Student Rights and Responsibilities
Essential Elements of a High-Quality Education
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 and 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 is 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
Students have academic rights as well as college responsibilities and expectations to meet.
Access to Student Information (FERPA)
Student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
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.
Computer and Internet Use
See the computer and internet policies that apply to all computer labs on campus.
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.
Disciplinary Procedures and Due Process
Learn about the student disciplinary procedures and due process at Sacramento City College.
Free Speech and First Amendment Rights
Sacramento City College is committed to ensuring that all persons may exercise their constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, and assembly.
Photo and Video Policy
Learn about Los Rios' policies regarding images taken on campus and at events.
Plagiarism and Cheating
Sacramento City College's policies regarding academic integrity, plagiarism, and cheating.
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.
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.
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.
Student Grievance and Class-Related Concerns
Most complaints, grievances, or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level.