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Sexual Violence and Harassment Resources

Transgender and Gender Identity Resources

  • UC Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name
  • Campus Programs, Organizations and Resources

    Task Force on the California Gender Recognition Act

    LGBT Resource Center UCR Trans Guide

    Trans Group 
    This discussion group is comprised of UCR students, staff, and faculty and includes those who are trans-identified, genderqueer, gender questioning and partners. Please contact LGBTRC Director Nancy Tubbs at nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu or (951) 827-2267 for more information including meeting times and location.

    Asterisk is a registered student organization for trans students and allies that meets weekly. In 2015, Asterisk partnered with the LGBT Resource Center to host the Asterisk Trans* Conference.

    T*Camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). Applications open online every October, and the retraet is every January.

    Tuesday Talks - Fluidity
    This Tuesday night discussion group is for those who want to talk about the genderqueer, bisexual, pansexual, trangender, queer and questioning communities, as well as whether or not any labels connected to sexual orientation or gender identity are necessary.

    Trans Remembrance Display
    This annual on-campus display honors those lost due to transphobic violence.

    The LGBT Resource Center Library
    Our library has a multitude of books and films connected to trans/genderqueer issues. Come see!

  • Gender-Inclusive Facilities

    In 2016, UCR converted 111 restrooms on campus into gender-inclusive facilities. Each single-occupancy restroom has new signage. In addition, all new construction and buildings under heavy renovation must include gender-inclusive facilities. Additional building signage directs people to the nearest gender-inclusive facility if there is not one available in the building.

    To find gender-inclusive restrooms, visit the UCR campus map and zoom in until you see the circle-triangle symbol. Click on the symbol and room number details will become visible on the left-hand side of the window. ADA-compliant facilities information is also available on the UCR campus map. The Student Recreation Center also offers a gender-inclusive locker room.

  • Gender-Inclusive Housing

    In 2005, UCR broke ground as the first public university in the nation to offer a gender-neutral housing option to all students. The option is now called gender-inclusive housing (GIH).

    Any UCR student may request gender-inclusive housing on their housing application. However, priority is given to students who notify UCR Housing that they require the accommodation based on their gender identity/expression. 

    Gender-inclusive housing is located within Pentland Hills. When applying for GIH, be sure to also prioritize Pentland Hills as your first-choice living community. 

    The GIH option allows students to room with any other student, regardless of physical sex or gender identity.

    If a student wishes to live in gender-inclusive housing but does not request a particular roommate, Housing will assign a roommate based on compatibility evaluations. 

    Pentland Hills features private, single-occupancy restrooms and showers. Gender-inclusive housing is located in the same Pentland Hills building as Stonewall Hall, but you do not have to be a part of Stonewall Hall to live in gender-inclusive housing.

    In Fall 2020, GIH will be available in Dundee.

    UCR also allows GIH in campus apartments such as Bannockburn Village, Falkirk, Glen Mor, Oban, The Plaza and Stonehaven. However, you and a roommate must both request the living option.

    You can explore this option, check out UCR Housing Policies Related to Gender Identity/Expression, and learn about Stonewall Hall (the LGBTQIA residence hall community also in Pentland Hills) at our Housing page.

    If students need a staff advocate to answer questions or address issues regarding Gender Inclusive Housing, please contact:

    Emily McCoy (she/her/hers)
    Resident Accounts Supervisor
    Housing Services
    (951) 827-7440

    Nancy Tubbs (she/her/hers)
    Director, LGBT Resource Center
    (951) 827-2267 

    James Smith (he/him/his)
    Associate Director of Residential Life
    Residential Life
    (951) 827-7551

  • Off-Campus Programs, Organizations and Resources

    You can also browse our Community Resources Guide for more LGBT resources in the Riverside and San Bernardino area.

Pregnancy Resources

  • Information for UCR Students

    To request pregnancy disability-related accommodations, you must register with Student Disability Resource Center. For detailed information, please visit the Apply for Accommodations webpage.

    For other pregnancy related resources, you may fill out a Pregnancy Accommodation Request Form through the Office of Title IX/EOAA. 

  • Information for UCR Staff

    The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for their own serious health condition or a family member with a serious health condition, or to bond with a
    new child. Recent legislation, effective January 1, 2021, expands CFRA in several major respects. In addition, California law requires covered employers to provide employees disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition with unpaid, job-protected leave (PDL) and/or accommodations. Learn more about these rights on the CA DFEH webpage

    For information about how to file for pregnancy disability at UCR, including a checklist provided by Human Resources, please visit the UCR Human Resources webpage. 

  • Pregnancy Rights and Nondiscrimination

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities. For more information about your rights under Title IX, visit the "Know Your Rights" Office of Civil Rights webpage.

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, such as leave and health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment. For more information about Pregnancy in the Workplace, visit the "Pregnancy Discrimination" EEOC webpage

    For information about UCR Non-Discrimination Policies, please visit the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies webpage

  • Pregnancy Accommodation Request Form

    Click the button below to complete a UCR Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Pregnancy Accommodations Request Form

    Pregnancy Accommodation Request Form

  • Lactation Accommodation Program

    In an effort to promote a family-friendly work environment for breastfeeding mothers, UC Riverside has expanded lactation room locations. Effective immediately, faculty, staff and students will have access to eight (8) lactation rooms and alternate options to ensure nursing mothers have access to a private space for lactation purposes. Please visit the Lactation Accommodation Program

  • Off-Campus Breastfeeding Resources
    UC Medical Plans

    UC's medical plans have resources including nurselines, counselors and online programs to help you if you have questions about breastfeeding. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling are available at no cost.

    Breastfeeding Center at Riverside Community Hospital

    The Breastfeeding Center at Riverside Community Hospital is open to the mommies in the community, regardless where you deliver, offering support to any mother and baby having challenges.

    California Breastfeeding Coalition

    The California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC), formed in May 2003, serves as an umbrella organization for the 43 regional breastfeeding coalitions located throughout California. The CBC aims, through collaborative efforts, to create a more healthful California through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.

    La Leche League International

    The mission of the LA Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

    Loving Support

    The Loving Support Breastfeeding program supports the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies without supplements for the first six months and to continue breastfeeding for a minimum of one year. 

    The Loving Support Breastfeeding Program provides:

    • support, encouragement and assistance to all new mothers in order to make breastfeeding successful.
    • services to all Riverside County residents
    • toll-free, bilingual helpline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support and assistance. Staffed by certified lactation educators and lactation consultants
    CDC - Breastfeeding

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public's health.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources Breastfeeding Tips and Resources are available along with healthy pregnancy and children's health information.

    Eat Healthy While Breastfeeding

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources - Eat Healthy Wile Breastfeeding quick tips will help you find out how to get the nutrients you and your baby need.