Sue Gonda- Co-Founder of Safe Zones; LGBTQ Liaison for students
Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month; 11:30am - 12:30pm
Where: The Common Ground - Bldg: 60/Rm: 206
Advisors: Dr. Susan Gonda and Joel Castellaw
Purpose: The purpose of SOGI is to create a safe and open community and provide space
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, intersexed, and asexual people (LGBTQIA)
and their allies, as well as other students that identify as non-heteronormative.
SOGI endeavors to create a safe space for students to express and explore their identity
without judgment, where they can be their full authentic selves, and receive peer
support. The club strives to promote diversity and cultural awareness through meetings
and activities and by challenging cultural norms that result in oppression.
These out Grossmont College LGBTQ faculty, academics and staff have committed to being a part of the visible presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. With this Out List, these faculty, academics and staff hope to present a welcoming, open, diverse and public community to all who look for their leadership on campus.
Susan Berry Joel Castellaw
Student Engagement Coordinator Department Chair Communications
Student Affairs SOGI student Club Co-Advisor
The goal of the Safe Zone Ally Program is to provide a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and/or ally (LGBTQQIAA) persons by establishing an identifiable network of supportive persons who can provide support, information and a safe place for LGBTQQIAA persons within our campus community. Those who have committed to being Safe Zone Allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination,specifically regarding LGBTQQIAA persons, are not tolerated.
Look for the Grossmont College Safe Zones logo throughout campus. It identifies a person who has completed the on-campus LGBTQQIAA Safe Zone Ally Training and has pledged their commitment to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and ally people.
To be announced.
San Diego LGBT Community Center
The Center is led by a 15 member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1000 community volunteers to achieve it's twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights.