"In only three short days, I was able to connect with people that I hope will be in my life for years to come."
“The one thing I will forever remember about TCLI is the lasting friendships I have made and the effective communication skills I learned in the program!"
“TCLI helps individuals strengthen their personal identity and motivates students to take action in order to change the community. Not only do students learn useful information and resources, but they develop a sense of belonging and attachment to the school. I personally feel a lot more confident and eager to start my new school year at UCSD.”
“I was finally able to connect with other individuals who share similar goals to mine, and I had the privilege of meeting leaders who have dedicated numerous hours to making this an amazing experience. Seeing these leaders be so transparent and vulnerable in front of a room mostly full of strangers opened my eyes to the significance of this program."
Wednesday, July 27
10 a.m.: Check-in begins
11:15 a.m.: Welcome Session
1:15 p.m.: Session I - Group Beginnings
6 p.m.: Dinner
7:15 p.m.: Team Building/ Evening Activities
Thursday, July 28
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
8:45 a.m.: Activity
9:15 a.m.: Session II - Who Am I?
1:15 p.m.: Session III - Get Involved
3:30 p.m.: Free time/Optional Activities
6 p.m.: Dinner
7:15 p.m.: Session IV - Conflict Management
8:30 p.m.: Session V - Equity Minded Leadership
Friday, July 29
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast
8:45 a.m.: Pack up/Check-out
9:15 a.m.: Session VI - Creating Change
Noon: Closing Luncheon
2:30 p.m.: Program Concludes
Transgender: An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.
Genderqueer: A term used by some people who experience their gender identity and/or gender expression as falling outside the categories of man and woman.
Gender Nonconforming: A term used to describe some people whose gender expression is different from conventional expectations of masculinity and femininity.
Questioning: An individual who is unsure about or is exploring their own sexual orientation or gender identity
Gender Identity: One's internal, deeply held sense of one's gender. For transgender people, their own internal gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. Most people have a gender identity of man or woman (or boy or girl). For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into one of those two choices.
GIH stands for Gender Inclusive Housing. Gender Inclusive Housing allows continuing (non-first year) residents of all genders to live together in on-campus apartments. TCLI cannot guarantee GIH but will try to accommodate need/interest on a case-by-case basis. During the academic year the six colleges offer GIH and we would encourage you to reach out to your college’s residential life office to learn more about the process for your second year. For housing accommodations during this upcoming fall, contact the Housing*Dining*Hospitality Student Engagement, Accommodations, and Appeals Manager, at (858)822-1782, firstname.lastname@example.org. For housing accommodations during TCLI, please contact the program coordinators: Briseida Elenes at email@example.com or Antonio Valero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What does LGBTQIA stand for?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual
- Is there a non-discrimination policy regarding gender identity and expression?
Yes. On December 18, 2003, the University of California nondiscrimination policies were revised to clarify that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is prohibited.
- What if my roommates find out my gender identity and are upset or angry by this?
If students have a conflict with a roommate because of their gender identity or expression that they cannot resolve, students should see their assigned TCLI mentors first. If talking with the TCLI mentors brings no resolution, a student can discuss the matter with the TCLI coordinators, the Campus Ombudsperson, or the Director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center. At no time will the University or the Summer Program change your room assignment because of your gender identity and expression.
- What if my roommates parents find out and are upset or angry by this?
Parents are often deeply concerned about their student’s success in all aspects of their time at UC San Diego, including their experiences living on campus. These concerns might include fear, discomfort or anger towards their student being housed with someone who is transgender, gender queer and/or gender nonconforming. The University and Summer Programs are committed to your success, and to the success of your roommates, and will focus on your relationship to ensure a positive learning environment for all people. UC San Diego’s Principles of Community guide all of our work at UC San Diego, and include respect for gender identity and expression. At no time will the University or the Summer Program change your room assignment in response to concerns from a roommate’s parents.
For more information about transgender issues at UC San Diego, please refer to http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/education/transgender.html