Black Student Resources
Cosumnes River College is a mission driven college dedicated to the academic success and wellness of its Black students. Our goal is to create an environment that embraces the true essence of the Black student experience while supporting them on their journey to greatness.
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African American Student Success Initiative (AASSI)
The AASSI aims to increase the number of AA students who complete the FAFSA/CADAA and enroll during priority registration. For more information email Tesia Johnson at email@example.com.
Black Student Union (BSU)
The BSU promotes the solidarity of Black students for defining and practicing Black culture and sharing economic opportunities. The BSU also represents Black students in political and community matters. For more information, email Denise Marshall-Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Appointments with Umoja Diop Counselors
Please note: Counselors for the Umoja Diop Scholars program are only available to serve students who are active in this program. Students not in these programs will be redirected to the General Counseling link or phone number, so that the appropriate appointment can be made.
Video or phone appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Appointments fill up quickly, so plan ahead. A handful of same-day appointments may be available each day for urgent matters.
Appointments are scheduled during open office hours.
Zoom Video Appointment Requirements
- A desktop or laptop computer works best. Smart phones and tablets may work, but are limited in what they can do.
- A working webcam.
- A working microphone.
- Web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari (desktop or iOS) required, or a smartphone with the Zoom app downloaded.
In-person counseling will be by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be served.
- Arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time
- Know your CRC student ID number
Los Rios COVID-19 Protocols
Mask Policy: Indoors
Masks are strongly recommended but not required in all district facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Los Rios supports any student or employee's choice to continue wearing a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
Mask Policy: Outdoors
Masks are not required for outdoor activities. However, masks are always permissible and anyone who feels safer or more comfortable wearing a face-covering outdoors is encouraged to do so.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Students who take in-person classes or access on-campus services must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file before scheduling an in-person appointment. Please see COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement to learn how to submit vaccine documentation through eServices or request an exemption.
For the safety of our students and employees, please do not come to campus if you are feeling ill. For a list of symptoms please see COVID-19 Updates/Self-Check for Symptoms.
If you are displaying symptoms, and have an on-campus appointment, you will be given the option to participate in your appointment remotely, or to reschedule.
Black Student Resources and Information
Umoja Diop Scholars
The Umoja Diop Scholars program is a community of learners designed to support and increase academic success. The program is focused on African American and multicultural literature, history, and experiences.
Learn About A2Mend
A²MEND seeks to establish an affirming environment where African American male students and other men of color are able to thrive. A²MEND provides educational, cultural, social, and intellectual programs that promote positivity and brotherhood among its members. For information email Michael Carney at email@example.com.
African American Studies Classes
African American college courses students can take.
Black Faculty and Staff Directory
CRC faculty and staff who identify as Black.
Celebration of Excellence and Achievement for Students of African Descent
The annual Celebration of Excellence & Achievement for Students of African Descent (COEA) recognizes students who are receiving degrees/certificates and/or transferring to four-year universities.
Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
DSPS assists students with disabilities in achieving their full potential and becoming actively engaged in the campus community.
The Dream Center is a “one-stop shop” in a safe, caring place for UndocuScholars and students of mix status families at Cosumnes River College.
EOPS and CARE
EOPS and CARE extend the opportunity of attending higher education to those from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Transfer Pathway to HBCU
Learn about the Transfer Guarantee Pathway from CRC to one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
NextUP/Guardian Scholars (Foster Youth Services)
NextUP/Guardian Scholars, is an academic support service available to current or former foster youth.
Sankofa Ancestral Acknowledgment
Sankofa is a word from the Akan people of West Africa. Its literal translation means, "it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot".
We acknowledge and thank the people of African ancestry who were stolen from their homelands and brought to this country and whose free labor played a major role in the formation and economic wealth of this country. We also honor the contributions of African American ancestral scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs whose contributions were stolen or never acknowledged due to white supremacy.
We honor and will not forget the thousands upon thousands of lives lost at the hands of enslavers, vigilantes, law enforcers and other forces of hatred in this country, generation after generation for the singular crime of being black, indigenous or other people of color. We affirm and uplift those of African ancestry living in this country today as living testaments to the strength, love, faith, and fortitude of a resilient people.