Black Resource Center
SDSU's Black Resource Center (BRC) strives to promote Black Excellence and to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students, staff, and faculty of the African diaspora can congregate, collaborate, and cultivate a unified community. The BRC provides a space where we can reflect upon, honor, and celebrate our past and present as well as plan for our future. Through strategic and ongoing collaborative efforts, the BRC promotes intellectual exploration and academic achievement through educational, scholarship, and research initiatives; professional and career development strategies; and leadership and service opportunities.
The Black Resource Center promotes and is governed by the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba: Umoja (unity), Kujuchagulia (self-determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). We are intentional in fostering relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community. We are committed to building a stronger SDSU community together. We will define ourselves for ourselves by developing educational programming to enrich our understanding of our African culture. We will work together to support and nurture undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff: “We are because I am; I am because we are. We will support Black businesses. Our purpose is to know, understand, and fulfill our mission. We will fulfill our mission by encouraging our students, staff and faculty to be creative and leave our world more beautiful than we found it, and finally, faith. We believe in our Creator and one another.
Location: 5723 Lindo Paseo
San Diego, CA 92115
Center for Intercultural Relations
Created out of student activism in 2003, the center focuses on the co-curricular development of cultural strength, counter narratives, multicultural education and resources. The center serves as the intersectional space on campus for multiple marginalized identities to engage and develop through critical dialogue, radical self and community care. Our values are: identity development, cultural proficiency and humility, intersectionality, community wellness, advocacy, leadership, academic / professional empowerment.
The Center for Intercultural Relations researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the appreciation of cultural diversity and fosters intercultural and cross-cultural understanding.
The Center provides programs and services that support the academic mission of the University by enhancing the educational, personal, cultural, and social development of students. The Center strives to build positive advocacy and collaborative relationships with the general student body with a special emphasis towards underrepresented student populations.
Many of the programs and services expand students’ cultural horizon while honoring their respective cultural experiences. Intercultural Relations works in conjunction with a number of university departments and colleges to conduct programs related to recruitment, orientation, retention and graduation in addition to academic, personal, professional and cultural development, which foster skills and strategies for being successful at State.
Location: Student Union Suite 250
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7460
Latinx Resource CenterThe Latinx Resource Center (LRC) cultivates a student-centered and welcoming environment for Latinx identifying students. The LRC encourages students of a Latinx background to embrace their culture through events, celebrations, programs, and services while connecting with other students, faculty, staff, and the community. The LRC provides access to culturally proficient mentors assisting students with emotional, social, and academic engagement. The LRC invites students to learn more about issues that are faced within the Latinx communities, particularly centering the voices of the most marginalized, such as low-income, LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals, students working multiple jobs, students with disabilities, transborder students, and any intersection across those lines.
Location: Love Library
LL 160 within the Chicano/a Collection
San Diego, CA 92182
Native Resource Center
Through the Native Resource Center we can connect you to building community through student organizations like the Native American Student Alliance, Indigenous Social Work Association, campus initiatives through the Elymash Yuuchaap: Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program and so much more!
The Native Resource Center is here to support you! We have an extensive network across campus to provide every student the unique support that they may need. We provide transformational experiences that include:
- Academic support and research opportunities
- Engaged faculty and administrative mentors
- Internships and career assistance
- Seminars, workshops, field trips and study abroad experiences
- Culturally responsive leadership development
- Peer to peer mentoring
- Traditional tribal gatherings
- Scholarship opportunities
- Community graduation ceremony
Location: Arts & Letters 202
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6070
Women's Resource CenterThe Women’s Resource Center (WRC) supports the campus community by hosting educational programming and support groups, as well as the Brave Project, a four session training dedicated to sexual violence awareness and prevention. Throughout the academic year, the WRC provides multiple leadership opportunities to current SDSU students. Every Fall, the WRC offers the Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) seminar for incoming first year students interested in feminism.
Location: 5121 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92115
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource CenterThe SDSU APIDA Center facilitates the academic and personal success of APIDA-identified students by providing relevant and accessible programming, resources, and services that will identify and address barriers to academic achievement, community-building, on- and off- campus partnerships, and advocacy for the inclusion of APIDA people’s unique histories, cultures, and perspectives in campus programs and curriculum. This Center strives to increase the visibility and voice of APIDA students and enable the academic success of APIDA students through the promotion of academic engagement and retention efforts.
Undocumented Resource AreaThe Undocumented Resource Area (URA) at San Diego State University (SDSU) is designed to provide undocumented students guidance, support in navigating the campus and local community resources to support their well-being, enhance their educational achievement and timely progress toward a university degree.
Center for Transformative Justice
Through student support programs, community outreach, and interdisciplinary conversations across San Diego State and beyond, the Center for Transformative Justice explores justice that transforms—our selves, our relationships, and our communities.
Informed by the pioneering work of Project Rebound, the CSU initiative bridging the worlds of incarceration and higher education, our understanding of transformative justice includes repairing harm in relationships and changing systems that cause harm. Whether justice is framed in terms of freedom or equity, opportunity or protection, collective responsibility or being made whole, it is a process that reveals itself in relation to our own and each other’s humanity. Transformative justice work as we imagine it is internal, relational, structural, and ongoing.
