LGBTQ+ Resources

This page contains information regarding LGBTQ+ Resources at UCMerced and locally. Please note that this information will be updated periodically so check back for the most up to date resources.

On Campus

Lambda Alliance

Lambda Alliance is a safe space for queer and trans individuals to be themselves and utilize it as needed. As a registered club and organization, we celebrate the intersectionality of queer and trans identity. In doing so, we advocate against oppressions to build towards queer and trans liberation. We also provide the tools for straight and cisgender allies to advocate alongside the queer and trans community. We strengthen community partly by hosting social events and promoting learning opportunities. We recognize that individuals are at different moments in coming out to themselves and hope to support them in their journey.
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Email: LambdaAlliance@ucmerced.edu

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Queer Issues- CACQI

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (CCCI), works to identify institutional, structural, and cultural initiatives that advances the UC Merced campus climate for the LGBTQ2IA2 and expanding community. The advisory committee advocates on campus on behalf of the LGBTQ2IA2 community for participation, success, and visibility across multiple dimensions of inequality including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, ability, veteran, marital and familial status.  The Committee will operate under a shared governance model, intentionally including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, senate and non-senate faculty and staff members.

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Email: cacqi@ucmerced.edu

 

Social Justice Initiatives

With a focus on social justice, personal and community development, cultural awareness and advocacy, Social Justice Programs seeks to cultivate and develop an inclusive environment where students are aware of local, national and global issues and are equipped and prepared to thrive in a diverse global society.


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Email: oprimitivo@ucmerced.edu

Phone: 209-228-5323

Office: KL 184

 

The Office of Campus Climate

This Office of Campus Climate was created to coordinate and support strategic initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion at UC Merced for all campus constituents. Director De Acker works with others throughout the campus on accountability, infrastructure and resources that support inclusive excellence, where equal opportunity, mutual respect and cross-cultural collaboration are fostered. The office also develops an integrated conflict-management system for faculty, staff and students to voice their concerns, work to resolve issues and contribute to a conflict-competent organization.

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 Email: dacker@ucmerced.edu

Phone:  209-228-2598

Office:   KL Suite 107D

The CARE Office

The CARE Office (formerly called the Violence Prevention Program) provides response to and education about gender-based violence, including sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. The CARE Office serves all individuals affiliated with UC Merced including students, staff, and faculty members.

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Email: Program Director: ycuriel2@ucmerced.edu

Phone: Program Director Yessenia Curiel: 209-233-1746

Campus Advocate Valara Villanueva: 209-386-2051

Program Coordinator Taylor Fugere: 209-228-4147 (tfugere@ucmerced.edu)

Office: KL 107

 

Student Health Services
The mission of the Student Health Services is to help each student strive for maximum physical and emotional health while pursuing their academic and personal goals at UC Merced. Student Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality primary health care, in combination with health education and wellness promotion through caring, accessible and affordable services.
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Email: health@ucmerced.edu
Phone: 209-228-2273 

 

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services exists to support each student’s academic pursuit by providing professional services that care for the emotional, personal and social wellbeing of students.
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Email: counseling@ucmerced.edu 
Phone: 209-228-4266 

 

Cat Cops (UC Merced Police Department)

Services offered: Violence Prevention Program and Campus Advocate, notify first responders to reports violence on campus, RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) training for students faculty and staff, and Safety Escorts
Phone: 209-CAT-COPS (228-2677)

 

Local

Merced LGBTQ Alliance

We are attempting to unify the LGBTQ+ community in Merced, and to engage in positive community outreach. All are welcome.

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Email: mercedinfo@gaycentralvalley.org

 

Gay Central Valley

We exist to contribute to and enrich the cultural life and expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, their families, friends, and supporters through awareness and education of the diversity and history of the LGBT community in California’s Central Valley.

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Email: info@gaycentralvalley.org

Phone: 559-325-4429

Address: 1067 N Fulton Ave, Fresno, CA