Student Equity

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Mission Statement

Taft College is committed to creating a community of learners by enriching the lives of all students we serve through career technical education, transfer programs, foundational programs, and student support services. Taft College provides an equitable learning environment, defined by applied knowledge leading to students’ achievement of their educational goals.

Student Resource Center (SRC)

The Student Resource Center is Taft College’s food pantry.  The SRC provides a means for students to take care of their basic needs as the work toward their path to success.

Review the slide to learn more about the SRC.

Student Resource Center

How to request items from the SRC (checklist)

  • Check the inventory to see what is available.
  • Complete and submit the Student Resource Center Request
    • Make sure to request a day and time within the hours of operation.
      • Monday – Wednesday
      • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Remember to submit your request a least two (2) days prior to your visit.
  • Check your email for confirmation that your request has been approved.

Pick up protocol

  • Before you leave, make sure to bring the following:
    • Mask
    • Taft College student ID card
    • A pen
  • Arrive on time.
  • Park in front of the Student Union (G-11).
  • If someone is not there to direct you, remain in your car and call 661-763-7887.
  • When directed, go to the end of the ramp in front of the student union door.  REMEMBER to wear your mask.
  • Bring your pen and your Taft College student ID card.
    • Only the requestor can pick up items from the SRC.
    • Requestor must be an enrolled Taft College student.
  • Sign the receipt, using your pen, and take your items.

If you are running late or need to reschedule

Call or email Myisha Cutrona, Student Life Coordinator, 661-763-7887 (ONLY call if you are canceling or rescheduling within one hour of your scheduled pick up) or

Donations to the SRC

If you are interested in donating to the SRC, call 661-763-7887 to make arrangements.

  • TC Annual Thanksgiving/Student Resource drive is a perfect time to donate!
    • Begins October 19, 2020; ends November  16, 2020
    • The drive will help stock the SRC
    • Thanksgiving baskets will be donated to TC students
    • Send an email to for more information.

Mental Health and Wellness Services

Taft College’s counseling services incorporates a brief therapeutic model using a multi-modal approach directed at helping students succeed in the college environment. If there is a need for specialized or long-term services, speak with Taft College’s mental health counselor, Isaias Hernandez.

How to schedule a zoom appointment

Other referrals

Student Help Resources


Suicide Prevention Week: September 6 – 12

Taft College supports Suicide Prevention Week.  Review the resources below for more information.

Other helpful resources: