Center for Leadership and Development

The Center for Leadership and Development serves as the coordination point for all services located within the Student Center Building. We strive to create a sense community that promotes equity, social justice, self-discovery, student achievement, diversity, and pluralism through the creation and support of student centered initiatives and activities.

Take a moment to explore: Student Senate, Associated Student Body (ASB), Joint Budget Committee (JBC), or Club and Events Board (CAEB). These important growth experiences are here for you the student, and thrive with your participation. Visit the Center for Leadership and Development today to see how you can become involved.

ARC - Center for Leadership and Development Featured Programs

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Student Government

Participate in faculty and administrative committees. Learn leadership skills and gain practical experience in student government.

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Beaver Food Pantry

The Beaver Food Pantry is a pop-up pantry that distributes fresh produce and bread. This service is open to all ARC students, faculty, and staff. The Beaver Food Pantry was started in late Fall 2017 in collaboration with the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.

Guidelines on Posting of Publicity Materials

American River College (ARC) has established the following guidelines to provide uniform rules for campus-wide standards in posting publicity material, while also helping maintain the aesthetics of our facilities.

Posters Must Be Approved

All posters must be stamped for approval by the Center for Leadership and Development (office located in the Student Center). Please allow appropriate time for approval of materials.

Guidelines for Approving Material

  • College posting areas are not public forums. They are designed as a place for the college, its students, and staff to provide information about student activities and events, college-sponsored activities and events, course promotion, student election information, scholarship opportunities, job listings (on designated bulletin boards only), and personal goods and services like books for sale. Items for sale include rooms for rent and vehicles for sale on designated bulletin boards only. All postings must be sponsored by an ARC student, faculty or staff member, or a registered college organization or department.
  • No postings shall include content which is obscene, libelous, or slanderous.
  • No posting shall include content that comprises the following:
    • Is based upon a legally protected classification (including race, gender or gender identity, physical or mental disability, and political affiliation)
    • Unreasonably interferes with students’ or staffs’ work or learning environment, or which creates an intimidating, hostile or abusive work environment or which is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to adversely alter the conditions of the learning or work environment.
  • Publicity shall be posted no earlier than 10 instructional days preceding the activity or event. The sponsoring individual, club, organization, or department is responsible for posting their own materials, once approved. All publicity must be removed by the organizing group by 4 pm on the day following the event. Non-dated information may be posted no more than 30 days. 
  • All materials to be posted must specifically state the following: the type of activity; the time, date, and location of the activity; and the sponsoring individual, club, organization, or department

Locations to Post

Approved materials may be posted on bulletin boards in the Learning Resource Center, Student Center, Science areas, and Davies Hall. Posting to walls and windows is discouraged because of the effect of tape residue on facilities. Glue material is not allowed. Materials shall not be placed over or obstruct the view of previously posted materials or directional, emergency, or warning signs.

Campus Events

Campus events are instructional and extracurricular activities, programs, or functions sponsored by staff, campus student organizations, or ARC community service. A maximum of 12 posters or flyers no larger than 18"x24" may be posted for each event.

Community Events

Community events are local cultural and educational programs outside the campus' sponsorship. A maximum of 4 posters or flyers no larger than 18"x24" may be posted for each event.

Election Publicity

Student Association election publicity will follow the guidelines established in the By-Laws of the Student Association.

Faculty Bulletin Boards

Individual faculty members have supervision of their respective boards. Materials are displayed here only by permission of respective faculty in accordance with Education Code 76120.


Contact the Center for Leadership and Development if you have any questions (office located in the Student Center).

Please Note: Any item that has not followed the guidelines above is subject to removal.

Housing Information

Housing Disclaimer

The inclusion of any rental, apartment, or agency in the Housing Binders does not represent an endorsement of services or facilities by American River College or the Center for Leadership and Development, nor does it guarantee vacancies. Please be aware that American River College does not inspect any housing facilities. We do not assume responsibility for the condition of these housing facilities, or the character of any applicant, landlord, or tenant.

