Success ~ Support ~ Friends!

students with turtle sculptureLearning Communities are a great way to connect with a supportive network of classmates, teachers and advisers who share a common interest or background. 

You can take classes with a small group of students who share your background or interests, enjoy related activities outside the classroom – and get extra support from counselors, mentors and instructors.

De Anza has a wide variety of Learning Communities, including one that's right for you!

Bundle Up With EPS

English Performance SuccessLearn new ways to succeed in your English classes, with dedicated counselors, in-class tutoring and friendly instructors. Bundle Up With English Performance Success (EPS) is a one-quarter program for students who would like extra support in EWRT 1A + LART 250 and CLP 5 (Career Life Planning). Want to know more? Visit the Bundle Up With EPS webpage.

First Year Experience

FYE logoShare your experiences with fellow students who represent the first generation in their families to come to college. Explore subjects that have real-life importance as you engage in your communities and gain valuable insights about navigating higher education. For more information, visit the FYE webpage.

FLOW: Future Leaders of the World

hip hop graffitiExplore hip-hop music, art and culture, while gaining a better understanding of its impact on today's society, through classes, conferences and other activities. Make new friends and find support as you work toward your goals in college. To learn more, visit the FLOW webpage.

Guardian Scholars/NextUP

Guardian Scholars logoMake the most of your college experience by joining this EOPS program for students who are current or former foster youth. Guardian Scholars offers you access to financial assistance, special activities and individualized attention from a full-time counselor who can provide academic and personal guidance.  Find out more by visiting the Guardian Scholars/NextUP webpage.

Honors Program

Honors Program logoChallenge yourself by working on projects and papers that are more rigorous, creative, interdisciplinary or analytical. Meet a diverse group of fellow honors students who share your commitment to learning and education in a community of scholars. Want to know more? Visit the Honors Program webpage.

Humanities Mellon Scholars

Humanities Mellon Scholars Program logoBuild a strong foundation in the Humanities to support the major of your choice. You can take classes together, earn a certificate in Humanities and get ready for transfer in two years. The program offers access to paid internships, a faculty mentor, activities and eligibility for $20,000 in scholarships to the University of San Francisco. To learn more, visit the Humanities Mellon Scholars webpage.


flowerCelebrate your Southeast Asian or Asian Pacific Islander heritage and how it helps shape who you are. Participate in cultural events and activities to support your academic achievement in your educational, personal and career goals. For more information, visit the IMPACT AAPI webpage.

LEAD (Latinx Empowerment at De Anza)

LEAD logoDevelop your leadership skills by engaging in course-related service learning projects while reading and writing about Latinx culture, history, literature and social issues. Through Latinx Empowerment at De Anza, you can make a real difference in your community and join a powerful network of young leaders. To learn more, visit the LEAD webpage.

LinC (Learning in Communities)

LinC logoCultivate your teamwork skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. You will learn more – with less stress  by working with the same community of students in linked classes, helping each other succeed and making friends along the way. See how classes are related through common themes, materials and assignments. For more information, visit the LinC webpage.

Math Performance Success

MPS logoDiscover effective ways to improve your performance in math with extra support from counselors, classroom tutors and more. If you have had a tough time with math in the past, MPS can help. Want to know more? Visit the Math Performance Success webpage.

Men of Color Community (MC2)

MC2 logoMake lasting connections with your fellow students. Get support through academic counseling, peer mentoring and career advising. Learn the skills you need to succeed in college and beyond. For more information, visit the Men of Color Community webpage.

MESA (Math, Engineering and Science Achievement)

MESA logoAim for success by joining MESA, a cohort program for historically underrepresented students who want to transfer in STEM majors. You'll get extra support from a MESA academic counselor and peer tutors in the classroom, with opportunities to participate in workshops, field trips and internships. Learn more by visiting the MESA webpage. 


Pride flagJoin a supportive and inclusive community of students identifying as LGBTQ+ across the gender and sexuality spectrums. Take classes that explore LGBTQ+ topics while building community with like-minded students, faculty, staff and community partners.  For more information, visit the Pride Center webpage.


Puente logoConnect with fellow students as you study Latinx authors and community issues. Build bridges to help you succeed in college as you become leaders and mentors in your communities. To learn more, visit the Puente webpage.

REACH (Reading, English, Athletics, Counseling + Humanities)

Team up with other student-athletes in a supportive network of coaches, instructors and counselors. Follow a linked curriculum of reading, writing and humanities classes and build a foundation for success on and off the field. For more information, visit the REACH webpage.

Rising Scholars

silhouette of man walking into open doorwayFind extra support through this program for students who were previously incarcerated or had other experiences with the criminal justice system, or who have been affected by a family member’s incarceration. Rising Scholars students get individual attention from an academic counselor, plus access to mentoring, tutoring, activities and resources. Learn more by visiting the Rising Scholars webpage.

Umoja Community

Umoja CommunityExplore historical and cultural perspectives on the African Diaspora, while developing knowledge and critical thinking skills. Join other students as you enhance your cultural and educational experience through supportive services and courses. Want to know more? Visit the Umoja Community webpage.

VIDA (Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action)

VIDA LogoEngage in experience-based learning in the classroom, in workplace environments and in various communities by interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. Become a leader in your community and possibly earn a leadership certificate along the way. Visit the VIDA website.

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