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Student Elections

JOIN THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF MERRITT COLLEGE!

SPRING 2020 STUDENT ELECTIONS

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

The Associated Students of Merritt College (ASMC) is searching for students who are interested in contributing to the campus community and developing their leadership skills. 

BENEFITS

  • Represent the student body by sharing concerns, through participatory governance.
  • Strengthen leadership and public speaking talent
  • Grow your network and develop professional relationships
  • Travel to state and national leadership conferences
  • Obtain experience, strengthen college transfer applications, and build your resume

REQUIREMENTS

All students are required to have:

  • A minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of five (5) semester units at Merritt College
  • Be in good standing with the College and District. (Students on academic, progress and/or disciplinary probation CANNOT serve on ASMC.

NOTE: Students that have served on ASMC for three (3) terms and/or complete a total of six (6) semesters on the Senate are ineligible to serve another term. How to become an ASMC Senator:

Student Leadership Positions are still available!

Email Doris Hankins at dhankins@peralta.edu or Alejandra Cerda at acerda@peralta.edu

Constitution

QUESTIONS? Email Doris Hankins, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life at dhankins@peralta.edu or (510) 434-3982. Duties of ASMC Officers President:

  • Shall be the official representative of and to the Student Body of Merritt College.
  • Shall uphold and maintain the ASMC constitution.
  • Shall have the power to call special meetings of the ASMC Senate, per the Brown Act.
  • Shall have the power to fill by appointment with, Senate approval, vacancies that may occur in the Executive branch for the remainder of office term.
  • Shall chair all ASMC meetings.
  • Shall serve as the liaison between the college administration, faculty, and students, and plan and present annual goals to the ASMC Council.
  • Shall cast the deciding vote in the case of a tie or where his/her vote will affect the results of a two-thirds (2/3) vote.
  • Shall have the power of veto.
  • Shall attend and present at Peralta District Board meetings or send a representative in his/her place.
  • Shall maintain three (5) office hours per week.
  • Shall keep in contact with the other Associated Student Governments in the Peralta District.
  • Shall have the power to assign council members to committees.
  • Shall serve on at least (1) Shared governance committee and (1) ASMC standing committee.

Vice-President:

  • Uphold and maintain the ASMC constitution.
  • Shall preside over all duties of the President whenever the President is unable to serve.
  • Shall oversee all Senator positions and report directly to the ASMC president.
  • Shall serve on at least two (2) Shared governance committees and (2) ASMC standing committee per school year.
  • Shall perform various duties during all ASMC meetings including keeping speakers to their time limit to speak and keeping order during the meeting.
  • Shall maintain four (4) office hours per week.
  • Shall report directly to the President of the ASMC.

Secretary:

  • Shall be responsible for recording, correspondence, publishing, and posting minutes of the Council meetings within 72 hours after such meetings.
  • Shall be responsible for keeping records of all correspondents.
  • Shall prepare the agenda for each Council meeting which must be posted no later than 72 hours before a Council meeting.
  • Shall perform any other functions as deemed necessary by the President of the ASMC or majority vote of the ASMC.
  • Shall create and keep updated contact sheet of all current ASMC Council members.
  • Shall maintain three (3) office hours per week.
  • Shall serve on at least two (2) committees per school year (1 shared governance, 1 ASMC).
  • Shall report directly to the President of the ASMC.

Treasurer:

  • Shall prepare the ASMC budget for the following year.
  • Shall administer the current ASMC budget for the following year.
  • Shall keep a current record of the financial state and maintain the accounts of the ASMC.
  • Shall uphold and maintain the financial code.
  • Shall prepare and present monthly budget reports to the ASMC Council.
  • Shall perform any other functions as deemed necessary by the President of the ASMC or a majority vote of the ASMC.
  • Shall serve on at least (1) Shared governance and (1) ASMC standing committee.
  • Shall maintain three (3) office hours per week.
  • Shall report directly to the President of the ASMC.

Inter Club Council Chair:

  • Shall coordinate between the ASMC Council and the ICC Council on all activities.
  • Shall ensure that all Inter-Club Council policies are followed.
  • Shall give report on all club activities at each ASMC meeting.
  • Shall attend or send a delegate to at attend at least one (1) meeting of every chartered club per semester.
  • Shall oversee all ICC meetings and events.
  • Shall perform any other functions as deemed necessary by the President of the ASMC or a majority vote of the ASMC.
  • Shall maintain three (3) office hours per week.
  • Shall serve on at least (1) Shared governance and (1) ASMC standing committee.
  • Shall report directly to the President of the ASMC.

Senators:

  • All Senators of the ASMC council must hold two (2) office hours per week, making themselves available to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Office hours shall be negotiated with the Secretary and the Vice President of the ASMC.
  • To serve on at least two (2) committees per semester year (1 Shared Governance, 1 ASMC).
  • Shall perform any other functions as deemed necessary by the President of the ASMC and a majority vote of the ASMC.