Future Students Student Life
There's more that Cerritos College offers...
...motivation, inspiration, leadership, and experience.
Be a leader! The purpose of the Student Activities program and the Associated Students of Cerritos College (ASCC) is to enhance the overall educational experience of students through participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, health, and governance programs. Patterned after the federal and state constitution, student government is made up of the legislative branch (senate), the executive branch (cabinet), and the judicial branch (court). Please visit the link for more information on ASCC and student government. There are also many events hosted by the ASCC such as the Spring Festival and free In-N-Out burger in Falcon Square during Welcome Week. Please visit the calendar of events for more information.
Be active! The college is a member of the South Coast Conference. During the 2016-2017 academic year, three Cerritos College teams won state championship: women's soccer, women’s track & field, and men’s wrestling. Cerritos College men's teams are represented in: baseball, basketball, cross country, football (SCFA), soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, water polo, and wrestling (SCWA). Cerritos women's teams are represented in: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo.
Hungry? There are many options to choose from on campus. From burgers at Burdogs and pizza from Frantone's, to teriyaki bowls from One Bowl and sandwiches from Subway. If you prefer gourmet cuisine, then you can visit the Culinary Arts Cafe and experience delicious dishes prepared by students for students, staff, and faculty at a very affordable price.
Need a break from your studies? Stop by the game room, which offers a number of video games and pool tables for students as a way to take a break from the rigors of academic life. The Library houses a lounge area where you can read 250+ magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the campus.
Your safety is our priority! Safety is always an important concern anywhere. At Cerritos College, Campus Police is here to assist you and provide a variety of services including an escort to your vehicle at night and battery jumps. Learn about where to park and get info about daily and semester parking permits here. For more information, please visit the Campus Police webpage. Also join the emergency text alerts to receive immediate emergency news directly to your phone.
Our center is here to provide students of Cerritos College the opportunity to have professional medical services at a low cost. Our dedicated staff is here to help you achieve and maintain optimum physical, mental, and emotional health. For your privacy, all communications and medical records are kept confidential and available to you at all times.
Dream (AB 540)
Undocumented students face issues and concerns unlike any other student on campus, like paying non-resident tuition and having little access to financial aid. On October 12, 2001, Governor Gray Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 540 which allows non-resident students, who meet certain requirements, to pay resident tuition. The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities (AB 130), state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants (AB 131).
The Puente Project is a national award-winning program that for more than 30 years has improved the college-going rate of tens of thousands of California's education ally under-represented students. Its mission is to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations. The program is interdisciplinary in its approach to writing, counseling and mentoring components, and the cohort model provides students an opportunity to establish lasting relationships with fellow students as well as the Puente instructors for Counseling, English, and the Library.
We value diversity! The Safe Zone Network is a group of community college members who are committed to addressing issues of importance and safety to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer) community through education and advocacy. The Safe Zone Program's overall objective is for Safe Zone allies to utilize their gained knowledge and skills to foster a supportive and safe atmosphere for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.
The Cerritos College Umoja Student Success Program is committed to enriching, fostering, and nurturing the educational experience of all students, especially African American and first-generation college students, ultimately preparing them for academic, personal, and professional success beyond Cerritos College. This program addresses student needs through academic support services, academic and career counseling. Program participants will have their own Counselor, will have access to courses with emphasis tailored to the African American perspectives and receive help in identifying internship and scholarship information.