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  • The Student Senate meetings are the 1st, 3rd, and 5th  Mondays of each month from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Boardroom in the Administration Building (Building 200) .



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. For more information on this course, contact Student Senate Faculty Advisor Shoshanna Tenn at (510) 723-7434 or stenn@chabotcollege.edu.

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. You may also request an electronic copy of the agenda or minutes from past meetings by emailing SSCC Faculty Advisor Shoshanna Tenn at stenn@chabotcollege.edu.

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.


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).


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.

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    Phone: (510) 723-6600 | Last updated on 2/14/2018