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Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender, and Sexuality


In 2013, students in the Latino Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD) program conducted campus-wide 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 mission of the Resource Room is 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. 

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. 

Media Highlights by La Voz.

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

Miller was born and raised in Denver. After graduating from high school, she began a 20-year journey that included taking part in a variety of odd jobs, including selling office supplies, writing legal briefs, modeling for students at art schools, selling magazine subscriptions and writing computer code.

Also during those 20 years, she participated in a number of social movements, such as the Civil Rights Movement, Anti-War Movement, Women’s Movement and Gay Rights Movement.

Around the time her son turned 12, she went back to school, were she received 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 quarter, 1989.

We feel JMRR is the legacy she has left for current and incoming students.

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Call us! 408-864-8284

Visit us! You can find us at MLC250, on the 2nd Floor of the Media & Learning Center inside the Office of Equity.

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms (GN) are located in the East Cottage (ECOT-1), Multicultural Center (MCC), PE Quad 5 (PE5), and G Building (G).     


Bullying Awareness Guidebook was created to educate students about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they and administrators can do to prevent it.

Student Health Services provides a variety of free and low-cost services to both male and female identified students, from physical exams to emergency contraception, flu shots to birth control.                


Student Psychological Services provides free, confidential psychological counseling to students. This service is NOT a 24-hour program.  Please see one of the Off-Campus Resources listed below if you need attention outside of the hours provided by Psychological Services.



De Anza's Child Development Center accepts children 18 months to five years of age. They serve 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.


PronounsChosen Name and Pronoun Policy

Last year’s 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 by student intern, Maximus Grisso, in June 2015 by 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. QUIT 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)

Youth Resources

Domestic Violence

  • La Isla Pacifica Crisis Line (Gilroy to Morgan Hill) - 1(408) 683-4118
  • Next Door Crisis Line (San Jose area) - 1(408) 279-2962 (Spanish & English)
  • YWCA of Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos) - 1(800) 572-2782
  • MAITRI (San Francisco Bay Area) - 1(888)-862-4874
  • Asian Women’s Home - 1(408) 975-2739

Rape Crisis Hotlines


Health & Contraception

Harrasment and Discrimination Policy for FHDA District

Annual Notice to All FH/DA CCD Employees: Harassment & Discrimination, Including Sexual Harassment Policy & Procedures (below) and links to four pdf files:

HIV Testing & Services


Contact Us

Adriana Garcia

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
9am - 5:30pm


Building: MLC 250

MLC Floor Layout


Last Updated: 9/12/17