UCR Summit to Support the Creation of LGBTQ Resources at California Community Colleges

Source: UCR Today

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A new summit hosted by the University of California, Riverside will connect representatives from more than 50 California Community Colleges (CCC) with members of the LGBTQ community in the hopes of expanding campus resources and boosting student engagement.

Organized by CCC faculty and staff in partnership with Nancy Jean Tubbs, director of UCR’s LGBT Resource Center, the first installment of the CCC + LGBTQ Summit will take place Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Highlander Union Building (HUB).

“This is a crucial step to ensuring that all students have the access and resources needed to have a successful college experience,” said Assemblymember Jose Medina, who serves California’s 61st District and joins the statewide Puente Project as one of the summit’s event partners. “As chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, it is important to me that we create and enhance resources for LGBTQ students at all 114 community college campuses throughout California.”