About ASPC


We're an organization with a $500,000+ annual operating budget, dozens of student employees and volunteers, and the potential to make big changes for students. Our 4 major functions are: advocacy, providing useful services (web services, SCC programs, Coop Fountain/Store, Airport Rideshare, etc.) supporting student clubs (funding and knowledge), and programming (planning events).

We have a wide range of opportunities - expected commitments range from 1 to 8 hours per week. Position compensations range from wages to yearly fellowships to volunteer-only.

We are committed to preparing everyone for these positions! If you’re in an advocacy/policy position, we’ll train you in advocacy and drafting policy language, and you’ll work throughout the year on small teams chaired by elected Senate members. If you’re on an event planning committee, you’ll be led by experienced event programmers.

Sentate Positions

President


The President shall lead the ASPC in serving students and achieving its mission. The President shall chair the Senate, the Student Delegation to the Student Affairs Committee (SDSAC), and the Student Delegation to the Board of Trustees (SDBOT). The President shall serve as a member of the ASPC Budget Committee. The President shall also serve on the Alumni Board and as the co-vice chair of the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all student committees unless otherwise stated in the Constitution or Bylaws. The President shall meet regularly with the Dean of Students and with the student body presidents of the other Claremont Colleges.

Executive Vice President


The Executive Vice President shall act as a financial advisor to the Senate and shall oversee all student government operations including the Fountain, Store, the Pomona Events Committee (PEC), and, as needed, the financial aspects of KSPC and The Student Life. The Vice President shall chair the ASPC Budget Committee and shall coordinate annual budget hearings with the student governments of the other Claremont Colleges. The Vice President shall chair the Coop Committee and shall, at the beginning of each academic year, review the investing guidelines and status of the ASPC Reserves. The Vice President shall be a member of the Student Delegation to the Student Affairs Committee (SDSAC), shall meet regularly with the Dean of Students, and shall chair the Senate in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall also serve on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President shall recommend to the Senate and lead the student members of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee.

Vice President of Campus Events


The Vice President of Campus Events shall be responsible for the social events of the ASPC and shall work to create an inclusive and safe social climate. The Vice President shall chair the Pomona Events Committee (PEC) and shall report on a quarterly basis to the ASPC on PEC’s expenditures and activities. The Vice President shall be a member of the ASPC Budget Committee. The Vice President shall be the ASPC representative to the Five College Student Activities Committee.

Vice President of Academic Affairs


The Vice President of Academic Affairs shall represent the ASPC in questions regarding the educational policy of the college. The Vice President shall chair the student Academic Affairs Committee. The Vice President shall be a member of the Academic Procedures Committee (APC), the Analyzing Difference Committee, the Curriculum Committee, the Critical Thinking and Writing Committee, and the Faculty Position Advisory Committee. The Vice President shall attend all faculty meetings. The Vice President shall also serve as a member of the Educational Quality Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President shall recommend to the Senate and lead the student members of the APC, the Curriculum Committee, the Critical Thinking and Writing Committee, the Faculty Position Advisory Committee, and the Study Abroad Committee.

North Campus Representative


The North and South Campus Representatives shall represent their constituencies to the Senate in matters related to student affairs. As such, the North Campus Representative must reside on North Campus. The North and South Campus Representatives shall co-chair both the Residence Hall Committee and the Food Committee. Both the North and South Campus Representatives shall serve as members of Student Delegation to the Student Affairs Committee (SDSAC) and of the ASPC Budget Committee.

South Campus Representative


The North and South Campus Representatives shall represent their constituencies to the Senate in matters related to student affairs. As such, the South Campus Representative must reside on South Campus. The North and South Campus Representatives shall co-chair both the Residence Hall Committee and the Food Committee. Both the North and South Campus Representatives shall serve as members of Student Delegation to the Student Affairs Committee (SDSAC) and of the ASPC Budget Committee.

Commissioner of Clubs and Organizations


The Commissioner of Clubs and Organizations shall represent the ASPC in questions regarding clubs and organizations on campus. The Commissioner shall work with a staff member of the Campus Center as a liaison to clubs and organizations to ensure that they are fulfilling the mission of their charters and to provide resources and support. The Commissioner shall chair the Student Clubs and Organizations Committee. The Commissioner shall serve as a member of the ASPC Budget Committee, and shall assist the Executive Vice President in coordinating annual budget hearings with the student governments of the other Claremont Colleges. The Commissioner shall hold annual meetings for club leaders at the beginning of the fall semester and during the spring semester.

