Welcome to the San Diego Mesa College LGBTQ+ page! Here, you will find valuable information for the various campus- and community-based resources that are available for all members of our Mesa LGBTQ+ community. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally, thank you for visiting our page. Remember, there is always a place for you on our campus!

Check out Mesa and SDCCD marching in the 2019 San Diego Pride Parade.



The Safe Zone Task Force is a collaboration among Mesa faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to educating the greater campus community on ways to ensure a safe, welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals. As the "Leading College of Equity and Excellence", we know that the best learning environments are ones that promote acceptance and respect. Please feel free to contact any of our members if you have questions or would like to become involved.

Safe Zone LogoTask Force Members
  Kevin Branson
  Mary Gwin
  Michael Harrison
  Bridget Herrin 
  Gloria Kim 
  Bryan Malinis 
  Jorge Villalobos 

Gender-Sexuality ALLIANCE (GSA)

The purpose of the Mesa Gender-Sexuality Alliance is to exist as a campus club where students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning are able to network, plan activities, establish positive and supportive student relationships with other students who identify as a member of the LGBTQ Community or as a Straight Ally. 

Please contact our advisor with any questions and feel free to come visit during one of our meetings. Our door is always open! Also, check out our Mesa GSA Facebook page

Dr. Michael Harrison - Associate Professor, Spanish
(619) 388-2203

Dr. Mary Gwin - Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Meeting Times: 
Fall 2019
Mondays 3:00-4:00 PM in LRC-237

Mesa LGBTQ+ Ally/out List

The Mesa LGBTQ+ Ally/Out List is a directory of faculty, staff, and administrators on our campus who proudly serve as advocates for our LGBTQ+ community. The directory includes both self-identified "out" LGBTQ+ individuals and LGBTQ+ allies. Click here to see our ever-growing network of supporters.

Mental health services

We know that the LGBTQ+ community often experiences unique obstacles that make it difficult to deal with everyday life. At Mesa, there is always someone here for you. Please drop by Student Health Services in I4-209 in the Student Services Building or contact our designated on-campus LGBTQ+ health counselor.

                Sue Shrader-Hanes, MFT

                Student Health Services
               Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
               7250 Mesa College Drive I-4209
               San Diego, California 92111
               Phone: 619-388-2774
               Fax: 619-388-2853

Mesa Pride Merchandise!

Mesa Pride merchandise is now available at our Campus Store! Come by and pick up your very own Mesa Pride shirt, cap, and water bottle. All proceeds go to the Mesa LGBTQ+ Pride Fund to create a campus culture of competency, inclusiveness, equity, and understanding for students identifying as LGBTQ+. For store hours, please visit the Campus Store website.


opportunity to support

San Diego Mesa College is proud to announce the establishment of the LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Equity Fund. Donations go towards student scholarships, programs, and activities that create a campus culture of competency, inclusiveness, equity, and understanding for students identifying as LGBTQ+. 

The program promotes acceptance, belonging, safety, compassion, positive self-efficacy, and confidence designed to help students succeed socially and academically. Please click the link below to donate:

                      LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Equity Fund



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