Lorain County Community College is committed to equity, the idea that students from marginalized and underrepresented populations have access to resources that empower student success and close completion achievement gaps. Equity is based upon the principle of fairness and is distinct from equality. While equality involves treating everyone the same way, equity provides each individual or group what they need to have an equal opportunity to succeed. A commitment to equity also includes identifying and removing structural barriers faced by underserved students. As a campus community, we will adopt practices that promote equity, grow the culture of inclusion, demand social justice and use that power to ensure success for all students.
Achieving the Dream provides some examples of historically underrepresented students. These include but are not limited to: first-generation and low-income students; students of color; adult students; marginalized orientations, gender identities, and intersex students; students with second-language backgrounds; undocumented students; veterans; students with disabilities; students with dependents; foster care youth; and formerly and currently incarcerated students.
Equity for Students Team
LCCC’s Equity for Students Team is comprised of faculty, staff, and students. The team serves to oversee and monitor the implementation of priorities, strategies, and interventions that are intentional on closing the achievement gaps for underserved populations.
Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Dr. Mary Rittling our Achieving the Dream (ATD) Leader Coach Site Visit
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1 to 2:15 p.m.
Kirwan Institute with Implicit Bias training
Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:30 to 4 p.m.
This upcoming training will introduce us to the ways the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner can impact our students. The training is designed to raise awareness about implicit bias and offer strategies for addressing it.
Webinar on Microaggressions, Macroaggressions & Microaffirmations
Lessen the Racial Divide to Create an Inclusive & Civil Campus
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Support Services for Students
LCCC provides the following support services to help students deal with important issues and to provide greater opportunity for academic success.
- Accessibility Services
- CARE Center for Addiction Recovery
- Children’s Learning Center
- Commodore Cupboard
- LBGTQA+ Community
- Personal Counseling
- Ride Share Program
- Second Chance
- Veterans Services
- We3 (Women Empowered, Educated and Employed)
- Women’s and Men’s Link
Please visit our Support Services page for a complete list.