Resources

Campus Resources

  • Bias Incident Education Team

    The Bias Incident Education Team reviews and addresses bias-related incidents and reports that deserve attention, but may not necessarily rise to the level of Title IX / DHR (Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation) or Labor / Employee Relations / HR (Human Resources). The BIET reviews incidents and determines an action plan rooted in individual and group education and learning. The BIET accepts reports from SF State students, staff, faculty, administrators, and guests

  • Black Unity Center

    The Black Unity Center seeks to provide Black students, through cross-campus community collaborations and an intersectional, African-centered environment, with transformative, impactful and socially conscious programs that allow them to grow academically, interpersonally, culturally and professionally, in order to advance their recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation.

  • Counseling & Psychological Services Center

    Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to the center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction and other issues.

  • Dean-On-Call Program

    A drop-in program where a dean/administrator is aviaible to speak with any student regarding any issues that they may have on campus.  This is an excellent resource for students who may not know where to go on campus to get their problems addressed. 

  • Disability Programs and Resource Center

    The Disability Programs and Resource Center works with students and employees with disabilities (physical and mental) to ensure all aspects of life on campus including academics, events, and employment are accessible.

  • Dream Resource Center

    A program in Student Affairs that focuses on serving undocumented students or student whose parents may be undocumented. The DRC also encourages personal growth through participation in interactive programming and workshops that support the intersectionalities, multicultural/multiethnic identities and holistic wellness of our student population.

  • Educational Opportunity & Pathway Programs

    For over 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Program has improved access and retention of historically underserved (low income, first generation college) students by facilitating their matriculation into SF State and by providing a support system for their success.

  • Equity and Community Inclusion

    The division of equity and inclusion is responsible for leading, coordinating, implementing and evaluating a broad range of sustained programs, initiatives, events and activities designed to facilitate intercultural/intergroup dialogue, promote equity and inclusion, advance social justice, and improve campus climate for all of our students. 

  • Equity Programs & Compliance and the Title IX Coordinator

    The location to report incidents of sexual misconduct or discrimination/harassment made against a student, employee, or third-party based on their protected status (e.g., race, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, etc.). 

  • Health Promotion and Wellness
    Health Promotion & Wellness is a unit within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management that provides health education and actively promotes a culture of wellness. They create opportunities for students to enact healthy behaviors through advocacy, campaigns, programming, events, workshops, and peer health leadership programs. HPW focus areas include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, basic needs, men's health, mental health, nutrition, sexual health, and sexual violence prevention.  

     

  • Queer & Trans Resource Center

    Rooted in the ancestral legacy of queer activists and visionaries and San Francisco State University's commitment to social justice and community engagement, the Queer & Trans Resource Center endeavors to offer LGBTQQIA-related events, services and resources to students. The Queer & Trans Resource Center will also serve as an umbrella organization linking various student organizations such as Queer Alliance, Pride Committee and CEASE/SAFE Place that work to create events and resources for the LGBTQQIA community on campus. With the awareness that all forms of oppression are inherently interconnected, the Queer & Trans Resource Center will additionally focus on building alliances with ethnic, political, religious and arts communities at San Francisco State University and beyond. The Queer & Trans Resource Center is open to all students who wish to join in our efforts to promote awareness and understanding of LGBTQQIA-related identities, issues and culture.

  • Student Health Services

    The San Francisco State University Student Health Services mission is to provide accessible and cost-effective quality health care, enhance lifelong health and wellness, facilitate retention and graduation and to reduce systematic health disparities for all registered students. The Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.

  • Student Organizations and the Division of Student Life

    SF State has over 200 Student Organizations on campus that can help a student find a safe and supportive community of like individuals.

  • The SAFE Place

    The SAFE Place at SF State is a resource center for sexual violence prevention and crisis intervention. We serve the campus community in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment and stalking. Student peer educators and professional staff work as a team to provide information about student rights, responsibilities and resources. Professional staff members are campus advocates and certified Crisis Intervention Counselors. Our Men's Program provides opportunities for young college men to develop a healthy masculine identity and serve as allies in preventing sexual violence. Only an aware, committed community can create a truly safe campus.

  • Undergraduate Advising Center

    The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is the home base for first-year freshmen and undeclared students. UAC can also provide resources and academic advisement to students who are struggling with school due to personal challenges or obstacles.

Campus Resources for On-Campus Residents

  • Let's Talk

    Let's talk is brief consultation that is available to all student residents within Residential Life at SF State. It's informal, confidential, and completely free. Campus residents can walk in during the times and at the locations within the residential community buildings. No appointment is necessary and no topic is off limits.

    Let's Talk will return in Fall 2022 when campus returns to all in-person services.

  • Residential Life Counseling Program

    The Residential Life Counseling Program provides SF State residents access to a clinical counselor for support around emotional and mental health issues. Residents seek support from the counselor on a range of topics, including personal problems involving relationships with roommates, parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexual and gender identity concerns, concerns about academic progress or direction and other issues. To set a time to meet with the Res Life counselor, Rick Nizzardini, call (415) 405-4415 and ask for an intake appointment. (If it’s an emergency, call the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at (415) 338-2208 for a drop-in urgent appointment, or call University Police at (415) 338-2222 after regular weekday business hours and on weekends). Services with the Res Life Counseling Program are free, confidential and are provided in a private office in the Housing Business Office located in Mary Ward Hall.

