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Area & Campus Resources

Campus Resources

PRISM: LGBTQIA Peer Counseling & Mentoring
Online or in-person peer counseling for Cal Poly students
Office: University Union (Building 65), Room 209
Web:
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/CPPRISM

Queer Student Union
Through activism, the Queer Student Union seeks to improve Cal Poly's Queer culture through policy implementation, demonstration, and social change.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CalPolyQSU
Email: calpolyqsu@gmail.com

Pride Faculty Staff Association
The Cal Poly Pride Faculty Staff Association (FSA) provides a safe and welcoming environment to empower, attract, and retain LGBTQIA faculty and staff. The Pride FSA aims to foster an inclusive campus climate, advocate for equitable policies, support the Pride Center, promote education on LGBTQIA issues, as well as offer professional development and social opportunities to faculty and staff.
Web:
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/groups/282740458460596/835888963145740
Email: pridefsa@calpoly.edu

Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity
Responsible for University-wide initiatives to foster inclusion for faculty, staff, and students
Office: Administration (Building 1), Room 315
Web: www.diversity.calpoly.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DiversityCalPolySLO
Email: diversity@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2250

Ombuds Service
Confidential and impartial assistance in resolving any university related concerns or complaints
Office: Kennedy Library (Building 35), Room 113
Web: www.ombuds.calpoly.edu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OMBUDScalpoly
Email: ombuds@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-1380

Counseling Services
Free and confidential counseling service available to all currently enrolled students
Office: Building 27, Room 136
Web: www.hcs.calpoly.edu/counseling
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthcounseling
Email: health-counseling@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2511

Area Resources

The Closet
A community group for (but not limited to) lesbian, bisexual, and trans* women ages 18-29
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/theclosetslo
Email: the.closet.slo@gmail.com

Fusion
Fusion is a local group that provides a safe, social, and positive group for men ages 18-29
Web: www.slofusion.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fusionslo

​​Ace Space

An on campus biweekly meet up for (but not limited to) asexual-spectrum questioning and identified students and their allies. Meetings alternate between socials and discussions of ace-related challenges.
Email: sdferrei@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly BOPEA
An on campus biweekly meet up for (but not limited to) bi, pan, and omni identified students and their allies. Meetings alternate between socials and discussions.
Email: sdferrei@calpoly.edu

Tranz Central Coast
Support group for trans*-identified individuals
Web: www.tranzcentralcoast.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tranz.coast
Email: tranzcentralcoast@gmail.com
805-242-3821

BOPEA San Luis Obispo
Support and social group for Bi, Omni, Pan, Et cetera, and Allies
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bopea.sanluisobispo

Q Youth Group
Safe, fun environment for LGBTQIA youth ages 13-20 to interact and learn with peers
Location: 1060 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.ccgala.org/q%20youth.html
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/qyouth/
Email: email@ccgala.org
805-5414252

GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast)
An incorporated non-profit committed to ensuring a healthy and vibrant network of GLBT social gathering groups, events, business resources, and educational services
Location: 1060 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.ccgala.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CCGALA
Email: email@ccgala.org
805-541-4252

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) - Central Coast Chapter
Non-profit support, education and advocacy group
Location: 1060 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.pflagcentralcoastchapter.net/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralcoastchapter.pflag
Email: pflag.slo@gmail.com
805-801-2186

The Center for Health and Prevention
Free, friendly, and confidential reproductive health services
Location: 705 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.thecenter.capslo.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCenterSLO
Email: thecenter@capslo.org
Phone: 805-544-2478

AIDS Support Network
SLO County AIDS & HIV support services
Location: 1320 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.asn.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/AIDS-Support-Network/77217758434
Phone: 805-781-3660

RISE
Free support services for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence
Location: 51 Zaca Lane, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.riseslo.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RISEslo
Email: contact@riseslo.org
Phone: 805-226-5400

SLO Hotline
Free and confidential suicide prevention and mental health crisis line
Web: http://www.t-mha.org/main/main_hl.html
Phone: 800-783-0607

Trevor Lifeline
Free and confidential crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24
Web: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Phone: 866-488-7386


 

Faith & Spiritual Resources

The following faith-based and spiritual organizations affirm and support LGBTQIA members' religious and sexual identities (please note that this list is not exhaustive).

Campus Organizations

Beloved
A group for Christians who happen to be gay and Christians who have a heart for the LGBT community.
Thursdays, 8-10pm - Bldg 53 Room 201
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/23919864928/
Email: pjwillia@calpoly.edu

The Shire
Web: www.sloepiscopalians.org/canterbury/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Beloved/249509925219345
Email: canterburyslo@gmail.com
Phone: 805-543-7213 x 13

Lutheran Campus Ministry
Location: 1701 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Web: www.lcmslo.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lcmslo
Email: pastormarj@mtcarmelslo.org
Phone: 805-544-2133

Area Organizations

Spiritual Center for Creative Thought
Web: www.centerforcreativethought.org/home
Email: scct.centeralcoast@gmail.com
Phone: 805-904-6474

Central Coast Friends' Meeting
Web: www.ccquaker.org/
Email: vickicar@gmail.com
Phone: 805-543-2791

Community Church of Atascadero
Location: 5850 Rosario Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Web: www.atascaderoucc.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Church-of-Atascadero/1408295239390448
Email: communitychurchucc@gmail.com
Phone: 805-466-9108

Congregation Beth David
Location: 10180 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Web: www.cbdslo.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CongregationBethDavid
Email: office@cbdslo.org
Phone: 805-544-0760

Estero Bay United Methodist
Location: 3000 Hemlock Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Web: www.morrobayumc.org/
Phone: 805-772-7644

John XXIII Fellowship
Location: 188 Cuesta Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone: 805-543-9452

St. Benedict's Episcopal
Location: 2220 Snowy Egret Lane, Los Osos, CA 93402
Web: www.stbenslososos.org
Email: stbenedicts1@aol.com
Phone: 805-528-0654

St. Luke's Episcopal
Location: 5318 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422
Web: www.stlukesatascadero.org
Email: office@stlukesatascadero.org
Phone: 805-466-0379

St. Paul's Episcopal
Location: 2700 Eaton Road, Cambria, CA 93428
Web: www.stpaulscambria.org
Phone: 805-927-3239

St. James' Episcopal
Location: 514 14th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Web: www.stjamespasorobles.org
Email: office@stjamespasorobles.org
Phone: 805-238-0819

St. Stephen's Episcopal
Location: 1344 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Web: www.stsec.ctsmemberconnect.net/home-ctrl.do
Email: ststephenslo@gmail.com
Phone: 805-543-7212

St. Barnabas' Episcopal
Location: 301 Trinity Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Web: www.saintbarnabas-ag.org
Email: saintbarnabas@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 805-489-2990

St. Peter's Episcopal
Location: 545 Shasta Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Web: www.stpetersmorrobay.org
Email: saintbarnabas@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 805-772-2368

United Church of Christ (Congregational)
Location: 11245 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Web: www.sloucc.org
Email: office@sloucc.org
Phone: 805-544-1373

Temple Ner Shalom
Location: 875 Laureate Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Web: www.templenershalom.org/
Email: info@templenershalom.org
Phone: 805-547-1349

Trinity United Methodist
Location: 490 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402
Web: www.trinitylososos.org/
Email: tumclososos@sbcglobal.ne
Phone: 805-528-1649

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Location: 2201 Lawton Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93410
Web: www.sanluisobispounitarianuniversalists.org
Phone: 805-439-0188


 

Additional Resources

LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments.
Web: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/

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