Associated Students of College of San Mateo (ASCSM) at College of San Mateo - ASCSM Elections
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Associated Students of College of San Mateo (ASCSM)
ASCSM Elections – Spring 2015 General Election

Election Timeline

  • Monday, March 30
    Candidate filing begins
  • Thursday, April 16
    Mandatory Candidates Meeting
  • Monday, April 20
    Campaigning begins
  • Monday, April 27
    Mandatory Candidates Meeting for
    Write-In Candidates
  • Tuesday, April 28 through Thursday, April 30
    Polls open
  • Friday, May 1 and/or
    Monday, May 4

    Election results announced
Announcing the ASCSM Spring 2015 General Election to fill Executive Officer and Senator positions for the 2015/16 academic year.

Positions available are: 
  • President (1)
  • Vice President & Chair of the ASCSM Senate (1)
  • Senators (16)
All interested students are encouraged to apply. As a member of the ASCSM Senate, you will be part of the collaborative and participatory governance process at College of San Mateo, working with administrators, faculty, and classified staff to improve the College and its programs. You will also be responsible for managing a sizeable Associated Students budget to fund programs and services for the benefit of students. 

Minimum qualifications while running for and holding office: 
  • Be enrolled in at least six (6.0) units of credit at College of San Mateo
  • Have a majority of currently enrolled on-campus units be at CSM (distance learning units exempted)
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA in the semester prior to running for office
  • Have an maintain "satisfactory progress" (a 50 percent or higher completion rate)
Minimum Levels of Commitment
Involvement in student leadership can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It does, however, require a high level of responsibility and commitment. Your minimum level of commitment will involved spending time in form and informal meetings and in activities planning sessions outside of those meetings.

Minimum Participation Requirements
  • A minimum of about two hours per week for official Senate meetings; Senate meetings are held every Monday from 2:15 PM to approximately 4:00 PM.
  • During the summer, the ASCSM Senate will meet twice per month at the day and time indicated above.
  • In early summer, attend the three-day ASCSM Leadership Conference, scheduled from Friday, June 12, 2015 through Sunday, June 14, 2015. If you are not able to attend this conference, you will be required to attend an afternoon training session in early Fall 2015. If you do not attend either the leadership conference or the training session, you will automatically be removed from your position.
  • An additional one to two hours per week for A.S., College, and/or District committee meetings.
Recommended Participation
It is also recommended that Senate members set aside additional hours per week to help plan, prepare, and participate in Senate activities, meetings, and events.

Election Packets and additional information are available from the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development in Building 17, Room 112.

Additional information