Orange Coast College’s Associated Students are seeking students to join the Board, Fiscal Affairs Council and various government committees for the 2021-2022 school year. The online application ends on September 27th at 12 noon.
“Student management is a great way for students to get involved, represent other students, and organize events for students to build communities with common interests,” said Julie Nguyen, OCC’s Student Leadership Coordinator. “Another aspect is to really represent the students in their needs, to listen to their concerns and to advocate for the experience of the students.”
Students applying for positions in the student administration must fill out the application and officers contract. In addition, they must submit a letter of intent and a letter of recommendation and take part in a follow-up interview.
There are currently two positions available as Executive Board Officer: Vice President of Advocacy and Vice President of Diplomatic Affairs. Both positions would provide a useful experience for students interested in political science.
As Vice President of Advocacy, the Student Leader heads the Advocacy Committee. They are responsible for preparing and uploading their meeting agendas in accordance with state law and directing their committee on how to deal with questions and activities relating to laws and policies related to student government affairs throughout the state and region. While attending meetings of the Nationwide Community College Student Organization, the VP of Advocacy acts as the student’s elected representative.
The position of Vice President for Diplomatic Affairs is responsible for ensuring that there is a student representative on campus-wide committees. You are also responsible for forwarding the business of the committee meetings to the student senate and the school management.
Regardless of which VP position a student chooses, his or her job as chairman of the board is to oversee the various departments of the student administration, to lead meetings and to uphold the administrative values of ASOCC. For more information on each of these positions, please see the 2021-2022 CEO application.
Those who join the Financial Affairs Council are responsible for the following tasks: reviewing and updating the ASOCC’s financial policies that may raise concerns; are included. The Fiscal Affairs Council is great for students interested in economics and accounting. Please see the 2021-2022 Financial Affairs Council application for more information on this position.
There are currently officials in the Advocacy Committee, College Life Committee and Inter-Club Council. ASOCC officials are expected to spend an average of three to four hours a week, whether it be a two-hour committee meeting or preparing and conducting scheduled events of the relevant committee.
Advocacy Committee Officers work closely with the Vice President of Advocacy to endorse or revise local, state, and federal legislation relating to the overall success and well-being of the student community.
College Life Committee Officers are responsible for planning and running campus events that allow students to develop their academic and social skills. Their goal is to encourage the OCC community to get involved on campus and create a memorable college experience. This committee is great for students who may have been involved in their high school student body.
The purpose of the Inter-Club Council is to represent the active clubs and organizations in the OCC. One of their main goals is to encourage students to get involved in various groups on campus to improve their OCC experience.
For more information on each available committee, see the 2021-2022 ASOCC Chairperson application.
The engagement in the student body can benefit the students when leaving the OCC.
“Many of our student government officials go to great schools,” said Nguyen. “It’s great to see them bring their student management experience to their personal essays: how they grew as leaders, what leadership skills they developed, what initiatives they have taken through student management to make positive change for the campus and for the students to bring about experience. ”
When the presence of COVID-19 forced campuses to switch to distance learning in March 2020, ASOCC went into virtual operation. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic is still hindering return to campus, ASOCC will adhere to CCCD guidelines and hold their scheduled meetings in a virtual environment until further notice.
Students can direct any questions or concerns regarding this application process to the Student Life and Leadership Department at [email protected] or by calling (714) 432-5730.
Follow ASOCC on Instagram @asocc. The OCC app enables students to interact with their peers and stay informed about the activities of Campus Life.