Commissioner of Community Relations


The Commissioner of Community Relations shall have the primary responsibility of voicing and addressing the concerns of underrepresented and marginalized communities, activist and support organizations, and mentor groups of the college community in efforts to improve campus climate. The Commissioner shall serve on the Student Delegation to the Student Affairs Committee (SDSAC) and the President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity. The Commissioner shall serve on or recommend to the Senate a student to serve on the Analyzing Difference Committee. The Commissioner shall chair the Committee on Campus Climate and Diversity and/or shall meet regularly with the leadership of relevant campus groups. The Commissioner shall further organize at discretion as relevant issues arise.

Commissioner of Environmental Affairs


The Commissioner of Environmental Affairs shall represent and advise the ASPC in matters regarding the preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment. The Commissioner shall chair the Environmental Quality Committee (EQC) and shall appoint students to other committees concerning sustainability and the quality of the environment. The Commissioner shall meet regularly with the College Sustainability Coordinator. The Commissioner shall meet regularly with environmental representatives of the five colleges. The Commissioner shall be a member of the Residence Halls Committee and of the Food Committee, and shall be the transition chair of these committees prior to the fall elections of the North and South Campus Representatives. The Commissioner may be invited by the Executive Vice President to serve on the Coop Committee. The Commissioner shall be an ex-officio member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability. The Commissioner shall be a member of the Facilities and Environment Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Commissioner of External Affairs


The Commissioner of External Affairs shall represent the ASPC in matters regarding the greater Claremont Colleges (including the Claremont University Consortium), maintain working relationships between the ASPC and the other Claremont Colleges’ student governments, and facilitate the relationship between Pomona College and the surrounding community. The Commissioner shall serve as the liaison between the ASPC and students living off campus and between the ASPC and the Draper Center for Community Partnerships. The Commissioner shall chair the External Affairs Committee and shall attend Claremont City Council meetings.

Commissioner of Sports


The Commissioner of Sports shall represent the ASPC in matters related to athletics, shall represent the views of student-athletes to the Senate, and shall strive to improve the experience of student-athletes. The Commissioner shall chair the Campus Sports Committee and shall help plan and oversee events involving athletics (e.g. homecoming). The Commissioner shall serve as a liaison to the Pomona-Pitzer athletic department. If the Commissioner is a current student-athlete, the Commissioner shall serve as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; if not, the Commissioner shall attend all Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meetings.

Senior Class President


The Senior Class President shall host social events for the senior class and shall work closely with advancement and alumni to coordinate participation in the senior class gift. The Senior Class President shall chair the Senior Class Committee. The Senior Class President shall be a non-voting member of the Honorary Degrees Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Senior Class President shall serve on or recommend to the Senate a student to serve on the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Senior Class President shall serve as a member of the Inspirational Young Alumnus/a Selection Committee and shall assist in the planning of Class Day and Commencement. The Senior Class President shall have the authority to create ad hoc Senior Class committees.

Junior Class President


The Junior Class President shall host social events for the junior class and lead student participation in the Wig Award. The Junior Class President shall chair the Junior Class Committee. The Junior Class President shall be a member of the Student-Faculty Interaction Committee, and the Inspirational Young Alumnus/a Selection Committee. Prior to the fall election of the Sophomore Class President, the incoming Junior Class President shall serve as transition chair of the Student-Faculty Interaction Committee. The Junior Class President shall be a non-voting member of the Honorary Degrees Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Junior Class President shall be a member of the Wig Award Committee, and shall recommend to the Senate and lead the other student member of the Wig Award Committee. The Junior Class President shall have the authority to create ad hoc Junior Class committees.

Sophomore Class President


The Sophomore Class President shall host social events for the sophomore class and for student-faculty interaction. The Sophomore Class President shall chair the Sophomore Class Committee and the the Student-Faculty Interaction Committee. The Sophomore Class President shall serve as a member of the Inspirational Young Alumnus/a Selection Committee. The Sophomore Class President shall have the authority to create ad hoc Sophomore Class committees.

First Year Class President


The First Year Class President shall host social events for the first year class and shall chair the First Year Class Committee. The First Year Class President shall serve as a member of the Inspirational Young Alumnus/a Selection Committee and the Orientation and Book Selection Committee. The First Year Class President shall have the authority to create ad hoc First Year Class committees.

At-Large Student on the Trustee Finance Committee


This student sits on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. The duties of this position include attending Board of Trustees committee meetings and giving student perspectives, helping organize and decide on the topics for the fall student-trustee retreat, and helping organize dinners between students and trustees. (Note: this is not a Senate position, but it is an elected student position. Students interested in both being a Senator and serving on these committees should consider running for Vice President for Finance, which also sits on the BoT Finance Committee and Student Affairs Committee.)

