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SDSU LGBTQIA Orgs and Contacts

LGBTQIA Campus Committees

San Diego State University is dedicated to ensuring a safe and supportive campus climate for all students, faculty, staff, and their families. This site is designed as an introduction and a tool for navigating the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and ally activities and resources on campus. We encourage you to visit our website often to become involved in making our university a more inclusive and culturally engaging campus.
The President's Advisory Committee on Equality (PACE) serves as the body of dedicated, diverse, campus and community leaders, who are recognized by the Office of the President in an advisory capacity. The group focuses on advising and supporting the Office of the President through the Director of Diversity in several important areas.

•Developing a dynamic and exemplary LGBT space at SDSU
•Supporting Various LGBT Community Initiatives
•Monitoring the LGBT campus climate
•Educating the SDSU campus community

LGBTQ Resource Area, Center for Intercultural Relations

LGBT Student Union (LGBTSU)
Marina Butler,
Website: Facebook “Lgbtsu sdsu”
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Union at San Diego State University aims to enrich student life through outreach, education, and events. Through these activities, this student organization strives to provide a safe environment for students and community members of all sexual orientations, identities, genders, ethnicities, ages, faiths, belief systems, and cultures. By these efforts, the goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the diversity within the LGBT community and the LGBT communities abroad. Meetings are held weekly and all students are encouraged to attend.

Gamma Rho Lambda
Shae Pesek
, President
E-mail: or
Website: or Facebook “Gammarholamda Atsdsu”
Gamma Rho Lambda is a queer based social sorority focused on fostering a progressive environment for its members to excel in social, academic, and community setting. By providing a forum for diversity, understanding, and expression, future leaders will be empowered with the courage to affect social change. Gamma Rho Lambda is a chapter of the United Sorority and Fraternity Council at San Diego State University. It was the first LBT-focused Greek organization to be established on campus. This queer-based social sorority is focused on fostering a progressive environment for its members to excel in social, academic and community settings. By providing a forum for diversity, expression, and understanding, future leaders will be empowered with the courage to affect social change.

Delta Lambda Phi
Matthew Vasilakis
: Delta Lambda Phi-Alpha Delta Chapter, P.O. Box 3520, San Diego, CA 92163
Phone: 1.760.805.6608
Delta Lambda Phi is a national social fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men that makes a positive and lasting difference in the lives of their Brothers and their community. DLP’s commitment to social justice, friendship, and personal growth is reflected through making our presence make a difference. DLP Brotherhood is committed to friendship with all and we welcome those who aspire to share our vision.

OUTreach (SDSU School of School of Social Work LGBTQA Student Organization)
Zander Keig, President
OUTreach is a student organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Ally social work students. OUTreach works to improve the LGBTQA community through education and community service.

Campus co-chair
: Susan E. Cayleff, Ph.D.: (events)
Campus co-chair: Carrie Sakai, PsyD.: (trainings)
SafeZones@SDSU is a campus-wide initiative working to make SDSU a welcoming, supportive, safe, and pro-active environment for LGBTQI members of the campus community and their allies. SafeZones offers Certified Ally Trainings, Continuing Education events; an LGBTQ Resource Fair that brings to campus 20 community-based LGBTQ groups and agencies, and co-sponsors Lavender Graduation. SafeZones Ally trainings are offered free of charge to students, faculty and staff several times a year.

LGBT Studies Minor/Major
Contact Person
: Esther D. Rothblum, PhD, Department of Women’s Studies
Phone: (619) 594-6662
LGBT Studies is a growing academic specialization in numerous disciplines across the United States, including literature, history, social sciences, media studies, political science, law, and many others. This minor draws on disparate courses to provide students with the opportunity to form a coherent interdisciplinary program of studies.


SDSU Campus Contacts 

If you would like to be added to this list or would like to update your information please contact 

SDSU Public Safety – 619-594-1991
(Many of our police and parking officers are Safe Zones trained!) 

SDSU Counseling & Psychological Services – 619-594-5220
(All of our Counseling & Psychological Services staff are Safe Zones trained!)

Susan E. Cayleff, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Women's Studies
Campus co-chair SafeZones@SDSU
Telephone: 619-594-5943

Carrie Sakai, Psy.D.
Clinincal Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services
Campus co-chair SafeZones@SDSU

Esther D. Rothblum, Ph.D.
Professor of Women’s Studies
Contact person for SDSU LGBT Studies Major & Minor
Telephone: 619.594.6662
Information about the LGBT Studies Minor is also available on the web at

Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer
Division of Student Affairs
Telephone: 619.594.3319
Information about the SDSU Campus Diversity

Lori Bednarchik
Health Educator for the Health Promotion Department and Student Services
Provides nutrition and violence prevention education

Frank Nobiletti
President of Lambda Archives of San Diego
Email: fnobilet@mail.
Telephone: 619.298.1115