CAEB unanimously approves $1,200 of funding for the Student Center

Beginning in the fall semester of 2023, parking will no longer be free


Members of the Clubs and Events Board socialize following their meeting on March 21. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

The American River College Clubs and Events Board unanimously approved a bill that would bring $1,200 of funds to the Student Center during its meeting on March 21

CAEB representatives, president Kevin Hill and Brett Sawyer, student life supervisor, shared their concern that the Student Center has the energy of a library more than a hangout spot, as it is quiet enough to hear a pin drop.

“The Student Center is not supposed to be a library, the Student Center is for students to chill, network and meet new people,” Sawyer said.

The $1,200 will go mostly into new speakers and a membership for a music streaming service where music will soon be playing from the Student Center to make the spot breathe new life and bring energy to the still new building.

Members of the CAEB also announced that free parking will be over after the summer session. Beginning in the fall of 2023, paid parking will be mandatory. The price for a permit has not yet been announced. The cost was $35 when Los Rios Community College District last charged for parking in the spring of 2020.

“Parking is free until August and they will go back to charging for parking passes, we want to make sure no one is caught off guard when they sign up for fall classes,” Sawyer said.

The committee also passed bill AB1736. Which will allow students who are parents to have priority registration. These same students will have the opportunity to become officers of any club if they are enrolled in less than five units. 

The previous rule allowed students to become officers of a club if they maintained a 2.0-grade point average as well as being enrolled in at least five units.