Senate Staff Positions

These positions are paid an hourly wage. Applicants may be contacted for an interview.

Chief of Staff


The Chief of Staff shall oversee all the ASPC support staff: the Senate Aide(s), Senate Secretary, Director of Public Relations, and Software Development Group members. The Chief of Staff shall chair weekly support staff meetings and lead the support staff in assisting the Senate with projects and tasks, including with fall recruiting. The Chief of Staff is accountable to the President and shall be appointed by the Senate upon the recommendation of the President.

Senate Aide


The Senate Aides shall assist the Chief of Staff in executing the Senate’s projects and tasks. Such tasks may include program administration, policy/ legislative drafting, quarterly reports, planning events, and/or general administrative tasks. Expected 8h/week commitment. Must attend weekly Senate meetings and ASPC trainings, report to the Chief of Staff.

Senate Secretary


The Secretary shall take minutes at Senate and make all non-financial ASPC records (Senate minutes, current lists of all officers and committee members, copies of the ASPC Constitution and Bylaws, etc.) available to any member of the ASPC upon request. The Secretary shall assist the Chief of Staff in executing the Senate’s projects and tasks.

Director of Public Relations


The Director shall facilitate the Senate’s communication with the student body by regularly updating the Senate’s online social media and website. The Director shall produce a regular report with information including but not limited to updates from each Senate member, updates from Senate-appointed committee representatives and employees, the minutes of the Senate’s previous meetings, and upcoming Senate events. The Director shall assist the Chief of Staff in executing the Senate’s projects and tasks.

Director of Disability and Mental Health Advocacy (DHMA)


The Director shall represent the interests of students with disabilities or mental health issues by advocating for policy and procedural changes in these areas and creating relevant resources for students. The Director shall be the ASPC liaison to the Student Disability Resource Center, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS), and Student Health Services. The Director serves on the 5C Mental Health Working Group and administers the Disability Fund for student organizations. The Director shall be accountable to the Commissioner of Community Relations.

Elections Commissioner


The Elections Supervisor shall be appointed by the Senate at the beginning of each semester, and shall supervise ASPC elections according to the rules and procedures specified in the ASPC Constitution, Bylaws, Elections Code, and rulings of the Senate. For more information, see the Elections Code (under Policies in the navigation area).

Product Manager (PM)


The Product Manager (PM) shall work closely with relevant Senators and ASPC-external stakeholders to craft inclusive and thorough product requirements for proposed and existing ASPC products. The PM shall only explore new products or modify existing products with the express approval of Senate, and will report on progress and plans to the Senate at least every semester. The PM shall work closely with the Software Engineers to meet product requirements and enforce quality. In the Software Development Group (SDG), the PM is horizontal to the Lead Software Engineer (Lead SWE) in authority, and is accountable to the Chief of Staff.

Lead Software Engineer (Lead SWE)


The Lead Software Engineer (Lead SWE) shall recruit, recommend to the Senate, and oversee the Software Engineers in service of the Software Development Group’s (SDG) mission. In the SDG, the Lead SWE is horizontal to the Product Manager (PM) in authority, and is accountable to the Chief of Staff.

Software Engineer (SWE)


The Software Engineers (SWE) will program in service of the Software Development Group’s mission and are accountable to the Lead Software Engineer (Lead SWE).

Positions on Faculty, Admin, and Alumni Committees


Admissions and Financial Aid Committee


This committee consists of faculty, the Dean of Admissions, the Dean of Students, the Director of Financial Aid and two students. Reports to the EVP.

Curriculum Committee (2 seats)


Meets weekly. Oversee all curricular matters, including GE requirements, course and major changes, and grade inflation/course rigor. Also a member of the student Academic Affairs Committee. Reports to VP of Academic Affairs.

Analyzing Differences Committee (1 seat)


Meets bi-weekly or monthly. Certifies courses that fulfill the General Education Analyzing Difference requirement. Also a member of the student Academic Affairs Committee. Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Study Abroad Committee (2 seats)


Meets bi-weekly. Must have studied abroad. Determines policies regarding education abroad and reviews student applications for studying abroad. Also a member of the student Academic Affairs Committee. Reports to VP of Academic Affairs.

Faculty Position Advisory Committee


Advises the Academic Dean and President on tenure-track position planning decisions. In the Fall, the student members of the committee conduct a survey of the student body to produce the annual Report on Student Perceptions of Enrollment and Curricular Pressures. Also a member of the student Academic Affairs Committee. Must be an arts/humanities major. Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs.

