Trans-Centered Student Peer Engagement

Sources for engagement with transgender peers, both on campus and off-campus. This includes annual events as well as regularly scheduled groups.


T-CAL: A Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Space 

T-Cal, a registered student organization of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, is a community for transgender and gender non-conforming students. T-Cal's weekly support group meetings (held via Zoom) are led by an all-transgender team of student volunteer facilitators. T-Cal creates an intentional, warm, and fun space for community members to discuss various issues, identities, and experiences in a comfortable and supportive environment.

On-Campus Organizations

Click the above link for a comprehensive list of various LGBTQ+ themed organizations and groups, many of which are applicable to trans students. 


The Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project (SOGA)

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project (SOGA) seeks to improve the lives and experiences of queer and gender-diverse graduate students at UC Berkeley. SOGA works closely with other GA projects to initiate outreach targeting graduate queer and gender-diverse students at UC Berkeley. Additionally, this coordinator serves as an advocate for queer and gender-diverse graduate students, addressing specific needs and concerns of the community to ensure their success in higher education and beyond.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact the SOGA Project Director at

The Trans Student Wellness Initiative 

Run by the Multicultural Community Center, The Transgender Student Wellness Initiative (TSWI) is a student-driven and community-centered program that aims to support the holistic wellness and retention of trans and nonbinary students at UC Berkeley. 



A Queer and Trans Welcome Event where students can find community, resources, and friends, held at the beginning of each semester

NorCal T-Camp

NorCal T-Camp is an intercampus retreat for northern California college and university students to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are trans, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender questioning, agender, gender creative, gender fluid or anywhere else on the gender spectrum.

UNITY Events

UNITY Theme Program's goal is to become the pre-eminent living-learning community in the United States for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) identified students and their allies. They host a variety of events each semester including a Campus Drag Show. 

Trans Healthcare Panel

Held every semester, the Trans Healthcare Panel brings together doctors, providers from the healthcare team, and student panelists alike to discuss hormones, gender-affirming surgeries, and personal experiences. 

Trans Healthcare Panel SP22

Queer Relationships Panel

Held as part of the Spring 2022 QT Wellness Series, the Ins and Outs of Queer Dating Panel with Evita "Lavitaloca" Sawyers on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022. Those who wish to attend virtually can attend at

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Off-Campus Support Groups

Pacific Center 

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County.

Trans Support Group: A weekly peer-facilitated meeting, open to anyone anywhere along the transgender spectrum. Held every Friday evening from 8-9:30pm. 

Other Current Peer GroupsPacific Center offers ongoing, drop-in, peer-facilitated groups covering a range of topics and issues important to our communities.  These groups provide connection, support, information, and enjoyment.  Peer groups are volunteer-led and are not therapy groups. 

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center provides a varitey of resources for transgender support including peer group support and individual counseling. 

SF LGBT Center

The Center supports the needs of the entire LGBTQ community and allies through robust programming. They also connect people to a rich network of organizations in San Francisco serving the LGBTQ community.

Alameda County LGBTQ Resources

As part of the LGBTQ Commission, Alameda County also has a directory of resources relevant to LGBTQ populations.