Equity

Equity LogoEquity at Lake Tahoe Community College means making sure that all of our students have access to the academic support, mentoring, and financial assistance they need to succeed in college and reach their full potential. Providing access and support isn’t new to LTCC: multiple initiatives and programs dedicated to improving access have been underway for many years. But the Equity Office strives to do something different by focusing on improving access and closing performance gaps for underrepresented students, many of whom are first-generation college students struggling with multiple jobs, language barriers, affordable childcare, and other obstacles that can hamper academic success.

Equity Program Peer Mentors
Services Offered

• Personalized support and guidance
• Free mentoring services
• Priority registration
• Access to the free Quarterly Textbook Lending Program and basic needs services
• Additional counseling services, including career guidance and academic planning
• Free trips to nearby colleges to encourage progression
• Participation to cultural events and more!

 

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for the Equity Program, students must:

  • Be from an underrepresented student group, Hispanic/Latino or other ethnic minority group, former/current foster youth, homeless, undocumented, a student with a disability, veteran or first-generation college student

AND

  • Considered low income; eligibility determined by Promise Grant (BOG) fee waiver
  • Committed to transferring to a 4-year school, or earning an AA degree or certificate

 

Requirements to Stay in the Program

• Attend an Equity orientation meeting
• Meet with an academic counselor at least once per quarter
• Complete a progress report mid-quarter
• Attend one on-campus event or peer mentor check in
 
 
How to Apply

Equity application forms are available to current students and are accepted year-round. Apply now!
 
1. Complete the common application for all LTCC student support programs; or apply directly to Equity online (Spanish)(English Application)
2. Turn your application into the Equity Office (Room A258) or email equity@ltcc.edu 
3. You will be contacted within two days via email of your application status
 
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Get Involved

H.O.P.E Club (Hispanos Orgullosos Preparandose para la Excelencia)

This club intends to set up a stronger Latino community by volunteering, hosting events, and activities that students and community members can get involved in while also fundraising for scholarships for students with mixed immigration status as well as DACA (DREAMer) students. We encourage people of all races to participate and help build a stronger foundation for diversity.