Academic Success and Equity Program
Our SPHERE Program is designed to guide LGBTQIA+ students and allies to reach their academic goals & embrace their identity as they build community at MiraCosta College.
Academic Counseling Support
SPHERE students receive guidance from counselors to achieve their academic goals in an affirming ways through:
- Academic, Career, & Personal Counseling
- Creating/Editing your Educational Plan
- Explore Careers and Degrees at MiraCosta College
- Learning about the Transfer Experience
- Connection to On-and-Off campus academic and identity-based resources
- Opportunity to participate in LGBTQIA+ centralized school events, activities, & workshops
- Leadership Opportunities
- & much more!
Contact our counseling department via Cranium Cafe or via phone call at 760.795.6670.
Make sure you ask to meet with Counselor Lucio Lira.
As a cohort, students take a counseling class that prepares them to succeed academically, enhance lifelong learning, and identify support services on- and off-campus. In addition to enrolling in a counseling class, students also enroll in a general education class with professors who identify as a part of or are allied with the LGBTQIA+ Community.
In collaboration with LGBTQIA+ Equity, there are many opportunities to build community, such as:
- Prism Collective
- Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
- Lavender Welcome & Celebration
- Rainbow Stoles
- & much more!
SPHERE is one of the Academic Success & Equity (ASE) programs. ASE programs offer professional development workshops and promote a career and life planning course open to all ASE students. These curricular and co-curricular offerings promote and help students make effective decisions regarding their career and life choices, increasing their employability.
Learn more about SPHERE!
Please fill out the intake form below if you're interested in the SPHERE program. The SPHERE team will contact you with more information on how to enroll and other benefits of our program.
Pronouns: He, They, Él
SPHERE Program Counselor and Coordinator