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The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance (OEIC) and the District at large welcome and respect all members of our community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, and transgender status. Through language and action, we promote a safe environment in which all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members can expect inclusion and support.

For additional information on LGBTQ rights, please see the District's Title IX site.

Travel Ban Information

The District has joined with the California Community College Chancellor's Office by adopting AB 1887. Please see the CCCD Travel Restrictions: AB 1887 memo from August 2017 for additional information.

LGBTQ+ Ally Training Opportunities

SafeZone Training

The District regularly offers SafeZone training for both students and employees. In this training, participants expand their cultural competence and discover strategies for promoting and facilitating LGBTQ-inclusive environments. The training is intended for all interested parties. Whether you identify as heterosexual, LGBTQIA+, transgender, cisgender, ally, or aspiring ally, if you want to know more about creating accepting, safe spaces wherever you go, you are welcome here!

SAIL (Supporting Actively Inclusive Leaders) Training

Starting Spring 2018, the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance (OEIC) is also offering SAIL (Supporting Actively Inclusive Leaders) Training. This program provides insight into how participants can create an inclusive campus community where faculty, staff, and students take proactive steps to address the needs of people from historically marginalized and disenfranchised identity groups and provide comprehensive support to ensure that all community members are successful in their academic and professional pursuits. Additionally, SAIL empowers all of us to be active bystanders in our community in an effort to dismantle institutional and social systems of oppression and eliminate bias, prejudice, and discrimination from our campuses. SAIL believes that even the smallest action can make a tremendous impact in the lives of our students and colleagues. Join us, and set SAIL!

SAIL Training is application-based, and CCCD employees are eligible for consideration when they have completed SafeZone Training or SafeZone Train-the-Trainer within the past three years.

Training Opportunities

Each of the Colleges has certified SafeZone facilitators on staff, and SAIL can be scheduled through OEIC. Be on the lookout for these opportunities throughout the OEIC site and through each of the Colleges. You can also find trained SafeZone participants and SAIL participants by looking for these symbosl in sticker form, in Canvas course shells, and in email signatures across the District:

SafeZone SAIL logos

Gender- and LGBTQ-Inclusive Spaces

Gender- and LGBTQ-Inclusive Spaces: Restrooms

Name Standards and Pronouns

Coast Community College District (CCCD) and its three colleges-Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College-recognize that many students and employees use first names that differ from their legal first names to identify themselves. Starting August 2016, CCCD students and employees have the ability to select their first name through the MySites (MyCCC, MyCOAST, MyGWC, and MyOCC). Interested parties may find additional information on the Standards here:


Coast Community College District Nondiscrimination Policy

The Coast Community College District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities.

The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.