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Dr. Susana Castellanos-Gaona
Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) & Student Equity Coordinator
714-895-7711 ext. 55301

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Student Equity

Student equity is designed to ensure equal educational opportunities and to promote student success for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstance.  At Golden West College, we strive to identify and provide services/resources to address gaps in student achievement and foster academic excellence.

Golden West College follows specific guidelines from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to extract and evaluate data in order to make informed decisions on implementation of programs and services.  This research and evaluation is used by the Student Equity Taskforce to collaborate and develop a Student Equity Plan.

The Student Equity program supports several projects across the institution by providing services and resources that are in alignment with the GWC Mission Statement and GWC College Goals including Student Success, Equitable Achievement, and Resource Optimization.  The focus is to provide services to students that can increase the likelihood of access, retention, and completion.

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