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Mt. SAC Pride Center

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The Mt. SAC Pride Center is a resource center and lounge space serving the LGBTQ+ community of Mt. San Antonio College. Our mission is to provide an inclusive and safe space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community through our resources such as academic help, group therapy, identity discussion groups, and an on-sight therapist. Feel free to contact us at

Names are important!
Changing your chosen name on the Portal is easy. Just follow these steps:
1. Log in to the Student Portal at
2. Click on the link under the  Preferred (Chosen) Name section
3. Enter your preferred name and hit SUBMIT
Note: if desired, you can also choose to elect your pronouns before hitting SUBMIT. 

After completing this action, your preferred name will be listed on Class Rosters, in Canvas, on Zoom, and on new Student ID Cards! 

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      • Mission Statement IconMission Statement

        The Mt. SAC Pride Center provides a safe, supportive, and educational space for students across the gender and sexuality spectrum. The Pride Center provides services that promote student success including computer and printing services, tutoring, mentoring, a lending library, research assistance with an in-house librarian, and academic support from faculty across various disciplines. Additionally, the Pride Center provides professional, academic, and therapeutic support with small group discussions, and educational opportunities for students, faculty, and the surrounding community to learn more about how best to support our students' achievement of their educational and professional goals.

      • Counselor Schedule IconCounselor Schedule

        Kathy Crider, LMFT
        1-on-1 Counseling Appointment Available
        By virtual (Zoom) appointment only over the Summer session. Email to request an appointment.

        Diana Casas
        Academic Counseling
        Summer Session Schedule:
        Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
        Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
        Accessed through the Virtual Pride Center Canvas Hub.


      • Pride Resources IconResources
      • Mission Statement IconGround Rules

        The Center is intended to be a safe space- to create a safe space requires that we all take responsibility for our contributions to maintaining such space for all. We are working to not replicate systems of oppression so that we can be our authentic selves.  The goal of the Pride Center is to support the success of LGBTQ+ students. It is not an 'anything goes' spaceAnd as a campus entity we also abide by the Mt. SAC Student Standards of Conduct

        Be Respectful to Yourself
        What this looks like:

        • Knowing your needs- If you need to study and it is not "Social Hour" ask respectfully for others to keep their voices down.
        • Being aware of Social Hours and Study Hours and plan your time in the Center accordingly. 
          Spring 2019 Schedule
          Study Hours: open - 11:30 AM,
          1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
          Social Hours: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
          3:30 PM - close
        • Being proud of who you are.

        Be Respectful to Others

        What this looks like:

        • Being aware of noise level- including your voice, electronics, activities, and conversations.
        • Learning and using people's preferred names and pronouns
        • Being in tune with what others around you are doing and respect their needs. Is someone trying to study? if so, maybe your conversation should be quieter. Is there a group discussion happening? if so, maybe you should use headphones to listen to music.
        • Asking questions to learn about other perspectives, rather than making assumptions.
        • Keeping confidentiality and not outing others- every person has a story that is their own.

        Be Respectful to Your Surroundings
        What this looks like:

        • Cleaning up after ourselves- pick up trash, throw away food, help neaten up when needed.
        • Participating in the programs of the center and contributing to the development of this shared space.
        • Consuming foods and drinks only in the designated space.

        We are here to learn, relax, socialize, engage, and to give and get support. Conversations in the Center must be appropriate for a public shared space- so please refrain from any inappropriate behavior. What's that look like? Here are some examples of inappropriate behavior from the Student Standards of Conduct: 

        • Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity
        • Lewd, indecent or obscene conduct 
        • Engaging in expression which is obscene; libelous or slanderous
Welcome to the Pride Center

From your first day on campus to your graduation day, the Pride Center is here to support your academic and personal success. You are not alone. 

Current and prospective students are welcome to contact us for a free consultation:
909-274-6549 |

Pride Center Staff

  • Melinda "Coach Mo"  Bowen
    Program Director
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

  • Jessica Gaytan
    Project Coordinator
    Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Contact Us

Operating Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Building 26A Room 1640
(909) 274-6549

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