The Office of Student Success & Equity at Palomar College was established in 2015 to support departments and programs that provide all students with core services and offers additional support to disproportionately impacted student populations. Guidance and direction is provided by members of the Student Success & Equity Council (SSEC).
Resources from state categorical funds are invested to achieve successful student outcomes in the following areas:
Student Success & Support Program (SSSP)
The Student Success & Support Program (SSSP) is designed to provide students with core services including new student orientation, course placement, education planning, career assessment and follow-up counseling. Non-Credit Student Success & Support Program (NCSSSP) core services are also delivered in partnership with ESL and Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) staff.
The 2017-19 Integrated Plan describes our commitment to address equity challenges, including targeted interventions, increased student support services, enhanced equity dialogue and continuous self-improvement of processes that support student success and equity.
Equity refers to equal levels of success among students. Success is measured by indicators including access, course completion, persistence through basic skills education, degree and certificate completion and transfer to a four-year institution. Students identified as disproportionately impacted (not achieving success outcomes at an equal rate as average students) may receive additional support services. Currently, students experiencing disproportionate impact at Palomar College include Veterans, African American and Latino males, students with disabilities, and former foster youth.
Programs and activities supported via Student Equity resources include:
Direct Supports to Students
Student Equity Research & Reporting
Student & Campus Engagement
- Student Equity Film Series
- Student Equity Speaker Series
- Education Excursions
- Student Equity, Advocacy & Leadership (SEAL) Center
- Equity Mural Project