Application for ASCC positions now available


Juan Lopez and Juan Lopez

For those looking to get into student government, there are positions open to apply for.

Open positions for the Spring 2012 semester include Assistant Commissioner of Athletics, Assistant Commissioner of External Affairs, Assistant for Records and Information, Assistant for the Student Outreach and Assistant for Vocational Education.

“We’re always taking volunteers, so students are more than welcome to come in here, even if it doesn’t fit their schedule. We have a contact info sheet and well put them on committees on campus,” ASCC President Jasmin Ramirez said.

Applications for president of the ASCC go out on Feb. 21.

Presidential and student trustee elections will be on Apr. 11-12.

To qualify for president students need at least a 2.25 GPA, 500 signatures and not have an F in prior semesters.

The Executive Branch, also known as the Cabinet, are commissioners who are responsible for the direction of many student body services and programs.

Members of the Cabinet are appointed by the ASCC President, and confirmed by the Senate.

There are 13 commissioners in the cabinet.

Meetings for Cabinet are every Monday at 2pm.

The court is involved with matters that are related to student affairs.

Members of the court are also appointed by the ASCC president and confirmed by the Senate.

There can be nine justices in the court.

Meetings for court are every Tuesday at 2 p.m.

To be a member of the senate, students must have at least a grade point average of 2.25 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 units.

30 seats can be filled for senate.

Meetings for Senate are every Wednesday at 2 pm.

Each meeting will be held in room BK 111.

Being in school clubs can help with the status of the candidate.

ASCC Vice President Julian Del Real-Calleros is in various clubs, including the Literature Club, Active Minds, the Film club and is currently working on the Political Science club.

There have been some students who have already been elected into Student Government this [Spring 2012] semester.

One such student is Radio/Television/Film major Jaime Flores who said, “I knew I needed to show them I am still active so I helped student government tables by getting people to want to join. Basically. I’m showing I’m willing to take the risk of handing applications to my own competition.”

If students are interested, applications are available in the office of Student Activities.