Our Mission

The mission of the Class & Access Resource Center (CARC) is:

  • to provide education, support, and advocacy to and on behalf of first generation, low-income, transfer, and military veteran students. Through programmatic initiatives, resources, and services we foster personal, social, and academic success for the student populations we serve. We provide space for students to explore social class identities with an intersectional lens and are committed to dismantling classism and class-based oppression. Through our work, we strive to increase access to and through college for students who have been historically excluded from higher education institutions.

Events & Programs at the CARC

We offer lots of opportunities for FLI, transfer, and veteran students to connect with each other throughout the year! Educational events, skill-building workshops, social gatherings, and off-campus trips happen regularly. The best way to stay up to date with our ongoing programs is by following us on Instagram or signing up for our newsletter (sign up link below). 

Visit the CARC!

We are located in Keefe Campus Center, room 204 (right above the post office). Our lounge area has comfy couches for sitting and catching up with friends or taking a nap between classes. Tucked in a corner is a small table ideal for getting a few hours of work done, or sitting down to play board games (choose from our collection!). We also offer free printing and free use of the desktop computer in our center.

In recognition of the financial barriers many of our community members face, we keep our center fully stocked with hygeine supplies (toothpaste, floss, soap, hair products, menstrual supplies, lotion and more!) and academic supplies (notebooks, pencils, highlighters, folders, and planners). We are one of the locations on campus that offers free laundry detergent through Generation Conscious. And of course, we are well-known for always having snacks! If you need a pick me up between meals, or on those days you don't have time to make it to Val, swing by the CARC to choose from a variety of snacks and meal replacement options (soup, oatmeal, ramen, chips, candy, trail mix, granola bars and more). Be sure to check the fridge for cold drinks and perishable food (like string cheese or popsicles).

Spring 2022 our open hours are Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm.

a wide view of snacks and supplies in the CARC


students meet in a small group on the couches in CARC