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Mission

The mission of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) is to pursue policies that will improve student access, promote student success, engage and empower local student leaders, and enrich the collegiate experience for all California community college students. 


The Senate is recognized by California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor’s Office as the official voice of students in system participatory governance in accordance with Title 5, §50002. The Senate shall maintain system participatory governance as one of its mission’s three pillars of engagement and act through System Affairs Directors from each Region to facilitate the involvement of students in the same.

The Senate is recognized by the California State Legislature, Office of the Governor, California Student Aid Commission, and other state agencies as the official voice of students in legislative and policy advocacy. The Senate shall maintain legislative and policy advocacy as one of its mission’s three pillars of engagement and act through Legislative Affairs Directors from each Region to facilitate the involvement of students in the same.

The Senate is recognized by local associated student organizations as the official voice of students in regional support and development through the collection, custodianship, and implementation of best practices for student leadership. The Senate shall maintain regional support and development as one of its mission’s three pillars of engagement and act through Regional Affairs Directors from each Region to facilitate the involvement of students in the same.

501(3)c Status

The Student Senate for California Community Colleges is a 501 (c) (3) tax deductible organization.

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