Student Senate

Making a Difference

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!

Meeting Times

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 2:00 to 4:00 pm via Zoom Conference Call (Meeting ID: 983 7234 4522, Password: assc2021). Student Senate does not meet during college breaks or recess.

Campus Life Discord ASSC Senate Instagram ASSC Senate Facebook

2022-2023 General Election Information

Executive Vice President, Directors, & Senators:

  • Must be a registered student of the District
  • Must be enrolled in and maintain a minimum of five (5) semester units
  • Must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Must be a student in good standing

ASSC President & Student Trustee:

  • Must be a registered student of the District
  • Must have completed nine (9) units as a student of the District
  • Must be enrolled in and maintain a minimum of five (5) semester units
  • Must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Must be a student in good standing

 

For more information, please review Board Policy 2015.

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 provide students with general information regarding the ASSC election process, ASSC positions, and commitment/responsibilities. These workshops are intended to ensure 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 government.

Rocklin Campus

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 @ 2pm in-person (Campus Life J-7)
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @ 12:30pm via Zoom and Campus Life Discord


Nevada County Campus

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @ 12:30pm via Zoom and Campus Life Discord

The candidate application will become available Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, and will be accessible from: https://forms.office.com/r/v6uUKQFZCw

The application must be submitted by Tuesday, March 08, 2022 at 5pm to have your name appear on the ballot.

Your application must be submitted by Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 5pm to be eligible as a “write-in candidate”.

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, March 10, 2022 at 12pm-1:30pm, via Zoom
  • Friday, March 11, 2022 at 2pm-3:30pm, via Zoom

The ASSC 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 all of your campaign staff is familiar with this information.

  • Campaign between March 28 and April 7, 2022
  • Candidates may not campaign via social media, online, or in print until March 28, 2022
  • It is the responsibility of each candidate to remove all campaigning materials before April 08, 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.

Dates: Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Via Zoom and Campus Life Discord

Students may vote in the 2022-2023 ASSC General Elections starting Tuesday, April 5 at 12:00 am and vote until 5:00pm on Thursday, April 7. Students will vote online via a link that will be sent to currently enrolled students’ Sierra College email accounts.

About the Student Senate

Ruby Chavez-De Chavez
Student Trustee/President
rchavez9@sierracollege.edu 

Natalie Sokolowska
Executive Vice President
nsokolowska@student.sierracollege.edu

John Throm
Director of Finance
jthrom1@sierracollege.edu

Vacant
Director of Communication

Vacant
Director of Social Media

Vacant
Director of Campus Affairs

Vacant
Director of Public Relations

Ray Atnip
Student Senator
vatnip@student.sierracollege.edu

Maya Moseley
Student Senator
mmoseley2@student.sierracollege.edu

Abby Liller
NCC Student Senator
aliller@sierracollege.edu

The Associated Students’ Constitution defines our mission, purpose and structure. We pledge to serve Sierra College Students in their best interest. This document, 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 (May 2014) define our organization and financial structure as outlined in the Constitution. The Student Senate votes to change and upgrade these bylaws as needed.

Faculty of the Year

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 selects nominated professors as “Faculty Members of the Year” for each of the four campuses.

To all Professors, Past, Present, and Future

You challenged us to reach heights we did not think possible, you pushed us when needed and taught us to believe in our dreams. Thank you for your time, energy and enthusiasm you made a huge impact on the students of Sierra College.

Contact the Student Senate Advisor and Campus Life Coordinator

Rocklin Campus J 7

  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Nevada County Campus N5 104