Resources for Students

Culture of Care

Getting Students Connected to Support

At MCC, we want to support our students who may be experiencing personal and academic challenges that hinder their educational goals.  Please refer students, at the earliest point possible, by submitting a Maxient CARE Referral Form so we can connect them to on and off campus resources. 

For more information regarding challenges related to:



Food Pantry on Oceanside Campus

Food Pantry on San Elijo Campus

Food Pantry on Community Learning Center (CLC)

Showers/Hygiene kits

Dental Screenings

HIV Testing

Free HIV testing and educational services–Oceanside campus, Student Health Services Room #3326 provided by the Vista Community Clinic. Questions? Call or Text 760-579-3514. Spring 2019 dates from 11am - 2pm: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Off Campus Support

Food & Housing Resource Guide

Wallet-card resource guides are available for students to learn about how to utilize on and off campus resources to aid with housing, food, and displacement concerns:

Food Insecurity

In addition to the Food Pantry, we offer access to food through:

Emotional/Mental Health

With so many variables and demands in college, it’s common for students to feel anxiety, depression, or even suicidal thoughts when you're unsure of how to handle a situation. Don’t wait to be overwhelmed, see the following services on campus:

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling is an important tool for navigating feeling blue, confused, or directly addressing circumstances or incidents in life. Counseling is available in Health Services at both the Oceanside campus (Building 3300) and San Elijo campus (Building 900) at no additional cost to students. Oceanside campus students can schedule appointments or meet with a mental health counselor on a walk-in basis from 8am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-7pm on Thursday, and 8am-4pm on Friday. San Elijo campus students can schedule mental health counseling appointments from 9am-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9am-3pm on Friday.

After Hours?

Text “COURAGE” to 741741 for text-based mental health support or call (888) 724-7240 –San Diego County Access and Crisis Line for 24/7 free confidential mental health support

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1

If you or someone around you is having a mental health crisis

Medical Services are Free to Students

Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Title IX & Discrimination

If you feel that you've been subjected to sexual harassment, misconduct, or discrimination, MiraCosta has resources available that can help you. Contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint or find out what services MiraCosta has to offer.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits gender discrimination on college campuses. "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal educational assistance....” - TITLE IX, EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972.


Hayley Schwartzkopf
Director of Labor Relations & Title IX Coordinator
P 760.795.6865


You can also find low-cost legal and immigration services in North County San Diego:


Academics/Course Work

Utilize the various campus wide systems to support your academic success