Student Engagement Centers
Providing Welcoming Spaces That Engage and Unify Students
As part of ongoing efforts to serve historically marginalized and underrepresented students, Sierra College has implemented three distinct Student Engagement Centers to provide services to students facing challenges.
The Cross-Cultural Center, the Pride Center, and the Women and Gender Resource Center serve as dedicated spaces for students of all experiences to find a home away from home. The goals of these centers are to help increase equity on campus as well as student access, success, and completion of academic goals. Additionally, these centers provide leadership development training, student employment, and co-curricular programming. The Women and Gender Resource Center provide personal health supplies (tampons, pads, condoms, etc.) and toiletries free of charge.
The Student Engagement Centers are not just for the communities which they are named after, but a network of resources for all students with a specific focus on groups that may face additional obstacles in academic success. Students are welcome to use the centers for a variety of purposes including student club meetings and study groups. This includes access to a number of enclosed study areas that may be reserved ahead of time.
Our partnering programs are New Legacy, Gender Equity, Spectrum, Puente, Umoja and Native American Equity Workgroup.
Cross Cultural Center
The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) is where people can submit room reservations for events, club meetings, study groups, and more. We have a Native American resource room, Puente resource room, Umoja resource room, Undocumented Student Center, a reading room, conference room and a club room. One of the main purposes of the CCC is to provide a space for folk to feel safe and comfortable in a multicultural setting that is accepting and welcoming. Many different clubs often meet in here such as the Native American Club, Disability Awareness Club, Dream Club, and more.
The Pride Center is where student-scholars can rest, do homework and socialize in a safe environment dedicated to the LGBTQ+ student-scholars can also check out books, magazines and films. The events held here revolve around supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Women and Gender Resource Center
The Women and Gender Resource Center (W.G.R.C) is where students-scholars can obtain personal care products such as pads, tampons, condoms, lube, breastfeeding supplies and diapers. We have resources open to all students-scholars. Anyone is welcome to come in and take what they need. This a place that provides support for parent students-scholars.