Student Rights and Responsibilities

Sacramento City College envisions an education system in which specific rights, obligations, and expectations for students and education providers will be clearly expressed, so that all participants in the educational process, including families, can understand and respond to them. These rights, obligations, and expectations would define what the college considers to be the essential elements of high-quality teaching and learning to which all students and education providers should have access.

Sacramento City College proposes that these rights, obligations, and expectations be defined as follows:

Every student has the right to:

  • Be taught by a competent, fully qualified faculty member.
  • Receive an education, including intervention when necessary, that is sufficient to allow successful transition into the next levels of education and into the workforce.
  • Be provided access to high-quality learning materials and resources, including textbooks and technologies that foster and support the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn.
  • Receive counseling and academic advising to assist in successful educational progress and planning.
  • Be in a clean, modern, and safe environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Be provided with sufficient information regarding educational, economic, social, and political options to be able to make informed choices for their future.
  • Receive information about financial support for postsecondary education attendance.

Every student would be expected to:

  • Attend college regularly and participate in the educational opportunities that are provided.
  • Commit to the level of effort needed to succeed.
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe, positive college environment.

The Los Rios Student Rights and Responsibilities are based upon the following three fundamental concepts:

  • College students, citizens of the United States, and foreign guests are members of the academic community.
  • They have the same rights and freedoms that all citizens have as students, and must comply with federal and state laws and statutes.
  • Students must also comply with Los Rios Board policies and individual college rules and regulations.

Academic Rights & Responsibilities

Academic Rights & Responsibilities

Students have academic rights as well as college responsibilities and expectations to meet.

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Access to Student Information (FERPA)

Access to Student Information (FERPA)

Student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Alcohol, Drug, and Smoking Policies

Alcohol, Drug, and Smoking Policies

The abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol disrupts classes, compromises your physical and mental health, subjects you to criminal penalties, and impairs your ability to benefit from the learning experience.

Alcohol, Drug, and Smoking Policies

Computer and Internet Use Policies

Computer and Internet Use Policies

The following rules apply to all computer labs on campus.

Computer and Internet Use Policies

Copyright and Piracy

Copyright and Piracy

We prohibit the sharing of copyrighted music, videos, or other materials using Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications on our networks. Learn about our copyright and piracy policy, including penalties for copyright infringement.

Copyright and Piracy

Disciplinary Procedures and Due Process

Disciplinary Procedures and Due Process

Learn about the student disciplinary procedures and due process at Sacramento City College.

Disciplinary Procedures and Due Process

Free Speech

Free Speech

As a public institution, Sacramento City College is required to provide a space for constitutionally protected free speech, irrespective of the beliefs expressed in that speech, and this is part of our educational mission.

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Plagiarism and Cheating

Plagiarism and Cheating

Sacramento City College's policies regarding academic integrity, plagiarism, and cheating.

Plagiarism and Cheating

Posting on Campus

Posting on Campus

Materials posted on campus should be designed to inform the Sacramento City College, Davis Center, West Sacramento Center, and McClellan communities, on campus and off, about classes and SCC special events of interest.

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Service Animals on Campus

Service Animals on Campus

Individuals with a disability, who needs a Service Animal, shall be able to participate in and benefit from District and College services, programs, and activities.

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Social Media Policy

Social Media Policy

We believe in fostering a thriving online community. We support the various channels of social networking – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and so on – as valuable tools for engaging students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, and supporters in a constructive two-way dialogue about Sacramento City College and its mission.

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Student Grievance and Class-Related Concerns

Student Grievance and Class-Related Concerns

Most complaints, grievances, or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level.

Student Grievance and Class-Related Concerns

Student Standards of Conduct

Student Standards of Conduct

Learn about Sacramento Ciy College's student standards of conduct, including what is considered a disciplinary offense.

Standards of Conduct