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Gender Identity

Cerritos College welcomes its students and employees that identify as LGBTQ+. This page offers information and resources related to programming, support, and services available at Cerritos College for members of our diverse community that identify as transgender and gender variant.

Preferred Name Information

Many people use preferred first names rather than their legal first name.

Preferred names can be offered on some records without proof of a legal name change. Some places this could appear are Class rosters, Canvas, Online phone directory or campus email addresses. Each request is reviewed on a case by case basis. To request a preferred name request appointment, contact the Title IX Coordinator at Please note that requests that are deemed by the Title IX Coordinator to be inappropriate, offensive or for the purpose of misrepresentation will be denied.

Some offices may post a preferred name poster indicating that will call you by your preferred first name upon request. Preferred Name Flyer.

You can find flyers in the EOPS and HR offices.

Does your office participate in the preferred name flyer program? If so, let the Title IX Coordinator know and you’ll be added to this list.

Gender Inclusive Spaces

In accordance with the College’s nondiscrimination policies, All-Gender Restrooms at Cerritos college are single stall facilities that seek to create an inclusive campus environment and enhance climate for transgender and gender variant people and many other populations.

All-gender restrooms map on campus.

Who benefits from All-Gender Restrooms?

  • People who prefer more privacy
  • Parents/caregivers whose children are a different gender from them
  • People with caregivers or personal attendants who are a different gender from them
  • People who are uncomfortable in men’s or women’s rooms for any reason
  • People who are gender variant or nonconforming

Accommodations Information

Cerritos College values diversity and is committed to nondiscrimination. Individuals have the right not to be refused entry, participation, or provision of services on the basis of their gender identity or because someone objects to their gender expression. If you or anyone your know would like to report harassment, discrimination, or is in need to accommodations such as restroom access or name change requests, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Lauren Elan Helsper at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2276 or at 


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Last Update: 1/14/2021