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Associated Students of College of San Mateo (ASCSM)
ASCSM Elections – Spring 2019 ASCSM General Election

Important Update
The Mandatory Candidates Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 25, at 2:30 pm.
Announcing an election to fill Executive Officer and Senator positions for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Candidate filing begins Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • Mandatory Candidates Meeting: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 2:30 pm.
  • Polling dates are Tuesday, April 30, through Thursday, May 2, 2019.
  • Positions available are: President (1); Vice President (1); Finance Director (1); and Senator (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 sizable Associated Students budget to fund programs and services for the benefit of the students.

Minimum qualifications while running for and holding office:
  • Be enrolled in at least six (6.0) units of credit at CSM while running for and holding office.
  • Have completed at least six (6.0) units of credit at CSM.
  • A majority of currently enrolled on-campus units must be at CSM (distance learning units exempted).
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 while running for and holding office.
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA in the semester prior to running for office and maintain a 2.0 in each semester while serving in office.
  • Have and 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 involve spending time in formal 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 4 pm.
  • During the summer, the Senate will meet twice per month at the day and time indicated above.
  • In early August, attend the three-day ASCSM Leadership Conference. If you are not able to attend this conference, you will be required to attend an afternoon training session in early Fall 2019. If you do not attend either the 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.
In addition to attending candidate information sessions and preparing to run in the election, we invite you to join us at a Senate meeting. Attending current Senate meetings will help you get a feel for the governance process and allow you the opportunity to interact with current student leaders. The Senate meets Mondays at 2:15 pm in the College Heights Conference Room in College Center (Building 10, Room 468).

More information
Candidate packets are available from the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development in Building 12, Room 211.
Please contact the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development at csmstudentlife@smccd.edu; at (650) 574-6141; or in Building 12, Room 211 for more information.