Cuesta College is an inclusive institution committed to creating a welcoming and supportive classroom and campus environment. We will continue to support all of our students to achieve their dreams and honor their diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Cuesta News Release: Election Impacts on Students (November 10, 2017)
Chancellor's Office Resources for Undocumented Students (English & Spanish materials)Cuesta has been a No Place for Hate® College since 2010.
Below is a list of local, state, and national resources.
American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA of 1990 prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
California AB540 Student Survey
Students are invited to participate in a statewide online survey on the paths to college for undocumented students. Requirements to Participate include being born outside of the United States; being undocumented for part or most of education in the U.S.; 18 years of age or older; and reside in California
Cal Poly MultiCultural Center
The MultiCultural Center (MCC) supports and advocates for under-represented students by honoring cultural expression, building community, and creating cross-cultural connections. The MCC provides a welcoming space for the Cal Poly community to promote diversity and work towards social justice.
Cal Poly Pride Center
The Pride Center supports and advocates for the unique academic and social needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students to promote personal growth and success. We empower and retain LGBTQIA and ally students by cultivating a culture of care and providing an open, safe, and inclusive space. As a part of the Cross Cultural Centers, the Pride Center contributes to the University's commitment to diversity and a more inclusive and welcoming campus.
The CCC-USS was founded by staff and faculty from Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College, and Cal Poly in 2015. Our mission is to create social change to ensure educational equity for all students, and to build capacity to support undocumented students in our region. We are dedicated to sustaining a network to support undocumented students so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. We envision a Central Coast that fosters individual equitable student success for the undocumented community through a supportive network of advocates.
Cuesta Library Holdings
DVDs and videos on diversity located in the Cuesta College Library.
Department of Social Services of San Luis Obispo County
The Dept. of Social Services partners with other departments, agencies and the community to provide help to the people of San Luis Obispo County.
DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.
Gay And Lesbian Alliance (GALA)
The GALA of the Central Coast reflects the rich social life of the GLBT community in San Luis Obispo County.
MISSION: Through education, support, recreation, advocacy, and partnerships, we will promote the well-being of our GLBT community.
VISION: To have a healthy GLBT community that is respected, embraced by, and of value to, the broader Central Coast community.
GayLawNet® is dedicated to providing visitors with free access to the latest gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) law news, general information and resources concerning laws affecting the global GLBTIQ community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian-friendly) attorney, barrister, lawyer, solicitor.
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively.
Hispanic Business Association (HBA)
To provide a network of businesses in the Paso Robles area which serve the Hispanic community on a regular basis.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow.
Latino Outreach Council of San Luis Obispo
Latino Outreach Council is dedicated to developing strategies that connect available services & resources to the Latino community & builds alliances with those who support the mission & goals of LOC.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America" MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
Multicultural Education Pavilion
Resources and dialogues for equity in education.
Museum of Tolerance
Recipient of the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The mission of NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE)
The NCPE, founded in 1979, is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. Priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women’s health issues; opposing racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community; and ending violence against women.
National Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically under-served urban communities. Today, the National Urban League has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 35 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
The NCLR has been advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education since it was founded in 1977.
National Immigration Law Center
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.
National LGBTQ Task Force
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Task Force advances full free, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation was founded in 1982. Its mission is to educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons and to empower peace leaders. The Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with consultative status to the United Nations and is comprised of over 60,000 individuals and groups worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. We serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
A place of active community participation in the discovery and creation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history.
Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO)
PACRAO is a non-profit association representing more than 350 regionally accredited 2-year, 4-year, and graduate schools with an individual membership of 1,500 professional admissions officers and registrars.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Founded in 1972, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
The Research & Planning Group (formerly known as the Center for Student Success)
The RP Group strengthens the abilities of California community colleges to gather, analyze and act on information in order to strengthen student success.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
University of California, Santa Barbara Multicultural Center (UCSB MCC)
In 1987, UCSB students of color, who were then severely underrepresented at the University demanded the creation of a hospitable and safe space for their use. In addition to continuing to provide a safe space for students of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, the MCC serves as a bridge to the entire campus community.