President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity (2 seats)


Meets bi-weekly. Reviews the status of diversity at the College and advises the President and admin on relevant issues throughout the year. Reports to Commissioner of Community Relations.

Critical Thinking and Writing Committee (2 seats)


Meets weekly or bi-weekly. Oversees writing in the curriculum, the ID1 Program, the GE Writing Requirement, and the Writing Center. Also a member of the student Academic Affairs Committee. Reports to VP of Academic Affairs.

President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability


The President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability is responsible for monitoring the campus operations that directly affect the College's use of resources, developing strategies for increasing campus sustainability, developing outreach and communication programs for spreading information about campus sustainability, administering the President's Sustainability Fund, and reporting on progress on campus sustainability. Reports to Commissioner of Environmental Affairs.

Coop Committee


The primary responsibility of the committee is to set policy for the Coop Fountain and Coop Store. The committee shall also facilitate communication between and among the businesses and the Senate. This committee shall be chaired by the Executive Vice President and shall consist of two Senators, one of whom is often the Commissioner of Environmental Affairs due to the Committee’s relevant subject material; one student at-large, and the heads or general managers of the Fountain and Store.

Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)


The committee shall manage environmental projects that the committee or the Senate deem important, and shall inform the Senate how their projects, funding, and legislation might affect the environment. The Committee shall facilitate collaboration across The Claremont Colleges on environmental matters, including by inviting environmental representatives from the other Claremont Colleges to serve as members of the committee.

First Year Class Committee


The committee shall plan social and educational events for the first year class. This committee shall be chaired by the First Year Class President and shall consist of at-large members of the first year class.

Sophomore Class Committee


The committee shall plan social and educational events for the sophomore class. This committee shall be chaired by the Sophomore Class President and shall consist of at-large members of the sophomore class.

Residence Halls Committee


The committee shall address concerns from the students in regard to the residence halls. The committee shall advise on housing policy and is the representative voice of the student body on all housing policy decisions. As needed, the committee shall work towards providing support for service staff in the residence hall. The committee shall be advised by at least one non-voting professional staff member from the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Food Committee


The primary responsibility of the committee shall be to address concerns from the students in regard to dining services. As needed, the committee shall work towards providing support for service staff in the residence hall. As much as possible, there shall be equal numbers of students from North and South Campuses. The committee shall meet monthly throughout the school year to discuss concerns, as well as meet regularly with the Dean of Students and the General Manager of Dining Services to communicate those concerns.


Positions on Student-Chaired Committees


These committees almost all meet on a bi-weekly schedule. While they are chaired by students, these committees’ memberships often contain relevant administrators. (Comm. = Commissioner.)


Academic Affairs Committee


This Committee shall meet regularly to pursue policy reforms, educate students about current events in academic affairs, and advise the student representatives to the faculty committees. Chaired by VP Academic Affairs.

Academic Procedures Committee (1 seat)


The APC votes weekly on petitions for exceptions to academic regulations. As an APC member you are eligible to sit on Academic Discipline Boards, and must attend Judicial Board training in the fall. As a member of the full APC, you only meet if the subcommittee can't come to a decision, which is extremely rare. Also a member of the student Academic Affairs Committee. Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Campus Sports Committee


Plan sports-related events, including homecoming. Work to promote varsity and intramural sports on campus. Chaired by Comm. of Sports.

External Affairs Committee


The committee shall advocate on behalf of ASPC on matters regarding the Claremont community, including the Consortium’s policies and resources. Chaired by Comm. of External Affairs.

Committee on Campus Climate and Diversity


Address the concerns of underrepresented communities, student activism, support organizations, and mentor programs, as well as larger issues of campus climate. Chaired by Comm. of Community Relations.

Student Clubs and Organizations Committee


Create and maintain forum for student group interaction. Chaired by Comm. of Clubs.

Student-Faculty Interaction Committee


Plan events that encourage interaction between students and faculty. Chaired by Junior Class President.

Faculty Position Advisory Committee


The committee will advise the Dean and the President on tenure-track position planning decisions. The students on the committee will in the fall semester conduct a survey of the student body to produce the annual Report on Student Perceptions of Enrollment and Curricular Pressures. This committee consists of six professors (two from each division), the Vice President of Academic Affairs and two students appointed by the Senate upon the recommendation of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Each student on the committee must represent a different division of the college, as determined by declared academic major, and students must be able to serve on the committee for the entire academic year. The Dean of the College will serve as an ex-officio member of the Committee.