Location: Professional Studies & Fine Arts
5500 Campanile Drive
The SDSU Pride Employee Resource Group is an alliance of faculty, staff, and student employees committed to an inclusive, open campus community, advancing equality for LGBTQIA+ people. We come together to build personal connections, celebrate, learn, and foster social justice and equity within the larger SDSU and LGBTQIA+ community. Through advocating for rights, encouraging discussions, and seeking solutions, we act as agents of positive change for employees as well as students
- Counseling & Psychological Services
C&PS offers a wide range of services to help students obtain support for a variety of presenting concerns. These include individual counseling, couples counseling, group therapy, workshops, specialized programs, and appointments with Baxter, C&PS’ therapy dog.
- Student Health Services Services include Gender Affirming Therapy, PrEP & PEP, STI screenings, and contraceptive management
- Well-being & Health Promotion Find information on alcohol and other drugs, sexual health and family planning, sexual violence prevention awareness and resources, and mental and emotional health.
- Inclusive SDSU Reporting Form
- Title IX
- Ombudsman The Office of the Student Ombudsman provides information, advice, referrals and intervention to students at SDSU. The Student Ombudsman is a student-focused resource who supports students in addressing and resolving concerns or issues that may arise within the University.
- CHIP The Purpose of the Comprehensive High Impact Prevention (CHIP) Program is to increase the health of young gay men in the South and Southeast Regions of San Diego County. The CHIP Mobile Unit offers free HIV testing to everyone two times per month at the Pride Center.
- Greater San Diego Business Association Promotes equality and prosperity thorough the support of LGBTQ businesses.
- Hillcrest Youth Center The Hillcrest Youth Center is the only drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and HIV+ (LGBTQ+) youth. The HYC offers programming for the LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14-18, see them on Facebook
- Lambda Archives Lambda Archives of San Diego collects, preserves, and teaches the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the San Diego and Northern Baja California region.
- Mama's Kitchen Mama’s Kitchen is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that brings food to those who need it. Their focus is on preparing and delivering food to men, women, and children who are affected by cancer or AIDS.
- PFLAG San Diego Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a non-profit organization that has over 200,000 members as well as over 350 affiliates round the United States.
- Project Trans at The Center All of The San Diego LGBT Community Center's programs are transgender-inclusive and supportive, but they also offer services designed specifically for the transgender community through Project TRANS, their Transgender Services Program.
- San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition The San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition strives to be a haven for OUR community. As your central hub for Queer Black life, our primary focus is connecting you to resources, events, and outlets that support and enrich your life, and providing opportunities to strengthen the community in which we live.
- San Diego LGBT Pride San Diego LGBT Pride works to bring respect of all in the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Most notably, it plans and produces the annual Pride Parade in San Diego. See also their Latinx Coalition
- STDTesting STDTesting is a free, cohesive guide for free and low-cost STD Testing options in San Diego in order to provide people with informed resources to help stop the spread of STDs.
- Stepping Stone Stepping Stone is a recovery center offering services geared towards alcohol and drug addictions. They primarily serve the LGBTQ community.
- Sunburst Youth Housing Project The Sunburst Youth housing project, in partnership with The Center, provides short term, affordable housing assistance to LGBTQ youth who may have otherwise been living on the street.
- The Center The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) strives to sustain and enhance the health and well-being of the LGBT community through a variety of programs and activities.
- Trevor Project Trevor Project is a national organization that provides suicide and crisis intervention to the LGBTQ youth community.
- BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective BEAM is committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
- The Brown Boi Project Brown Boi Project works to transform the way that communities of color talk about gender and builds the leadership, economic self-sufficiency, and health of LGBTQ people of color.
- Campus Pride Campus Pride is the only national non-profit organization for students, staff, and faculty working to cultivate safer college environments for LGBTQ+ students.
- Family Equality Council The Family Equality Council is working to change policies and attitudes to ensure that all families are celebrated and respected – especially families with parents who are LGBT.
- Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) GLAAD works with social media, news, and entertainment sources to help bring the stories of LGBT into the homes and workplaces of millions every day.
- Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a national organization working towards schools that are safe for all students. San Diego Chapter
- Human Rights Campaign The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) works nationally to bring an end to discrimination targeting LGBT citizens and works towards a more equal nation for all. San Diego Chapter
- I'm Muslim and I Might Not be Straight a resource for LGBTQ+ Muslim youth.
- National Black Justice Coalition The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.
- National LGBTQ Task Force The National LGBTQ Task Force works to build future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives.
- Zippia LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide A resource guild to help you navigate the job search and corporate landscape as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
- Project Trans and The Center All of The San Diego LGBT Community Center's programs are transgender-inclusive and supportive, but they also offer services designed specifically for the transgender community through Project TRANS, their Transgender Services Program.
- Trans Lifeline Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to the needs of community members.
- Trans Student Educational Resources TSER is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environments for trans and gender non-conforming students. They work to provide educational resources and materials.
- Trans Youth Family Allies TYFA partners with educators, communities, and service providers to empower parents and families in creating supportive environments where gender can be expressed and respected.