Equity Center

Campus Closure

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Los Rios Colleges have begun 100% remote operations including moving all classes and student services online until further notice.

During the campus facilities closure, we will be hosting Equity Online. Please join our public FLC Equity Center - Canvas Course for daily open Zoom hours and continued online programming, support, and resources! Join us for online Drop-In Support and Resources from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with the exception of meetings.

Join us for weekly themed Equity Lounge events every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Be sure to review our Resources Grid which will be updated regularly (i.e. basic needs, free internet for low-income families, free meals, mental health resources, housing needs, etc.).

Equity Center logoWe are excited to open our new space as of 2019! Why Equity? We are multi-issue, intersectional, and want students to be able to bring their full selves into our space. We strive to create a welcoming, non-judgemental environment where our campus community can learn together on how to better support our disproportionately impacted (DI) populations.

Students of color, LGBTQIA+, 1 st generation, low-income, foster youth, undocumented students, veterans, and other vulnerable populations are an important part of our campus. We want to ensure they feel supported and connected to succeed at the same rates as other Falcons, who may face fewer barriers to success.

Get to Know Us

Get involved and:

  • Invite us to present a workshop or lead a training
  • Attend events, workshops, and trainings
  • Refer students or employees who need support
  • Build community, get engaged, collaborate with equity-minded
  • Mentor others or receive mentorship
  • Help improve campus climate and reach equity-related goals
  • Learn more about equity work at FLC

History

The Equity Center is born out of the Diversity and Equity Committee (DEC). All are welcome to attend DEC meetings, which meet every first Friday from 9:15 to 11:00 am in FL3-165 and by video conference for EDC and RCC.

Let's Meet Up!

Please stop by to learn more about the Equity Center, our work, related clubs, and how everyone can engage in equity work. Find us in the main hallway of Aspen Hall. We look forward to seeing you!

Our Services

Students

  • Study between classes
  • Access free food and toiletries from our pantries
  • Get support from professors and Counselors during Drop-In Faculty Hours
  • Check out books from our Equity Library
  • Promote your club event or post flyers to outreach to new members
  • Attend educational and community building events designed to ensure you are connected and supported to succeed

Diversity & Equity-related Student Clubs

A2Mend
Men’s empowerment community serves as a resource for men of color to have a safe space to safe space to discuss, express and advocate about their everyday lives as well as have brotherhood that supports and encourages them. 
Meets: Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Aspen Hall FL1-8
President: Jay Jacobs

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Club
Meets: TBD
Advisors:Dr. Eric Wada, Dr. Dominik Green, Valerie Chueh
President:
Katia Hastings

Black Student Union (BSU)
Please sign-up in the Equity Center for interest in reviving this club. This club is seeking student members.

International Club
Please sign-up in the Equity Center for interest in reviving this club. This club is seeking student members. 

LatinX Club
Please sign-up in the Equity Center for interest in reviving this club. This club is seeking a faculty advisor.

Muslim Student Association & Alliance (MSA&A)
We aim to help create a welcoming environment for Muslim students on campus. Additionally, educating others about Islam and spreading awareness on certain topics is an important goal of ours. 
Advisor: David Lacy
President: Nazaneen Zadran

Rainbow Alliance
Meets:TBD
Advisor: Joshua Fernandez
President:
Kenzie Derby

View All Clubs

Los Rios and Local Resources

ARC Pride Center
LGBTQ+ resources at American River College

ARC UndocuScholar Resource Program

CRC Dream Center
Undocumented resources and support at Cosumnes River College

Equity Center Resource Guide
Search for local resources related to Food Insecurity, Housing Insecurity, LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Undocumented Scholars, and more. Please contact us to suggest edits or additions to this GoogleSheet.

Los Rios Cultural Celebrations
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Scholars Rising Ceremony, Celebration of Excellence & Achievement for Students of African Descent, Honrando a Nuestros Estudiantes, Lavender Celebration, Native Student Celebration.

SCC Undocu-Resource Program

Sexual Violence & Title IX at Los Rios
Resources and district policies committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment free of sexual harassment and violence.

Mental Health Support

Ayana Therapy
online therapy for marginalized and instersectional communities. Calls, video calls, texting. Ayana Therapy helps people of color find therapists from their same cultural background, who can relate to your experience.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline
Free confidential support, 24/7
1 (800) 273-8255 or chat live
1 (888) 628-9494 en Español
1 (800) 799-4889 for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Trans Lifeline
Trans-identified peer support for transgender or gender questioning callers.
7:00 am to 1:00 am
1 (877) 865-8860

Trevor Hotline
Free confidential support for LGBTQ+ youth
1 (866) 488-7386 or chat live
For text support, text START to 678678.

Equity, Diversity & Social Justice Events

Sep
28

Drop-In Counseling, Jobs & Internship Support, Therapy, and more!

Zoom audio/video conferencing
from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Sep
29

Suicide Awareness with an Equity Lens

Zoom audio/video conferencing
from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Hours

Monday through Friday:
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location

Main Folsom campus
Equity Center, Aspen Hall, FL1-110