SCC News

Hillay Clinton rally

Former Secretary of State, and current Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton provided her stump speech to about 1,000 standing-room supporters on Sunday evening at Sacramento City College’s North Gym, while hundreds more listened to the speech outside the makeshift auditorium.
In addition, other local democratic officeholders – including State Assembly member Kevin McCarty, State Senator Richard Pan and U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui – told the crowd to get out the vote on Tuesday, June 7 during the California primary. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson also spoke.

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HRC headshot

Former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a rally at Sacramento City College’s North Gym on Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Please note the time change. Again, the rally will be held:

  • Sunday, June 5
  • SCC North Gym
  • Doors open: 4 p.m.
  • Rally 6 p.m.

SCC invites eligible first-time-to-college Latino/a students to apply to the “Students in A Global Economy” (SAGE) program.

SAGE begins with two (2) exciting weeks on the main campus beginning August 1, 2016.

A cohort of at least 60 Latino/a students will be selected. They will join a learning community of like-minded students with similar career interests. Mentoring, one-on-one counseling and all the academic direction to be a successful student will be part of the SAGE experience!

To learn more and apply, visit

smoke-free at SCC - fresh air - sky and grass

Beginning on August 20, 2016, the first day of the Fall 2016 semester, Sacramento City College will become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

At that time, SCC will join American River College and most other universities in the area by becoming smoke/tobacco/vape free.  This decision follows, by about two years, the college’s effort to designate smoking areas around campus. It also closely follows surveys about one year ago that indicated going smoke/tobacco/vape free was favored by a majority of students and employees.

Soon you will begin to see posters, fliers and banners around the college reminding you to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

Got your 6

Got Your Six is a vet-to-vet mentoring program at SCC.

In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots referencing a pilot’s backside as being the six o’clock position. It is now a ubiquitous term in the military that highlights the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture. At Sacramento City College we carry on this commitment of helping veterans by providing a support system that allows veteran students to move forward in accomplishing their personal and academic goals.

A Vet to Vet mentoring program is key to helping new veteran students overcome challenges such as meeting academic expectations, establishing balances between academic and life responsibilities, relating to non-veteran students, and coping with service-related injuries.

Summer Transit Pass

The 2016 Summer RTD passes for SCC students will be available in the LRC beginning June 1 except Fridays. All students taking a summer class are eligible to receive a transit pass (or sticker for returning students) good between June 1 and July 31 for $10. You can also come by the West Sacramento or Davis centers on June 3rd by 4pm to pick yours up.

Note: The LRC is closed on Fridays. Passes may be picked up each Monday through Thursday.

Bridge dedication

Interim President Michael Poindexter helped inaugurate, dedicate and celebrate the opening of the $11-million bike/pedestrian bridge behind SCC on May 25 during an evening ceremony with the City of Sacramento and project engineers.
The bridge spans over the Sacramento RT Light Rail station immediately east of campus and the Union Pacific railroad tracks, and it links the Curtis Park neighborhood with the college and Land Park.
About 300 people, many on various forms of bicycle, participated in the opening, and they walked or rode across the bridge for the first time.

Softball state

Congratulations to the SCC Softball team, which finished its season in second place at the state tournament, losing to Santiago Canyon in the finals.

In addition, pitchers Kali Sargent and Jostyn Bebout, infielder Katie Lopez, catcher Kaitlyn Leffle, and first baseman Gabby Ortiz were named to the California Community College Athletic Association all-tournament team.

SCC finished 36-10-1 on the season. Way to go, Panthers!

Kinders to college

More than 80 kindergarten students from Stonegate Elementary School attended their first day of college on May 20, thanks to a great partnership between SCC, Washington Unified School District and the Yolo County Office of Education.
The students were treated to lessons in health, art, ecology, fire science, police science and robotics during the morning-long event. In addition, they met Hughie the Panther, and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon.
This is the second straight year SCC has hosted this event.

For more photos from the event, please visit our Slide Show page.