Representing Student Voices
The Student Senate provides students with the opportunities to participate in the college’s shared governance process, to work with the Sierra College community to develop activities, support programs and services that promote student success and enhance our campus community.
You will find being a member of the Student Senate is both rewarding and demanding at the same time. The skills you develop working with the faculty and staff on campus, you will use long after you leave Sierra College.
The Student Senate is responsible for an annual working budget of over $275,000 in program funds. Thank you for your support of the Associated Students.
On this page, learn about:
- 2022-23 Student Senate Officers
- Rocklin Student Senate Meetings
- Inter Club Council (ICC)
- NCC Student Senate
- Faculty of the Year Award Nominations
ASSC Special Elections Timeline
The information contained in this Student Senate Special Election Packet:
- Cover Letter
- Election Timeline
- Election Packet Information (Positions Available & Candidate Statement)
- Statement of Candidacy (for ballot)
- 2022-2023 Special Elections Application
- Candidate Workshop Information page
Minimum Requirements to Run for Office
- Be currently enrolled in 5 (five) units at Sierra College with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 does not apply to first time college students.
- Maintain enrollment in and complete at least 5 (five) units per semester at Sierra College
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
I understand that if I fall below 5 (five) units or 2.0 cumulative GPA as pursuant to California Education Code §76061, I must step down and vacate my position.
Election Information Workshops
Election Information Workshops provide students with general information regarding the ASSC election process, ASSC positions, and commitments/responsibilities. These workshops are intended to ensure that students are fully informed on the election process, duties, and commitments before they apply for a position. It also offers an opportunity for students to ask questions and gain clarity on all aspects of student senate.
- Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 12:30pm via Zoom and Campus Life Discord
- Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 2pm via Zoom and Campus Life Discord
Mandatory Candidate Workshop
All students who submit an election packet and meet candidate qualifications must attend one of two Mandatory Candidate Workshops. Important information regarding the ASSC Election process and campaigning regulations will be discussed.
- Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 12pm-1:30pm, via Zoom
- Friday, September 16, 2021 @ 2pm-3:30pm, via Zoom
The ASSC Special Election Campaign Period is a designated timeframe when ASSC candidates may promote their candidacy publicly. Candidates who do not follow the designated timeframe are in violation of ASSC election procedures, which may disqualify a candidate from the election. Also, remember that as a candidate you are responsible for the actions of anyone campaigning on your behalf, so make sure that all of your campaign staff is familiar with this information.
- Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 28
- Candidates may not campaign via social media, online, or in print until Monday, September 19, 2022.
- It is the responsibility of each candidate to remove all campaigning materials before Friday, September 30, 2022.
Candidate Forums provide student leaders running for ASSC the opportunity to address the student body and answer their questions. Additionally, candidates will provide their platform speeches and answer predetermined questions. Candidate Forums are a great way to inform the student body of your plans to improve the student experience at Sierra College.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Via Zoom and Campus Life Discord
Students may cast their vote in 2022-2023 ASSC Special Elections starting Monday, September 26th at 12:00am through Wednesday, September 28th at 5pm. Voting will take place online via a link sent to currently enrolled students’ Sierra College email.
2022-23 Student Senate Officers
Rocklin Student Senate Officers
Executive Vice President
Director of Finance
Director of Communication
Director of Campus Affairs
Director of Public Relations
Joselin Pacheco Hernandez
Director of Programs
NCC Student Senate Officers
NCC Vice President
NCC Student Senator
Rocklin Student Senate
Student Senate meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. During the fall and spring semesters, Student Senate meets every Thursday from 2 to 4pm via Zoom Conference Call.
Meeting ID: 933 5011 3594
Student Senate does not meet during college breaks or recess.
Rocklin Student Senate Bylaws and Constitution
The Associated Students’ Constitution defines our mission, purpose and structure. We pledge to serve Sierra College Students in their best interest. The Associated Students of Sierra College Constitution (May 2014) belongs to the students of Sierra College. To revise it, the Student Senate must bring it forward for a district-wide student vote.
The Student Senate Bylaws include Financial Code, Duties and Responsibilities, and Election Code. The Student Senate Bylaws define our organization and financial structure as outlined in the Constitution. The Student Senate votes to change and upgrade these bylaws as needed.
Inter Club Council (ICC)
The Inter Club Council (ICC) meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 pm to 5 pm via Zoom Conference Call.
Meeting ID: 956 6173 8417
Find ASSC Senate on Social Media
NCC Student Senate
The Student Senate has a designated Site Council at the Nevada County Campus (NCC) that is elected to represent and meet the needs of the ASSC students at NCC. The NCC Site Council promotes and encourages growth in campus life participation.
The NCC Student Senate meets Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in N1-205. Agendas and Minutes are posted on the Student Center Bulletin Board (N5-103).
Meetings are chaired by the NCC Vice President and decisions are made by NCC Student Senators who are elected by the students of NCC. Any student is welcome to attend.
Faculty of the Year Award Nominations
The “Faculty of the Year” award is to acknowledge those professors who go beyond simply lecturing students; they bring learning alive. They are more than just professors; they are role models and mentors in and out of the classroom. Each year the Student Senate nominates professors as “Faculty Members of the Year” for each of the four campuses.