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A2MEND, the African American Male Education Network and Development organization, supports the interest and success of African American students, faculty, staff, and administrators at California’s community colleges.

Charger Experience: The Charger Experience Program is designed to provide all incoming students the foundation for success through direct engagement with academic programs and comprehensive understanding of support services.

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Disability Support Services (DSS): Disability Support Services (DSS) values the diversity of students with disabilities at Cypress College and is committed to providing equitable access to classes, programs, services, and activities. 

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS): EOPS a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges (as defined by Title V) enroll and succeed in higher education. Comprehensive support services are provided to promote access to college and once the student is enrolled, to increase retention and/or transfer to four-year universities and colleges.

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Honors / Service Learning: Enrich your education, take small classes with service learning experiences, enhanced research opportunities and field trips.

International Students: We welcome your application to our college.

Legacy Program: Learn through collaborative activities drawn from the African-American experience.

Puente Project: Gain skills and information to succeed while exploring the rich Latino culture.

Rising Scholars Program: The Rising Scholars (formerly LIFE) Program strives to support formerly-incarcerated, system-impacted, and substance abuse recovery students, so that they successfully achieve and exceed their goals through the vehicle of higher education. 

(STEM)² Program: Cypress College currently has a partnership with California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), which is designed to increase student participation, persistence and success in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The (STEM)2 Program is intended to create opportunities for you to become more informed about science study and diverse career choices. This program will help you succeed in our science programs and prepare you to transfer to a four-year university.

Study Abroad: Earn college credit while studying and traveling abroad.

Veterans Resource Center: The VRC and Cypress College Veterans Organization (CCVO) is the primary campus advocate for military and veteran students.