Attending college is so much more than going to classes. It’s about going somewhere where you feel welcome. Finding a place where you can be who you are. Enjoying a place where you can open yourself to new opportunities.
The Office of Student Equity Programs & Services is here to help you feel welcome. We create a courageous space where meaningful conversations can happen to create change. We are a resource that works collaboratively throughout Southwestern College to extend the values of diversity and equity.
Seeking help getting what you need? Looking for someplace to engage? Trying to find a voice on campus that you can relate to? Contact us today. Our student-centered staff is here and ready to help you.
We are working remotely for immediate assistance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 421-6700 x5563.
For updates connect with us on social media: Instagram @swc_student_equity or Facebook.com/swcseps or Twitter @swcequity
What We Do?
We have clear, measurable goals that we keep track of to ensure that Southwestern College is a place where student equity is a priority on campus.
- Increase the proportion of all applicants to SWC who enroll
- Increase the proportion of all students retained from fall to spring at SWC
- Increase the proportion of all students who complete transfer-level math and English at SWC within their first academic year
- Increase the number of students who earn an Associate Degree or CCCCO-approved credit certificate at SWC
- Increase the number of students who transfer from SWC to a four-year institution
- Eliminate identified equity gaps at SWC
Our Track Record
The office supports the SWC Dreamer Center by creating an open space for Immigrant Student Populations. The Governing Board has demonstrated support for immigrant student populations through several resolutions:
- April 2013: Resolution 1796 - Supporting a Reasonable and Human Approach to Reforming the Current Immigration System
- April 2015: Resolution 1885 - Supporting Executive Actions on Immigration
- November 2016: Resolution 1984 - Supporting and Respecting Immigrants
- December 2016: Resolution 1988- Guiding Principles for Immigrant Students
- January 2017: Resolution 1992 - Upholding Civil Rights of All Residents
Get In Touch
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Equity Programs and Services for consultation related to discrimination and harassment prevention.