Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) aspires to be an inclusive, diverse, and sustainable learning community. Its mission is to passionately cultivate learning through the development of its diverse community.
What is Student Equity?
Title V California Education Code state the goal of Student Equity is “…to close achievement gaps in access and success in underrepresented student groups, as identified in local student equity plans.”
In the state of California and at SRJC, we have a diverse student population from a variety of backgrounds. The data shows that students from disadvantaged backgrounds are not achieving their academic goals at the same rate as the average population. At SRJC, the Office of Student Equity is committed to supporting campus wide efforts focused on reducing these achievement gaps.
The State of California uses the following Success Indicators to monitor progress towards more equitable student success:
B. Course Completion
C. ESL and Basic Skills Completion
D. Degree and Certificate Completion
The state also identified the following groups to focus campus-based research as to the extent of student equity:
A. Current or former foster youth.
B. Students with disabilities.
C. Low-income students.
E. Students in the following ethnic and racial categories: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, White, Some other race, More than one race.”