CPEC report, Access and Equity for all Students: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Students

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
03.02
Contact: 
Category: 
Diversity and Equity
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has long been committed to serving the academic and student service needs of all students to the best of its ability with limited resources;

Whereas, The California Postsecondary Education Commission’s June 2009 report, Access and Equity for all Students: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Students ( http://www.cpec.ca.gov/completereports/2009reports/09-14.pdf) notes the lack of data regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) students and their experiences in California higher education;

Whereas, The California Postsecondary Education Commission’s June 2009 report Access and Equity for all Students: Meeting the Needs of LGBT Students recommends that colleges collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity in the same way they currently allow students to voluntarily report data on their race, ethnicity, gender, and disabilities; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recognizes that privacy and the security of an individual student’s information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity is uniquely important for our LGBT students;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support allowing students to voluntarily report their sexual orientation and gender identity on college and district forms where other demographic data are collected; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges be actively involved in helping create processes for collecting demographic data regarding sexual orientation and gender identity that protect the privacy of individual students.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

Senate representatives supported AB620 (2011) to adopt policies related to nondiscrimination and training about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. In addition, Senate representatives have worked with Chancellor's Office Steering Committee to develop specification for inclusion of AB620 questions (sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression)in CCCApply.