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LGBTQIA+ On Campus Resources

SDSU Gender & Sexualities Alliance

The SDSU Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is a campus organization created to promote the education of students, staff, and community members alike about LGBTQIA+ issues, gender identity, and the current issues in our society relating to them. This is not an organization specifically about gay pride; GSA's goal is to break down the walls standing between those of differing sexualities and gender identities and expressions.

GSA has a resource center located in the Multicultural Center (SSU 271).

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Preferred Name 

Students have the choice to display their preferred first name on various campus platforms instead of their legal first name. If a student wishes to change their display name, please complete a Name Change Request form and return to the Office of the Registrar via email (, mail (1175 Medary Ave., Box 511A), or in-person (Enrollment Services Center). 

Name Change Request Form 

On-Campus Housing For LGBTQ+ Students

Allied For Acceptance

Allied For Acceptance is a community for students who place a high value on inclusiveness for people of all identities, including gender identity and sexual orientation. This is a safe space for students who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Students in this Living-Learning Community (LLC) live in Caldwell Hall on 3rd floor. You can apply to live in the Allied for Acceptance LLC on the "LLC Interest" page of the university housing application. 

On-Campus Gender-Inclusive/Gender Neutral (GI/GN) Restrooms

Building NameGI/GN Restroom LocationNumber of GI/GN Restrooms
Dana J. Dykhouse StadiumEast & west corridors 2
Frost Arena2nd floor1
Hansen Hall1st floor, main lobby1
Mathews Hall1st floor, main lobby1
Morrill Hall2nd floor & 3rd floor4
Old Horticulture1st floor1
Performing Arts CenterIn practice room hallway1
Pierson Hall1st floor, main lobby1
Pugsley Center4th floor1
Sanford Athletic Center1st floor & 2nd floor2
Solberg Hall3rd floor1
South Dakota Art MuseumBasement1
University Student Union1st floor (Next to VBR)1
Testing Center1st floor1
Miller Wellness Center2nd floor2
Wenona Hall2nd floor1
West HallBasement, 1st floor & 2nd floor3
Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center1st floor1

On-Campus Counseling 

Gabriel Hertler

Staff Counselor

To schedule an appointment call 605-688-4157


Gabriel has worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ students at SDSU.

LGBTQ+ Books Available in the Office 

  • A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby
  • Asexuality: A Brief Introduction by
  • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  • Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America by Mitchell Gold
  • For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home By Keith Boykin
  • GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel
  • God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines
  • Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self by Sharon E. Preves
  • None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
  • The ABC’s of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell
  • The Full Spectrum by David Levithan
  • The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World by Alan Downs
  • The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom by Chris Nutter
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community by Laura Erickson-Schroth
  • Trans in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion by Z Nicolazzo
  • Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas Teich
  • Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution by Susan Stryker
  • Two Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality edited by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas and Sabine Lang
  • Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert
  • Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences by Leonard Sax
  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

If you would like to check out any of these books, please visit our office in the University Student Union Room 271, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.