SEPIs (Student Equity Planning Institutes)

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 Hotel. The Institutes are a three-phased, semester-long support structure designed to support California Community Colleges through the equity planning process. 

  • 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.

There are three different phases of our Student 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

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

          Dr. Shaun Harper, USC Provost Professor and the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership
          Dr. Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College
Dr. Laura I. Rendón, Professor of Higher Education, University of Texas – San Antonio
Dr. Amanda Tachine, Research Evaluation Associate, American-Indian College Fund
*Learn more about our speakers here

CUE would like to thank College Futures Foundation and ECMC Foundation for their generous funding in support of our Student Equity Planning Institute.

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