About Student Equity at PCC
Our college's Educational Master Plan (EMP) identifies student success, equity, and access as our first mission critical priority. In its simplest terms, we define equity as parity in educational outcomes for all students. This definition includes our understanding that historical and contemporary policies, practices, and discourses have created structural barriers for minoritized students. As such, we operationalize equity as an inquiry-based practice of identifying equity gaps (also called "achievement gaps"), and then investing the necessary material and human resources into strategic interventions to close those gaps.
We embrace our identity as a college that is majority Students of Color and are committed to eradicating the equity gaps currently experienced most deeply by our African American and Latina/o/x communities (EMP A3).