LGBTQ Resources


Meeting Times: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month; 11:30am - 12:30pm

Where: The Common Ground - Bldg: 60/Rm: 206


Advisors: Susan Berry, 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.

OUT at Grossmont

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.

Staff:                                                                           Faculty:

Susan Berry                                                            Joel Castellaw

Student Engagement Coordinator           Department Chair Communications

Student Affairs                                                     SOGI student Club Co-Advisor                   

Safe Zones:

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.

Ally Training Objectives include:
  • Train a network of empathetic allies on campus
  • Make this network visible and accessible by posting stickers on doors and pins on backpacks and other appropriate locations
  • End discrimination and bias against LGBTQQIAA campus community members
  • Assist LGBTQQIAA students in their social, personal and academic development
Trained allies are asked to:
  • Display their ally stickers and pins in prominent places
  • Provide information, referrals and support to LGBTQQIAA members of the campus community
  • Refrain from promoting any religious or theoretical perspectives that consider LGBTQQIAA life and people anything other than a natural part of the continuum of human sexuality

Gender Inclusive Restroom Locations:

 To be announced.

Community Resources:

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.