LGBTQIA Resources For Students

Gender Sexuality Alliance Student Club

Gender Sexuality Alliance Club

The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is one of the oldest recognized student clubs at MiraCosta College. Formerly known as the Gay Straight Alliance, the club’s mission includes strengthening the LGBTQIA community through social activities and community service, promoting acceptance and tolerance by embracing diversity, and advocating for human and civil rights.

The GSA club meets regularly during the Fall and Spring semesters; to view the current club leadership and faculty advisors visit the college's Student Clubs website.

Endowed Student Scholarships

There are multiple student scholarships available for LGBTQIA+ students and active allies. More information about these scholarships is available on the MiraCosta College Scholarship website; tax-deductible donations to all scholarships may be made at the MiraCosta College Foundation website (please put name of scholarship in donation notes). The current scholarships available are:

More information about these scholarships is available on the MiraCosta College Scholarship website; tax-deductible donations to either scholarship may be made at the MiraCosta College Foundation website.

Rainbow Stoles (for Commencement)

Rainbow commencement stoles for graduating LGBTQIA students and allies are available for purchase at the Oceanside Campus Bookstore. Faculty and Staff who have been LGBTQIA Safe Space trained also wear rainbow stoles at commencement. Students interested in wearing a rainbow stole should complete a free, interactive online training.

Spring 15 Rainbow Commencement Stoles (Faculty and Students)

(Photo from Spring 2015 Commencement)

Mental Health Resources

MiraCosta College provides access to a number of mental health resources for both students and employees. Student resources include free and confidential one-on-one counseling with Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) interns. More info may be found on the Health Services website. Employee resources are on the Human Resources website.