communication, outreach, and service to the church.

Evangelicals Concerned, Inc.: National network of gay and lesbian Evangelical Christians and friends.

Jehovah's Witnesses: LGBT support group for former and current Jehovah's Witnesses.

Lutheran: Lutherans Concerned of North America: employing the Gospel's principles of inclusiveness and justice, celebrating God's gifts of sexuality and diversity.

Methodist: Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Concerns.

Mormon: Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons. Several great links and resources for LGBT Mormons.

Presbyterian: More Light Presbyterians.

Quaker: A Quaker LGBT faith community within the Religious Society of Friends.

Seventh-Day Adventist: Support organization devoted to the spiritual, emotional, social and physical well-being of SDAs. Also: resources, links, events.

Unitarian Universalists: Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns. Pamphlets, resources, welcoming congregations, advocacy.

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches: LGBT-specific congregation: social justice, resources, web rings.

Jewish Faith Message board, frequently asked questions, and other links.A Community of Forum Gay Jews:

National Union of Jewish LGBT Students: "Ask our Rabbi," links, national involvement and other good resources for LGBT Jews.

Twice Blessed: Jewish LGBT archives of different media sources.

Muslim Faith

Al-Fatiha Foundation: Forums, discussion groups, and LGBTQ personals for gay Muslims.

Queer Jihad: Articles, links, essays and message groups.

General Faith Information

Frontline's "Assault on Gay America, the Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither:" Bible scholars and religious leaders interpret and debate scripture references to homosexuality. Also: homophobic quOn-Campus Resources

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