As the official organization recognized by the California Community College Board of Governors to represent 2.1 million California community college students, the SSCCC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chancellor's Office agreeing to certain responsibilities. One of the responsibilities granted to the SSCCC is the coordination of student involvement in a variety of participatory governance structures within the California community college system. In fulfilling this responsibility, the SSCCC does the following:
- Coordinate the nomination of student members to sit on the Board of Governors,
- Participate in the Consultation Council monthly meetings,
- Coordinate and advise students involved in California community colleges participatory governance activities,
- Design and implement leadership development trainings and activities at the system and campus levels,
- Carry out leadership conferences and education policy trainings, and
- Provide developmental activities for student leaders, and facilitate civic and community engagement through annual voter registration and education efforts.
However, the SSCCC Board of Directors cannot do this alone, which is why we are responsible for student engagement and student involvement in the participatory governance process. Below is a list of 25 participatory governance groups that require student appointments. If you are interested in serving, please complete this form. Completing the form does not guarantee you will be appointed. Instead, we will contact you if an appointment is needed in a group you selected to see if you are available to serve.
Below are is a list of the current California community college participatory governance groups that have student representatives serving and their descriptions.
Financial Aid Regional Representatives (FARR)
FARR includes one representative from each CC region as well as the executive officers from the California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA). These persons meet with Chancellor's Office financial aid staff to discuss current financial aid issues, often times discussing pending legislation, state and federal, as well as current system issues like homelessness, basic needs, and immigration issues.
Foster Youth Support Advisory Group
The purpose of the Chancellor’s Office Foster Youth Support Advisory Committee is to ensure that the approximately 28,000 California community college students from foster care are represented in the evolution of financial aid systems, policies, legislation, and practices that impact this highly vulnerable student population. The Chancellor’s Office Foster Youth Support Advisory Committee also provides recommendations regarding outreach, recruitment and retention strategies, effective program implementation, and identification of resources and services available to students from foster care. Meeting Frequency 3–4 times per year.
Library and Learning Resources Program Advisory Committee (LLRPAC)
The California Community College Library and Learning Resources Program in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Office actively support learning and enhanced educational success among students of the California Community Colleges. At both the local and system level library and learning resources personnel work in concert with other faculty, administrators, staff, and students to expand information literacy, to assist in the delivery of instruction, to provide tutoring and learning assistance services, and to continuously strengthen quality programs in support of the teaching and learning process
Library Services Platform (LSP)
The purpose of the committee is to advise and guide the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), the Council of Chief Librarians (CCL) and the California Community Colleges Technology Center (CCCTC) on the deployment and management of Library Services Platform (LSP) Project for the California Community Colleges. The Committee shall:
● Review budget and project progress, and provide input on program planning.
● Establish uniform system standards and practices.
● Solicit input from respective constituent groups to inform the committee.
● Communicate project status to respective constituent groups and the field.
● Provide recommendations to the CCCCO, CCL and CCCTC on program activities.
Rising Scholars Advisory Committee (RSAC)
Provide technical assistance and guidance to the community college system in order to continue the efforts of building a strong foundation for success among our currently and formerly incarcerated students.
Student Equity Achievement Program (SEA)
Supports the California Community Colleges in implementing activities and practices pursuant to the California Community College Guided Pathways Grant Program and activities and practices that advance the systemwide goal to eliminate achievement gaps for students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Committee
TTAC advises the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office on the continued development and deployment of telecommunications and educational technologies in the California Community Colleges. The committee researches technology trends and recommends the direction for technology infrastructure initiatives within the California Community Colleges system.
UC Transfer Pathways Taskforce
A joint task force is being convened to monitor implementation of the provisions as well as assess progress and effectiveness of activities outlined in and deriving from the MOU.
Veterans Advisory Committee
Provide the Chancellor’s Office advice and support on policy and programs related to veterans services.