About the SMSU Pride Center
We are here to provide a platform for social justice as it is related to the rights of LGBTQQIA and faculty as a safe comfortable and open academic environment for all persons on the CSUSB Campus.
The Santos Manuel Student Union Pride Center is here to serve the greater campus community, through education, advocacy and social justice. The Pride Center focuses on creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all university community members, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex students and their allies. As well as educating and advocating on issues such as homophobia, heterosexism, inclusive language, and other sexual or gender identity issues.
Interested in issues concerning Gender & Sexuality? Please visit the CSUSB Gender & Sexuality Studies page for more information.
- Welcoming and friendly environment with amenities
- Knowledgeable staff sensitive to LGBTQQIA needs
- Opportunity to create lifelong bonds and friendships
- Programming and support for LGBTQQIA events
- Resource information for community based programs
- Panel discussions for campus/community based programs
- Safezone Training
Resource directory for LGBTQQIA persons and allies
- Resource Library with LGBTQQIA literature, reference material and films.
- Empower LGBTQQIA students to get involved with the campus and the larger community.
- Celebrate and affirm LGBTQQIA culture in everyday life.
- Develop and foster LGBTQQIA leadership and presence on campus.
- Increase awareness and education of LGBTQQIA issues through social justice education and by advocating for civil and human rights.
- To unite and foster relationships of mutual understanding between the LGBTQQIA community and the larger campus community.
- Organize programs and events that are relevant to our diverse LGBTQQIA campus community.
A heterosexual person who actively supports LGBTQQIA rights and social justice issues.
An enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, and/or affectional attraction to both females and males.
The process of accepting one’s sexuality or gender identity, as well as the process of revealing one’s sexuality or gender identity to others
An enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, and/or affectional attraction of men to men and of women to women.
Fear, hatred, and intolerance of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex
People who are born with sex chromosomes, external genitalia, or an internal reproductive system that differs from the expected patterns of either female or male
People who do not identify with the binary sexual system or the behavior expected within it.
People who are in the process of sorting out their sexual orientation or are not sure how they identify.
An umbrella term referring to a person whose gender identity or gender presentation falls outside of stereotypical gender norms