Educational Resources

  • Invisible Knapsack of Straight and Cisgender Privilege

    Handout (PDF)

  • Some Considerations When Working With LGBTQ Students of Color

    Handout (PDF)

  • The Family Acceptance Project

    The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive.

  • Tips for Intentional LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity in Instruction

    Tip Sheet (PDF)

Legal Services

Local and National Networks

Off-Campus Medical and Mental Health Services

  • Alliance Health Project

    Support groups available, HIV testing and counseling. Look online for contact info related to the program you’re interested in.

  • Dimensions Queer Youth Health Clinic at the Castro-Mission Health Center

    Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy that offers low-cost health services for queer, transgender and questioning youth ages 12 to 25, low fee, call for appointment.

    Address: 3850 17th Street, San Francisco, CA, (between Noe and Sanchez)
    Phone: (415) 487-7500 or (415) 487-7589
    Hours: Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m.

  • El-La

    El-La is based in beautiful San Francisco and was developed to reach out to the TransLatina community in and around the Mission District Neighborhood. We provide services for HIV Prevention, counseling and referrals to other transgender services. Feel free to call (415) 864-7278 for an appointment or email el.latgprogram@yahoo.com.

  • Gaylesta

    Gaylesta is the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender psychotherapists’ association of the greater San Francisco bay area. Founded in 1987, established as an unincorporated association in 1988 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997.

  • Hotlines
    • San Francisco Suicide Prevention: (415) 781-0500
    • California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200
    • SF Women Against Rape: (415) 647-7273
    • LGBT Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes Line: (415) 333-HELP
    • LGBT Youth Talkline (Support and Referral): (800) 246-PRIDE
    • AIDS (STD) Hotline: (800) 367-2437
    • Drug Line: (415) 362-3400
  • Lyon Martin Health Clinic

    Lyon Martin Health Clinic provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity, regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Pacific Center for Human Growth

    Address: 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
    Phone: (510) 548-8283
    Email: info@pacificcenter.org

    Sliding scale fee, accepts Medi-Cal

  • St. James Infirmary

    The St. James Infirmary provides compassionate and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for all sex workers while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.

  • The Transgender Clinic of Tom Waddell Health Center

    This Clinic has been in operation since November of 1993 and is committed to providing quality, integrated health care in an atmosphere of trust and respect. They offer medical, mental health and social services.

    Address: 50 Lech Walesa (50 Ivy) Street, San Francisco, CA (cross street Polk)
    Phone: (415) 355-7588
    Hours: Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
    Intakes on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • The Women’s Community Clinic

    Free health exams and health-related counseling.

    Address: 2166 Hayes Street, Ste. 104, San Francisco, CA, (between Cole and Shrader)
    Phone: (415) 379-7800 or TTY (415) 386-8232

     

  • Trans Health

    Trans Health is a volunteer-run website providing information on health and fitness for trans people.

  • Transgender Health Information/Resources from the CDC

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has many resources posted and available for the transgender community.

SF Bay Area LGBTQ Community Centers

  • Billy DeFrank Silicon Valley LGBT Community Center, San Jose

    The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center provides Community, Leadership, Advocacy, Support and Services to Silicon Valley’s LGBT people and allies.

    Male-To-Female Transgender Support Group meets every 2nd Friday of the month at Billy DeFrank Center.
    Address: 38 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, 95126
    Phone: (408) 293-3040

  • Lavender Youth and Recreation Information Center (LYRIC)

    LYRIC's mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, their families and allies of all races, classes, genders and abilities.

    Address: 127 Collingwood Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114
    Phone: (415) 703-6150
    Email: lyricinfo@lyric.org

  • Lighthouse Community Center

    Lighthouse Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community of southern Alameda County. Their mission is to provide a safe and substance-free meeting place with social, informational and community awareness programs for the entire LGBTQ community regardless of age, race, socio-economic status, or religion. The Lighthouse is located at 1217 A Street, Hayward, CA.

  • Pacific Center for Human Growth

    Address: 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
    Phone: (510) 548-8283

  • Rainbow Community Center

    Address: 3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA, 94519
    Phone: (925) 692-0090
    Email: RCC@RainbowCC.org

  • San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center

    Address: 1800 Market Street @ Octavia, San Francisco, CA, 94102
    Phone: (415) 865-5555
    Email: center@sfcenter.org

  • Santa Cruz Diversity Center

    Santa Cruz Diversity Center provides support and services to nurture, liberate and celebrate LGBTIQ individuals and organizations. Offers access to informational, educational and social resources and activities designed to empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential.

  • Spectrum

    Address: 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., #10 San Anselmo, CA, 94960
    Phone: (415) 457-1115
    Email: info@spectrumlgbtcenter.org

Resources for the Trans Community

  • Resources for Black (Trans)women & LGBTQ+ People

    Black women and Black people in the LGBTQ+ community are at risk of violence everyday. Support them by donating anything you can to the following gofundmes, venmos, etc. You are not pro-Black if you don’t support Black (trans)women, Black trans people, Black lesbians, Black gays, Black bisexuals, Black disabled people, Black fat people, Black neurodivergent people, Black people mentally ill people, Black sex workers, and Black essential workers.

  • Trans Lifeline - Peer support services, hotline and resources for Transgender People

    Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.

  • TRANS: THRIVE

    TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.

  • TransGender San Francisco

    TransGender San Francisco is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the educational, social and recreational needs of the transgendered community. TGSF is also dedicated to educating the general public about transgenderism and promoting a positive image of transgendered persons among the general public.