Office of Student Equity and Inclusion  

 
Shasta College is committed to providing a diverse student population with access to educational opportunities that result in increasing student skills and earning a certificate or degree (Shasta College Mission Statement). The Office of Student Equity and Inclusion supports the efforts of district personnel in providing access and promoting success for all students enrolled at Shasta College, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstance.
 
Our Mission: The Office of Student Equity and Inclusion helps to ensure the success of students by working to reduce identified access and achievement gaps, creating a culturally responsive, welcoming environment, and embedding equity mindedness and a commitment to inclusion throughout Shasta College. 
Equity is just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.  We use equity rather than equality because students need different forms of support to help them be successful and achieve their goals. 
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For additional information, contact:
 
Sharon Brisolara​, Ph. D. Ramona Quenelle, M.A.​ Crystal Mair​
​Associate Dean of Access & Equity
​(530) 242-7625
Room 2067
​St​udent Services Coordinator
(530) 242-7618
Room 2071A
rquenelle@shastacollege.edu
​Administrative Secretary
(530) 242-7612
Room 2070
cmair@shastacollege.edu
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What is our focus?  Decreasing achievement gaps wherever there is disproportionate impact (too great a gap) among populations.  We look at our own data in the areas of Access, Course Completion, Basic Skills and ESL, Degree and Certificate Completion, and Transfer.  Through professional learning, training, student support, and culture change, we work to help students experience support and belonging which we know leads to greater engagement, persistence, and success. 
 
Who are equity populations?  The Chancellors Office requires each college to look at their own data across the five Student Success Scorecard areas mentioned by the following designations:  racial ethnic groups, sex, and veteran, foster youth, low income, and disability status.

 
What s​ervices do we provide?​​
Resoure and Referral - Campus & Community
Food Pantry
Meal Vouchers
Textbook Grants (Special populations)
LGBTQIA Point of Contact/Safe Zone
Student Leadership Opportunities
Outreach to Equity Populations
Occasional Mini-grant Opportunities
Professional Leadership and Training Opportunities

Veterans Support and Success Center
Puente
Student Ambassadors
Homeless Student Support
Professional Learning Opportunities
Cultural Events and Education
Policy Recommendations
Assistive Technologies for Students
Instructional Support
 
 
For information about the Student Equity Committee, including the Committee members, bylaws, meeting schedule and meeting minutes, please refer to the Student Equity Committee website: here.​​​​​​​​​​