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Student Success & Support Program & Student Equity Plan

"Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of credit students to be successful in their educational endeavors. The goals of Student Success and Support Program (formerly matriculation) are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components of the student success & support program (formerly matriculation) process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up" (California Community College Chancellor's Office website, 2015).

"Student Equity Planning is administered through the Student Success and Support (SSSP) unit at the Chancellor's Office.  SSSP staff are responsible for the implementation of the Board of Governor's Student Equity Policy and related regulations, including assessing district plans and reporting recommendations to the Board of Governors, providing districts with technical assistance in the development and improvement of plans, and assessing district progress towards the implementation of their plans over time.

College student equity plans focus on increasing access, course completion, ESL and basic skills completion, degrees, certificates and transfer for all students as measured by success indicators linked to the CCC Student Success Scorecard, and other measures developed in consultation with local colleges.  "Success indicators" are used to identify and measure areas for which disadvantaged populations may be impacted by issues of equal opportunity.  Title 5 regulations specify that colleges must review and address the following populations when looking at disproportionate impact: American Indians or Alaskan natives, Asians or Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, men, women, and persons with disabilities (§54220(d)). The State Budget trailer bill, SB 860 (2014) added requirements to address foster youth, veterans and low income students.  Each college develops specific goals/outcomes and actions to address disparities that are discovered, disaggregating data for indicators by student demographics, preferably in program review. College plans must describe the implementation of each indicator, as well as policies, activities and procedures as they relate to improving equity and success at the college" (California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website, 2015).

2014-2015 Student Success and Support Program Plan

2014-2015 Student Equity Plan


Chris Thomas, Associate Vice President of Student Services

Office Location:

Information Services area in Administration Building