SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

At a Glance

The Center for Urban Education is happy to host the 2019 Student Equity Planning Institutes on March 18-19 and March 25-26 at the USC Radisson Hotel. The Institutes are a three-phased, semester-long support structure designed to support California Community Colleges through the equity planning process.

Phase I: Pre-Institute Activities – Context Building and Assessing Campus Readiness
Phase II: The Institute – Providing Tools & Resources for Race-Conscious Planning
Phase III: Post-Institute – Guidance Completing and Implementing the Student Equity Plan

*click here to learn more about each Equity Planning phase

  • Community Colleges are required to develop an equity plan based on the newly established “Student Equity and Achievement Programdue on June 30, 2019.
  • Institute will provide practitioners with support, resources, and tools to use the equity planning process as an opportunity to address racial inequity.
  • Explore how the “equity plan” itself and the process of data inquiry, goal setting, activity building, and funding allocation can all work towards mitigating racial equity gaps.

CUE has confirmed the following expert speakers for our first March 2019 SEPI: 

          Dr. Shaun Harper, USC Provost Professor and the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership
          Dr. Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College

*Learn more about our speakers here

For more information or inquiries about registration or the content of our Student Equity Planning Institute, please contact Eric Felix at