Office of Equity and Compliance


Gender-Inclusive Initiatives

Cal Poly Pomona strives to ensure a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and employees.

Preferred Name


Our current process is consistent with the CSU requirements. Legal name is used for HR records and the name must match the name in the SCO (State Controller’s Office) system. An employee requesting name change can do so by submitting the following forms to HR:

A Customer Service Center Representative, available by telephone at extension 3733, can help you identify which form to use.To file your name change, please take your completed form to the Customer Service Center, located on the ground floor of the C.L.A. Building 98, Room B1-20. You will need to bring your Bronco Card for identification and your new Social Security Card for verification purposes.

To change and/or update your display name on the online directory, faculty/staff may do so through Bronco411.


Cal Poly Pomona is currently in the testing phases of Preferred Name.

If you would like a preferred name listed on Bronco Direct, ID Card, Blackboard, and non-legal records please contact the Registrar’s Office at 909-869-3000 or the Pride Center Coordinator, Brianna Sérráno, at or 909-869-3601.

Additional questions can be directed to or (909) 869-4646.

Gender-Inclusive Restrooms

Having access to a comfortable and safe public restroom should not be a luxury. Transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender questioning (TGQQ) people often face the burden of being confronted or questioned about which gender's restroom they should use. In a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality (2015) of transgender Americans, 59% of respondents reported avoiding using a public restroom, and 24% had their presence challenged. TGQQ people deserve the privilege to use restrooms in public without having to make a choice that invalidates their identity. Single-stall and multi-stall all-gender restrooms achieve that purpose.

Gender inclusive, unisex restrooms provide facilities that can be inclusive to all individuals, regardless of their gender identity or presentation. The presence of single-occupancy and unisex restrooms may additionally be of importance to those with disabilities, those with caretakers, and families. 

Single-stall/gender-inclusive restrooms

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-Inclusive Housing is one of the ways Cal Poly Pomona University Housing Services supports students who identify as transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). The gender-inclusive housing may be a good fit for you if you consider yourself supportive of or a member of the TGQQ community, and are comfortable having a roommate of any gender identity or expression. Offering this option continues our efforts to create accepting and comfortable communities for all students living within University Housing Services. These are available in the Residence Halls and in the Residential Suites. 

Contact: 909-869-3307