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San Diego State University

The Pride Center - Serving SDSU's LGBTQ Community

SDSU Important Resources:

Counseling & Psychological Services:  C&PS offers a wide range of services which include individual counseling, couples counseling, group therapy, workshops, specialized programs, and appointments with Baxter, C&PS’ therapy dog.  Counseling & Psychological Services strives to provide students with as many resources as are possible, whether on campus or off.

ECRT:  The Economic Crisis Response Team, or ECRT, is a group of staff, administrators, students, and faculty from across campus working together to ensure students experiencing food or housing insecurity, or other immediate, unforeseen financial crises are connected with short-term and long-term aid quickly and without stigmatization.

Health Services:  Student Health Services (SHS) is staffed by fully licensed and certified health professionals who are dedicated to the college community. No-cost or low-cost medical services include outpatient evaluation and treatment of common medical problems, preventive care, health counseling, immunizations and psychiatric treatment.

Well Being & Health Promotion: Well-being & Health Promotion is your go-to place on campus for health and wellness information. Well-being & Health Promotion also comes to you with presentations and education for your student organization or class.

Women's Resource Center:  The WRC provides support and advocacy, empowers student voices, connects community members to on-campus and local resources, and creates and facilitates educational programs and events.

Center for Intercultural Relations:  The Center for Intercultural Relations researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the appreciation of cultural diversity and fosters intercultural and cross-cultural understanding.

Office of the Registrar - Name Change:  Legal names can be changed at SDSU with the proper documentation; a state issued driver's license and an original signed Social Security card reflecting the new last name.

Library LGBT Collection:  The library recently added several important DVDs to their collection that highlight the LGBT experience. Some are documentaries, such as "Almost Myself" and "Making the Boys," that explore key issues. Others are feature length dramas, like "Taxi Zum Klo." There are tv shows in the collection too, and they think that "Queer as Folk" is definitely worth binging.

Community Support:

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 its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights.

San Diego Pride:  Fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

North County LGBTQ Resource Center:  The Resource Center will support, build, educate, and improve the relationships of the LGBT community and our friends and allies. Services include support groups for youth, seniors, military service members, HIV/AIDS testing and prevention, counseling, civil rights advocacy, classes, and workgroups.

South Bay Pride:  The South Bay Assocation works towards building a coalition of the LGBT community and our allies for social networking, business promotion, and political awareness in South San Diego County and Baja California North.


San Diego PFlag:  PFLAG realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies and people who are LGBTQ; Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ; Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQ.

Trans Family Support Services:  When someone transitions, the impact of that decision ripples to the people closest to them and beyond. Everyone deserves support and access to appropriate information, facilities, and services. Navigating these uncharted waters can be stressful and confusing, but you are not alone.


Family Health Center of San Diego:  Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is a welcoming and open environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. We are committed to providing comprehensive health care services, including the full range of adult, women’s and men’s services, as well as connecting individuals with HIV or hepatitis to screenings and treatment, Gay Men’s Health Services including PrEP and PEP, Transgender Health Services, prenatal services and pediatric care and more.

UCSD Owens Clinic:  Recognized as one of the nation's outstanding HIV primary care clinics, the Owen Clinic embraces a whole-person view of HIV care, offering a range of programs to address the spectrum of ways in which a person’s life may be impacted by a chronic health condition such as HIV.

San Ysidro Health - Our Place:  San Ysidro Health is dedicated to providing high quality, accessible and affordable medical, dental, behavioral health and special support services. Our patients are at the center of our care.

San Diego Trevor Project:  The San Diego Ambassadors are a network of inspiring volunteers who help to expand our reach, raise awareness of our programs, raise life-saving funds, plan regional events, and advocate for the young people we serve. Ambassadors are an integral part of our mission to prevent suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.