Trans Initiative

Trans* is an umbrella term that refers to all of the identities within the gender identity spectrum (for example, people who identify as genderqueer, genderfluid, third gender, non-gendered, etc.). Trans (without the asterisk) can be intentionally used to refer to transgender women or transgender men. For more information about the great variety in expression of our gender identities, contact the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD). For more about trans* as described, click here.

The MultiCultural Center is a strong ally for trans* students, dedicated to providing resources and assistance to you during your time at UCSB during your time at UCSB. In collaboration with the campus RCSGD and other departments, we have worked hard to make sure our trans* students feel safe and comfortable at UCSB and off-campus, too.

If there is anything you would like to see changed on campus regarding how to improve the campus climate for trans* people, or something specific you would like the MCC to do, please contact the MCC Marketing Coordinator at


LGBTQ-Open-House_Alex-Nagase-1-1024x678Transgender and Trans* Social Group

The MCC hosts a weekly group for trans* people and their friends. We welcome you here, whether you identify as trans*, are questioning or exploring your gender identity, or are a supportive friend of someone who identifies as trans*. Starting Wednesday, October 21st, weekly meetings will take place every MONDAY from 6-7pm in the MCC Meeting Room. It is an open space for all trans folks and supportive allies. Come on by!

Like the UCSB Transgender Social Group Facebook here to receive updates!

Trans* Task Force

Director of RCSGD Dave Whitman leades the Trans*Task Force, a team of students, staff, faculty and community members dedicated to making UCSB and the greater Santa Barbara area a more welcoming place for transgender people. Are you interested in joining or learning more about the task force? Contact Dave at

Useful Contacts

Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm; Friday: 9 am - 4 pm 
3112 Student Resource Building (SRB)
Phone: (805) 893-5847

Hormones and Related Medical Assistance:
Dr. John Landsberg, medical provider who prescribes hormone (only for UCSB students) can be reached at (805) 893-3087. 

Name Change Resources: 
Marsha Bankston: or 805-893-8653.

Photo Credit: Alex Nagase/Daily Nexus