The major goals of the division consist of the following
To aid students in their transition to college life through pre-college equity services and assistance in navigating the higher education experience.
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.
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.
To increase campus wide diversity through the recruitment of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff.
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.