At Chaffey College we welcome, support, and value our students who are part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community! We are dedicated to empowering, advocating, and providing an inclusive space through educational programming, community partnerships, and faculty and staff engagement. Check out the resources below to learn ways to get connected at Chaffey College.


Student Equity & Engagement Staff

Albert Rodriguez, Director, Student Equity and Engagement

Sandra B. Galeas, Program Assistant


Undocumented/LGBTQIA+ Student Liaison

Maria Barragan, M.A. (she, her, ella)
(909) 652-6516



Club and Committee Contacts:


Lavender Coalition (LGBTQIA+ and Allies Club)

  • The goal of the Lavender Coalition is to enhance and strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies by (GSA). Advocating for human and civil rights; educating and bringing awareness to the community; fortifying growth and collaboration in support of social equality; providing a safe place for all students; participating in virtual events.
  • Please check out the Chaffey Clubs page for club meeting days/ times, social media, and other contacts.
  • Visit the Lavender Coalition Website 


LGBTQIA+ Advocates Committee

  • The LGBTQIA+ Advocates Committee advocates for a college-wide, coherent support of and resources for LGBTQIA+ students; advocates for and contributes to a climate of inclusion for members of the LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and administrators at Chaffey College; and collaborates with the various groups on campus who share the mission to create a more equitable environment for the Chaffey College community.
  • For contact information and meeting time, please visit the LGBTQIA+ Advocates Committee on the Academic Senate webpage


Lavender Celebration of Graduates (Spring Semester)

  • Are you graduating this year?
    We’d love to have you participate in our Lavender Celebration where we recognize all the accomplishments of the LGBTQIA+ graduates here at Chaffey. The celebration includes a short ceremony, a recognition of graduates and some great company! Participating graduates will receive a rainbow stole and tassel. To learn more about how to participate, email the Center for Culture and Social Justice


Calendar 3 Up

Apr 4
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Rancho Cucamonga Campus
Apr 5
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Chino Campus
Apr 6
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Fontana Campus


Frequently Asked Questions


  • You can change your name by submitting a Student Update Form
    • When you “Submit” the name will automatically be routed to an Admissions and Records staff member.
  • What does this form update?
    • Your chosen name will appear to staff when accessing your records in Colleague, to faculty on their course roster, in Chaffey’s appointment scheduling grid (SARS), and in Canvas.
    • Transcripts will not reflect your chosen name but will remain under your legal name .
  • If you have gone through a legal name change process, and need to update any campus documents, AB 245 requires all California community colleges, UCs and CSUs to reissue you any documents conferred with your updated name and gender free of charge.
  • Currently, Chaffey College does not have any scholarships specifically for LGBTQIA+ students. For a full list of Chaffey College scholarships, visit the Chaffey College Foundation scholarships page.
  • Scholarships for LGBTQIA+ community college students can also be found through the Point Foundation
  • AB 620, also known as the Equality and Equal Access in Higher Education Act, was signed into California law in 2011.
  • The act requires community colleges, CSUs, and UCs to adopt and publish policies on harassment, intimidation and bullying. It also requires each college to designate an employee at each of their respective campuses as a point of contact to address the needs of LGBT faculty, staff and students. The law also revises the definition of gender to include “gender expression” for purposes of the Equity in Higher Education Act. All students have the right to a welcoming, inclusive campus atmosphere, and AB 620 helps to protect that right.
Title IX is a federal law that bans discrimination and sexual harassment based on sex, sexuality, and gender identity. Chaffey College has designated Title IX Coordinators at each campus. To learn more about Title IX and how to file a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, visit Resources for LGBTQI+ Students.
Yes! Learn more about these on Lambda Legal’s Know Your Rights page.


Educator Resources