The Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is a student-run activist organization. Your involvement in our program/events enriches the campus and your education.
The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is a student-run activist organization, that strives to empower all students through its four programs: the Women’s Program, the Queer Program, the Trans Program, and the Outreach Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university.
The Women’s Program utilizes intersectional Feminist ideologies to offer educational opportunities and programs that are centered in diverse women’s experiences. This program seeks to create and sustain a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational, and professional growth of all women.
The Queer Program seeks to provide holistic LGBTQ+ education, to sustain a safe campus environment, and to cultivate community for all queer people affected by heterosexism (i.e. homophobia, bisexual erasure, etc.). This program is dedicated to promoting accessible, affirming, and empowering spaces for sexually and romantically diverse people of all intersecting identities.
The Trans Program aims to foster accessibility, community building, and empowerment for all trans and gender diverse people by challenging institutional and interpersonal oppression perpetuated by cissexism and transphobia. This program uses intersectional theory when providing support for people of all gender and sex identities.
The Outreach Program provides marketing for Women’s, Queer, and Trans programming and facilitates educational opportunities requested by the Chico State community. This program supports students’ innovation in public relations and social media promotion for events and services provided by the GSEC.
The GSEC will continue to exist and advocate for social justice as long as the damaging ideologies of sexism, racism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, sizeism, xenophobia, and any other form of oppression exists.
We provide a safe, accepting environment and work to empower all students through awareness-raising events, services and referrals.
- FREE Condoms, Tampons, Pads, Lube, and Dental Dams
- Pepper Spray ($3 at cost)
- T-Shirts ($15)
- 3 Unit Internships in any four programs
- Free Multicultural & Gender Studies Library
- Buttons ($1)
- Safe Place to hang out, eat lunch, breastfeed, or study
Check out the GSEC’s awesome blog HERE