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.
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:
- Be an active member of ASRCC and RCC must be their home college of record;
- Must have completed a minimum of six (6) units at RCC prior to election or appointment;
- Must maintain a minimum of six (6) units during their term, with those six (6) units at RCC:
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.4 for coursework completed at RCC;
- Must attend a parliamentary workshop every semester;
- 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.
- Be responsible for approval of Campus budgets and line item changes;
- 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
- Reconsider and approve any legislation that is vetoed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its membership, and enact it as law;
- Confirm by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of its membership, all special appointments to ASRCC cabinet offices;
- Approve special mid-year appointments to fill vacancies in the Senate with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote;
- 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.
- Choose its own chairs and officers from the elected body, per the Senate bylaws;
- 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;
- 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.
- 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;
- Appoint all Senators representing the College to the District student committees, from among City College Senators, with a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
My name Christopher Leon, I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Loma Linda, and I am currently serving as an ASRCC Senator. This is my first year at RCC, and I absolutely enjoy it. One day I will be a lawyer. I hope to transfer to either UCLA or UCSD to get my BA in Political Science and hopefully get accepted into law school after. I am also a member of the Political Science Student Association on campus. I plan to make sure every student has the opportunity to have their voice heard.
Hi my name is Sadaf Kadir and I’m a first year student
here at RCC. I’m a math and science major and I’m also involved with the SI
program. I’m very interested in getting involved on campus and making sure that
students voices are heard. Let’s make 2018-2019 a great year!
Hi Tigers!!! My name is Jennifer Muganza, and
I am one of the Senator for ASRCC. I have been in RCC for almost two years now
and come from a French country in Africa, Republic Democratic of Congo, which
makes me an International Student. Beside ASRCC, I am also part of the
international club for which I am the President. I am an architect major, and I
am planning to transfer to a four years University in Fall 2019. My target
Schools are Cal Poly Pomona, and maybe some private Schools. I am really
motivated and hope that I can bring some good ideas within the Senate.
Moreover, I hope that we can all work together and make RCC campus’ life much
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Hello! My name is Zachary Martinez and I am one of the Senators in ASRCC. I plan to make our schools experience better to everyone and encourage new applicants to enroll into RCC. I hope top make a difference to our campus that’ll have a good lasting effect for years to come.
Hello Tigers! My name is Geby Rawung and I am an Economics major with interests in Administration and Public Policy. I have met such great people during my time at RCC and it has contributed tremendously to my college experience. I hope to be able to share that experience with you all. Having experienced different cultures and perspectives, I realize that effective communication is crucial to understanding the multitudes of needs of our students. I believe that it is essential to be proactive in pursuing your passion, whether it is voicing your concerns or becoming involved with organizations. Every opinion is important and deserves to be heard, which is why it is an honor to serve as a Senator on the ASRCC Senate representing YOUR voices
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Lela J. Whitaker
fellow RCC students, I am Lela J. Whitaker born and raised in sunny southern
California. I am a first-year student at Riverside City College majoring in
Sociology. I consider myself to be an all-around people person who loves having
genuine, down to earth conversations with practically anyone that I meet. I've
had the awesome privilege to live in West Midlands of the UK. It was an
eye-opening experience l will never forget. I lived in the villages of
Ansty and Wyken, Coventry for a total of nine months, serving as an
ambassador for my former youth group, located in the city of Pomona,
California. While in the UK I went through weeks of formal and informal hands
on leadership training that was truly invaluable. I personally look forward to
making integral decisions and well-informed choices that benefit us all at the
Riverside City campus. Many thanks from a grateful heart, for a one-of-a-kind
opportunity to be of service to such a great group of people… the RCC student