Every registered student at Moorpark College is a member of the Associated Students, which refers to the entire enrolled student body. Each spring semester the Moorpark College student body elects the Associated Students of Moorpark College (ASMC) Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised solely of Moorpark College students who are volunteering their time to serve their community members.
ASMC's Board of Directors is recognized by Moorpark College as the representative body of the students. As such, ASMC is responsible for voicing the ideas, opinions, and concerns of its students, both on- and off-campus. ASMC is also at the heart of student life on campus and offers Moorpark College students opportunities to participate in social, cultural, and professional activities.
What is ASMC's mission?
ASMC's mission is to provide a voice for Moorpark College students' ideas and concerns, and to bring civic engagement opportunities to campus.
What does ASMC do?
Governs the Moorpark College student body. ASMC Board of Directors hold weekly meetings during the fall and spring semesters to discuss ways to better serve and meet the needs of Moorpark College students. In accordance with California's open meeting law (the Brown Act), these meetings are open to Moorpark College students, faculty, and staff, as well as any member of the community. Visit the ASMC Agendas & Minutes page for more information.
Offers leadership opportunities. ASMC offers leadership opportunities and encourages students to get involved on campus through a number of avenues, including serving on a campus committee, joining a student organization, attending a campus event, or participating in other extracurricular activities. These opportunities inspire students toward discovering their own individual strengths and potential through practical application of critical thinking, civic responsibility, advocacy, and leadership.
Provides student advocacy through participatory governance. Throughout the year, ASMC's Board of Directors dedicate their time advocating for fellow students at the local, state, and national levels. On campus, ASMC Board members attend college participatory committees to ensure that students are represented and heard. These committees discuss campus policy and procedures, and include topics such as fiscal planning, curriculum review, student success, and campus sustainability, among others.
Who is on the ASMC Board of Directors?
ASMC Board of Directors is a ten-member elected student government board, comprised of the following positions: President; Vice President; Director of Academic Affairs; Dirctor 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; and Director of Student Services & Sustainability. Visit the 2017-2018 Board of Directors page to learn more about ASMC's current leadership, including its committees.
How do I get involved?
Elections for the ASMC Board of Directors are held every April for the following year. Applications are available in early spring semester in the Student Activities Office. All students applying as candidates must:
- Be currently enrolled in a minimum of 5 units at Moorpark College;
- Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher;
- Be a California resident; and
- Be at least 18 years of age prior to assuming office (June 1st of the year they are running)
Elected student offers serve a one-year term of office from June 1st to May 31st. Students should expect to dedicate at least 10 hours/week to ASMC, including the weekly Board of Directors meetings. Review the VCCCD Student Election Standard Operating Practices for Associated Students' Positions and Student Trustee Position guide for more details on how you can run for a Board of Directors position with ASMC.
There are other opportunities for students to get involved in campus in addition to ASMC. Students may serve on college committees, join an existing student organization, or start a new organization. Check out the student organizations section of the website for more details.