Generally speaking, the campus is warm towards trans* individuals. The Student Health Center is staffed by welcoming and trans* friendly people. Advisers have have made efforts to get students' PGPs correct, and the university offers a petition to have preferred name and gender entered into the computer system and on a new I.D card without a court ordered name change. The professors and graduate students in the physical science faculty have all been accepting. There are a number of queer related classes that are offered, including some specific to trans* people. The general lack of an abundance of gender neutral bathrooms is a big problem, though plans are being developed by the university to alleviate the issue. Students are largely accepting, with only a few seeming to be uncomfortable. There are many trans* friendly queer groups that meet at the <a href="http://queer.ucsc.edu/">Cantu Queer Center</a>, the campus LGBT resource center, and there is even a group called Blender that is a trans* support group. There are also out trans* faculty members.
Overall, the campus is very trans* friendly.
Gender-Neutral Housing Options:
All the colleges have a gender-neutral housing option that requires a separate questionnaire.
Special Interest Housing:
Cowell College, Merrill College,and Porter College all have LGBTQQIA floors in the dorms.
The Village offers gender-neutral housing that is currently all single rooms.
Courses and Programs of Study:
<strong>As of 2012-2013</strong>
<a href="http://queer.ucsc.edu/students/academics/courses.html">Queer related classes of UCSC</a>
Fraternities and Sororities:
<a href="http://delta-lambda-psi.org/">Delta Lambda Psi</a>
Delta Lambda Psi is an all-inclusive queer Greek organization founded at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2005. In 2011, Delta Lambda Psi became a national organization when it formed a beta chapter at Northeastern Illinois University.
The purpose and objective of Delta Lambda Psi is to strengthen Greek life by providing a vehicle for positive leadership, change, and growth in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and ally community. It is our intention to provide further opportunity to obtain a well-rounded educational experience by offering leadership skills and the atmosphere needed to succeed academically, socially, and culturally.