Division of Student Equity

Supporting and Advancing Student Success with an Equity Lens and Practice

Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gaps in all student populations with proactive student centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community while providing intentional high touch support services that advance academic and career success for students.

Mission Statement

The Division of Student Equity facilitates and promotes—through various collaborative programs, initiatives, and services—an equity minded academic, cultural and social environment that contributes to the overall mission of the district in its commitment to academic excellence and student success.

Strategies for Success

Planning with the end in mind, Sierra College encourages students to begin their educational journey with a career exploration and college success focused first year experience that allows students to earn a degree or certificate that leads to a fulfilling career trajectory.

The Division of Student Equity brings instructional and student service programs together to provide intentional high touch support services that advance academic and career success for students.

Student Equity Plan

The Student Equity Plan outlines college success from an equity lens. It recommends policy, procedure and resource changes. The SEP also defines the effective implementation of programs and ensures that professional development opportunities are available and aligned with student equity outcomes.

Student Equity Plan

Sierra College Students Speak Report

Sierra College is committed to closing equity gaps. The Sierra College Students Speak Report provides the college with an opportunity to self-reflect on our current structures and re-envision what we do to better meet the needs of our students.

Programs and Initiatives

Connecting classroom instruction and student services enhances student equity. Student Equity reports to the Vice President of Instruction and the Vice President of Student Services while working with the shared governance structure.

Support Programs

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Helping students meet their Welfare-To-Work requirements and prepare for permanent jobs.

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For low income or educationally disadvantaged students.

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Guardian Scholars

A support service for Former Foster Youth

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A Latino Community-focused retention program

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A guided pathway academic support program.

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Student Engagement Centers

Welcoming communities for students marginalized by race or gender.

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Helping first generation students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

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Designed to increase the retention, success rates, and the graduation and transfer rates of African ancestry students.


Undocumented Student Center

Provides guidance, resources and support for undocumented students and mixed-status families.

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The Native American Resource Room offers a space for students to study, access books and supplies, and meet with the Tribal Liaison.

Current Initiatives

  • Acceleration in Math, English and ESL
  • Basic Skills Coordination
  • Visits to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Students who Wish to Transfer

Collaborative Initiatives with Other Departments

Contact Student Equity

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