About SRJC

  • Background

    Santa Rosa Junior College, founded in 1918, is the tenth oldest of California’s 116 publicly funded two-year colleges. From its initial freshman class of 19 students, Sonoma College Junior College District has become one of the largest single college districts in the United States.

    With 14 major high school districts within its borders, the District encompasses more than 1,600 square miles from the southern border of Mendocino County to the northern tip of Marin County. The District is bounded to the west by the Pacific Ocean and to the east by Napa and Lake counties.

    The District operates two campuses in Sonoma County: a 100+ acre campus in the heart of Santa Rosa and a 40-acre campus in Petaluma. SRJC also operates a regional Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, a 365-acre farm near Forestville, a newly purchased center in Roseland, Santa Rosa and a Culinary Arts Center. Each semester classes are offered at dozens of locations throughout the District. SRJC employs over 2,700 full- and part-time employees.

    The College offers a strong General Education program for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and more than 200 career skills certificate programs that prepare students for the workforce. SRJC’s basic skills program prepares students for college level courses. The College grants both Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees. SRJC is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

    In the course of its 104-year history, Santa Rosa Junior College has had only five Superintendent/Presidents: Floyd P. Bailey (1921–1957), Randolph Newman (1957–1970), Roy Mikalson (1971–1990), Robert F. Agrella (1990-2012) and the current retiring Superintendent/President, Dr. Frank Chong, who was hired in 2012.

    The College attracts students from throughout the state and from more than 41 countries around the world, with a total student headcount of approximately 17,500 across all SRJC locations.

    Santa Rosa Junior College is proud to be formally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education and to have comprehensive, multi-year HSI grant initiatives. The purpose of the HSI is to expand educational opportunities and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic and low-income students and to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students.

    To explore student demographics, visit Student Comparisons

    To explore employee demographics, visit District Employee Comparisons

    Download the SRJC Fast Facts 2022

  • Accreditation

    Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and also has the approval of the State Department of Education. The University of California, and other highly-ranked colleges and universities, give full credit for appropriate courses completed at Santa Rosa Junior College.
    This College is approved for veterans. All occupational curricula the College offers in fields in which there are other evaluating agencies are accredited or approved.
     

  • Mission, Vision and Values

    SRJC seeks a leader who shares the College’s vision of cultivating an accessible, open, barrier-free, sustainable environment for students, employees, and the community in the following areas in particular:

    Mission

    The mission of the Sonoma County Junior College District is:

    Santa Rosa Junior College transforms the lives of our culturally rich student body, employees, and community by cultivating a welcoming and antiracist environment, centered on social responsibility and cultural awareness. We offer exceptional teaching and learning in support of associate degree, certificate, transfer preparation, workforce preparation and community education programs, integrated with comprehensive student support services.

    Vision

    The vision of the Sonoma County Junior College District is:

    Santa Rosa Junior College commits to setting the standard in cultivating an accessible, open, barrier-free, sustainable environment for students, employees, and the community. The College envisions equitable, impactful, transformative, enriching, and holistic learning opportunities that inspire our students to thrive.

    Values

    A Healthy and Resilient College grounded in kindness, innovation, collaboration, and restorative justice that identifies and removes oppressive structures;

    Teaching and Learning that encompass excellence, freedom, and responsibility in academics that promote civic engagement, a love of learning, and success for all students;

    Community Engagement and Relationships founded on cultural competency, trust, embrace of difference, and interconnectedness;

    Wellbeing centered on the physical and mental wellness of all members of our community; 

    Integrity that emphasizes honesty, transparency, and ethical engagement;

    Effectiveness and District Stability that support fiscally responsible planning centered on student needs; and

    Our Responsibility to the Environment and Society expressed in our commitment to sustainability and 

     

    To review our Strategic Plan, visit Strategic Plan 2022-2027

  • Locations & Land Acknowledgement

    SRJC has two campuses and three sites: a 100-acre lush campus in Santa Rosa known for heritage oak trees, and a 40-acre modern campus on Petaluma’s east side, a Public Safety Training Center in Windsor, Shone Farm near Forestville, and the Southwest Santa Rosa Center; various off-site locations and online.  For more formation visit Locations


    Land Acknowledgement
    This land acknowledgement calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit. We recognize that every member of the Santa Rosa Junior College community has benefitted, and continues to benefit, from the use and occupation of this land since the institution’s founding in 1918. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible the Colleges’ relationship to Native peoples. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Santa Rosa Junior College more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.
     
    'We acknowledge that we gather at Santa Rosa Junior College on the territorial traditional land of the Pomo People in Santa Rosa and the Coast Miwok People in Petaluma, past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.'

  • Our Community

    To see our community, visit SRJC Community


     

 

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