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Student Senate of Chabot College

How to Get Involved in SSCC

Run for Office or Apply to be a Representative

We would like to encourage everyone to apply. You do not need prior experience. We only ask for your commitment to work for all of our students and a willing attitude.

Leadership Opportunities - SSCC includes 10 Executive positions, 10 Student Representative positions, and volunteers, supported by a Faculty Advisor and the Office of Student Life.

The following Executive Officer positions are filled through a popular election held the first week of May for the following academic year:

President
Vice-President
InterClub Council Chair
Financial Director
Events Coordinator
Communications Director
Legislative Director
Secretary

Representative positions, including the position of Representative-at-Large and the Student Trustee are filled through an application and interview process during the first week of May for the following academic year.

Register for the GNST 51 Leadership Class

The Leadership Laboratory Class (GNST 51) is open to all elected officials and club officers. This class gives students an opportunity to earn 1-2 units by receiving training in leadership and applying those leadership skills directly through participation in SSCC and campus clubs.

Attend SSCC Meetings

Student Senate meetings are open to the public and students are encouraged to attend. Meetings take place on the first, third and fifth Monday of every month from 3:00-5:00pm in the Board Room (Building 200).

Stay up to date on decisions being made by elected officers and campus shared governance developments, provide feedback during public comments, and submit agenda items for consideration by the Student Senate. Agendas for official Student Senate meetings are posted 72 hours in advance of meetings outside the Board Room and outside the Student Senate office.

The template for Student Senate proposals is available HERE

Positions and Responsibilities


Executive Officers

Executive Officers are required to attend all Student Senate meetings and maintain a minimum of seven hours per week in direct pursuance of Student Senate business.


President

The role of the President is to act as the Chief Executive Officer of the Student Senate. The President must take action on and enforce all policies and legislation adopted by the Senate. They are the official representative of the Student Senate at several college-wide committees and serve as the chairperson to Student Senate meetings.


Vice President

The Vice President is the Student Senate Chief of Staff. The duties of the Vice President include: working closely with the President, assigning members of the Senate to various committees to ensure student representation, introducing new senate members to Student Senate policies and maintaining records of senate member attendance at Senate meetings.


ICC Chair

The Inter-Club Council Chair (ICC Chair) is the liaison between the Clubs and the Student Senate. The duties of the ICC Chair include: conducting and presiding over regularly scheduled meetings of the ICC, assisting in the formation of new clubs, maintaining a roster of all ICC represented organizations, and maintaining financial records pertaining to the ICC.


Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator must plan and organize Student Senate events, and keep a calendar of these events. They must work closely with several other Student Senate Executives as well as student clubs in order to ensure all aspects of event planning are taken care of.


Communication Director

The Communications Director maintains a record of all legislation approved by the Senate, and prepares the agenda for Senate meetings. The Communications Director is also the official representative of the Student Senate in matters dealing with the Press.


Financial Director

The Financial Director serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Senate. They are responsible for administering the financial affairs of the Student Senate in accordance with the Student Senate Financial Code.


Legislative Director

The Legislative Director is responsible for drafting resolutions and documents of legislative matters for the Student Senate. The Legislative Director must be knowledgeable in laws and regulations pertaining to Student Senate Governance as well as external politics. They also serve as the Student Senate representative for the Student Senate of Community Colleges of California (SSCCC).


Secretary

The Secretary is the official record keeper of the Student Senate of Chabot College.  The Secretary is responsible for written inter- and intra-office communication and ensures that the Student Senate complies with the Ralph M. Brown Act.


Student Trustee

The Student Trustee serves as the voice of Chabot students on the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees. This is the elected governance body that oversees the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.


Senator at Large

The Senator at Large serves as the liaison between the Senators and the Executive officers of the Student Senate. In this capacity the Senator at Large has the power to delegate responsibilities to the Senators in regards to Student Senate business, and shall moderate and enforce office rules in regards to Senators.


Student Representatives

Student Represenatives are required to attend all Student Senate meetings and maintain a minimum of five hours per week in direct pursuance of Student Senate business.

Student Representatives are appointed into the Student Senate by the Executive Council.


If you have any other questions regarding the Student Senate and the responsibilities of each member, please feel free to contact us.

Learn about the SSCC

Since the SSCC Executive Senate members are elected officials, all ASCC business is bound by the California legislation known as the Ralph M. Brown Act that was passed in 1953 to help make all business of elected officials as transparent as possible to protect the rights and interests of the public by allowing the public to be informed of, attend, and participate in meetings of these elected officials. For the SSCC, the majority of the interested public would be the student body, although anyone may attend an SSCC senate meeting. For further understanding of the Ralph M. Brown Act, please click link: Ralph M. Brown Act

The SSCC Constitution states that all business shall be conducted as per Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised;  this is usually abbreviated as "RONR."  Robert's Rules of Order is the name of a book rules on parliamentary procedure that was originally written by a General Henry M. Robert in 1876 and has been revised eleven times as of 2011 its original publication in 1876, hence the reason why the Constitution and bylaws usually state they will follow the "newly revised" version.  For further understanding of the Robert's Rules of Order, please click link: Robert's Rules of Order

Chabot College is part of Region 4 of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC).  For further understanding of the SSCCC, please click link: Student Senate for California Community Colleges

If you have any other questions regarding the Student Senate, please feel free to contact us.

Governance Documents

The following documents require Acrobat Reader.

Constitution

Bylaws

Code of Conduct

The SSCC works on a committee system, and there are three types of committees which senators should serve on.

a. Standing Committees

Committee Chair Contact
Communications Committee Celina Zeng celenazeng@gmail.com
Election Committee Sharon Deng sdeng@chabotcollege.edu
Finance Committee Alex Haney ahaney@Chabotcollege.edu
Judicial Review Committee Sharon Deng sdeng@chabotcollege.edu

b. Ad Hoc Committees

The temporary committees created and dissolved with a majority vote of the Senate as needed. These are usually charged to address one single issue.


c. Shared Governance Committees

The mechanism whereby employees and students participate equitably and collegially in the decision-making processes of the college. The goal of shared governance is to include, within the decision-making processes, representatives of all college constituencies affected by these decisions. To find more about the Shared Governance Committee at Chabot College, click here! All members of the SSCC serve and regularly attend one or more of these committees to represent the student body. To see which senator attends which Shared Governance Committee, click here!

Committee Representative Contact
President Council Zaheer Ebtikar zebtikar@chabotcollege.edu
Grants Sharon Deng sdeng@chabotcollege.edu
PRAC Zaheer Ebtikar, Juliet Garcia, Alex Haney zebtikar@chabotcollege.edu
FIT  Lorenzo Caballero, Brandon Castro, Tatianna Howard, Sonny Alvarado lcaballero@chabotcollege.edu
OA Darren Theard, Legislative Director dtheard@chabotcollege.edu
Curriculum Celena Zeng czeng@chabotcollege.com
Health & Safety Lorenzo Caballero, Theresa Pedrosa lcaballero@chabotcollege.edu
  Janet Campos jcamposcastillo@chabotcollege.edu
IST Kirsten Fraser kfraser@chabotcollege.edu
Health and Safety Jeremy Yu, Lorenzo Caballero jayu@chabotcollege.edu
PDEV Lesly Avendano lavendano@chabotcollege.edu
COOL Param Singh param.singh2015@gmail.com
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