Fresno City College LGBTQ Resources

Fresno City College Safe Space Program

A campus-wide network of allies trained to support LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Allies are trained in cultural competence for the purpose of making Fresno City College a more safe and welcoming environment for all LGBTQ persons to thrive.

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Phone: (559) 442-4600, ext. 8426
Location: S-205 
(Math/Science Building, 2nd Floor) (Listed as #28 on Campus Map)
Campus Map

Fresno City College
Attn: Dr. Liz Adams
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741


  • 2-hour Safe Space Ally trainings
  • Information and Resources pamphlet
  • Referral services


Contact Dr. Liz Adams (she/her), FCC Safe Space Ally Program Coordinator

Fresno City College Trans Ally Program

Intended to serve as a supplement to the training provided by the Safe Space Ally Program, this program increases allies' competence on trans culture in an effort toward making the campus a more welcoming and inclusive place for all transgender and non-binary individuals.

A pair of ram horns colored pink, blue, and white frame the words Fresno City College Trans Ally


Phone: (559) 442-4600, ext. 8937
Location: A-105 
(Building A, go to the front desk and ask to be shown to Arien's desk) (Listed as #1 on Campus Map)
Campus Map

Fresno City College
Attn: Arien Reed
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741


  • 2-hour Trans Ally trainings
  • Information, resources
  • Referral services


Contact Arien Reed (he/him, they/them, ze/zir), FCC Trans Ally Program Coordinator & Safe Space Ally Program Co-coordinator

How to Change your Preferred Name

How to Change Your Student Name in Canvas to Your Chosen Name

Complete and submit the Preferred Name Preferred Name Change Request Form to change your displayed first name in Canvas. This will not change your name in our official records; legal name change paperwork is required to make such a change. To change your legal name, please contact Admissions & Records.

How to Change Your Employee Name in Colleague and Outlook to Your Chosen Name

  1. Contact a Human Resources Technician who serves Classified Staff, if you are Classified Staff, or an HR Technician who serves Certificated Personnel, if you are Certificated, and request a change to your "preferred name" in Colleague.
  2. Contact the Assistant Systems Administrator in the District Office's Information Systems (IS) Department to request a change of email address and update to your name displayed in Outlook.
  3. If/when you change your legal first name, contact HR to change your official name in Colleague. You will need to provide your new social security card for this change to be effected.
  4. If/when you change your legal first name, contact the Assistant Systems Administrator in the District Office's Information Systems (IS) Department to request a complete change of your official name in the Active Directory.

The Preferred Name Change Work Group

A small work group of staff, faculty, and administrators are working to create a Preferred Name & Pronouns Policy and more comprehensive preferred name change procedures. To learn more, or to join the workgroup, contact Arien Reed (he/him, they/them, ze/zir):

Fresno City College's LGBTQ Resolution

As of Fall 2021, Fresno City College's Classified Senate and Academic Senate are partnering together to create a joint LGBTQ resolution. Employees who are LGBTQ and allies are greatly needed on this workgroup. For more information, or to join, please contact Arien Reed (he/him, they/them, ze/zir):


LGBTQ Spectrum Club

(Not currently active)

Allied Staff & Faculty Association

Psychological Services

(559) 443-8687 • Room 216 in Student Center (above the Bookstore)

Rainbow Rams (LGBT+ Support Group)

Meetings: Wednesdays 3-4pm • Room 216 in Student Center (above the Bookstore)

Student Health Services

Phone: (559) 442-8268 • Office: ST-112 (downstairs Student Services building)

Harassment / Discrimination

Report harassment/discrimination to: Vice President of Student Services (559) 443-8558
Office: ST-222 (upstairs northeast corner of Student Services)

What Are Pronouns and Why Are They Important?

Fresno EOC LGBTQ Sanctuary

  • Access to resources in a safe and inclusive environment, Virtual Peer Support Groups, Referrals to Outside Help, Advocacy, Case Management, Housing Needs Assessment, Trauma-informed Care, Access to MAP Point Services
  • Located: 1252 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721
  • Phone: (559) 325-4527 (call/text)
  • Email:
  • Website:

Fresno EOC Sanctuary Youth Shelter

  • Serving youth ages 12-18
  • 24-hour self-referral shelter from Bakersfield to Stockton for runaway, homeless, exploited or displaced youth.
  • Phone: (800) 820-4968 or (559) 777-5101
  • Teens can also text the word “safe” and current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for the nearest Safe Place location.
  • Located: 1545 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721  (Corner of N Street & Calaveras)
  • Email:
  • Website:

 Fresno EOC Sanctuary Transitional Shelter

  • Serving young adults (age 18-24)
  • Overnight shelter, housing support, counseling and supportive services, employment and education services
  • Located: 1046 T Street, Fresno, CA 93721  (Between Tulare and Mariposa in Downtown Fresno)
  • Phone (call or text): (559) 931-1444
  • Website:

Poverello House

  • Serving adults (all ages)
  • Meals, Shelter, Clothing, Showers, Laundry, Social Services
  • Phone: Sara Mirhadi at (559) 498-6988
  • Email:
  • Website: 
  • Location: 412 F St, Fresno, CA 93706


Community Link

LGBTQ community resource Support Groups:

LGBT Fresno

  • LGBT Fresno: Online map & resource guide of LGBT-friendly businesses in Fresno 

Hate Crime Reporting

To Report a Hate Crime in Fresno:

  • Call the FBI Office at (559) 436-4474
  • Hate Crimes Task Force: Assistant U.S. Attorney's Office (559) 497-4083

  • Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline: 888.506.5991 Online chat 
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline: LGBTQ youth crisis intervention & suicide prevention
    Text Message a Trevor Counselor: Text START to 678678
    Online Chat
  • Boystown Hotline: physical/sexual/emotional abuse, addiction, suicide prevention, parenting

Concerns, questions, or suggestions about this page should be directed to the Allied Staff and Faculty Association: