Resources for Students
Getting Students Connected to Support
At MCC, we want to support our students who may be experiencing personal and academic challenges that hinder their educational goals. Please refer students, at the earliest point possible, by submitting a Maxient CARE Referral Form so we can connect them to on and off campus resources.
For more information regarding challenges related to:
- Food & Housing Resource Guide
- Food Insecurity
- Emotional/Mental Health
- Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Title IX & Discrimination
- Academics/Course Work
- Press Release 9.13.17- California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office: California Community Colleges Encourage Students to Apply for the DACA Renewal Scholarship by Oct. 5: PRESS RELEASE - DACA Renewal Grant - FINAL_9-13-17
- Memo from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office with important deadlines for DACA renewal: Memo to the Field 9.13.2017
- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a quick reference guide regarding the phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: DACA_Rescission_0917_612x792_V18.pd
- For more complete information on AB 540 & DACA details see: http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/admissions/ab540.html
- Did you know? A recent study by the Wisconsin HOPE LAB showed that 2/3 of community college students don’t have consistent access to adequate food and 50% face issues with unstable housing situations, while 13 - 14% are homeless? MiraCosta College can support you on-campus:
- Food pantry- Snacks/sack lunches to help get you through the day; community resources are available for ongoing food assistance or support
- Showers/Hygiene kits – Free showers, towels, and hygiene kits (gender mutual & specific)
Food Pantry on Oceanside Campus
- Service Learning Rm#OC3306: Monday-Thursday: 8am-4:30pm, Friday 8am-3pm
- Student Center Rm#OC3435: Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm (only until 4:30pm during summer break), Friday 8am-3pm
Food Pantry on San Elijo Campus
- Student Activities SAN929: Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, Friday 9am-3pm
Food Pantry on Community Learning Center (CLC)
- Front Desk: Monday-Thursday 8am- 9pm, Friday 8am-2pm, Saturday 8am-12pm
- Showers/Hygiene kits –Oceanside Gym/Athletics (OC 5000 building): Monday-Friday 7am-9am, while classes are in session. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Athletics at 760-757-2121 x 6194.
- Free dental screenings, fluoride varnish, oral health education and more–Oceanside campus outside of Circle area near Library (OC 1200 bldg): No appointments necessary. Spring 2019 dates from 10am - 1pm: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, and Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Free HIV testing and educational services–Oceanside campus, Student Health Services Room #3326 provided by the Vista Community Clinic. Questions? Call or Text 760-579-3514. Spring 2019 dates from 11am - 2pm: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Off Campus Support
- Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211sandiego.org - Community, shelter, health & disaster services, 24/7 phone service
- Interfaith - (760) 489-6380 - Nutrition & basic needs, employment, self-sufficiency & supportive services, behavioral health & recovery, housing assistance for veterans & non-veterans
Food & Housing Resource Guide
Wallet-card resource guides are available for students to learn about how to utilize on and off campus resources to aid with housing, food, and displacement concerns:
In addition to the Food Pantry, we offer access to food through:
- Farmers market—select fresh produce & dry goods for free at our monthly Farmer’s Market. Spring and Summer 2019 dates:
Friday, January 25, 2019,
Wednesday, February 13, 2019,
Wednesday, February 27, 2019,
Thursday, March 28, 2019, Friday, April 26, 2019,
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Thursday, June 27, 2019, Wednesday, July 24, 2019: 3-5pm (or until supplies last) in the Athletics Parking Lot 5A-Oceanside Campus
- “Free money for Food” -CalFresh enrollment opportunities on campus— get individualized help with enrolling in CalFresh benefits by trained MCC staff members.
- Snack/fruit baskets (large wooden bowls) in Student Life & Judicial Affairs, Veteran's Services, Social Justice & Equity Center, EOPS, and the Counseling Center are free to students in need of nutritious options.
With so many variables and demands in college, it’s common for students to feel anxiety, depression, or even suicidal thoughts when you're unsure of how to handle a situation. Don’t wait to be overwhelmed, see the following services on campus:
Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counseling is an important tool for navigating feeling blue, confused, or directly addressing circumstances or incidents in life. Counseling is available in Health Services at both the Oceanside campus (Building 3300) and San Elijo campus (Building 900) at no additional cost to students. Oceanside campus students can schedule appointments or meet with a mental health counselor on a walk-in basis from 8am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-7pm on Thursday, and 8am-4pm on Friday. San Elijo campus students can schedule mental health counseling appointments from 9am-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9am-3pm on Friday.
Text “COURAGE” to 741741 for text-based mental health support or call (888) 724-7240 –San Diego County Access and Crisis Line for 24/7 free confidential mental health support
If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1
If you or someone around you is having a mental health crisis
Medical Services are Free to Students
- Health Services on the Oceanside campus (Building 3300) and the San Elijo campus (Building 900) have Registered Nurses and a Nurse Practitioner who provide free on-campus medical care throughout the week.
Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Title IX & Discrimination
If you feel that you've been subjected to sexual harassment, misconduct, or discrimination, MiraCosta has resources available that can help you. Contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint or find out what services MiraCosta has to offer.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits gender discrimination on college campuses. "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal educational assistance....” - TITLE IX, EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972.
Director of Labor Relations & Title IX Coordinator
- The UPRISE (Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity and Empowerment) program offers free immigration legal consultations for undocumented/mixed status students and their loved ones. Schedule an appointment now.
You can also find low-cost legal and immigration services in North County San Diego:
- Readynowsandiego.org — (619) 363-3423- a project of Alliance San Diego that focuses on advocacy, education, and services supporting immigrant families
- Uurise.org — (760) 477-7537- is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that empowers immigrants and refugees in the U.S. by offering direct legal services, particularly to those who have few resources to obtain legal assistance.
- A variety of FREE one hour workshops and events designed to give you tools to manage your finances. FAFSA/Dream Act Application & Tax Filing Workshops: February 9, March 2, and March 30, 2019: 10am- 2:00pm (Oceanside Campus, Building 4800 (Rooms 4803 & 4804).
- Discounted bus passes— see Student Accounts building 3200 (Room 3202) - Oceanside campus or San Elijo Campus (Administration Building). Monday-Thursday: 10am- 6:30pm & Friday 10am-4:00pm (while school is in session, call Student Accounts for summer/holiday hours). Cost is $49 for a 30 day Compass Card (North County District Busses - Breeze & Sprinter (not Coaster)- must have current semester Student ID. Questions? Call Student Accounts at 760-795-6835.
- General questions? See Financial Aid
Utilize the various campus wide systems to support your academic success