Cuesta College is committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all students to learn and for all staff to work. Cuesta embraces and celebrates diversity and the belief that every individual on our campus contributes to our community.

Cuesta College offers a variety of resources to ensure that all members of the college community are valued and served with dignity and respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Cuesta Safe Zone Handbook

Student Health Services

Counseling & Psychological Services

Non-discrimination Board Policy

Discrimination Information and Training

Title IX and Gender Equality

Student Concerns & Complaints

Diversity/Equity Library Holdings: LGBTQIAP+

Cultural Center Event Calendar

Clubs - If you are interested in forming a club on campus for the LGBTQIAP+ community, contact the Student Life Office at (805) 546-3289 or

Introduction to Queer Studies (HDHS 219) is now part of course offerings at Cuesta. To learn more, please refer to the Social Justice Studies Associate Degree for Transfer Program under the Human Development/Human Services Division.

If you have any questions or requests to eliminate your "dead name" from class rosters, please contact our Student Resolution Coordinator, Donna Howard at   

Queer Voices:  Who We Are & What We You to Know.  This 20 minute video presents stories of identity from the LBGTQIA community.


*LGBTQIAP+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Agender/Ally,      Pansexual