Associated Students Board (student government) is recognized by Moorpark College as the representative body of the students. As the representative body, the Associated Students (AS) is responsible for voicing students’ ideas, opinions, and concerns, both on and off campus. The AS is also the key to student life on campus. They provide opportunities for students to get involved by hosting and sponsoring events and by supporting student organizations and Student Support Services. Every registered student at Moorpark College is a member of the Associated Students. Each spring semester the Moorpark College student body elects the Associated Students Board of Directors . This elected student board represents Moorpark College students on campus, district, and state, participatory committees. The Associated Students Board fund campus events that are sponsored by student organizations and college departments to develop student life beyond the classroom.
Our Mission Statement:
The Associated Students mission is to provide a voice for Moorpark College students’ ideas and concerns. We provide leadership opportunities and encouragement for students to get involved on campus through serving on a campus committee, joining a student organization, attend a campus event or participate in extracurricular activities. These opportunities inspire students towards discovering their own individual uniqueness and potential through practical applications of critical thinking, civic responsibility, advocacy and leadership.
Associated Students Board of Directors
The Associated Students Board of Directors (AS BOD) is a ten (10) member elected student government Board. The Board of Directors holds weekly meetings during the fall & spring semesters that are open to the public, in accordance with the Brown Act (state Open Meeting Law). At these meetings the Directors discuss ways to better serve and meet the needs of Moorpark College students. Students are welcome to attend Board meetings. The ten elected Board of Directors positions are:
- Vice President
- Director of Academic Affairs
- Director of Budget and Finance
- Director of Campus Events
- Director of Constitution and Standing Rules
- Director of External Affairs
- Director of Public Relations
- Director of Student Organizations
- Director of Student Services & Sustainability
Board of Directors meeting agendas are posted weekly during the fall & spring semesters in the Campus Center right outside the Associated Students office and on the Associated Students bulletin board along Raider Walk.
See the Board of Directors for this year.
See our Constitution and Standing Rules for descriptions of each of the Board of Director Positions.
What Does the Associated Students Board of Directors Do?
Student Advocacy Through Participatory Governance
Throughout the year, Associated Students Directors dedicate their time advocating for fellow students at the local, state and national levels. On campus, AS Board members attend college participatory committees to ensure that students are represented and heard. These college committees discuss campus policy & procedures which include Fiscal Planning, Curriculum review, Distance Education, Student Success & Equity, Facilities Master Plan & Technology , Campus Environment & Sustainability, Basic Skills, and Accreditation. The External Affairs Director represents Moorpark College students at the monthly Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) Board of Trustee meetings. Additionally, AS Board Members attend state conferences for the California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA) and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) General Assembly. During the spring semester, the Board travels to Washington D.C. to attend the National Advocacy Conference for community colleges. They make appointments on Capitol Hill with congressmen and senators to discuss student issues and advocate for Higher Education. Some of these issues include increasing and maintaining Pell Grants, student loan reform, the California Dream Act and keeping higher education affordable.
Moorpark College Student Life
The Associated Students enrich student life at Moorpark College (MC) through the sale of MC student ID cards. Student organizations and campus departments can request funding for events or activities through the AS Programming Committee.
The Moorpark College AS supports student life by:
- Overseeing all MC student organizations
- Sponsoring CLUB RUSH and other student organization events, student conferences, field trips, campus dept. events and activities throughout the year
- Hosting giveaways at home athletic events to students with a current MC photo ID card
- Participating in campus wide events including Welcome Week, Transfer Day, Multicultural Day, Transfer Social, "Year Of" events and graduation
Each spring semester the Associated Students provides scholarships to MC students who have a current MC student ID card through an application process facilitated by the MC Scholarship department.
See Student Organizations for more information about student life.
See Student ID Card for more information.
Associated Students Board of Directors Committees
The Associated Students Programming Committee exists to provide funding to Moorpark College’s student organizations and campus departments. Funding is allocated from the Associated Students Programming Fund. This fund is derived in part from a designated portion of the sale of MC student photo ID cards, the Student Activity Fee and a portion of Moorpark College Bookstore surplus. The purpose of this fund is to support campus life, programs, student organizations events, students attending conferences and going on field trips.
Student organizations and campus departments must complete the AS Programming Application for Funding in order to be considered for funding. The Programming Committee has specific guidelines to follow when approving funding. The Programming Committee cannot approve retroactive funding in accordance with Ventura County Community College District policy.
Programming Committee meeting agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of their meetings outside the Associated Students Office and on the AS bulletin board along Raider Walk
Ad Hoc Committees:
An ad hoc committee is defined as a committee that is activated for a specific purpose.
Inter Club Council:
The Moorpark College Mission Statement states that drawing from a student- centered philosophy, the college will create learning environments that blend curriculum and services in providing to students extracurricular activities that promote campus community involvement and personal development. The Associated Students of Moorpark College support student life on campus by overseeing all college student organizations. All active Moorpark College student organizations are a part of the Associated Students Inter Club Council.
The purpose of the Inter Club Council (ICC) is to provide students with opportunities to experience personal growth and apply classroom theories, concepts, and principles to real life situations. Participating students gain valuable leadership experience while developing personal and professional relationships. The ICC is composed of ICC officers, and a voting representative from each student organization, in order to represent the cultural, educational, honorary, philanthropic, and social interests of Moorpark College students.
ICC meetings are held monthly throughout the fall and spring semesters.
The AS Board of Directors activates other ad hoc committees as needed throughout the year. For example, an Election Committee is activated in the spring semester to oversee student elections.
How can I get involved?
Elections for the Associated Students are held in April for the following academic year. All students applying as candidates must:
- be currently enrolled in a minimum of 5 units at Moorpark College
- have a cumulative 2.0 GPA (grade point average) or higher
- be a resident of California
- be at least 18 years old
Elected student officers serve a one year term of office from June 1st to May 31st. Students should also expect to dedicate at least 5 hours a week serving the students in addition to the weekly meeting as part of the Board of Directors. Applications are available early in the spring semester in the Associated Students Office.
There are other opportunities for students to get involved on campus. Students may serve on college committees, join an existing student organization, or start a new student organization. Stop by the Student Activities Office, inside the Campus Center (Rooms 152 and 153) for more information. (805) 378-1434 or (805) 553-4831