LGBTQIA+ Staff and Faculty Resources
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Safe Zone Project Staff and Faculty Resources

Faculty and staff play a crucial role in creating a welcoming and equitable campus for students.  For individuals who work with students, the following resources can be used to develop your knowledge and understanding of the needs of LGBTQIA+ students. 


LGBTQIA+ Handouts

Glossary of LGBTQIA+ Related Terms
Gender Pronouns Guide
Trans 101: Helpful Terms (Rhys and Zackary)
Instructions to access LGBTQIA+ online training for students
El Camino LGBTQIA+ Library and Learning Resource Guide
Best Practices Pamphlet
Example Scenarios

Diversity Statement Sample

I consider this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect, and I welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, abilities, and other visible and nonvisible differences. All members of this class are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for every other member of the class.

SyllabusPreferred Name/Pronoun Statement

I will gladly honor your request to address you by an alternate name and/or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this preference as early as possible, so I may make appropriate changes to my records.  You may also change your name in Canvas by contacting Lillian Justice ( and Gema Perez (, who are both allies on this campus.


On-Campus Professional Development

All faculty and staff are encouraged to join El Camino College's professional network of LGBTQIA+ allies on campus by completing our Safe Zone Project Training. For information, please visit our El Camino College Safe Zone Page.

ECC Safe Zone Logo 


Online Professional Development

Under the Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for Community Colleges (FCCC), online training courses are made available at no cost to all California community college students, faculty, and staff.

All faculty and staff members are encouraged to take the online course which includes:

  • An overview of important LGBTQIA+ terminology
  • Analysis of data related to the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Tools to provide supportive structure to conversations about LGBTQIA+ related issues in office hours and classroom settings
  • Protocol for assisting at risk or suicidal students

To access the free online course, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to:
  2. Create a New Account
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions
  4. Upon completing courses, download supplemental handouts and bring your certificate of completion

For technical difficulties, please email