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Our Community is Better with You in It!
At the District, we understand that diversity makes us stronger. We value and respect faculty, staff, and students who embody different cultures, ages, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, and life experiences. It is our belief that this breadth of human experience provides the foundation for rich educational experiences, as well as vibrant campus communities where each person feels a sense of belonging. A  commitment to continuing to learn, grow, and improve is at the heart of our equity and inclusion values. We seek the advice of experts, relevant research, as well as community members’ lived experience in our efforts to move our campuses toward even more safe  and inclusive spaces. As new equity issues are identified, we challenge ourselves to respond with education, support, and institutional change for the betterment of all students.


District Programs


B.L.O.O.M. Program
B.L.O.O.M. (Building Leadership Opportunities through Outstanding Mentorship), provides those endeavoring to become future community college faculty with an engaging, hands-on opportunity to preview the inner workings of this career.

We offer participants training in inclusive pedagogical development, equitable outcomes, comprehensive student support, and modern teaching methodologies, as well as invaluable insights into the profession.


Through this program, we enhance student success, faculty preparation, and opportunities for mutual improvement via heterogeneous perspectives.

- Click to find out more about B.L.O.O.M.





First Name Campaign

First Name Campaign
Students are able to go by the first and middle name of their choosing at Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College, and the ATEP campus. While this program is a benefit to any student, the program was enacted  in response to AB 620 and to actively support gender diversity and privacy protections for transgender and nonbinary students. Learn about:
- First Name Campaign information

Supporting LGVTQIA+

Supporting LGBTQIA+
The District supports and celebrates LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff. In doing so we continue to look at how we can change institutions to better serve our LGBTQ+ community.  Click here to find information on LGBTQIA+ topics:
-- What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
-- What support exists for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff?
-- All gender restrooms
-- How to be an ally
-- Community resources

Ways We Are Here to Help
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion can be seen through on-campus programs and  as well as district services available to our students.  Our mission is to remove barriers to academic success and promote engagement and achievement of academic goals for all students.

Affinity Groups


To become a recognized SOCCCD Affinity Group, the following must be completed:

• District form to officially establish an Affinity Group.

• Creation of a trust account with the District Foundation if funds are collected.

• Agree and commit to the following shared principles:

   1. Promote unity, connectivity, and empowerment of underrepresented students and employees.

   2. Promote effective communication between and among college/District groups working on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts.

   3. Promote and support college/District efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion.

   4. Promote and support district and college goals for progress as stated in long-range planning.


Affinity Groups are supported by the District with the following resources:

• Formal recognition on the District’s website. • An advisory seat on the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity and DEI Committee.

• An advisory seat on the Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College DEI Councils.

• Ability to share goals and advocacy directly with college presidents and the Chancellor.

• Ability to reserve meeting rooms on campus through the offices of the VP Administrative Services.



District-wide Support
Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEO) 
Title IX
Calendar of Dates to Honor, Observe, and Commemorate

Irvine Valley College
Irvine Valley College Office of Student Equity
Irvine Valley College Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
Additional Programs and Services Available to Students

Saddleback College
Saddleback College Student Equity
Saddleback College Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
Additional Student Support Programs Available to Students

Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP)
Student Services at ATEP