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 minority 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.


Services Offered

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


Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for the Equity Program, students must:

  • Identify as Hispanic/Latino or other ethnic minority group
  • Former/current foster youth
  • Homeless
  • Be low income; eligibility determined by BOG fee waiver
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be 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
Complete the Equity Pass and Equity Program & Textbook Contract forms each quarter.


How to Apply

Equity application forms are available to current students and are accepted year-round. Apply now!
1. Complete the Equity Application; or apply online (Spanish)(English Application)
2. Turn your application into the Equity Office (Room A258)
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.