University Policies


University Policies


The College of Continuing Education follows policy guidelines set by our university, the CSU system, the State of California and federal regulations.

For more information, visit the University Policy Library.

Social Security Number

CCE does not require a social security number as an individual identifier for its student records.

Privacy Act

Sacramento State is authorized under the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to release to the public directory information concerning students. Directory information includes the student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth and other pertinent information. The above information is subject to release by the campus at any time unless the campus has received prior written objection from the student specifying information which the student requests not be released. Consent may be withdrawn by the student during each semester of attendance. To withdraw consent the student needs to complete the appropriate forms at the registrar’s service window. For details, see the current University Catalog.


Sacramento State has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for our programs without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Sacramento State is a Hispanic-serving Institution, an Asian American Pacific Islander-serving institution, thoroughly abides by Title IX, and is a caring campus where students of all identities and intersectionalities are welcomed.

Specific University Policies on Non-Discrimination

The College of Continuing Education does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the educational programs or activities it conducts. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

The College of Continuing Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability (including AIDS) in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. (Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)

The College of Continuing Education complies with the requirements of Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the regulations adopted thereunder and California law and Trustee policies.

The College of Continuing Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, marital status, pregnancy, or Vietnam veteran status in any of its programs or activities.

For details see the current University Catalog.

Title IX Sexual Harassment/Misconduct Resources

Please visit Sacramento State’s “We Care” web page for more information on the university’s Title IX policies.

Veterans Affairs Benefits

For more information, please visit the webpage for Veterans Affairs Benefits

Tax Credits

If you are enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program or are taking courses to acquire or improve job skills, you may qualify for a Hope Scholarship or Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. The Hope Scholarship is available only to students in the first two years of post-secondary education who are enrolled at least half time in an eligible program. The Lifetime Learning Tax Credit is available to students at all educational and enrollment levels who are enrolled at an eligible educational institution. The tax credits are based on the amount of qualified tuition and fees, less grants and other tax-free educational assistance, and the taxpayer¹s modified adjusted gross income. Consult IRS Publication 970 or your tax advisor for additional information.

Campus Security and Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Sacramento State has made crime statistics available Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the Library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Statement for Quality Standards

College of Continuing Education programs are viewed as extensions of the University’s educational services and are in concert with the institution’s overall mission and purpose. Classes are expected to meet the standards and quality which the institution sets for its other programs and courses, in terms of resources, faculty level of instruction, evaluation and support services. For further information regarding the conditions and requirements of the University, the student is urged to review the current University Catalog.

Students with Disabilities

The California State University (CSU) system does not discriminate on the basis of disability in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the regulations adopted thereunder. Sacramento State is also in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. More specifically, the CSU does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The affirmative action officer has been designated to coordinate efforts and insure that Sacramento State complies with the acts in implementing regulations. Send inquiries concerning compliance to the affirmative action officer in Sacramento Hall, room 259, (916) 278-6907, or see the current University Catalog.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Continuing Education will provide the following services to students with disabilities: note takers, sign language interpreters, readers and test proctors. 

For more information or to apply for accommodations, please visit the Services to Students with Disabilities section of our site.