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From the Vice President of Student Services
Our mission at Solano Community College is to help you achieve your educational goal by providing you with access to high quality courses and a positive learning environment. We believe that a major aim of education at Solano is the development of a reasoned commitment to the core values of a democratic society. Because we also are part of a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society, we are committed to the promotion of respect for the diverse makeup of the College community.
The College is an institution composed of many individuals. The behaviors and inter-actions of institutions and of individuals are channeled by society through the enactment, application and enforcement of laws. Laws can be thought of as falling into one of three categories : prohibitive (something you can't do); prescriptive (something you must do); and empowering (something you may do, if you so choose). It is this third type of law that defines both entitlements (i.e., legally enforceable rights) and correlated duties (responsibilities).
The purpose of this handbook is to collect and present a single source of information concerning various aspects of your rights and responsibilities as a student at Solano Community College. These synopses are derived from federal and state laws as well as from policies established by our local Governing Board. Copies of the referenced laws and policies are always available through the offices of the deans of Academic Affairs and of Student Services.
The California Community College System offers some of the finest academic and vocational education available anywhere. Solano's faculty and staff are dedicated to providing not only a quality education but also a positive educational experience for each SCC student. We are ready to furnish you with any support and assistance you may need to order to achieve your personal educational goal.
Executive Vice President - Academic & Student Affairs