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The Student Senate for California Community Colleges would like to share an opportunity for community college students to advocate for more financial aid by filling out this form to support an important bill, SB 291, that addresses the critical issue of increasing financial aid for California community college students to cover the true cost of college.
As we reach the end of the semester and the year, I would like to share with you what the SSCCC has accomplished to date and what is next. At the beginning of my term, I sought to ensure students knew who we are and what we do. Here are some of our accomplishments to date:
Sacramento, CA - Earlier this morning, the Governor signed the SSCCC-sponsored AB 1504 (Medina). The bill requires a California Community College (CCC) campus to collect a student representation fee of $2 per semester/quarter if the CCC has a student body association. By signing this legislation into law, Governor Newsom and the legislature have acknowledged the need for California community college students to have a strong organized voice advocating on their behalf. The SSCCC is appreciative of Assemblymember Jose Medina for carrying this legislation. His support for funding an organized student voice demonstrates his belief in empowering students to participate in policy decisions affecting their education.
Sacramento, CA - Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 3:30 PM, AB 1504 (Medina) was presented to Governor Newsom and awaits his signature. The bill would require a California Community College (CCC) campus to collect at the time of registration a student representation fee (SRF) of $2 per semester/quarter if the CCC has a student body association. It requires $1 of the fee be used to establish and support the operation of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC), a statewide community college student organization.
Ohlone College President Dr. Gari Browning recently threatened to invoke Article 6 of their constitution to dissolve the student government and to disenfranchise the voice of the students. Such an action runs contrary to the stated goals of benefitting students and represents a clear overreach on the part of the college administration.
Recently an article about AB 302 was published by Action News Now a shared news brand covering the Chico-Redding area. This article unfortunately has some factual errors. The first error is in the article’s title, with Chico-Redding based bureau reporting “More than 200 colleges opposing bill to allow homeless students to sleep in cars on campus…” despite the fact that California only has 115 community colleges.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Student Senate for California Community Colleges would like to thank Governor Newsom for his commitment to California Community College students and the goals of the Vision for Success.
Board members of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges testified before the State Assembly's Committee on Higher Education on Tuesday, April 2nd. Members testified on AB 1504 (Medina), AB 1090 (Fong), AB 943 (Chiu). Read more...
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) is proud to be a co-sponsor for AB1504, as amended to remove the election requirements for the Student Representation Fee. The SSCCC sees AB1504 as the only option of creating a sustainable organization that can effectively represent all of California’s 2.1 million community college students.
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges is proud to announce our co-sponsorship of AB 302 (Berman) which would allow homeless students currently enrolled in course work at a local community college to park overnight at their institution.
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) is proud to co-sponsor AB 381 (Reyes) which expands outreach and orientation program standards for college campuses to include intimate partner violence prevention training and resources.
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) is pleased to support Senate Bill 150, which would increase the rate of college success among California’s foster youth by improving access to the Chafee grant program which provides students with experience in foster care up to a maximum of $5,000 in state financial aid each year.
Student leaders from system-wide Student Government Associations across the country are joining efforts, for the second time, to advocate on behalf of over 4 million students from New York, California and Florida.
The Student Senate of the California Community Colleges (SSCCC), the University of California Student Association (UCSA), and Cal State Student Association (CSSA), which collectively represent nearly three million college students in California’s public higher education systems, are appreciative of the modest investments in financial aid that Governor Newsom is providing for in the 2019-20 state budget proposal