Equity and Inclusion

Chabot College is a Sanctuary Campus


President's Message

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we face a time of uncertainty for many in our educational community and beyond. We are emerging from a political season in which students from immigrant backgrounds, communities of color, LBGT students, and women have too often been the targets of hate speech and threats which should be unacceptable in a nation committed to freedom and justice.

Chabot College has a proud tradition of education and organization for social justice and human rights. We serve many students from immigrant families who are experiencing deep anxieties about their family's future. We have organized this webpage for Chabot students to assist you in gaining the information and support that will help you to move forward during this time.

One thing is certain: Chabot will continue to serve and support all of our community members to achieve their dreams, to honor their diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and to organize together for our deeply held commitments to equity and social justice.

Commentary: Write future’s history books by resisting travel ban


Susan Sperling, Ph.D.
President, Chabot College

Hayward is a Sanctuary City

Federal Advocacy: list of resolutions and statements of inclusion and in support of undocumented students

California Community Colleges Board of Governors: Diversity & Access (Jan 2017)

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Statement of Values (Dec 5, 2016)

California Community College League is committed to ensuring educational opportunity and success for all students (Nov 18, 2016)

California Community Colleges Reaffirm Values of Inclusiveness and Diversity Following Presidential Election (Nov 10, 2016)

What's happening at Chabot

Chabot College is currently working with multiple community and legislative groups in gathering information to address concerns and questions from our students.

In the near future, we hope to have discussion groups or town halls open for students, faculty and staff to bring their questions and ideas.

You may submit questions and concerns here now:

2016 Presidential Election question form
Please do not use any offensive, derogatory or discriminatory words or remarks.
Contact Campus Safety & Security to report any emergencies.

Stay tuned to your zonemail, Chabot College facebook, and bookmark this page as updates will be posted at these places.


What can students do now

  1. Keep an open dialogue with your counselors, faculty and student club facilitator.
  2. Report to counselors, faculty, staff, or Campus Safety & Security at building 200, room 203, (510) 723-6923, cases of sexism, intolerance, harassment and assault.
  3. Review our non-discrimination policy and procedures and Policy on Speech and Advocacy
  4. Continue to be understanding, supportive and inclusive.

Stay Active in Democracy

  1. Vote, Vote, Vote!
  2. Participate in the Student Senate of Chabot College
  3. Get involved in campus student organizations
  4. Volunteer with off-campus advocacy and political organizations
  5. Reach out to your elected officials: city, state and federal


Student Support & Resources


.... About student privacy

... About your student visa or immigration status

... About AB540, DACA or undocumented

  • DREAMers
  • Dreamers Club is a safe space for undocumented, AB540, DACA students and allies to come and talk about their concerns.  Meets every Thursday from 12-1pm in room 506.

... About safety on/off campus

... About feeling depressed, anxious or hopeless

And having feelings of harming self or others:


And want to process with peers:

Student Clubs: Student LifeGSA: Gay-Straight Alliance, more

Learning Communities: PuenteCARNAL: Creating Academic Readiness Network for Aspiring Latinos, DarajaCIN: Change It Now!

Manage Stress 

Managing Election Stress

Here are some things you can do to help manage stress:

1. Set boundaries

Limit social media time: Constantly checking social media can increase tension. Set aside specific times to check news and social media.
Limit substance use: Alcohol is a depressant and can affect thinking clearly and can negatively affect sleep and relationships.
Limit political debate and argument: Stay engaged, informed and balanced. Let some time pass or take a break if it gets stressful.

2. Get back to your routine

Routine provides sense of normalcy and regularity. Exercising regularly, eating properly, staying hydrated with water and getting enough sleep are all great routines to maintain.

3. Connect with supportive friends and family

Being with people who care about you can help you feel safe and protected. Spend time together by going to a movie, talking or taking walks.

courtesy of JED and ActiveMindsBlog

Campus Resources


National Resources

Whether you or someone you know has been triggered or is struggling, there are many resources available:

  • RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • The Trevor Project Helpline (for LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults): 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Brave” to 741-741

(these resources are not affiliated with Chabot College)

In the News

The California Community College League of California is committed to ensuring educational opportunity and success for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, language, culture, national origin, socio-economic class, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs, national status, or economic status.
11/18/2016 California Community College League