Housing Binders

American River College is a non-residential college campus. To assist students in finding housing, Center for Leadership and Development staff have compiled two binders with local apartment buildings and contact information. Sometimes, these apartment complexes may offer special "move-in discounts" or ARC student discounts. When contacting these potential apartment managers, be sure to mention that you are an ARC student and inquire about possible discounts.

Roommate Information

The Center for Leadership and Development provides a Housing Binder for students looking for roommates. If you are looking for a roommate and would like to post an announcement, please stop by the Center for Leadership and Development to have your information included.

Housing Resources

Link To Transgender Housing Network: a housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to stay. People who have or need a couch, floor, or spare room may submit a post. The network will attempt to connect them with someone in the area., Sacramento,

Top Seven Rental and Leasing Tips

  1.  Start your apartment search early
  2. Call or schedule an appointment to see the rental facility
  3. Review leasing and rental paperwork carefully
  4. Ask about the additional cost associated with the lease (cable, internet, landscaping,etc.)
  5. Obtain and save receipts for rent payment
  6. Obtain and keep receipts for deposit payment
  7. Think about what neighborhood you would like to live in and research the resources nearby (grocery stores, access to public transportation, etc.)

For information on emergency shelters and affordable, low-income housing

Lactation Room

The ARC campus has a lactation room where mothers may pump or nurse in a private space. Nursing mothers may visit the Center for Leadership and Development to reserve the lactation room and to have it opened. Hours of Operation are the same as the CL&D hours.

The Lactation Room contains the following:

  • Comfortable chair
  • Small couch
  • Sink
  • Electrical outlet
  • Changing table

Meditation and Reflection Space

History of the Meditation and Reflection Space

American River College has designated a quiet space where students can meditate, reflect, or pray. This space is designed to support an inclusive environment, focused on the wellness of the mind, body, and soul. This project was student driven and included the leadership of the Muslim Student Association and the Associated Student Body working in conjunction with the college administration. The room is located inside the Student Center within the Center for Leadership and Development (CL&D). This room can be reserved by any current student, staff, or faculty at American River College by visiting the CL&D.

Using the Meditation and Reflection Space

Reservation Process:

  • Reservations can be made at the CL&D front counter.
  • The room can be reserved for 30-minute increments. If you are late by 15 minutes, your scheduled appointment will be forfeited, and you will be invited to book another appointment.
  • Between 12 pm to 2 pm, the room may be reserved in 15-minute increments. During these hours, the room may be reserved in small groups of no more than four individuals at one time.

Room Guidelines:

  • No food or beverages are permitted in the room.
  • If you use room supplies or move furniture, please return all items to their original location.
  • Please leave the room in the best condition possible.
  • Do not remove any items from the room.
  • No candles, burning oils, incense or any other flammable items are permitted.
  • You are welcome to use your phone for reflection, meditation, prayer, or emergency purposes. Please be mindful of volume levels in the room.
  • No posters, signs, or other displays are to be placed permanently inside or outside the room at any time.
  • Please be mindful of how you use this space for reflection, meditation, and prayer purposes only.
  • ARC is not responsible for any lost items left behind.

Relaxation and Meditation Apps:

  • Headspace

Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn online, when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day. Headspace is your very own personal trainer, here to help you train your mind. You can even fit it in your pocket with the free app.

  • Insight Timer - Meditation Timer

Imagine the sound of beautiful Tibetan singing bowls, with your attention focused inward gently and peacefully guiding you through your free guided meditations. If you're new to meditation, you'll find introductory guided meditations and a supportive community to help you get started. Download the free app.

  • Breathe2Relax

A portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's 'fight-or-flight' (stress).

Center for Leadership and Development Office

Dean: Dr. Joshua Moon Johnson
Admin Assistant: Cesar Reyes
Phone: (916) 484-8471
FAX: (916)484-8977

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Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5 - Closed
Saturday, Aug 17 - Open 9am to 2pm
Saturday, Aug 24- Open 9am to 2pm

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Office Location: Student Center across from Starbucks

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ARC Digital Signage

Digital signage presents an opportunity to strengthen a sense of campus community. Digital Signage differs from traditional fliers or information on the web.

Digital Signage Request Form

2019 - 2020 Club Packet Form

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