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El Camino College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, California 90506
Phone
(310) 532-3670
School Information
"Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty." The college also employs over 960 faculty. (Source: https://www.elcamino.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.elcamino.edu/about/docs/ECC-Fast-Facts.pdf)
General Information
El Camino College hosted an "Equity Professional Development" series. The college does not require Critical Race Training sessions of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The El Camino College Academic Senate adopted a resolution in favor of Black Lives Matter and also "encourage[d] ongoing critical reflection and for staff, faculty and administrators to have difficult and honest conversations concerning systemic racism, social injustice, racial and ethnic bias."
Resources
  • The college hosted an "Equity Professional Development" series, featuring several seminars such as "Implicit Bias and Intergroup Dialog Workshop Resources," "From Colonialism to Commodification: Cultural Appropriation and Contemporary Racism," and "Aggressions & Affirmations: Nothing Micro About it."
  • The college has provided students with anti-racism resources.
Symbolic Actions
  • The college recently created the "President’s Advisory Committee on Race and Equity."
  • The college hosted the “CommUnity Walk Against Hate” in March 2022 and invited members of the public "in anticipation of the Fall 2022 opening of the Student Social Justice Center" and to create "awareness about incidents of racism and hate crimes within the South Bay area."
  • The college is opening a Student Social Justice Center in the Fall of 2022.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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