Congratulations on your interest in seeking the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) Student Trustee position for the 2015-2016 school year.  

Please read this entire packet to evaluate your interest and eligibility for this district-wide position.  If you pursue your candidacy, be aware of and pay close attention to the Student Trustee Election Timeline (following page).  

Note that running for office requires time and energy during the election process, and perhaps most significantly, asks a major time commitment from you that begins this Summer 2015 and runs through Spring 2016.  Ensure that your own personal schedule is compatible with the SOCCCD Board of Trustees meeting times, currently for Monday evening, typically once a month and convenes at 6:00 p.m.

Per Board Policy 104 the 2015-2016 SOCCCD Student Trustee will be nominated and elected only by Saddleback College students and candidates must also be a Saddleback College students. The student trustee however represents the entire district and must be ready to travel to all SOCCCD locations (Saddleback, IVC, and ATEP) to adequately represent the entire student body of the SOCCCD.

As you move into the election process, check to ensure that this election packet includes the following:

1.This cover memo
2.Timetable/Deadline Schedule
3.The Student Trustee Application
4.South Orange County Community College District Student Trustee Board Policy 104 (position description) and
   Administrative Regulation 104 (election details) 

Note:  South Orange County Community College District Board Policy 104 requires the Student Trustee be currently enrolled in and maintain no less than 5 units, have completed no less than 12 units of credit, and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of election and throughout the term of office.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this election and/or corresponding procedures, feel free to contact the Director of Student Development, Audra DiPadova via email or the Student Development Office in SSC 210 or by phone at (949) 582-4616.

We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming election.  Thank you for your interest in student leadership!

Name *
Name as you want it to appear on the ballot
Number, Street, City, & Zip Code
Must be Saddleback College in order to be eligible for this position.
Please write a brief statement (30 words or less) indicating your intent to run for office. This statement may be printed below your name on the ballot, subject to review and consultation with the election committee.
Statement of Understanding
I have read Board Policy 104 and certify that I meet all the requirements for the SOCCCD Student Trustee position. I understand that I must maintain academic eligibility for this position from the time of application through the completion of my term of office. I authorize SOCCCD officials to review my academic records in order to confirm my eligibility to seek this position. Furthermore, I understand that my academic records will be reviewed periodically by SOCCCD officials and that I am subject to removal from office should I fail to maintain these requirements. I understand that my college academic records will be reviewed periodically by college officials and, if I fail to maintain the required academic standards, I will be removed from office. I also understand all election requirements set forth in the Administrative Regulation 104 and will be prepared to further acknowledge this understanding in the Mandatory Meeting with the Director of Student Development (date and time listed above).
Eligibility Check