SCC News

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Got Your Six is the Sacramento City College Veteran Student Mentoring Program.

A Got Your Six Veteran Mentor can help veteran students transition from service to school as well as help connect new veteran students to campus resources. The Veterans Resource Center encourages any veteran student interested in becoming a mentor, or in requesting a mentor, to stop by the office at our new location in the Performing Arts Center, PAC 101.

To request a mentor for fall semester contact the VRC by calling 916-650-2951 or stop by the VRC in PAC 101.

Want to become a mentor? Stop by the VRC or complete the online form that is now available.

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The SCC Panthers Football team will play its first game of the season at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Hughes Stadium. The opponent is San Joaquin Delta College of Stockton.

Come on out and support the Panthers!

If you can’t make the game, you can watch it online. Thanks to, all home games will be streamed live with both audio and video.

You can always catch up on the various Panthers athletic teams by going to


SCC’s Umoja- SBA program held an orientation for about 50 new students who were ready to connect with counselors, faculty and college staff as they began moving toward reaching their academic goals.

Interim President Michael Poindexter welcomed the students with some encouraging words. The students also honored counselor Gerri Scott for her hard work and continued effort to inspire students to reach their goals while teaching them about their African American heritage.

Umoja is a statewide grassroots community organization of faculty and administrators within the California Community College system who are focused on African American student achievement.

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Now that the Fall 2016 semester has begun, Sacramento City College has become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

SCC now joins all Los Rios Colleges 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.

In addition, the state legislature recently passed, and Governor Brown signed, a bill, making it illegal to smoke on college campuses throughout the state.

Posters, fliers and banners have been posted around the college reminding all people to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

For more information on this new standard, please visit the SCC Smoke Free webpage.


With the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, SCC is now officially 100 years old.


The first students attended Sacramento Junior College (as it was then known) in the fall of 1916. Thanks to the forward thinking of Belle Cooledge and Jeremiah Lillard, the college has grown from a small institution with 46 students to a bustling college with three campuses and close to 23,000 students every semester.

For information on all things relative to the 100th anniversary celebration, please visit


Kimberly Papillon, a noted researcher into decision-making at the molecular level, will speak to SCC Faculty and staff during the August 18 morning Flex workshop in the Performing Arts Center.

Her book, The Better Mind explores emerging research in neuroscience and reveals how unconscious processes may affect decision-making. Brain imaging and decision-making studies can explain how we determine intelligence, veracity, threat, and competence. The goal – to identify ways to ensure sound decision making and fairness guided by science.

Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision-making. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making in the fields of medicine, business, education and the justice system. She has lectured to medical students and faculty, as well as physicians nationwide and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment.

She has been appointed to the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence’s “think tank” for physician education.

The Flex workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in PAC 106.

For more information on other Flex activities, visit: :

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Fall Flex will be held on Aug. 17th and 18th, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Aug. 19th.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, at the City Cafe from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Flex Week Resources

Flex Booklet


Wednesday Aug 17th Workshop Schedule

Wednesday highlights include:

Thursday Aug 18th Workshop Schedule

Thursday highlights include:


Friday Aug 16th Convocation Schedule

Convocation highlights include:

  • SCC Service Awards
  • “A Year to Recognize 100” panel with students and community leaders past and present
  • “100 Years, 100 Objects” presentation
  • 100 Year Recognition by Jack Halligan, Librarian & Historian.

There will also be a BBQ after Convocation, including music and theatre student performances.

Open Classes

Numerous seats in numerous classes remain throughout the college.

Please check the Open Class list by clicking on the “Open Classes” link at the top of the student essentials list. There are three ways to check current class availability, and all are there on that link.

If your schedule allows, and it fits within your education plan please consider taking one more class. There are still plenty of openings.