SFCC Student Weekly Connection 3/26

Good Morning Students!!

SFCC needs your input!

SFCC needs your help to better understand the services you and your family are receiving in Santa Fe County. We are interested in learning more about your access to services in education, health care, childcare, affordable housing, and job assistance, among others.

Please take a moment to complete the “100% Community” survey here:

La encuesta también está disponible en español.

The information you share will be used to make recommendations to the college, city, county officials, and other nonprofit groups who work to help families. The results of this survey may appear in presentations at conferences or written reports and publications. 


1)  The Campus Cupboard is offering FREE FOOD distribution each Friday from 12-4pm.  Students can drive-up to the West Wing for a contactless pick-up.  We currently do not require any student identifiable proof.  Students do not leave your vehicles drive-up, open your trunk and your food will be placed in your trunk.


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Spring semester and are experiences some financial challenges?  have you experienced a recent emergency and need just a little help?  Apply today through the Student Emergency Fund.  Applications can be found on your MYSFCC page under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund).  Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account.  (The funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.)

2)  Did you know that you may be eligible for FREE GRANT MONEY?  Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If not, it’s easy, apply today at  Even if you are taking a few classes, you may still be eligible.  For more information please contact our financial aid office at (505) 428-1268.   The 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 applications are available now.

Important Dates

1)  Students will not be dropped for non-payment.  If you are currently enrolled, you must pay in full or make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office.  Contact them today at

2) Students need to pay their current balance in order to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (

3) Last day for students to withdraw from Spring 2021 individual courses is April 1.


We want to talk with you about the new community book!  This is a book that is being read by the entire Santa Fe community and is sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library and offered with many events in the coming months.  The SFCC Library is hosting a community book discussion about Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.  The SFCC Library has purchased multiple copies of this book, so if you want to participate in the group and check out a book from the Library, put in an order to get the book through curbside pick up: 

There will be two book discussions (you can attend one or both). 

·         Wednesday, April 21   7-8:30pm register here to attend:  

·         Wednesday, April 28  noon to 1:30p register here to attend:    

Resource of the Week 

Santa Fe Recovery Center 5312 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507 | 505-471-4985 |

Santa Fe Recovery Center provides evidence-based, trauma-informed, holistic treatment of substance use disorders through residential and outpatient settings. Intake needs to be done before selecting a program. There is a free screening to assess for the appropriate level of care. Call Monday through Friday between 9 am to 3 pm. The person must go through detox first. Then continue with residential treatment programs, outpatient programs, individual therapy, and comprehensive long-term planning and support of the client’s return to the community. Accepts most private insurances and has available funding for treatment provided by state and local government, Medicaid, grants, and donations. Programs offered in both English and Spanish.

El Centro de Recuperación de Santa Fe brinda un tratamiento holístico basado en evidencia, informado sobre el trauma de los trastornos por uso de sustancias a través de entornos residenciales y ambulatorios. La ingesta debe realizarse antes de seleccionar un programa. Hay una prueba de detección gratuita para evaluar el nivel de atención adecuado. Llame de lunes a viernes de 9am a 3pm. Primero debe pasar por la desintoxicación, luego continuar con los programas de tratamiento residencial, los programas para pacientes ambulatorios, la terapia individual y la planificación integral a largo plazo y el apoyo para el regreso del cliente a la comunidad. Acepta la mayoría de los seguros privados y tiene fondos disponibles para el tratamiento proporcionado por el gobierno estatal y local, Medicaid, subvenciones y donaciones. Programas ofrecidos tanto en inglés como en español.

For more information about this and other resources, visit

Para obtener más información sobre este y otros recursos, visite

Spring Holiday Basket Give Away

Student Government Association will be giving away a box of groceries, a holiday basket filled with goodies and gift cards.  Distribution March 31 and April 1.  Check out the flyer for more information.

Support Groups

Counseling Services is opening an online Support Group as well as a Grief Support Group to new members. Taking place via a secure video platform for the second half of the spring semester, the groups will begin the week of April 5th and meet for 6 weeks. Group sessions will meet for 1 hour.

The group meeting times are as follows:

  • Support Group: Thursdays at 5:30pm (1hr)
  • Grief Support Group: Thursdays at 2pm (1hr)

Please email if you are interested in participating or have questions. We very much look forward to having you join our groups!

Student Government Association

Call for the 2021-2022 academic year nominations begins March 22.  Don’t wait, get involved and make a difference.  See flyer for more details.


  • Grand Canyon University
    Check out the attached document from Grand Canyon University which lists all their online programs and contact information.

Have you any idea how special you are; how necessary your presences is to this world? – Kindred

Always Your Champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College