LGBTQIA+ Protections

Pasadena City College is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive learning and working environment for all LGBTQIA+ members of our community, and has a variety of supports available.  Further, the U.S. Department of Education has affirmed that Title IX’s protections against sex discrimination includes protections for individuals against discrimination based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education have stated that transgender students must be treated in accordance with the student’s gender identity for all purposes. In addition to Title IX, Title VII, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provide protections to LGBTQIA+ students and employees, affording them the rights to:

  • Use locker rooms and restrooms consistent with a student’s or employee’s gender identity
  • Be placed in campus housing according to their gender identity
  • Not be discriminated against, disciplined, or treated differently on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation
  • Not be compelled to provide personal and medical information to college officials, and college officials must not disclose personal information about a transgender student or employee (e.g. sex assigned at birth, medical history, gender identity, or gender transition) without their consent
  • Amend student educational records to reflect legal documents, if the records are inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of the student’s rights of privacy, according to FERPA
The Quest Center
The Queer and Undocumented Empowerment Support to Thrive (QUEST) Center at Pasadena City College aims to create an inclusive space for LGBTQ+ and Undocumented students, staff, and faculty. They offer an array of resource and services, including information about how to request a name change. 
Safe Zones at PCC
The PCC Safe Zone Coalition training identifies, educates, and supports allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. To find a Safe Zone Ally, or to learn more, visit the Safe Zones website.
Queer Alliance
Queer Alliance is a safe, supportive, and discrimination-free place for LGBTQ+(Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, etc.) and allied communities and individuals on campus. To learn more, contact contact or (626) 585-7384 or visit the Quest Alliance website.

Inclusive Bathrooms

PCC continues to grow the number and availability of all-gender and single-stall restrooms on campus. Currently, employees and students can access the following single-stall restrooms.

Inclusive Bathrooms at PCC

Building Location Room Number
B Book store 102D
B Campus Police 205-207
C President’s Office 235D
C Sexson Dressing Room 172
C Sexson Dressing Rooms 172
CA Basement 018
CA Basement 020
CA Little Theater 131B
CA Recital Hall 144A
CDC 1ST Floor 109
CEC 1st Floor 106
CEC 1st Floor 107
CEC 2nd Floor 202A
CEC Staff Lounge 202B
D Student Health Center Clinic 106F
D Student Health Center Clinic 106G
D Disabled Student Services 208G
FB Boiler House 100A
FB Boiler House 105E
L Basement 004
L Basement 005
LL 1st floor East 132A
LL 1st Floor East 134A
O Observatory office area  
R 1st North side Family Restroom 116
UU Forum Back Stage Northeast 188
V 2nd Floor east 200C
V 2nd Floor Southwest  215A

File A Report

PCC recognizes that harassment, exclusion from school activities, and other forms of discrimination can interfere with LGBTQ+ students’ access to a safe and inclusive school environment. Further, Title IX federal law protections include prohibitions against discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Federally funded educational institutions are required to ensure that LGBTQ+ students have equal access to all aspects of a school’s programs and activities. 

Staff, students, or faculty who believe that they have experienced discrimination or harassment against them because they identify as LGBTQIA+, or on the basis of their gender identity or sex, can file a complaint with the college's Title IX Coordinator by phone, email, mail, in person, or via the online report form.

File a Report