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. 


 We focus on working to eliminate equity gaps, beginning with district data in the areas of Access, Course Completion, Basic Skills and ESL, Degree and Certificate Completion, and Transfer.  Through professional learning, training in cultural responsiveness, academic support, support for other select student needs, we work to help students find the communities and belonging that will contribute to their success, persistence, and success. 
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.
Who are equity populations?  The Chancellors Office requires each college to look at their own data across the five areas mentioned above, searching for any significant gaps between groups.  We examine any differences we might see when looking across groups by race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, foster youth status, low income status, disability status, homelessness, and students who identify as LGBTQ+. 


What s​ervices do we provide?​​
Resource and Referral - Campus & Community

Access to Food Resources
Textbook Grants (Special populations)
LGBTQIA+ Advisory Panel and Training 
Student Leadership Opportunities
Outreach to Equity Populations
Professional Learning and Training Opportunities

Veterans Support and Success Center
Puente Support
Student Equity Ambassadors
Cultural Events and Education
Policy Recommendations
Assistive Technologies for Students
Instructional Support
For additional information, contact:
Sharon Brisolara, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Access and Equity
Office of Student Equity and Inclusion
Room 2067

Crystal Mair
Administrative Secretary
Office of Student Equity and Inclusion
Room 2070
For information about the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion's Equity Committee, including committee members, bylaws, meeting schedule and meeting minutes, please refer to the Student Equity Committee website.​