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BOARD POLICY 5240

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS’ ORGANIZATION

BP 5240 and AR 5240​

The students of the district are authorized to organize Associated Students organizations. The Board hereby recognizes those associations as the Associated Students Irvine Valley College (ASIVC) and the Associated Students Government (ASG), Saddleback College.

The college Vice President of Student Services and/or designee shall be responsible for the conduct and activities of the Associated Students’ organization, affiliated groups, and organizations in accordance with state laws and regulations and Board Policies and Administrative Regulations established by the district.

The Associated Students’ organization is recognized as the official voice for the students in the College consultation process. It may conduct other activities as approved by the Chancellor or designee. The Associated Students’ activities shall not conflict with the authority or responsibility of the Board or its officers or employees.

The Associated Students’ organization shall be granted the use of district premises subject to such administrative regulations as may be established by the Chancellor or designee. Such use shall not be construed as transferring ownership or control of the premises.

Student activities, including Associated Students’ organizations, are an integral part of every student's college experience. At the colleges they shall be planned with sufficient variety and frequency to provide an opportunity for all students to participate. Careful consideration, however, shall be given to developing programs so that they do not interfere with the instructional program. Students may develop additional co-curricular activities under the direction of the appropriate college administrator when there is a need for them. All student clubs and organizations shall operate under the auspices of the college’s Associated Students’ organization.

The Associated Students’ organizations, affiliated groups, and organizations must comply with the currently approved Associated Students’ organization’s constitution and bylaws.

Reference: Education Code Section 76060

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