General Campus Resources
- Domestic Partnership
AB 205 California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities (UC Merced document)
- UC Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners
- Update on Policy Changes Affecting Students in Domestic Partnerships in Connection with California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003
- Gender Neutral On-Campus Housing/Restrooms
The Gender Inclusive program brings together individuals as part of a welcoming and inclusive community.
Gender Nuetral Restrooms
- First floor of the Classroom and Office Building
- Joseph E. Gallo Recreation and Wellness Center
- Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center
- Harassment, Hate Crimes & Discrimination: Intervention & Support
The student disciplinary system at UC Merced has been established to support the mission of the campus by upholding standards of academic excellence, promoting integrity and fairness, and confronting behaviors that impair the teaching and learning environment through the use of outreach, support and educational sanctions.
UC Merced values diversity, affirms the inherent dignity of every person and upholds communities of justice. We strive for a campus and a world free of discrimination, intolerance and hate. We are equally committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry, civil dialogue and mutual respect. If you experience or observe behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community, visit the website to learn about the variety of ways to file a report.
If you are the victim of or witness to a hate crime, report it as soon as possible to the UC Merced Department of Public Safety, at 209-228-2677 (CAT COPS), or use one of the resources provided on the following web page.
To provide education on these topics for all incoming UC Merced students, provide training for those who may be first responders on these issues, and to create a coordinated community response in order to best serve survivors. We are working to create a community where it is clear that perpetrating acts of sexual violence is unacceptable. Our program provides prevention education for the campus community, as well as advocacy for survivors, friends and family of survivors.
- Health & Wellness
Counseling and Psychological Services exists to support the academic pursuit of UC Merced students by providing professional services that care for the emotional, personal and social wellbeing of students.
The mission of the Student Health Services is to help each student strive for maximum physical and emotional health while pursuing their academic and personal goals at the university. Health services is committed to providing the highest quality primary health care, in combination with health education and wellness promotion through caring, accessible and affordable services.
UC Merced - since 2010-11 (SRS & Hormones) - GSHIP only
UC Merced joined the UC system-wide GSHIP program (with Davis, SF, San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Hastings College of Law), which is Trans-inclusive.
- Community Resources & Services
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
- Central Valley & Surrounding Areas
Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
Since 1988 Community Link has been providing services to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Trans-gendered communities of the Central Valley: Fresno Youth Alliance, Gray Alliance, News Link, Pink Pages, Fresno Rainbow Pride, It’s a Queer Thang, and Bowling & Volleyball.
PFLAG Fresno is a volunteer group of parents, family and friends of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT). We welcome all caring persons, including the GLBT community to our meetings and membership. We meet on the second Sunday of each month.
PFLAG Modesto supports LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) people, their families and friends through our group meetings. We educate families and provide public education on sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBT issues. We also educate our community through a variety of local projects including the annual movie festival, presentations, and speakers. PFLAG Modesto also advocates for equal rights for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people.
Modesto Health Center offers the following services specifically for clients who identify as LGBT: Education, Resources, and Services Referral
Our mission is to provide resources to strengthen and support gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in Stanislaus and surrounding counties. We pursue our mission through three areas of focus: culture and community; education and information; and health and wellness.