BCC News

Berkeley City College Accreditation Is Reaffirmed

27 February 2017

I am pleased to announce that accreditation for Berkeley City College has been reaffirmed.  The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, in its recent meeting determined that BCC has addressed concerns raised in an earlier review.  During a November site visit, commissioners reviewed whether the college had resolved deficiencies noted during the Spring 2015 comprehensive review.  And, in its January meeting, the commission determined that BCC meets those standards.

This is wonderful news for BCC! As president of BCC, I applaud the efforts of our faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to address the areas of concern raised by the commission.  In its letter to me, the commission acknowledges BCC for “sharing the values and the work of accreditation to ensure educational quality and to support student success.”

Rowena Tomaneng, PresidentThanks to everyone who made this possible and for helping us to continue our legacy of “Transforming Lives”.

A link to the final copy can be found on our Accreditation website.

Rowena Tomaneng, President

Berkeley City College

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Know Your Rights! – Panel Discussion March 2 @ 6-9 pm, BCC Auditorium

27 February 2017

The Sociology Club and the Undocumented Community Resource Center (UCRC) proudly presents a Know Your Rights panel on March 2nd at Berkeley City College. The panel discussion will begin at 6:00 pm in the Berkeley City College Auditorium.

It is essential that our communities know their basic constitutional rights and know what to do if they are arrested by police, ICE, or questioned by the FBI.


Expert Panelists

Renzo Manay from the Law Office of Renzo Manay.

Fernando Flores from the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.

Elizabeth Flores from UC Davis School of Education.

Ariel Toran from the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office.


Please distribute this event information to any groups or organizations who might benefit from this panel.


Questions? Please contact us: berkeleycitysociology@gmail.com


Although the event if FREE, we are asking for RSVPs

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/know-your-rights-workshop-tickets-32208998983

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International Women’s Day – Speak out in the Atrium on March 8 @ College Hour

27 February 2017

International Women's Day flier


International Women’s Day was born out of the fight for food, peace, and equality. Today, these fights continue.

Share your thoughts, ideas, concerns, and activism so that we can come together to imagine the possibilities for a different future.

Sponsored by the BCC Students for Socialism, email: StudentsForSocialismBCC@gmail.com

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Wellness Wednesday Activities @ College Hour – Next Event: 3/22 Film: The Pursuit of Happiness & 3/23 Women’s Wellness ThinkTank

26 February 2017

Be well! Don’t forget to breath!! All are welcome to join us for:

  • Wellness Workshops (Rm 226)
  • Yoga (Student Lounge)
  • Film Series
  • Women’s Wellness Thinktank Thursday

View the Wellness Wednesday Activities flyer below:

Wellness Wednesdays flyer


Wellness Wednesdays Activities Schedule

Wellness Workshops

Activity: Join us and learn easy ways to incorporate health and wellness into everyday life.

Dates: 3/8, 3/15, 4/19, 5/3

Location: Room 226



Activity: Enjoy the benefits of yoga, stress reduction, increased self-confidence and self-awareness. No previous experience required. Wear comfortable clothing.

Dates: 3/1 and 5/17

Location: Student Lounge


Film Series

Activity: Come watch a film and participate in a discussion about how being unhoused affects our most vulnerable.


“The Pursuit of Happiness” on 3/22

“The Released” on 3/29

“Once We Were Men” on 4/5

Location: Student Lounge (popcorn included!)


Women’s Wellness Thinktank Thursdays

Activity: How do we do it well??? Student Life, Balance, Stress Relief, Relationships, Career Choices, Children, Politics, Health

Dates: 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 5/4

Location: 2000 Center St., Room 106 (on the other side of K’s Cafe from the Berkeley City College main building)


Visit our new BCC Wellness Center website for nursing service hours, mental health services, Kognito mental health training, and much more!

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We’re Hiring Student Ambassadors! Deadline 3/27

25 February 2017

Applications are now open to apply for the Student Ambassador position. Visit the Ambassador hiring flyer below

Apply to be an Ambassador


Visit the Ambassador’s website for the application and more details:



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PCF Scholarships: Submit Applications by February 28

8 February 2017

More than 50 scholarship opportunities with over $70,000 in student awards are available to students like YOU!

Submit your scholarship applications by Tuesday, February 28, 2017, to the Peralta Colleges Foundation (PCF).

Apply Now at:



Read more about PCF Scholarships below:

PCF Scholarships Flyer


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AA-T/AS-T Petition Verification is Required for CSU – See a Counselor Before March 10; Other Degree/Certificate Petitions Due by March 17

8 February 2017

ADT Petition Deadline flyer

Are you a student who has applied to transfer to a California State University (CSU) for Fall 2017 and will be completing your Associates Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) this semester? If so, please make a Counseling appointment before March 10, 2017, to petition for your degree. 

The March 10, 2017 deadline is extremely important for those students who indicated on their CSU application that they will be completing an AA-T/AS-T. The CSU campuses ask BCC to verify that these students will be receiving this degree. 

This CSU process requires students to make an appointment to file their AA-T/AS-T petition with the Counseling Department. The petition must be completed by March 10, 2017. 

The deadline for filing petitions with the District for AA-T/AS-T degress (other than for CSU), for AA/AS degrees, and for certificates is March 17, 2017.


For Petition forms, please visit the Counseling Department’s Petition Deadlines page. 

For Counseling Department drop-in hours and contact information, please visit the Counseling Department.


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Calling All BCC Students: Serve Your Campus – Apply for Student Governement by March 9

8 February 2017

If elected, you will serve your campus during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

We invite and encourage all students to participate in this election season.

Here’s your chance to run for student government, and in the process:

  • Gain strong leadership experience
  • Get involved with campus student government events and activities
  • Advocate for your fellow students
  • Bring social justice and change to your campus
  • Have your voice heard and make a lasting impact on your campus

Election packets with all criteria available online on NOW at https://tinyurl.com/peraltacandidateapp2017 or check in with your campus Student Activities and Campus life Office


Application deadline is March 9th @ 5pm, 2017.

Voting will be April 3rd -19th, 2017

 For more information, click: http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/asbcc/election-voting/  – all your election information in one place!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700423763581092/

Get involved, make a positive change within the Peralta Community College District, and on your campus.


For more information, contact 
Tiffany Taylor
Interim Director of Student Activities & Campus Life
Email:  tataylor@peralta.edu


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