SCC News

At last year's Paws to Relax event, several people are petting a golden retriever who appears to enjoy the attention, lying down on the grass

SCC Health Services will host an event called “Paws to Relax,” featuring certified therapy dogs from Pet Partners, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center.

This is an opportunity for students to break away from their studies for some stress-relieving puppy snuggles. But we know students aren’t the only ones who needs a break — faculty and staff are also welcome to take “paws” in their busy day and swing by the event!

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Dear Los Rios Community,

On Tuesday, the United States Department of Justice announced the administration’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has the potential to be incredibly harmful for our students, the state of California and indeed the entire nation.

Many of our students are understandably scared and worried about what this means for them and their families. We continue to stand with our students and remain committed to their safety and well-being (read our Board resolution on this topic (PDF)). DACA has afforded hundreds of students in the Los Rios colleges with the opportunity to pursue a college education and improve the lives of their families. Its elimination would cause serious and lasting damage.

In the announcement, the federal government indicated that they plan on “winding down” the program, saying that there will be no immediate change in status for those currently enrolled in DACA but that they will no longer accept new applications. They also announced that those whose permits expire by March 5, 2018 will be permitted to apply for two-year renewals, but it’s unclear what the long-term implications of this would be for applicants. The announcement by the Trump Administration also indicates a desire for Congress to address this issue, but it remains to be seen what, if anything, Congress will do.

We encourage all DACA students to stay informed on this issue and take advantage of the various resources available on campus and throughout our community. A list of some of those resources can be found on the Los Rios Website. Additional resources are also available from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  While we know these are uncertain and scary times, we encourage students to stay enrolled in classes and, for those who are working, maintain their employment. Students should not do anything to jeopardize their current status. DACA enrollees should not leave the country.

As we mentioned last week, we have formed a Rapid Response Team of appropriate leaders from around Los Rios to coordinate our district and colleges’ response to the changes to DACA and all the potential impacts on students, both in the short and long term. We will also continue to advocate to state and national leaders – and anyone else who will listen – for the protection of DACA and for our students.

We will continue to keep you updated as new information is available.

Brian King
Chancellor, Los Rios CCD

Ed Bush
President, Cosumnes River College

Thomas Greene
President, American River College

Michael Gutierrez
President, Sacramento City College

Whitney Yamamura
President, Folsom Lake College

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Welcome back Panthers!

Looking for one or two more classes to complete your schedule for the Spring 2018 semester? Check out the list of classes that still have open seats.

Once you have found a class you like, simply enroll online through your eServices portal. Want to know how to look for classes with open seats on the eServices platform? Follow our step by step guide to finding open classes.


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Students may pick up their Spring 2018 semester Access card (student ID) and Universal Transit Pass (UTP) stickers starting Jan. 2.

Pick-up locations are as follows:

  • Main Campus: City Café
  • Main Campus: Learning Resource Center (LRC) 2nd floor
  • Davis Center
  • West Sacramento Center

Hours and Locations for Student Access Cards and Transit Stickers

Student Access Card Info / Pricing for Universal Transit Pass (UTP)

Former Franklin Wildcat Robby Nickerson celebrates a win in the semi-finals of the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships last weekend. Nickerson finished second at 197 pounds.

Sacramento City College wrestling made a move at the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships to finish in third place for the second year in a row. SCC, winners of 7 straight BIG 8 Conference titles has won two  State Championships (2013 and 2015) and finished third twice in the past five years. They finished sixth in 2014.

SCC qualified 10 of 12 wrestlers to the championships with two others going as alternates. In all, the Panthers had three All Americans and seven medalists.

Three Panthers advanced to the finals in their weights. Read more from the Elk Grove Citizen.

Four Chicano/Latino males, including City College President Michael Gutierrez, stand shoulder to shoulder, smiling at the camera during the dinner event

Sacramento City College’s Chicano and Latino Male Scholars Dinner on Friday, Dec. 8, was a hit!

About 150 Chicano and Latino male students and community leaders attended the dinner, which aimed to connect mentors with students who have shown potential for success. The dinner provided a unique networking opportunity for students who would greatly benefit from increased engagement with local leaders and industry partners that have shared similar experiences and overcome challenges to achieve their goals. This supports and motivates these students to succeed in their classes and consider transferring to four-year universities.

City College's Lily Pilegaard is holding on to a swim rail with the bottom half of her body submerged in the pool. She is wearing a black swim cap with goggles pulled up on her forehead and she has a big smile on her face.

Go for a swim in the spring semester and get class credits for it!

Open Entry/Open Exit classes allow students to participate in the swimming classes at Hoos Pool during open times. There are 19 hours during the week that are available to students.

Open Entry/Open Exit classes are:

  • Swimming 2 — Fitness 441
  • Swimming 3 — Fitness 442
  • Swimming 4 — Fitness 443
  • Swimming 5 — Fitness 444

Pool hours for enrolled students:

  • M-F, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • T/Th, 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

New students can apply online. Returning students can enroll via eServices.

Two young Asian female students looking at a computer monitor, with a graphic overlay of HTML code over the entire photo

Several women from the industry are coming to campus to participate in a panel discussion forum. At the end of the panel discussion, there will be two short coding workshops (programming, web) for exploration.

The forum will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Business Building, BUS 203.

Everyone is welcome, but women especially are encouraged to attend.

Panel guests include:

  • A State Data Processing Manager (Programming Team – Information Systems Branch – Medical Board of California)
  • A web developer working at the State (former student who graduated about 2 yrs ago)
  • A hardware engineer, programmer from Intel
  • A project manager working in private sector for Web Design and Development


For more info, please email:

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Join lesbian activist and attorney Rosemary Metrailer on Friday, Dec. 8, for a screening of her documentary, “Legends of Courage,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in PAC 201.

As a part of the film series for the LGBTQIA subcommittee of Staff Equity & Diversity and Student Equity, “Legends of Courage,” an LGBT oral history and documentary film series project, was founded in 2013 to preserve the rich social and political history of advocacy by men and women who led the movement for LGBT equality in the Sacramento region.

Together with 3D Media Solutions, the project focuses on a collection of filmed oral history interviews with individuals who played significant roles in this struggle. The inaugural documentary film features Metrailer, whom Sacramento City College has the opportunity to bring to campus to share her documentary and tell her story of courage and forthright strength in advancing civility for LGBT+ people.

Among the invited guests with the possibility to attend: civil rights advocates and LGBT activists, Laurie McBride, Dennis Mangers (former assembly member), Linda Birner, former publisher of MGW, law partners and civil rights attorneys, Carolyn Langenkamp, and Tami Buscho, and former Mayors Anne Rudin and Heather Fargo.