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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101149.5]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS [66000 - 70115.2]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 40. DONAHOE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT [66000 - 67400]

  ( Part 40 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 4.5. Equity in Higher Education Act [66250 - 66292.4]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4.5 amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 637, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 3.5. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Equity in Higher Education [66271.2 - 66271.4]
  ( Article 3.5 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 637, Sec. 5. )

66271.2.
  

The Trustees of the California State University, the Regents of the University of California, and the governing board of each community college district are requested to designate an employee at each of their respective campuses as a point of contact for the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty, staff, and students at the respective campus. At a minimum, the name and contact information of that designated employee shall be published on the Internet Web site for the respective campus and shall be included in any printed and Internet-based campus directories.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 637, Sec. 5. (AB 620) Effective January 1, 2012.)

66271.3.
  

The Legislative Analyst is encouraged to conduct an assessment of the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California systems with respect to the quality of life at those campuses for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender faculty, staff, and students at the campuses of each of those institutions. If an assessment is performed, the Legislative Analyst is encouraged to use existing data provided pursuant to Section 66027 and other information available to the general public, and shall not be required to conduct new data collection or research specifically to contribute toward any assessment. The Legislative Analyst shall make recommendations to each of those institutions based on that assessment, and shall publish a summary of the recommendations developed pursuant to this section on its Internet Web site. The California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California are encouraged to share existing data or research, but are not required to conduct new data collection or research specifically to contribute toward any assessment managed by the Legislative Analyst pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 637, Sec. 5. (AB 620) Effective January 1, 2012.)

66271.4.
  

(a) For purposes of this section, “public postsecondary educational institution” or “institution” means a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges.

(b) (1) If a public postsecondary educational institution receives government-issued documentation, as described in subdivision (c), from a former student demonstrating that the former student’s legal name or gender has been changed, the institution shall update the former student’s records to include the updated legal name or gender. If requested by the former student, the institution shall reissue any documents conferred upon the former student with the former student’s updated legal name or gender. Documents that shall be reissued by the institution upon request include, but are not necessarily limited to, a transcript or a diploma conferred by the institution.

(2) An institution shall not charge a higher fee for correcting, updating, or reissuing a document based on a legal name or gender change than the fee it charges for correcting, updating, or reissuing that document generally.

(c) The documentation of a former student sufficient to demonstrate a legal name or gender change includes, but is not necessarily limited to, any of the following:

(1) State-issued driver’s license or identification card.

(2) Birth certificate.

(3) Passport.

(4) Social security card.

(5) Court order indicating a name change or a gender change, or both.

(d) This section does not require the institution to modify records that the former student has not requested for modification or reissuance.

(e) Commencing with the 2023–24 graduating class, an institution shall provide an option for a graduating student to request that the diploma to be conferred by the institution list the student’s chosen name. Commencing with the 2023–24 graduating class, an institution shall not require a graduating student to provide legal documentation sufficient to demonstrate a legal name or gender change in order to have the student’s chosen name listed on the student’s diploma.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 555, Sec. 1. (AB 245) Effective January 1, 2022.)

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