Community Connections

Community Connections

BCTC Campus and Community Services

Diversity Outreach Services is responsive to establishing and maintaining positive connections within the BCTC campus and the community it serves through providing diverse services. Diversity Outreach Services collaborates with Student Development and Enrollment Management by participating in orientation programs, registration activities, student advisement, admissions counseling, student recruitment, student activities, and provides financial aid and graduation audits.

Within the community, Diversity Outreach Services is available to visit area elementary and secondary schools and participates in college and career fairs, health fairs and related community events. Diversity Outreach Services also oversees GirlPower, a mentoring program for middle school girls and offers BCTC students opportunities to assist with youth mentoring opportunities. Diversity Outreach provides presentations and workshops for students, community and business groups on topics addressing educational opportunities and diversity.

Diversity Outreach Services represents BCTC on community and college task groups focusing on building community in neighborhoods and linking them with college and community resources. Diversity Outreach Services also partners with a local business to use its facility to administer the college’s intramural basketball program.

God's Pantry Referral

BCTC students who need assistance with food can receive a referral to God’s Food Pantry through Diversity Outreach Services. Confidential services are provided to assess student needs for referrals to God’s Pantry distribution locations. Also, applications for God’s Pantry Thanksgiving Baskets are available for the holiday season. Interested students are required to schedule an appointment with the Diversity Outreach Coordinator and bring picture ID’s and social security cards for everyone in their households to check for eligibility. Students who meet the eligibility guidelines are then referred to specific locations to pick up their food allotment. 

For more information about Diversity Outreach’s Community Connection services please contact or call 858/246-6529 or stop by 103J Oswald Building - Cooper Campus.