Run for office

All students at Santa Barbara City College are encouraged and invited to serve on ASG. Student elections are held during each Spring Semester for six elected Officer positions.

As an ASG Officer, you will have a unique opportunity to serve our college and community as you develop leadership skills and gain professional experience working alongside many dedicated peers.

3 steps to declare your candidacy

    We strongly recommend that you first visit Amy Collins in the Office of Student Life (Campus Center 217) to officially verify your eligibility for ASG.

    Secure the signatures of 100 SBCC students who endorse you for a position. You can pick up sheets from Amy Collins in the Office of Student Life (Campus Center 217) or download them here:

    Secure the endorsements/signatures of 3 Faculty members, 1 Dean
    and 1 Vice President of the college. 

Candidacy declarations are due no later than March 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM. Candidates must attend a mandatory information meeting on campus on March 22nd at 12:00 PM. Candidates may campaign anytime between April 1st and April 11th; voting will be open April 8th at 8:00 AM through April 11th at 4:00 PM. Students may vote through their Pipeline accounts. Results will be announced on April 12th. Candidate-elects will assume their positions on July 1, 2019 and remain in their positions until June 30, 2020.

Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in at least 5 units of credit coursework, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and be in Academic and Progress Good Standing. Officers must maintain these standards after assuming their positions. Candidates must be available at 9 AM on Fridays for weekly Student Senate meetings.

Submit your completed declaration, including all student signatures and club endorsements, to Amy Collins in the Office of Student Life (Campus Center 217).

DEADLINE: March 21st, 2019, 4:00 PM

For any questions regarding this application, please contact:
Joshua Villanueva, ASG President or Amy Collins, ASG Advisor

Download the full Candidate's Packet

Alternatively, you can download the Candidate Information, Declaration of Candidacy, and Student Signature Sheets separately. Note that these are all included in the full packet.

Six positions are up for election

All Officers are voting members of the Student Senate and serve on the Executive Committee, as well as at least one internal ASG committee and at least one college- wide administrative committee. Officers actively participate in all ASG activities and conferences, including General Assembly, a 3-day legislative conference comprised of all California Community College student governments. Officers are regularly offered many diverse training opportunities. And, all Officers are always encouraged to assume additional duties, responsibilities, projects, and/or initiatives. 


The Chief Executive Officer of ASG and official student representative of the Association. Chairs the Student Senate and Executive Committee. Serves on highest-level college committees and attends various college functions and events. Recommends such measures as they deem necessary for the welfare of the ASG. Reports monthly on the state of the Association at the Board of Trustees meetings. Liaison to college Superintendent.

Vice President of External Affairs

Represents the ASG outside of SBCC, including at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC), at monthly Region VI meetings, and at all conferences deemed important by the ASG, in addition to all other groups not directly associated with the College. Acts as a delegate at the semesterly General Assembly of the SSCCC. Second in the line of succession, after the Vice President of Internal Affairs.

Student Trustee

Serves as a member of the SBCC Board of Trustees, delivers reports to the Board, serves on the subcommittees of the Board, and acts as a liaison between the ASG and the Board of Trustees; is well-versed in Board Policies and Administrative Procedures, and aids the Senate in understanding and complying these policies and procedures.

Vice President of Internal Affairs

Makes all student appointments to college-wide and internal ASG committees. Ensures accountability and effectiveness of ASG Officers, and provides Officers with resources they need. Holds the various committees of the ASG responsible for their own efficient conduct. Provides orientations for new Officers. First in the line of succession, after the President. 

Vice President of Operations & Finance

Supervises all financial activities of the ASG. Draft the annual ASG budget. Make recommendations to the ASG regarding all financial appropriations. Keeps the Association’s financial records in accordance with law. Ensures the effective and efficient functioning of all operations and possessions of the Association. Third in the line of succession, after the Vice President of External Affairs.

Student Advocate

Unequivocally argues for the interests of marginalized students and student groups, and actively reaches out and makes themselves accessible to the student body in order to receive critical feedback, including students’ concerns, criticism, and ideas for improvement. Challenges all policies, procedures, and persons that disrupt the needs of students.

Why should I join ASG?

Serving on the Associated Student Government of SBCC can prove to be one of the most valuable and meaningful experiences of your college career. You'll need to commit time and effort, but nearly all who've served on ASG will tell you it's worth the investment.

Your participation in student government is recognized favorably by the colleges and universities that you hope to transfer to, as well as prospective employers. Additionally, you'll have a voice in what decisions are made on campus, and you'll have the opportunity to associate with and learn from college administrators, faculty, staff, and other driven students.

You'll gain experience in public administration, parliamentary procedure,  project development, event planning, fundraising, financial management, marketing, public relations, and much more. Additionally, being in a leadership role and participating in decision-making will cultivate your personal qualities and leadership skills.