Community of Pride

LGBTQ Pride Learning CommunityLGBTQIA+ students and allies, find your home on campus in Community of Pride!

This is a learning community specifically designed with you in mind. We recognize that it is particularly important for queer and trans students to find a safe, supportive, and loving community on campus, and Community of Pride exists to fill this need. You will take classes focused on queer-specific content and build community at DVC with like-minded students and instructors.

Community of Pride Interest Form

How does it work?

In this learning community, two courses are offered. The courses are themed around issues of particular interest and importance to our community: identity, mental health, history, and activism. They also help you meet your general education requirements for degree and transfer, regardless of your major!

In addition to course work, there are extra supports built into the learning community, including links to counseling, special guest speakers, workshops, and peer mentorship opportunities.

In Spring 2024, students in the learning community may take these courses:

  • English 126: Critical Thinking: Writing about Non-Fiction (Dorian Eidhin) and/or
  • English 173: Queer Literature Across Cultures (Pauline Vinson) [fulfills IGETC Area 3B]

Community of Pride is open to anyone.

How do I sign up?

Once you're ready to sign up, just fill out the Community of Pride Interest Form. One of the coordinators will reach out to clear you to register in our classes and to schedule an education planning counseling appointment with you.

Course Section Number Number of Units Class Meeting Notes Day/Time Instructor
ENGL 126: Critical Thinking: Writing about Non-Fiction 6964 3 units In Person

Mon & Wed


Pleasant Hill Campus

Dorian Eidhin
ENGL 173: Queer Literature Across Cultures 6537 3 units Hybrid 

Wed (in person)

12:45pm - 2:10pm

Pleasant Hill Campus

Pauline Vinson

Students are encouraged to take both classes but may take one as needed.

To find out more 

Stay informed about registration, events, and the development of this program by filling out the interest form. For more questions, you can also email the learning community coordinator, Christie Harrington-Tsai at