Why are students asked to designate their Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity  Protected Veteran Status, and Disability Status during SFCC’s application process?

This kind of information is called demographics. SFCC uses demographic information to help understand the student population. It is also used to identify where there may be gaps in enrollment or other trends on campus that may need to be addressed. For instance, if there are more students of one gender than another as compared to the local population, then SFCC would look at reasons why that might be to see if there are initiatives that might be helpful in balancing that representation.