Student Equity funding was established in the 2014-15 Budget Act to “… ensure equal educational opportunities and to promote student success for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances.” The Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEAP) is one of the instruments Irvine Valley College uses to advance these goals.
Through data-informed local research and utilizing guidelines from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), Irvine Valley College identifies and provides services/resources to address gaps in student achievement and foster academic excellence, especially for disproportionately impacted (DI) student populations. The five specific Student Equity and Achievement Program goals are:
- access and enrollment
- completion of transfer-level English/math course completion
- number of degrees and certificates awarded
- transfer rates.