Student Equity: Guidelines for Developing a Plan

Equity and Diversity
Equity and Diversity Action Committee

California community colleges provide open access to higher education for all students irrespective of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances. This objective is enshrined in law. A directive issued by the California Legislature in 1991 charged all levels of public education, including California community colleges, to provide educational equity "[n]ot only through a diverse and representative student body and faculty but also through educational environments in which each person.has a reasonable chance to fully develop his or her potential (Education Code 66010.2c)."

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