Cantú Queer Center

The Cantú Queer Center at UC Santa Cruz provides an open, inclusive, intersectional, and welcoming space, promoting education about all genders and sexualities, and empowering self-exploration of these identities. We serve as a resource to LGBTQQIA students by providing opportunities for leadership and personal development and through programs and services that work to eliminate heterosexism, bi-phobia, and gender-identity oppression. We strive to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and well-being from which the campus community can fulfill the academic mission of the university.

Besides the Cantú Queer Center, there are two queer spaces on campus tucked within McHenry Library: the GLBTI Reading Room on the 4th Floor, and the Gloria Anzaldua Reading Room on the 3rd Floor. Both spaces have beautiful displays that will make you feel at home. You can drop by and use these rooms if they are available or reserve them for individual or group use.

The Cantú Queer Center website provides an overview and contact information.