Fair access, opportunity, and advancement for all students
What is Student Equity at Coastline?
Coastline's Student Equity Office defines Student Equity as fair access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, while working to address systemic barriers especially those of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, language, and family background that prohibit student success. All of the people involved in Student Equity are committed to allowing each student to have individualized instruction, opportunity, and the support needed for success.
Through Student Equity, Coastline aims to support students through programs and resources that help each student achieve their educational goals. Through Equity, Coastline shifts the focus of responsibility from the students to Coastline Administration.
Who are the Equity-Targeted subgroups?
- American Indian/Native American
- Black/African American
- Pacific Islander
- Two or More Races
- Income Status
- Qualifying for the BOG Fee Waiver
- Does not qualify for the BOG Fee Waiver
- Students with Disabilities
- Student with Disability
- Student without Disability
- Foster Youth
- Foster Youth
- Non-Foster Youth
What is Equity?
“If equality means giving everyone the same resources, equity means giving each student access to the resources they need to learn and thrive to find individual success” -USC, Center for Urban Education, 2016.
What is equity minded?
Think about a mind constituting five different parts equally. The five parts consist of the following:
- Equity Advancing
- Evidence Based
- Institutionally Focused
- Race Conscious
- Systemically Aware
Equity in New Program: Umoja
Coastline College is planning to start an Umoja Community on-campus; the College will be a part of the larger Coast District Umoja Community.
Coastline's Umoja community plans to create an environment to promote student success and improved lifetime outcomes for all students through a curriculum that is responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas. This includes providing culturally relevant services and information to students of color and from diverse backgrounds.
If you are interested in participating in the formation of Coastline's Umoja, please e-mail the Student Equity office.
Learn more about the Umoja Community through the Umoja website.
Coastline Pathways – Equity
In 2017-2018, Coastline defined Guided Pathways efforts as “an equity-based mindset and practice to facilitate student success.” Equity is defined as achieving parity in student educational outcomes for all student groups at Coastline.
Coastline's Guided Pathways efforts are using an equity lens to examine the systemic and structural barriers, policies and practices that impact historically marginalized students.
The Guided Pathway work groups will examine the following in relation to Equity:
Coastline must identify the mentioned and then remove barriers that have historically marginalized students.
Additional Equity Resources
- Preferred Name Standards
- Food Pantry - Open to all students
- Veteran Resources Center (VRC) - Open to all Veterans
The VRC is a hub for information on college programs and services including GI Bill® certification, financial aid, work-study opportunities, transfer assistance, and more. For more information, visit the VRC at College Center and Newport Beach Center.
For the most updated Student Equity Workgroup Members list, visit Coastline's Student Equity Work Group web page.
"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.