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Pride Center

Mt. SAC Pride Center

Pride Center LogoThe Mt. SAC Pride Center is a resource center and lounge space for the LGBTQ community and its allies/advocates. Everyone is welcome!

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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 and Walk-in Consultation
        Mondays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

        Elmer Rodriguez
        Walk-in Academic Counseling
        Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

        Timothy Leslie, LMFT
        1-on-1 Counseling and Walk-in Consultation
        Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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      • 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' space.And 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 "Happy Hour" ask respectfully for others to keep their voices down.
        • Being aware of Happy Hours and Study Hours and plan your time in the Center accordingly (designated Happy Hours and Study Hours have yet to be determined for the Spring Semester – please check back for updates on these designated times).
        • Being proud of who you are.


        Be Respectful to Others

        What this looks like:

        • Being aware of noise level- Including your voice, electronics, 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.
        • Eating and drinking away from the computers and printer.

        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

Whether you have come out, are considering it, or are unsure at this time, we welcome you. 
From your first day on campus to your graduation day, the Pride Center is here to support your academic success. You are not alone.

Current and prospective students are welcome to contact us for a free consultation:
909-274-6549 | pridecenter@mtsac.edu

Pride Center Staff

  • Melinda Bowen
    Program Director
  • Madison Stute
    Program Assistant
Contact Us

M-Th: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Building 18 Room 3
(909) 274-6549
pridecenter@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/pridecenter

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