Salt Lake Community College offers a wide range of services that aim to improve student life. With countless resources, programs and clubs, there are untold ways to become involved and/or receive support at any of SLCC’s 14 campuses.
Resources and services at SLCC make higher education a reality for many women. Scholarships, child care, services for single parents, health and wellness services and facilities for self-improvement empower women to be self-reliant.
“Flexibility, for women, is absolutely essential to meeting their goals and dreams of education,” said SLCC President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau during her keynote speech at Westminster College on Nov. 4, 2011. “Making sure that innovative programs exist to support women and their families will help provide more opportunity.”
Students enrolled at SLCC are eligible for “Women’s Opportunity Awards” from Soroptimist, an international organization that helps women achieve their professional goals.
The scholarship covers tuition and books for one year. Applicants must be financially independent females who can show a financial need for higher education and be enrolled in classes. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.soroptimist.org.
Students also have access to affordable child care at either the Eccles Early Childhood Development Lab School at the Taylorsville-Redwood campus or the South City Child Care Center.
Cost is determined by household income and family size and is divided up into four payments over the semester. Child care assistance is also available. Children ages two through five are accepted into the program.
The Single Mom Foundation helps single parents at SLCC at eSingleParent.org and is currently offering free classes on subjects like “Finding Money for College” and “Finding More Money for College.”
They also have workshops on budgeting, nutrition and parenting.
Located on South City, Jordan and Taylorsville-Redwood campuses, SLCC’s Health and Wellness Department offers medical and counseling services for women.
The medical clinic offers women OB services such as pap-smears and prescriptions for contraception. The first visit is free with a student ID card, not including any lab work, and $10 per visit after that.
Counseling services are also $10 per session. Counselors are trained to talk to students about issues like depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, alcohol and drug abuse, domestic violence and eating disorders.
The Health and Wellness Department gives pregnancy massages.
Each semester, the first hour is free and $30 for each additional massage. Other types of massages are available for the same fee schedule.
A student ID card gives students free access to the Lifetime Activity Center. It includes an indoor track, gymnasium, fitness room and weight room. Hours of operation are constantly changing due to SLCC classes and Bruin practices but can be found at www.slccbruins.com.
SLCC helps women achieve their goals and to make a difference not just in their families but in the world.
“I believe that we must take every chance we have to let our perspectives and voices as women be seen and heard,” said Bioteau. “The more engaged we can be and the more we speak up, the more progress will be made.”