SCC News

students strumming guitars in quad

Students may pick up Spring semester Access cards (student IDs) and UTP stickers (transit stickers).

Pick-up locations include the main campus and at the Davis and West Sacramento centers. See the calendar for specific dates, times and locations.

Students enrolled in 3 units or fewer may purchase a monthly pass at $50 each for January, February, March, April and May.

For more information, visit the Los Rios Community College District website.


Sacramento City College President Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery announced on Dec. 11 that as of the Fall 2016 Semester, the college would become a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, like that at American River College and most other universities in the area.  This is more than one year after the college went to designated smoking areas around campus, and after student and employee surveys in the Spring 2015 semester.

The text of Dr. Jeffery’s memo, sent to both students and employees on Dec. 11, is below:

I am pleased to announce that all campuses of Sacramento City College will become smoke-free and tobacco-free in Fall 2016. The most recent smoking survey results conducted during the Spring 2015 semester demonstrates support for this healthy change. Although the survey did not ask for a vote on the combination of smoke-free and tobacco- free (tobacco-free refers to all forms of tobacco products including, but not limited to, smoking, electronic smoking devices, and chewing tobacco), the results indicated 50.3% in favor of a smoke-free campus and 7.3% in favor of a tobacco-free campus. Survey results include responses from students, faculty, staff and administrators.
In addition to being harmful to health, addiction to any form of tobacco is difficult to manage in the workplace and no longer allowed at most four-year colleges and universities. By being a smoke-free and tobacco-free institution, we will be promoting the type of healthy lifestyle that increases our students’ chances at success in life after SCC.
Starting in Spring 2016, a campaign will begin to communicate that SCC will be a smoke-free and tobacco-free environment. Information on cessation resources will be made available. The shelters presently set up in Designated Smoking Areas at SCC campuses will be repurposed. At the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, SCC will be a smoke-free and tobacco-free institution.

For resources to help end nicotine dependence, visit

State champion wrestlers homepage

Congratulations to the Sac City Panthers wrestling team and Coach Dave Pacheco on winning its second state championship in the last three years on Saturday.

Dylan Forzani def. teammate Derek LeeLoy 22-4 in the 165-pound final to claim an individual state championship. It was the only weight class where teammates fought through all preliminaries to face each other in a final match.

In addition, Trevor Wright finished second in the 174-pound classification.

The Panthers scored 158 team points during the event at Fresno City College. Fresno City finished second with 137 team points.

For more information, visit the California Community College Athletic Association website.

Coat drive homepage

Tis the season to give to those in need.

SCC is accepting coats and warm outerwear donations till the end of the semester. The locations to donate are in Rodda Hall North , first floor, Rodda Hall South, first floor, and the Student Center. Look for blue bins.

Students who are cold or need a coat for the season are welcome to stop by the quad (or the Student Center, if it is too cold) to pick up a coat on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stay warm out there!

holiday art sale at Kondos gallery

Student artwork will be on sale in the Kondos Gallery Dec. 10 through 14. Come and take a look at various offerings that students have made throughout the semester.

The hours of the sale are as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 11: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 12: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 5 – 8 p.m.
Organ homepage

When 13-year-old Marina Figueroa passed away three years ago, her mother Nicole Perez donated her organs and helped save four people’s lives. It was Marina’s wish to be an organ donor.
Come New Year’s Day, Marina will be honored for her gift by being one of 60 donors chosen to have their likenesses illustrated on a Tournament of Roses Parade float.
Nicole told the heart-wrenching story to two Psychology of Death and Dying classes on Dec. 1, and urged SCC students to consent to being organ donors themselves. In addition, her story was featured on several local morning television news programs.
For more information on organ donation, visit
Fore more photos on this event, please visit our slide show page.