Special Populations

The goal of Special Populations and Equity is to provide services which encourage academic and technical attainment and graduation of special populations; and provide assurance of nondiscrimination for special populations and all students of the College.

According to Perkins V Law, Special Populations are defined as:

Individuals with disabilities;

  • Student with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, or learning.

Individual from Economically Disadvantaged Families, including low-income youth and adults;

  • Student is currently homeless, a youth who is in, or has aged out of the foster care system, or receives Pell Grant or federal assistance, food stamps, and/or Medicaid.

Individuals Preparing for Nontraditional Fields;

Single Parent, including single pregnant women;

  • Student with primary or joint custody of a dependent child. Person can be divorced, widowed, legally separated, never married, or single and pregnant.

Out-of-Work Individuals;

  • Student has been unemployed or underemployed to care for a home and/or family and for that reason have had difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment. Student has been dependent on the income of another family member who is no longer able to support them.

English Learners;

  • Student has limited ability to write or understand English due to a language other than English as their primary language.

Homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a);

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)); and

(B) includes--

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;*

(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C));

(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

Youth with a parent who;

  • is a member of the armed forces (as such term is defined in section 101(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code); and
  • is on active duty (as such term is defined in section 101(d)(1) of such title).

Support Services

Income Based Housing List

Eastview E. Main St. Extension 912.764.7478
Fox Ridge 66 Packinghouse Rd 912.764.6797
Little Lotts 14 E Jones Ave 912.764.3982
Northside 61 Packinghouse Rd 912.764.3728
Sandy Hill 560 E Main St 912.681.4312
The Varsity 111 Rucker Lane 912.681.4312
24 East 566 E Main St. 912.764.7852
Wildwood Villa 50 Wildwood Circle 912.764.7966
Statesboro Housing Authority - Butler, Cone, & Groover Apts. 33 Cone Homes 912.764.3512

Contact information

Anne Johnson
Student Success Coach

One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd. | Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Office 711, Joseph E. Kennedy Building | Phone: 912.486.7811
Email: ajohnson@ogeecheetech.edu