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Join the Committee!

Recruitment is now open for the 2023-2025 term.

Get involvedThe UC San Diego Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues is seeking new student, academic and staff members for a two-year term (2023-2025).

The CAC GISOI was formed in 1994 and comprises representatives from academics, staff, and students at UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health. The Committee advises the Chancellor through the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on issues regarding policies and practices that will improve the campus climate and overall experience for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, agender, aromantic, fluid, and other emerging LGBTQIA+ communities at UC San Diego.

The Committee uses an intentional intersectional lens to advise on these issues and takes care to consider LGBTQIA+ communities' needs at the intersections of race and ethnicity, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, and other salient identities. The Committee's current charges include:

  • Recommending changes to improve transgender access and inclusion to all UC San Diego facilities, policies and practices   
  • Providing advice and recommendations on how to address climate issues for transgender and nonbinary communities through accountability structures informed by data   
  • Providing advice and counsel regarding LGBTQIA+ communities experience with violence, hate, harassment, and discrimination and what UC San Diego can do to address the climate   
  • Discussing LGBTQIA+ issues and recommendations pertaining to the Health Sciences advisory subgroup regarding enhancements to inclusive policies and practices throughout the organization  

Selection criteria for potential committee members include: demonstrated support of LGBTQIA+ communities; skills, experiences and background that help the CAC GISOI in meeting one or more of the Committee's charges; the ability to attend quarterly committee meetings; the ability to serve at least 5 hours per quarter to attend to committee work; willingness to serve on the Committee on the Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues for a two-year term (one-year renewable for students); and sensitivity to issues of diverse genders and sexualities. Benefits of committee membership include professional development, community fellowship, and service to the institution.   

Commitments include:  

  • New member orientation in May/June of 2023, exact date scheduled based on availability, for two hours  
  • Summer Retreat on September 7, 2023, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.   
  • Fall meeting, Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM  
  • Winter meeting, Thursday, February 15, 2024 from1:00 PM-3:00 PM  
  • Spring meeting, Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 11:00 PM-3:00 PM  
  • 2024-2025 dates to be determined 

Please apply by March 19, 2023 by completing the application below. Review will commence in late March and appointments will be made in April 2023. If you have any questions, please contact the committee secretary at