Project CHESS

Collaborative for Hispanics in Higher Education & Student Success

Project CHESS is a collaborative program of California Lutheran University and Moorpark College to help students find success and achieve their degree by engaging in the classroom, feeling academically capable, connecting to peers and the campus community, and focusing on careers.

Cal Lutheran and Moorpark College staff and faculty will leverage available resources and utilize shared strengths. Through collaboration and cooperation, the initiative will work to counter practices known to disadvantage Hispanic and other historically marginalized students, particularly in the classroom, and create sustainable capacity and change.

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To learn more about other Cal Lutheran Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) initiatives.

CHESS is a Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant funded by the Federal Department of Education PR/Award # P031S180135.

For Faculty

Join our collaborative Moorpark College and Cal Lutheran faculty professional development program. Engage in critical discussion and assessment of course curriculum to (re)design a transformational academic experience that is culturally relevant and responsive to students, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds.

Faculty Activities

For Students

Join our Moorpark College and Cal Lutheran peer-mentorship program that unites and supports college men from marginalized backgrounds. Connect with faculty coaches who understand your stories and experiences.

Peer Mentorship Program

California Lutheran University
Moorpark College