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Roxbury Community College is committed to ensuring that every student who matriculates can feel successful. RCC’s SUCCESS (Supporting Urgent Community College Equity Through Student Services) Program is part of the Commonwealth’s overall SUCCESS initiative to support underserved and historically underrepresented students. SUCCESS at RCC supports English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Men of Color, LGBTQ+ students, and other students who could benefit from wrap-around supports that will keep them on track for retention and graduation.

Students in the SUCCESS program will receive more robust advising and academic support services, on-campus leadership opportunities, bi-weekly workshops, and courses designed to connect skill-building to learning experiences, community connection, and career guidance. This continuum will be supported by early alert interventions that deliver an expanded suite of timely interventions coordinated by Success Coaches who will focus on advising students through one-on-one meetings and connecting them to tutoring, academic support, and the Office of Student Life.

Academic Support

Requesting Support

Students looking to request information from Student SUCCESS can email or call 857-701-1410.

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RCC's English Language Learner's Pathway Program is designed to provide additional support for English Language Learners currently enrolled in one of the college's degree-seeking programs. The assistance is also extended to Community ESOL students intending to enroll in a degree-seeking program. The Pathway Program aims to create a bridge between the Community ESOL non-credit program and college credit-earning courses.

English Language Learner's Pathway Program will provide ancillary support for the entirety of the student's time at RCC to increase the degree completion rate within the English language learning community. Additional academic support will include tutoring from an English language learning specialist, regular meetings with a designated advisor, guidance on transferring to a bachelor's degree program, and access to career exploration resources.

Students invited to the program will be encouraged to enroll in an academic success course adapted for English language learners. Students looking to take Accuplacer ESL test can contact the testing center.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Monthly Coffee with Coaches
  • Cover Letter and Resume Building
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Time Management
  • The art of emailing
  • Affinity Groups and Building Community: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Pride Month
  • Interviewing Skills
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