Gender Equity Center - Resources

Cal Poly Health Services

Counseling Services

Gender Affirming Care

Safer is Cal Poly’s primary confidential resource for addressing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and harassment.

Cal Poly Campus Services

Student Diversity and Belonging

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

BEACoN Mentors
BEACoN Mentors host multiple meetings and workshops during the year. These activities allow mentors and prospective BEACoN Scholars (mentees) to be introduced to one another. These activities also build community, jump start mentoring relationships, and provide a safe space for sharing experiences and ideas between all members of our network. We hope that within this community to will find others with whom you can identify.

Cal Fresh

Cal Poly Student Clubs and Organizations

Transgender and Queer Student Union

Association of Women in Mathematics

Society of Women Engineers

Women Physics Cal Poly

Women in Business Association

Central Coast Resources

Transitions Mental Health Association

Tranz Central Coast
Tranz Central Coast (TCC) is the trusted point of contact for transgender people, their families and allies, and the community at large. We help people access resources, get support, and obtain the highest-quality information in their pursuit of authentic self-expression, including the freedom to alter their bodies and change their gender roles. Through networking, outreach, and advocacy, TCC acts to create a safe and affirming community that supports the health and well-being of all members of the Transgender community—however they identify—so that they may live authentic, productive, and happy lives.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Pride and Diversity Center SLO
The Gala Pride and Pride Diversity Center supports and empowers people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions to strengthen and unite our central coast community. The Gala Pride and Diversity Center has been providing support, encouraging diversity and inclusion since before its incorporation in 1997.

Rise SLO
RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English.

Stand Strong SLO
Stand Strong has been serving the community since 1977, when two women in Morro Bay opened up their home to survivors of domestic violence. As services expanded for domestic violence survivors, the Women’s Crisis House changed its name to the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County. In 2017, the Women’s Shelter Program changed its name to Stand Strong to reflect the organization’s role in the bigger conversation of dismantling domestic violence in San Luis Obispo County – calling on all community members to come together and support one another with dignity, respect, and compassion.

Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center of SLO County
The Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center contributes to community safety by reducing the devastation of sexual violence for all people of San Luis Obispo County through providing comprehensive sexual assault recovery services and community prevention programs. All our services are provided at no cost.

League of Women Voters SLO
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide. To accomplish this goal, we pledge to act with trust, integrity and professionalism and to operate in an open and effective manner to meet the needs of those we serve.

National Resources

The Intrnational Center for Research on Women
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute whose research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society. ICRW translates these insights into a path of action that honors women’s human rights, ensures gender equality and creates the conditions in which all women can thrive.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
The Convention defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field."

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