Student Life

Health Care

The Student Health Clinic is located at SCC in the Jenkins Wellness Center, Building 7, Room 118. The walk-in clinic provides services to students currently enrolled at SCC and SFCC. Care is provided by advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and certified medical assistants. The clinic is open Monday through Friday during the academic year. Mental Health services are also available for SCC students at the clinic. Please see SCC Mental Health Clinic webpage:

Hours of operation are posted on the Student Health Clinic website.

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance

Registered CCS students qualify for a low-cost Injury Only plan through WA State Community Colleges school insurance. To sign up online, go to

Information regarding health insurance is provided online at the Student Health Clinic website.

Fitness Center

Students, faculty and staff have access to fitness centers at SCC and SFCC. These state-of-the-art facilities offer cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility programming. Community members, staff and faculty can join quarterly for a fee. There also is an opportunity for physically challenged individuals to exercise on a variety of specialized machines.

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Intercollegiate Athletics

The athletic program gives full-time students at both colleges an opportunity to participate in competitive intercollegiate sports in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). Each year,CCS Bigfoot teams are consistently successful and have earned numerous regional and conference accolades. Women’s teams compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball; men’s teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track.

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International Climate on Campus

U.S. students have the opportunity to study and work with international students and faculty from all over the world, which is vital for fostering and expanding global perspectives within the 21st century classroom. Our SCC and SFCC international students and faculty represent a wide range of languages and countries, including Australia, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France, Ghana, Honduras, Italy, India, Japan, Korea, Kenya, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Students can pursue an SFCC International Studies Pre-major or International Business Certificate program. Consult a counselor or adviser for additional information.

Students at SCC and SFCC have the opportunity each quarter to participate in the International Peer Mentors through an International Programs and Service Learning partnership program.

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Student Activities

Student tuition includes services and activities fees, which provide funding for athletics, clubs, organizations, student government, and financial aid.

Student activities within CCS are conducted to promote educational, cultural, social and recreational programs. These programs are planned, coordinated, and conducted by students to supplement classroom learning experiences throughout the college year.

There are a wide variety of clubs and organizations that relate to many different special interests (i.e., Black Student Union, interior design, service learning, gamers, anime, etc.) as well as organizations relating to instructional areas (i.e., engineering, art gallery, music, photo, etc.). Membership in student clubs and organizations is open to all students.

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Student Centers

Spokane Community College’s Lair Student Center is the center of student activities and campus life. Areas available for student use include a cafeteria and deli, game room, bookstore, lobby lounge, auditorium and several meeting rooms.

The hub of SFCC’s student activities is the Student Union Building (SUB) centrally located on campus. The SUB features a main lounge area with a dining area, recreation center with billiard tables, arcade games, bookstore, and several meeting rooms.

The Colville Center is a hub for rural student life and support. It offers a student lounge with various amenities, such as an activity room, a game room, a study room, and a food/resource pantry. It also provides essential services for students, including admissions, registration, counseling, Running Start, financial aid, cashiering, student government, and test proctoring.

Located in downtown Republic, the Republic Center offers student-oriented spaces with classrooms, computer lab, quiet study rooms, and a library. The student services area includes admissions/registration office, testing, financial aid information, cashier, and counseling scheduling.

The Inchelium Center provides assistance with registration and financial aid, tutoring and counseling, and proctored testing. It also has a food/resource pantry, two ITV classrooms, a study lab, and a small lounge.

At the Pullman Campus, student services include counseling, admissions and registration, financial aid information and a student lounge. The Newport Center houses a student activity room, counseling, admissions/registration, financial aid information, and student government offices.

The Newport Center features a student lounge, counseling services, admissions/registration, FAFSA support, a well-equipped library with research computers, and a dedicated office for the student government.

Student Government

All enrolled students of SCC and SFCC are members of their respective associated students. The SCC Associated Student Government determines student government decisions and brings co-curricular programs to the SCC campus.

Government action for SFCC Associated Students is determined by the Student Senate. The Senate consists of 12 students which include the student body president, two vice presidents, nine appointed student officers, one administrator, one elected faculty representative, and a senate advisor.

The Student Activities Board is made up of representatives from each campus club and organization. This group is governed by the activities vice president, seven appointed officers and the board advisor. The Activities Board is a recommending body to the Student Senate and is responsible for planning student programs and activities for the campus.

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Student Publications

The Wire Harp, SFCC’s literary magazine, is published each spring. The magazine’s editorial staff is composed of SFCC students. Submissions of poetry, prose, photography and graphic art are accepted in January each year.

The Communicator, SFCC’s official student newspaper and website, gives students a chance to write about news, arts and entertainment, features, sports and opinion articles for the SFCC community while building their professional portfolios. Students produce both the physical paper as well as the interactive website, giving them the opportunity to gain relevant experience in graphic design, page layout, advertising, photography and management.

The Communicator is frequently recognized in national Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers competitions and students attend conferences in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, San Diego and San Francisco. The paper routinely ranks among the nation’s best at Associated Collegiate Press conventions.

Journalism students also produce audio documentaries, videos, and podcasts on Communicator Online, located at The Communicator Online has been given the Online Pacemaker award (the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism) by the Associated Collegiate Press on two separate occasions.