Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Student Equity
Home > Student Services > Student Equity

Student Equity

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 Updates 

(last updated 4/3/2020 - We will regularly update this page with more information.)

It is our goal to keep our students, staff and the community as safe as possible while providing continued service during this critical time by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The Student Equity Office will be open and available to students starting on March 31th via email and phone. You can reach us virtually via email or voicemail (714-432-6847). Follow us on instagram @occstudentequity for social media updates. We will available in-person once campus re-opens.

While we are closed on-campus, please check out OCC's official COVID-19 Student Resource and FAQ page

Additionally, there are many community resources that you can continue to access off-campus. Please click here to see our most recent official program FAQ and COVID-19 Community Resources list.

If you would like to chat virtually with one of our Student Equity Specialists, "Knock on Door" of any of our online Specialists. If none of our Specialists are online, you may leave them an offline message or schedule a meeting with them for a later time.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Connie Oh


At Orange Coast College, we define Student Equity as guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, while working to identify and address barriers that stand in the way of student success.  This commitment to access, success and transfer for all of our current and prospective students is part of OCC's Student Equity Program, created to address gaps in achievement for students with the greatest needs.  Through this program we assure that, regardless of background, students are supported with resources and services needed to achieve their educational outcomes.


Campus Tours for Transfer Students
Major & Career Exploration
Cultural Events
Leadership Development

Support Services

Laptop Lending Program
Transportation Support
Textbook stipends
Academic Advisement

Student Equity Program 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. First time college student (no degree already attained; Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degree)
  2. Be enrolled in at least 6 academic units or more in Fall 2019
  3. Qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) - formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver
  4. Be in good standing with the Student Equity Program, if reapplying from a previous academic year.
  5. Not in any other OCC student support services program (EOPS/ CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars).

**Student Equity will be accepting students with the greatest need based on financial aid awards and unmet need.

The 2019-2020 Program has reached capacity. Please fill out the Interest Form for students interested in applying for the 2020-2021 program: Click here for the 2020-2021 Program Interest Form.