Group of students

Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

Jean Miller Resource Room
for Women, Gender, and Sexuality


The Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender, and Sexuality works to ensure students, faculty and staff on the De Anza campus are free to self-determine their gender and sexual identities, regardless of income, race, or ability, and without facing harassment, coercion, discrimination or violence.

We advocate for a radically inclusive campus environment that is safe, equitable and just by placing the needs of historically marginalized people and communities at the center of our work. 


Email us!

Call us! 408.864.8284 or 408.864.5636

Visit us! We're in MLC 250 – on the second floor of the Media & Learning Center – inside the Office of Equity.

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Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center

LGBTQ Youth Space

Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley


Adolescent Counseling Services

Transfamily Support Group

of Santa Clara County

Gender Identity Awareness Network

The Trevor Project

24/7 Crisis Hotline: 1.866.488.7386


Desi LGBTQ Helpline: 1.908.367.3374

Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1.855.278.4204

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services

Community United Against Violence

PFLAG: Parents, Families, Friends, LGBTQ people and Allies United for Equality

Santa Clara County Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Affairs

Santa Clara County District Attorney:

Hate Crimes Team and Victim Services Unit

You'll find more sources of help and information on this LGBTQQI+ Resources webpage. 

  • The Child Development Center accepts children 18 months to five years of age, from  families affiliated with De Anza College as well as the general public.
  • Disability Support Services assists students who have physical, psychological or other disabilities, vision, hearing impairments or ADD/ADHD.
  • Gay and Lesbian Employees and Friends (GALEAF): Contact Dorene Novotny at for more information.
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms are located in the East Cottage (ECOT 1), Multicultural Center (MCC), PE Quad 5 (PE 5), and G Building (G). See campus map
  • Student Health Services provides free and low-cost services to all students, including physical exams, emergency contraception, flu shots and birth control.
  • Student Psychological Services provides free, confidential psychological counseling to students, during daytime hours. For 24-hour services, see the resources listed above or below.

Crisis Hotlines

Domestic Violence (multiple languages)

Health (including contraception, HIV services)

Please see the following policy documents for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District

In 2013, students in the Latino Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD) program conducted campuswide surveys and secured funding through DASB to establish the Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender and Sexuality.  

Named after De Anza educator and activist Jean Miller, the Resource Room was created to centralize and provide resources, training, and programming aimed at increasing awareness and advocating for issues around the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, and disability. 

Miller was a beloved educator here at De Anza College. She was a mentor not only to students but also to her colleagues, including faculty and staff.

Born and raised in Denver, Miller worked in a variety of jobs over a 20-year period, before she became an educator. She sold office supplies, wrote legal briefs, modeled for students at art schools, sold magazine subscriptions and wrote computer code. During those two decades, she also participated in social movements, advocating for peace, civil rights, women's rights and gay rights.

Around the time her son turned 12, Miller went back to school. She earned a bachelor’s degree from New College of California and a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She began teaching English at De Anza in fall 1989.

The JMRR represents Jean Miller's legacy to current and incoming students at De Anza.

PronounsChosen Name and Pronoun Policy

JMRR interns Nahielly Torres, Mei Suzuki, and Matthew Travers, created the Chosen Name and Pronoun Policy which allows students across the De Anza and Foothill campuses to identify their chosen name and pronoun on campus documents, especially class rosters, preventing the trauma and anxiety that comes with being miss-represented in the classroom or when seeking services on campus.

Queer Intervention Task‐Force (QIT)

The Queer Intervention Task‐force (QIT) is a coalition of engaged students, faculty, and community activists addressing intersectional equity issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer students at De Anza College.Through transformative change, we aim to create a safer, more inclusive campus for LGBTQ identified people.QIT is an Equity Action Council Advisory Group. 

QIT was founded in June 2015 by student intern Maximus Grisso and a group of students and faculty concerned with De Anza College LGBTQ equity and campus safety. From this initial meeting, the group produced a list of Goals & Objectives for De Anza College. Since then, QIT picked up the Chosen Name and Pronoun Policy project, originally started by the Jean Miller Resource Room, and the Equity Action Council adopted QIT as an Advisory Group. QIT goals were:

  • To increase LGBTQ equity at De Anza College

  • To centralize De Anza College LGBTQ programing, activism, and advocacy

  • To follow through the Chosen Name and Pronoun Policy in a accessible, sensitive way

  • To create an inclusive, welcoming campus for LGBTQ identified individuals

  • To facilitate LGBTQ staff development and ally work

Queer and Now Conference (QN)

In 2015, the college hosted the first Queer and Now Conference featuring workshops led by speakers from the larger LGBTQ community. Watch a short video here.

Pronouns & Chosen Name Policy

 Working Class Students & Intersectionality

Campus Safety


Clothesline Project (Part of Take Back the Night)



Contact Us

Adriana Garcia

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
9am - 6pm


Building: MLC 250

MLC Floor Layout


Last Updated: 2/13/18