Associated Students of Golden West College
As a student at Golden West College, you are also a member of the Associated Students of Golden West College, known as ASGWC.

The Student Council is an elected body responsible for managing the affairs of the ASGWC. The elected positions consist of a President, Vice President, Club Consultant, Finance Commissioner, Publicity Commissioner, Student Advocate,  Activities Commissioner, and Sustainability Commissioner. The goal of the Student Council is to give a voice to all Golden West College students, enabling them to become an integral part of the college community. The Student Council’s major responsibilities include appointing officers and students to campus wide committees; participating in shared governance in the development of Golden West College policies and annual budget; adopting and overseeing use of the annual ASGWC budget; allocating funds for new programs and projects; and providing a program of events and activities that enrich a collegiate experience.

In addition to the Student Council there is a Student Senate consisting of five committees, expanding the opportunity for more students to become involved. The five committees are Activities, Finance, Publicity, Student Interest, and Sustainability. Whatever your interests, there is an opportunity for you to get involved in student government. As representatives of the diverse students of Golden West College, all members can enrich campus life while developing their leadership skills.

The ASGWC also supports a strong and diverse student population through various clubs and events that take place, both on and off campus, throughout the year as well as through our Intercultural Program which continues its mission to unite students from all cultures, raise awareness of cultural issues, and promote understanding, tolerance, and equality.

Any interested student with a 2.0 GPA or above and enrolled in at least five units is eligible to join Student Senate.  If you have a 2.5 GPA or above, have completed five units , and you are enrolled in at least five units, you can be elected or appointed to a Student Council position.

Office of Student Life and Leadership
The Office of Student Life and Leadership strives to maximize personal growth and development in students by providing a variety of opportunities for involvement, service and leadership in co-curricular, campus and community activities.  In response to the varying needs of the student population, Student Activities recognizes diversity as a core value of our campus community.  With an emphasis on academic excellence and student retention, Student Activities supports the academic mission of the College by working to create experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom and encouraging students to actively participate in the greater educational community as part of the College’s fully integrated planning process.