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  How was the Student Senate for California Community Colleges created?  
 

The Constitution of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) became effective in May 2006.  The constitution established a governance structure that was similar to and based on the governance structure of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (asccc.org).


The original SSCCC constitution provided that the SSCCC shall have a General Assembly and a Student Senate Council. The General Assembly included one voting delegate from each of 110 California community colleges.  The Student Senate Council included 20 "Regional Senators" and 10 "At-Large Senators".  The constitution divided California into 10 geographic regions and each year the voting delegates in each region elected 2 Regional Senators.  The At-Large Senators were elected each year by and from among the voting delegates at a General Assembly.  The constitution was amended in 2011 to eliminate the office of At-Large Senator and to provide that the voting delegates in each region shall elect 3 Regional Senators.


The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has found that, "A Student Senate for the California Community Colleges has been established in conjunction with local associated student organizations so that the community college students of California may have a formal and effective means for participating in the formation of state policies that have or may have a significant impact on students."  The Board has recognized the SSCCC "as the representative of community college-associated student organizations before the Board of Governors and the Chancellor's Office" (Title 5, Section 50002, California Code of Regulations).

The Student Senate fully participates as a member of the Chancellor's "Consultation Council"  (http://www.cccco.edu/SystemOffice/ConsultationCouncil/tabid/522/Default.aspx), which was established in accordance with the provisions of Assembly Bill 1725 (Chapter 973, Statutes of 1988).

 
 
  History of the SSCCC Presentation