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Faculty & Staff Resources

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the needs of LGBTQIA+ students with these resources and guides. 

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. 

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 Safe Zone Project.


Under the Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for California 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: kognito.com
  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 support@kognito.com.


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.


I will gladly honor your request to address you by an true name and/or gender pronoun. Please advise me of this 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 (ljustice@elcamino.edu) and Gema Perez (gperez@elcamino.edu), who are both allies on this campus.