PCC Services & Resources
There are many resources available for LGBTQIA+ and questioning students. These resources can help provide support and guidance for individuals who are navigating their gender identity and sexual orientation. Some resources include counseling and therapy services, support groups, and online communities. These resources can help individuals connect with others who have similar experiences and provide a safe and supportive space to discuss their feelings and experiences.
Academic support and educational counseling are services that help students succeed in their academic pursuits. This may involve choosing a major or course of study, selecting colleges and universities, and developing academic goals. Our community identify educational counselor works closely with students to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and to develop strategies for academic success.
Mental wellness resources are services that are available to help individuals maintain and improve their mental health. Students have access to mental health professionals, such as therapists and psychiatrists, as well as our LGBTQIA+ support group, self-help resources, and other forms of assistance.
Social events and celebrations provide an opportunity for people to connect with each other, share stories and experiences, and create lasting memories. The Pride Center offers various events throughout the academic year and highlight events such as our annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony.
Our Success Coach can help students navigate the transfer process, which can be complex and overwhelming. Transfer support may include assistance with choosing a new school, completing transfer applications and financial aid forms, and transferring credits from one institution to another.
The Pride Center offers career development and navigation support, such as career counseling, job search assistance, and workshops and seminars on topics related to career planning and development.
Basic needs assistance can be critical for people who are experiencing financial hardship or who are otherwise unable to meet their basic needs on their own. Connect with us if you need help with essential needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing.
Students have access to computers and free printing all semesters. If you are in need of more support, we can work with you to provide supplies. This may include textbooks, pencils, paper, and other essential items that students need to complete their coursework.
The preferred name change is an in-house service available for Pasadena City College students who identify as transgender and/or who fear for their safety.
Connect with us to learn more about PCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, learn about off campus hormone therapy and gender reassignment programs, and free/ low-cost health care.
If you or somebody you know is in need of Trans support, you may reach out to the Transgender suicide hotline by reaching TRANS LIFELINE at (877)565-8860.
The Trevor Project
If you or somebody you know is a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe judgement-free place to talk you may also reach The Trevor Project's hotline at (866) 488-7386.