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AB620 brings resources for LGBTQ+ students

Emilie Mitchell, professor and faculty coordinator for the Pride Center, handles reports on harassment or mistreatment. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

October 15, 2018

This semester, American River College took a step towards more inclusivity for students by opening a staffed Pride Center, along with the designation of an AB620 officer for reports of harassment or mistreatment. Assembly Bill 620 concerns LGBTQ+ students in higher education. The bill, passed in ...

California passes community college legislation

On March 5 approximately  700,000 DACA recipients  will face the gradual loss of work permits and deportation protection.  (File Photo)

Hannah Darden

September 13, 2016

The California State Legislature ended their 2016 general session on Aug. 31, and several new bills were passed that affect community colleges statewide, along with an updated state budget that raises funding to community colleges. Several of the Assembly and Senate bills passed will directly impa...

ARC representatives lobby for mental health services while attending legislative advocacy conference

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges executive director Jonathan Lightman delivers the keynote speech at the FACCC conference in Sacramento, California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2016. The delegation from American River College attended with the purpose of lobbying for mental health services at public California colleges. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

Hannah Darden

March 2, 2016

Learning different ways to lobby for campus-impacting legislation was the focus for students and faculty from American River College that attended the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) annual advocacy and policy conference Sunday. ARC was represented by psychology professo...

ARC club to take mental health legislation to the capitol

Life is Worth the Walk faculty adviser Peg Scott addresses club members at the first club meeting of the semester. The club will be taking legislature on mental health issues at schools to the California Capitol.
(Photo by Timon Barkley)

Hannah Darden

February 9, 2016

American River College’s Life is Worth The Walk Club is taking the fight for increased mental health services on community college campuses to the California Capitol. The club, which brings mental health resources to ARC’s campus, met Thursday to discuss its trip to the Faculty Association of...

Assembly bill would expel students for violence, threats

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

August 20, 2015

A bill that would allow California Community Colleges to suspend or expel students who have committed or threatened to commit violent acts, regardless of whether it occurred on or off campus, was approved by the California Assembly in May. Assembly Bill (AB) 969 clarifies an existing statute regarding...

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