Summer Professional Gathering

UC San Diego will host the summer meeting.

Southern California Campus LGBT Resource Professionals Gathering
July 10-11, 2017 @ UC San Diego

Professional staff and graduate students whose job descriptions include providing LGBT resources and services on a college campus are invited to attend a Southwest Regional Meeting of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
An RSVP link will be emailed to regional professionals.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, California, 92037
Phone: 858-453-5500

Marriott Residence Inn
8901 Gilman Drive  La Jolla  California  92037
Phone: 858-587-1770

Conference Location:
UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center

If you stay at the Sheraton La Jolla and want to walk, it is 1 mile, and up a hill – same for the Marriott Residence Inn (uphill but from the other direction). If you are driving and parking, here are directions to the Center  Here is a map: Parking is $20 on campus.  If you have a UC parking pass, there is reciprocity, so it is free.  Read about it here

The LGBT Resource Center is completely accessible to people with disabilities. There are multiple handicap parking spaces near the Center in parking area P113. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility issues within the Center please contact karla m. zabaleta-hinojosa at or (858) 822-3493.


Monday, July 10th – UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center
8:00am    Registration, continental breakfast and informal conversation
10:00am  Welcome and introductions - The state of your campus
11:45am  Lunch (provided in the Center so conversations can continue)
1:30pm    Keynote address by Chaz Ashley-Cruz
chaz is a Black queer (BlaQ), multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholar, poet, educator, artist. He was born and raised in Southern California by his maternal grandparents; this upbringing informs his compassion toward addiction, survivors and elders. He earned his bachelor of arts in liberal studies from Cal State University Los Angeles, and master of arts in organization leadership from the University of San Francisco. Chaz brings critical womanist/feminist and critical race theory to education and student affairs work with love, engagement, and intentionality. As a queer man of color, he sees education as a unifying and liberating tool for equity.  Check out some of his writing at
3:00pm    Break-out Spaces
                QTPOC space
                Co-conspirators/Accomplices space
4:00pm    Decisions on next morning’s agenda & swag/info swap
4:30pm    Center officially closes and everyone departs 
7:00pm     No host dinner at Hillcrest restaurants

Tuesday, July 11th – UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center
8:30am     Morning coffee, tea, pastries, fruit and informal conversation
9:00am     Reflections on day one
10:00am   Agenda as determined by Monday afternoon conversations
11:00am   Walk to the Faculty Club
11:30am   Welcome from UCSD VC of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
11:45am   Faculty Club lunch (buffet – all you can eat)
1:00pm    Return to the Center               
1:15pm    Final reflections on our time together
3:00pm    Agenda ends
4:30pm    Center officially closes and everyone departs