The Division ofStudent Equity

Supporting and Advancing Student Success with an Equity Lens and Practice

Sierra College is committed to eliminating the achievement gap in all student populations with pro-active student centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community.

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 link

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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RISE

A guided pathway academic support program.

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Student Engagement Centers

Welcoming communities for students marginailzed by race or gender.

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Guardian Scholars

A support service for Former Foster Youth

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EOPS/CARE/CAFYES

For low income or educationally disadvantaged students.

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TRIO

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

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CalWORKS

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

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Umoja

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

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Puente

A Latio Community-focused retention program

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 Department

Student Equity Outcomes

Student Equity improves all phases of the student experience, starting with high school academic readiness through transfer assistance and career advice. Student Equity outcomes are measured by five equity success indicators from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office:

Contact Student Equity

Rocklin Campus A

  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm