Students at Orange Coast are encouraged to participate in the governance of the college. Applications for committee positions are available in the ASOCC office and appointments are made by the Student Senate. Orange Coast College abides by the California Education Code:
"The governing board of a community college district shall adopt policies and procedures that provide students the opportunity to participate effectively in district and college governance. Among other matters, said policies and procedures shall include the following...students shall be provided an opportunity to participate in formulation and development of district and college policies and procedures that have or will have a significant effect on students. The right includes the opportunity to participate processes for jointly developing recommendations to the governing board regarding such policies and procedures...except in unforeseeable, emergency situation, the governing board shall not take action on a matter having a significant effect on students until it has provided students with an opportunity to participate in the formulation of the policy or procedure or the joint development of recommendations regarding the action...governing board procedures shall ensure that at the district and college levels, recommendations and positions developed by students are given reasonable consideration...for the purpose of this Section, the governing board shall recognize each associated student organization or its equivalent within the district as provided by Education Code Section 76060, as the representative body students to offer opinions and to make recommendations to the administration of college and to the governing board of a district with regard to district and college policies and procedures that have or will have a significant effect on students. The selection of student representatives to serve on college or district committees, task forces, or other governance groups shall be made after, consultation with designated parties, by the appropriate officially recognized associated student organization(s) within the district..."
[Quoted from Title 5 California Code of Regulations, Sub Section 51023.7(a)(1)(2)(3)(4)(b) ]
To apply for a committee position, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding participatory governance committees, come to the ASOCC office located in the Student Center or call (714) 432-5730.
“Orange Coast College is an equal opportunity employer and community college, and does not discriminate against students, employees or any other person on the basis of ethnicity, gender, disability or any other class protected by State and Federal Laws. Orange Coast College is committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural, diverse environment.”