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Associated Student Government (ASG)
What is ASG?
The Associated Student Government, or ASG, at Oxnard College offers students opportunities to share in college governance, to interact with professionals, to participate in social and cultural activities, and to create and administer programs of their own, teaching self-reliance, ethical leadership skills, and responsible action.
What is our Mission?
The ASG's mission is to:
Inform students of their rights and responsibilities.
Motivate students to participate in the policy-making that affects their education (thereby improving the quality of their educational experience).
Involve students in extracurricular activities.
Maintain a high standard of student life by promoting and administering programs that enrich the academic, cultural, and social life at Oxnard College.
What are the Benefits?
While serving in ASG, you'll learn how to:
Represent and advocate for students.
- Problem-solve and face tough decisions.
- Promote teamwork.
- Get event programming experience.
- Sell your ideas and overcome resistance.
- Recognize the importance of attitude and responsibility.
- Teach and coach others.
Your participation in ASG can prove to be one of the most valuable and meaningful experiences of your college career. You will gain experience in planning events and develop organizing, marketing, and publicizing skills while gaining an awareness of various college programs and services. In addition, being part of the decision-making process of the college can help you develop your personal and leadership skills. You are given the opportunity to work with campus leaders and administrators. Your involvement can also be included on your resume and scholarship applications!
How Do I Get Involved?
Stop by the Student Center located in the Community Student Services Complex (CSSC) building. At the ASG office you can pick up an application to join ASG, or serve on a district or campus committee. For those on committees, you are a liaison for ASG and need to give a report at ASG meetings as appropriate. Student elections are in the Spring, however, any vacant positions are appointed on an ongoing basis.
What Is Shared Governance?
In the spring of 1997, the Student Shared Governance Policy was passed by the Ventura County Community College District. This policy recognizes and promotes student participation and decisions that have a significant effect on students. Putting this into action means students, appointed through ASG, can have a voice in the decision-making process. Below is a sampling of committees on which you can serve:
- Campus Use, Development, and Safety
- Learning Outcomes Team
- Planning and Budgeting Council
- Professional Development
- Program Effectiveness and Planning
- Performing Arts
- Distance Education
- Student Success
- Transitional Studies
AT THE DISTRICT:
- District Council of Student Learning
- Student Representative to the Governing Board
What is the Relationship Between ASG and Campus Clubs?
ASG plays a key role in assisting clubs in their organization and development by providing forms and information. ASG approves chartered clubs, and will assist the clubs in the creation of their constitution and by-laws.
Why Should I Purchase a College ID Card?
The Oxnard College ID card, taken inside the new student center building, entitles you to:
- Discounts at local stores, vendors and restaurants. (More information inside the ASG Office)
- Eligibility to apply for ASB-sponsored scholarships and book loans.
- Student discounts on admission to many museums and plays.
- Discounts on travel opportunities.
It is also accepted as second identification.
In an overwhelming vote taken in the spring of 1997, the students at Oxnard College passed the Student Center fee. Some of the things inside include:
- Lounge area.
- Group study areas.
- Snack bar.
- Game room.
- The ASG office.
- Student club offices.
And more. Please drop by and take a look around!