Cuesta College is an inclusive institution committed to creating a welcoming and supportive classroom and campus environment. We support all our students to achieve their dreams and honor their diverse backgrounds and perspectives. As a proud designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Student Equity Plan

Student Equity Plan 2019-2022 

Under the direction of the California Community College Chancellor's Student Equity and Achievement Program, Cuesta College developed an integrated Student Equity Plan for the college. The plan focuses on specifically eliminating equity gaps in relation to access to the college, course completion, certificate and degree completion, and transfer readiness.

Focus Populations

Cuesta College's equity gaps were identified by using the formula provided by the California Community College Chancellor's Office. Cuesta College's current focus populations are:

  • African American/Black Students
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Foster Youth Students
  • Latinx/Hispanic Students
  • Low-income Students

Support Programs

Academic Affairs and Student Services work in partnership to increase student equity through comprehensive support services.