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The Legislative branch of Student Government is made up of members of the Student Senate
In this branch of government students can vote on college legislation, work with a college budget of over $400,000, attend student conferences throughout California as well as meet new people, boost your transcripts to help you get into the college of your dreams AND experience the benefits of priority registration!


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All ASRCC Senators shall be responsible for representing 500 students each.  The maximum number of senators allowed shall be established by the RCC Student Activities Coordinator(s) at the beginning of each term. A senate term shall begin the first day after the end of the spring semester and last until the last day of the following spring semester.

A Senator shall:

  1. Be an active member of ASRCC and RCC must be their home college of record;
  2. Must have completed a minimum of six (6) units at RCC prior to election or appointment;
  3. Must maintain a minimum of six (6) units during their term, with those six (6) units at RCC:
  4. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.4 for course work completed at RCC;
  5. Must attend a parliamentary workshop every semester;
  6. Must attend a minimum of three (3) senate outreach events per semester.

Duties and Powers

The Riverside City College Senate shall:

Pass legislation, resolutions or recommendations, propose amendments, enact Bylaws, codes and initiate programs, legislation, and Campus activities.

  1. Be responsible for approval of Campus budgets and line item changes;
  2. Approve all single expenditures/requisition of student government accounts over $1,500;Appoint a Pro-Temp from its elected membership by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote
  3. Reconsider and approve any legislation that is vetoed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its membership, and enact it as law;
  4. Confirm by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its membership, all special appointments to ASRCC cabinet offices;
  5. Approve special mid-year appointments to fill vacancies in the senate with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote;
  6. Have the power to enact impeachment proceedings with Supreme Court against all elected and appointed ASRCC college officers, with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its membership.
  7. Choose its own chairs and officers from the elected body, per the senate bylaws;
  8. Meet weekly during the fall and spring semesters (excluding vacations, finals and Dead Week), twice during summer and winter semesters, and may be convened by the Chair or by three-fourths (3/4) of its membership for special meeting;
  9. Begin their term the first day after the end of the spring semester in which elected (unless special appointment) and remain in office until the last day of the following spring semester.
  10. Forward to the President and Supreme Court copies of all rules, amendments and resolutions, whether passed normally or by a veto override, and all articles of impeachment;
  11. Appoint all Senators representing the College to the District student committees, from among City College Senators, with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote;
  12. Confirm, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, any Presidential and Vice-President nominees as the Senate shall deem acceptable and which meet minimum requirements stated by this Constitution and/or bylaws, when a special election has occurred;
  13. Decide, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, all impeachment trials of Supreme Court members and shall issue its written opinion within fifteen (15) days of receiving the articles of impeachment;
  14. Request that the ASRCC President provide a full or a partial report on the State of the Association; Follow the Ralph M. Brown Act and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Senate elections and vacancies

City College Senators shall be elected by the Student Body using the approval voting method. Seats shall be filled by the candidates receiving, in descending order, the highest number of votes.   Vacancies may be filled by Presidential nomination, with approval from Senate, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its membership.

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Christina Henderson

Hi, my name is Christina Henderson and I'm one of your senators for the 2015-2016 academic school year. This is my first year in ASRCC, however I've participated in several past events in collaboration with student government and various campus clubs. I wanted to increase my involvement on our campus and decided that the best opportunity to assist my fellow students was through ASRCC. Throughout this academic year, I hope to help increase participation in student organizations, activities, and to create an open channel of communication for our students, including non-traditional students. I am currently the President of Phi Beta Lambda/ Business Leaders of Tomorrow, a member of Law Society, a member of Ujima, the Legislative Committee Chair, and 1 of the 2 Homecoming Queens.  As a senator, I take great pride in representing each and every one of you and I understand the responsibility that come with this title. My goal is to make RCC a welcoming and safe place for all students.  

Guinevere Negrete

Hello my name is Guinevere Negrete. As a returning student myself, I am motivated in advocating for those who may have started out in the work force and are now back in school. I am a firm believer in equality and I will be working to ensure that every voice is heard here on campus. Know that you can come to me with any concerns you may have or if you simply want to become more involved with your student body. Together we can bridge the gap between student and faculty to ensure our school thrives at its fullest potential.   


Erika Barajas

Reasons for joining: I have always liked and enjoyed politics. I also felt like I would be great at holding a position in which I could represent my fellow RCC students, and give them all equal and proper representation.

Goals as a senator: My goal is to help as many RCC students reach their own goals, as well as being a voice for students in a more direct way. Anything the students want done, they can speak to me and I will gladly take the issue/request to the proper people.

Fun fact: My favorite place in the world is the beach! The beach calms me and is a place where I enjoy meditating and a place that helps me get my thoughts together!

What I like about RCC: It is an amazing school, with there are a lot of resources here that our students can definitely benefit from! Every staff member that I have encountered has a real passion in helping the students and making a difference in their lives!

Major: Sociology

Favorite Topics: English, math, and politics

Professional Goals: Once I receive my bachelor’s degree, I want to become a parole officer for a few years. I would also like to receive a Masters in psychology, and one day open my own practice.​

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Patrick Pelayo

Raised in Orange County within the city of Garden Grove, I moved to the Inland Empire may 2013. I began attending RCC during the fall semester of 2014. Prior to entering RCC I had worked about 6 years in warehousing, and decided I no longer want to live that type of life. Like you I have gone to RCC to make a better life for myself. I took interest in Student Government in 2015 Spring ,and I was appointed in Fall 2015 to the Senate of the student government. I love the work that the government does, and I am always willing to listen to you if you have any concerns or just want to talk. So if you see me and my two hats which have given me the name two hat Patrick feel free to say hi, as we all can make RCC an even greater place to be a student.  

Aaron Moran

My name is Aaron Moran. This is my second year here at RCC and the 3rd semester I have been a student senator. I joined student senate to represent my peers and to change our campus for the better. I mainly advocate for STEM majors, veterans, sustainability and the student body in general. I am a father and husband. I have served my country and I aspire to get my P.H.D in civil engineering and sustainable development. I have a special love for the ecosystem and our planet. I am a honest and straightforward person who believes in the power of democracy and people.  

Leonardo Santiago

Hey Tigers! My name is Leonardo Santiago and I serve as the Chair of the Outreach Committee in Student Senate. This is my second year here at Riverside City College, first attending RCC in the fall of 2014. Here at RCC I am a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Communication Studies, a student in the Honors Program, and a member of CCM. I have been involved in Student Government since I first started at RCC, initially joining the Board of Commissioners (CAC). As a Senator I have the intention of representing students and making their wants and needs heard, raising awareness, and fulfilling their interests. I believe that every student should feel that they have a purpose, and no barriers should become present that would detract them from obtaining a quality education. I would like to help make these ideals apparent during my time as a Senator so that every student may receive a positive experience and education here at RCC!