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Bakersfield College

LGBTQIA Initiatives

In keeping with Bakersfield College’s commitment to creating a safe campus, the Office of Student Life exists to provide a space for members of the college community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices, and politics. The Office offers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) students and staff a place to join in the common celebration of their experience. It also promotes student leadership, professional and academic equity, and visibility of gender and sexual minorities in addition to providing educational resources and programs for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning (LGBTQ) and Allies community. We value intersectionality, racial and economic justice, and support other campus groups in striving towards such justice.

Campus Contact:

Since homophobia and limited understanding negatively impact LGBT individuals, we strive to make it known that the LGBT population is welcome in any environment at BC. Our campus identifies a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members who are willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals. If you are a BC Student or a community member who needs more information regarding LGBT matters at Bakersfield College, please email Dr. Nicky Damania and he will be more than happy to assist you. 

Dr. Nicky Damania 
Director of Student Life
(661) 395-4614

Replacing Student’s Dead Name within BC records

While KCCD district policy requires students to use their legal name for records kept within the Admissions and Records office, Bakersfield College is working to provide more flexibility in the use of screen names.

How to Change Your Canvas Screen Name:

If you would like your screen name on Canvas changed to reflect your real name, please schedule a meeting with Dr. Damania, Director of Student Life, by calling 661-395-4355, and send an email to Dr. Nicky Damania with the following information:

  1. Your Full Dead Name currently your canvas screen name
  2. Your Real Name to be used as your new screen name
  3. Your Bakersfield College Assigned Email
  4. Your BC Student ID number (begins with @00######)

How to Change Your Legal Name:

The only way to avoid step 5 above is to change your name legally then provide proof of your legal name change to the Admissions and Records Office. The process for changing your name in the State of California has been streamlined in the last few years. To learn more about how to change your California State Identity documents visit https://transequality.org/documents/state/california


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