Our Commitment to Underserved Students

At John F. Kennedy University, we place great importance on understanding the cultural needs of our entire student population. In October 2015, in recognition of our dedication to our culturally diverse student population, the University received a $2.6 million U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Grant.

This five-year grant has allowed the University to expand its efforts in supporting its Hispanic/Latina-o and underserved students and build a dedicated Undergraduate Success Center offering services and resources dedicated to helping these students succeed in reaching their academic goals.

In addition to the Undergraduate Success Center, we offer a range of other student services to ensure each individual in our diverse student body receives the support they need.


  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • Undergraduate Success Center and Academic Counseling
  • Writing Center, Math Center, and Libraries
  • Accessibility Services



Undergraduate Success Center

We are committed to ensuring our underserved students meet with success in their educational pursuits. From academic support to financial aid assistance to career advising, we offer a range of services geared toward assisting students in overcoming whatever obstacles may present themselves along the way. Additionally, our bilingual staff and programming related to the Hispanic/Latina-o community fosters cultural understanding and inclusivity among our diverse student body.


The Writing Center

The Online Writing Center provides tutoring assistance via the Internet or telephone to students taking online or on-site classes. The Online Writing Center is available seven days a week (with the exception of University holidays) and offers 40-minute synchronous online sessions using Zoom web conferencing software, email, telephone, or a combination of these tools.


One-on-One Academic Counseling

Academic Counselors assist students with:

  • Answering questions about academic requirements and graduation
  • Planning course schedules
  • Individual academic counseling
  • Course registration
  • Connecting students with University resources to support academic success

Both in-person and virtual appointments with your Academic Counselor are available.


The Math Center

In the Math Center, our mission is to help students build confidence as they develop quantitative reasoning skills through interactive, collaborative, and individualized online or on-ground sessions. Our goal is to help students become more effective, confident, life-long learners through critical thinking, self-observation, and application of sound quantitative principles and strategies.


The John F. Kennedy University Libraries

The libraries are located at the Pleasant Hill and San Jose campuses. The collections of the university’s libraries number more than 100,000 volumes, 1,000 print and 49,000 electronic journals, 87,000 e-books, and 80 online databases. The libraries collect materials in print, audio, video, and electronic formats and media viewing/listening stations are available at each campus.


Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services determines effective and reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities.

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