Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC)
The ASWCC represents students in many important ways, including advocacy for solving student problems, review of college policies affecting students, facilitating of issue forums, and survey implementation to determine student needs. The ASWCC senate significantly contributes to College decision making. With other students around the state, ASWCC represents student concerns to the Washington state legislature and to state officials. It manages the services and activities (S&A) fee budget, sets goals and priorities, and develops a proposed budget for approval by the WCC Board of Trustees.
The S&A budget is derived from fees that each student pays as part of tuition. With these funds, the senate supports services such as the office of student life, the student newspaper, WCC student activities committee, intercollegiate and intramural sports, co-curricular programs and student clubs.
Membership on the senate offers an opportunity for students to earn college credits and a stipend while gaining valuable leadership experience, which can be applied to future endeavors, such as business, community activities, or government service. To become a member, a student must obtain at least 25 signatures of WCC students on a constituent election form, be enrolled for at least 8 credits, and maintain a 2.50 GPA. Some officers are elected, while others are appointed.
Please check the College website for more information. All officers and senate members receive a quarterly stipend for active participation. Information about the council and election procedures is available from the office of student life, located in the Syre Student Center.