The Student Senate for California Community Colleges works to promote and safeguard access for current and future students to California public higher education in accordance with the Master Plan for Higher Education through system participatory governance, legislative and policy advocacy, and regional support and development.
News & Notes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On June 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed the 2020 - 21 Budget Act. While this is not the budget students had hoped for, we are thankful of the Legislature and the Governor’s efforts to support community colleges. Most notably, we are pleased that the final budget provides $120 million to support students’ basic needs, specifically mental health, housing, food insecurities, and includes investments to create online tools to support our students. These funds will be crucial to reducing the devastating impact to our students caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While this is only a temporary solution for our DACA students, the Student Senate for California Community Colleges is heartened to see the decision to protect the California Community College system nearly 70,000 undocumented students.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On June 4, 2020, the California Assembly and Senate reached an agreement on the 2020 - 21 budget. The Student Senate for California Community Colleges is pleased that the Legislature provided $75 million to fund students' basic needs, specifically mental health, housing, food insecurities, and investments to reduce the damage the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to our system. While we are appreciative of this investment into the wellbeing and safety of the most diverse system of higher education in California, we hope that this is the first of many investments the Legislature provides to fund the economic engine of California--the California community colleges.
Dear student leaders and interested parties,
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges, who serves the most diverse student population in the nation, stands with all Black Americans to end the unjust and inequitable treatment of Black students and communities, but standing will never be enough! We will actively work within the higher education system to initiate change because we are “tired” of others “talking” about the issue. As students, we want change and it starts with education--it starts in our classrooms with our teachers and our administrators, and it starts right now with us!