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, you take two courses: one English course and one social science course. 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 Fall 2022, you will take two great courses - English 122: First Year College English and Social Science 101: Introduction to Social Justice.

If you have already completed English 122, but still need to take a critical thinking course, you can plan to join us in the Spring. In Spring 2023, Community of Pride students will take:

  • English 126: Critical Thinking - Writing about Non-Fiction (Wilson)
  • Psychology 122: Psychology in Modern Life (Munday)

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 122: First Year College English 1193 3 units In Person

Tues & Thurs

9:35 am - 11 am

James Wilson
SOCSC 101: Intro to Social Justice 6596 3 units Online, with 7-8 synchronous meetings

Mon

4 pm - 5:25 pm

Sangha Niyogi & Albert Ponce

Both classes are required to join the learning community.

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, James Wilson, at jawilson@dvc.edu.