Goals

The major goals of the division consist of the following

  • TRANSITION/RECRUITMENT
    To aid students in their transition to college life through pre-college equity services and assistance in navigating the higher education experience.
  • ACCESS/PERSISTENCE
    To provide underrepresented students with access to a higher education and supportive services that are designed to enable them to persist through the college experience.
  • RETENTION/GRADUATION
    To provide a comprehensive range of retention services (e.g., academic advising, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, etc.) to underrepresented students in the division to facilitate their graduation from the University.
  • SPECIALIZED SERVICES
    To assist students with unique educational needs to acquire specialized services and accommodations to meet their educational, emotional, and physical needs within the learning environment.
  • TRAINING AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
    To foster program excellence and good customer service among faculty and staff through division trainings, professional development opportunities, and division retreats designed to promote a welcoming campus.
  • DIVERSITY
    To increase campus wide diversity through the recruitment of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • EQUITY
    To promote equity on campus through outreach and strategic efforts aimed at fostering an inclusive and community-oriented campus.
  • COLLEGE BASED RETENTION
    To provide clearly articulated college-based retention services that enable students to make a successful transition into the major, graduate, and pursue their career goals.
  • PROGRAM INNOVATION
    To create and implement innovative approaches to student service provision through the use of technology and a dynamic range of support services designed to meet the ever-changing needs of equity students.
  • ADVOCACY/COMMUNITY OUTREACH
    To advocate on behalf of students on issues of equity and to be a forerunner in equity and diversity initiatives in the Sacramento region to garner community support.