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Southwestern College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, California 91910
Phone
(619) 421-6700
Email address
admissions@swccd.edu
School Information
"Southwestern Community College District, the only public institution of higher education in southern San Diego County, provides services to a diverse community of students by providing a wide range of dynamic and high quality academic programs and comprehensive student services, including those offered through distance education. The College District also stimulates the development and growth of the region through its educational, economic and workforce opportunities, community partnerships and services." (Source: https://www.swccd.edu/about-swc/index.aspx)
General Information
Southwestern College will be taking steps to internally audit its operations to align them with its agenda. The college launched the "Belong" Equity effort, which will collect data that will help the college "build and strengthen equity and inclusion". The results of the study have not yet been released. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • As part of Goal 1 of the Superintendent/President’s Three Year Goals: 2021-2024, the college will “work with college leaders to develop new and innovative programs that will increase enrollment, including an intentional focus on marginalized communities.”
  • As part of Goal 3 of the Superintendent/President’s Three Year Goals: 2021-2024, the college will “increase transfer rates,” “decrease the number of unit’s students are taking,” and “provide administrative and fiscal support” to eliminate “equity gaps for disproportionately impacted student groups on campus.”
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • As part of Goal 1 of the Superintendent/President’s Three Year Goals: 2021-2024, the college will “identify, revise, and develop administrative procedures that require anti-racism, implicit bias, and related trainings in critical areas.”
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In order to qualify for transfer to the California State University system and to meet the general education breadth requirements, all students are required to complete a minimum of 3 units in Ethnic Studies.
Program and Research Funding
  • As part of Goal 4 of the Superintendent/President’s Three Year Goals: 2021-2024, the college will “ensure financial support for programs” and “leverage financial power to dismantle white supremacy and institutional racism.”
Resources
  • College launched the "Belong" Equity effort, which will collect data that will help the college "build and strengthen equity and inclusion."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university issued this as part of its Juneteenth statement, "As an educational institution that centers on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, we must recognize that systemic and structural changes are still needed to realize the freedom Juneteenth commemorates."
  • Southwestern College released the Superintendent/President’s Three Year Goals: 2021-2024 with six goals for an “inclusive, equity-focused, anti-racist campus culture.”
Last updated July 27th, 2022
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