Butte College

Campus Facts & Figures

out of 5

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Region: West
City/State: Oroville, CA
Locale: Small Town (10,000 to 25,000)
Student Population (FTE): 4,816
In-State Tuition: $1,368.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $4,608.00
Institution Website: http://www.butte.edu/
Institution Type:
Community College
Hispanic Serving Institution

LGBTQ Student Opportunities


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Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

Butte College has committed a lot of resources to LGBTQIA2S+ issues. For the last 5 years, the college has committed to establishing and upholding a Queer Resource Center where students can come to receive support, gather resources, and make meaningful community relationships. Butte has also been actively partnering with the California Community College Chancellor's office to secure close to 100,000$ in additional LGBTQ+ specific funding that goes directly to supporting students and programming! This money will be invested into physical upgrades for the center, events, guest speakers, programming, and more! Butte College has displayed commitment and investment in a strong and thriving Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club for over 10 years! The club has been up and running since 2006 and is stronger than ever with almost 50 students in the club and multiple events each semester! Butte College has also recently invested in hiring an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Officer. This has done a lot for the Butte College Queer Community for a few different reasons. The IDEA is extremely and openly Queer friendly, which makes students feel much more comfortable with the idea of interacting with him and going to him for help should they need it. Having an administration member who is committed to LGBTQIA2S+ issues and needs goes a long way toward making us all feel comfortable and safe here on campus.

Our Synopsis

Butte Community College has a lot of different offerings for LGBTQ+ students and allies! The Queer Resource Center offers LGBTQ+ students a lot in the way of resources and events! We offer free: safe sex products, menstrual products, pregnancy tests, snacks, school supplies, a lending library, art supplies to use, donated clothing, and more! We also offer free access to a displayed staff/faculty and student assistant outlist and pride flag and information displayed. The QRC offers multiple events a month as well as being a Queer hangout space open daily! The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) offers multiple events where students can gather off campus in less formal settings to interact, make friends, and learn about the Queer community and its history. Butte College has a newly established Queer of Color group which will be a place for students of color who feel out of place in the typical men or women of color gatherings and events. This group is very new but it seems the focus will be on community building and using group resources to gain more access to academic and personal opportunities. The Gender and Sexuality Equity Team Committee is also a resource for Queer and Ally staff, faculty, and students. All are welcome to join the committee. Whose main operating goal is to support the QRC and Queer Butte College members!

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love Butte College

"The Queer Resource Center at Butte is a great place to hang out and meet other people! Fascinating and fun conversations always greet me when I open the door!"

— - The Big Gay

"Without the QRC I wouldn't be able to share my colorful threads and to show off my bright and prideful personality!"

— - Leo

"I love going to the QRC! It's always so welcoming"

— Kat (QRC Student Assistant)

"I love the amount of outreach the center do for students!"

— - Faculty Member

"The QRC has resources and a safe place for me to go and hangout"

— - Anonymous Queer Student

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


Lavender Graduation


Queer Week 10/10 - 10/13


MasQUEERade Dance in Oct

Groups & activities


Admissions Office

Butte College Admissions Office

Admissions & Records
Butte College
3536 Butte Campus

Oroville, CA 95965

Phone: (530) 895-2511
Website: https://www.butte.edu/admissions/

Admission Application Deadline:

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Overall Campus Pride Index Score

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Butte College
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors

Sexual Orientation Score
4 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
4 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
4 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
3 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
3.5 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
1 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
3 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
4 of 5
Sections greyed out mean the campus does not offer those services

LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner
Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents
Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents
Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms
Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms

LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment

Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students
Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services
Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone
Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people
Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues
LGBTQ alumni group

LGBTQ Academic Life

LGBTQ studies program
LGBTQ specific course offerings
Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship
New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues
New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues
LGBTQ faculty/staff organization

LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ & Ally student organization
LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization
LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority
Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities
Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues
Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive career services

LGBTQ Campus Safety

Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes
Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention
Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization
Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues
Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues
Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence

LGBTQ Counseling & Health

LGBTQ counseling/support groups
Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff
Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing
LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy

LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention

Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs
LGBTQ student scholarships
LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life
Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies
Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources

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