The 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit, organized by a Planning Team led by Dr. Emilie Mitchell, broke attendance records with 947 peopled registered for the online event. Participants represented 120 colleges and districts, and they learned from 16 workshops and keynotes by Chancellor Oakley and Steven Canals.
The 4th CCC LGBTQ+ Summit will be hosted again in April 2022. In the meantime, CCC faculty, staff, and students were given a roadmap of areas to improve in the CCC system.
Students registering for the Summit were asked to rate the importance several policies and practices that might help to make campuses more welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ+ students. The ones rated the most important by the 81 students who responded are below.
- Having mental health counseling on ca
mpus that is LGBTQ+ affirming (95% - Very Important)
- Training for Faculty on LGBTQ+ terminology and experiences (94% - Very Important)
- Having a Pride Center or other staffed resource center to serve LGBTQ+ students (89% - Very Important)
- Hate and bias reporting (having the ability to report to administration incidences of harassment and mistreatment because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity) (83% - Very Important)
- Gender-inclusive facilities (all gender restrooms and showering/changing facilities (83% - Very Important)