What is the Special Populations Program?

Gwinnett Tech offers support services designed to remove academic, career and economic barriers. Our services are designed to foster success and contribute to the self-sufficiency of students who are members of the special populations group. Services are available for students, based on eligibility, and their self-identification in one or more of the following special population identifications:

  • Are you a single parent (divorced, widowed, never married, or pregnant)?
  • Are you an out-of-workforce individual?
  • Are you a person with a disability (physical, mental, medical, or learning)? see Disabilities Services for more information
  • Are you a student with other barriers to educational achievement, including individuals with limited English proficiency?
  • Are you a homeless individual?
  • Are you a youth who is in, or aged out of, the foster care system
  • Are you a student preparing for a Non-Traditional career field (examples: male nurse or female welder)
  • Economically Disadvantaged (identified through Pell eligibility)
  • I choose not to disclose the information requested or none of the above applies to me.

What Services are Available?

  • Assist with classroom accommodations
    (Only for students registered with Disability Services who provide documentation)
  • Provide student resource guides and referral information
  • One on one support guidance
  • Academic Coaching
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Internal campus support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Food for Thought food pantry

How Do Students Enroll?

Students may complete the New Student Disclosure Form at any time to declare their special population status.

For more information, contact:

Lawrenceville Campus

Lisa Richardson
Special Populations Coordinator
Director of Special Populations and Title IX
678-226-6691
lrichardson@GwinnettTech.edu
Building 100 / Room 708

Office Hours
Monday-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ANF Campus

Juan Wilson
Support Services Coordinator
470-282-5453
jwilson@GwinnettTech.edu

Office Hours
Monday-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.