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Fair access, opportunity, and advancement for all students

Student Equity

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?

  • Male
  • Female
  • American Indian/Native American
  • Asian
  • Black/African American
  • Filipino
  • Latino/Hispanic
  • Other
  • Pacific Islander
  • Two or More Races
  • White
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
  • Veteran
  • Non-Veteran
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:

  • Structures
  • Practices
  • Policies

Coastline must identify the mentioned and then remove barriers that have historically marginalized students.

Student Equity Funds Request Form

Coastline College enthusiastically welcomes their staff and faculty to apply for funding that supports the transformation of the College to develop clear pathways for success.

To apply for Student Equity funds, visit the Student Equity Funds Request Form.

Student Equity Funds Request Form.

Additional Equity Resources

  • Preferred Name Standards

ID cards can now be changed to your preferred name. Please visit the Preferred Name Standards web page and the Preferred Name Standards FAQ for further information.

  • Food Pantry - Open to all students

Coastline has a food pantry for students in need of food assistance. For more information, visit the EOPS office at College Center. No appointment necessary.

  • 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

Past Student Equity Plans

Contact Us

Director of Student Equity & Title IX
Leighia Fleming

College Center, Room 223

(714) 241-6130


Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9am to 4pm

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