Welcom​e to the Gender and Sexual Diversity Pride Center!

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 The GSD Pride Center is here to support COD's LGBTQIA+ Students!

​Mission Statement:

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Pride Center (GSD Pride Center) provides support and resources to facilitate the success, learning, and achievement of College of the Desert’s LGBTQIA+ students. The GSD Pride Center also serves as a space for educational programming, activities, events, and collaboration that unite our LGBTQIA+ campus community, allies, and local community. Through inclusive programming, faculty & staff engagement, and community partnerships, the GSD Pride Center positions College of the Desert as a beacon for the region’s LGBTQIA+ students.

Virtual Programming / Canvas Group​:

As College of the Desert continues teaching and learning primarily in the virtual environment due to COVID, the GSD Pride Center has launched our programming and resources online. In addition to this website, we are happy to invite the college’s gender and sexually diverse students to the virtual GSD Pride Center on Canvas. Please complete this brief form if you would like to have access to the virtual GSD Pride Center Canvas group.

Center Location:

The GSD Pride Center is located in the South Annex 5 classroom at COD's Palm Desert campus, between the Cravens Student Services Center (CSSC) and McCallum Theatre. Center hours for the spring 2024 term are as follows:

Mondays - 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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