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;
- Student is enrolled in a program of study that will lead to an occupation in which their gender makes up 25% or less of total workforce numbers. (Example: a female in welding or a male in any healthcare field.)
- Click to hear from some of OTC's nontraditional students.
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.
- 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.
- 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
(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).
- Lending Library services for textbook loans & tuition assistance - The Lending Library and Student Support Program allows students to apply for textbook loans and financial assistance for tuition, fees and emergent issues, such as limited transportation funds.
- Student Resource Guide
- Resource Guide: Bulloch County Commission on Human Services, Inc.
- Career advisement
- Support groups
- Sexual Violence Prevention
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
Student Success Coach
One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd. | Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Office 711, Joseph E. Kennedy Building | Phone: 912.486.7811