Student Support Services sharing resources with students

Student showing resources she received

On March 26, San Bernardino Valley College showcased over a dozen specialized programs at the Specialized Programs Extravaganza, designed to enhance student success and support.

Highlighted programs included Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and Dedicated Engagement to Empower Part-Timers (D.E.E.P.), among others. Representatives from each program were available to discuss the services offered, assist students in achieving their academic goals, and help new applicants with their applications.

"It is imperative that we inform students of the multitude of programs and services available to them on campus for a successful college experience," said Marco Cota, Dean of Counseling and Matriculation. "The programs and services provided can assist students as they move forward to obtaining their educational goals."

The event attracted over 150 SBVC students who, in addition to discovering various programs, enjoyed complimentary lunch and t-shirts. The college aims to hold this event biannually—once each in the fall and spring semesters—to ensure students are fully aware of the benefits of engaging with these resources and can connect with program leaders.

These connections are crucial, as they allow students to seek "additional referrals to other programs, increase their comfort level in seeking assistance as needed, and receive academic guidance and support," added Cota.

SBVC offers more than a dozen free specialized programs to help students balance their academic pursuits with personal obligations, ensuring a holistic approach to higher education.