LGBTQ+ Resources

CalArts has specialized resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community who may suffer sexual harassment (including assault). If you or someone you know has been harassed or sexually assaulted, the following are on- and off-campus LGBTQ-friendly resources.

On-Campus Confidential Resources

  • Student Experience, formerly Student Affairs
    Maria-Victoria Perez, Student Advocate 661.253.7892
  • Counseling Services
    Melissa Shepherd, MFT 661.253.7871
    Cecilia Blauvelt, AMFT, 661-291-3436
    Rande Dorn, AMFT, 661-253-7873
  • Student Health Services
    Sandra Pirio, LVN, 661.253.7830

National Resources

  • Let's Talk About It: A Transgender Survivor's Guide to Accessing Therapy (pdf)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline can also refer you to a local rape crisis center
    800.656.HOPE (4673) 24/7 or online counseling at
  • Love is Respect Hotline
    866.331.9474 (24/7) or text “loveis” 22522
  • The Anti-Violence Project
    Serves people who are LGBTQ; bilingual, 24/7.
  • GLBT National Help Center
    800.246.PRIDE (7743) or online chat at
  • Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project Hotline
  • 1 in 6 Men
    Serves transgender and gender nonconforming survivors of domestic and sexual violence; provides referrals to local counselors
  • The Network La Red
    Serves LGBTQ, poly, and kink/BDSM survivors of abuse; bilingual
    Hotline 617.742.4911
  • Northwest Network – serves LGBT survivors of abuse; can provide local referrals
    Hotline 206.568.7777

Title IX Team

Eva Graham, Ed.D
Institute Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator
F300 / 661.222.2785

Jennie Watson
Human Resources Manager, Title IX Deputy Coordinator
A210 / 661.253.2637