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.


Senate Positions

President


  1. The President shall lead the ASPC in serving students and achieving its mission as outlined in Article 2 Section 1 of the ASPC Constitution;
  2. The President shall serve as the chief executive officer, and provide strategic direction to ensure the health and well being of the ASPC and the student body which it represents; 
  3. The President shall serve as the chief representative of the student body to the Pomona College administration, Alumni Association Board, the 5C President’s Council, the Claremont Consortium, and all external actors; 
  4. The President shall chair the Senate;
  5. The President shall serve as the co-vice chair and voting member of the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, and lead the student delegation to the Board of Trustees; 
  6. The President shall serve on the student delegation to the Student Affairs Committee; 
  7. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all ASPC committees and sub-groups;
  8. The President shall provide support to the Executive Council.



Vice President of Finance


  1. The Vice President of Finance shall serve as the chief financial officer, and oversee administrative and operational functions of the ASPC;

  2. The Vice President shall serve as a voting member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees; 

  3. The Vice President shall meet regularly with the college Vice President and Treasurer; 

  4. The Vice President shall coordinate with the Assistant Director of the Smith Campus Center to hold annual meetings for club leaders at the beginning of the fall semester and during the spring semester;

  5. The Vice President shall chair the Budget Committee, coordinate annual budget hearings, and review the status of the Association’s investments and reserves;

  6. The Vice President shall chair the Coop Committee, and ensure the financial and operational health of all of the Association’s sponsored operations;

  7. The Vice President shall serve on the Executive Council, and provide support for the “Finance and Operations” working group.


Vice President of Student Affairs


  1. The Vice President of Student Affairs shall lead the ASPC’s efforts related student affairs;

  2. The Vice President shall meet regularly with the Dean of Students, and support community engagement in institutional policy change; 

  3. The Vice President shall regularly liaise with the Title IX office to lead ASPC advocacy efforts in the intervention and prevention of sexual assault on campus;

  4. The Vice President shall lead the student delegation to the Student Affairs Committee; 

  5. The Vice President shall partner with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to recommend to the Senate student members of working groups, task forces, ad-hoc or newly created committees at the discretion of the President;

  6. The Vice President shall serve on the Executive Council, and provide support to the  “Student Affairs” working group.


Vice President of Academic Affairs


  1. The Vice President of Academic Affairs shall lead the ASPC’s efforts related to academic affairs, and represent students to the faculty of the college;

  2. The Vice President shall serve as a voting member of the Educational Quality Committee of the Board of Trustees; 

  3. The Vice President shall chair the student Academic Affairs Committee; 

  4. The Vice President shall serve as a member or appoint student members to the Curriculum Committee, Critical Thinking and Writing Committee, Faculty Position Advisory Committee, and Study Abroad Committee; 

  5. The Vice President shall meet regularly with the Dean of the College and the Chair of the Faculty; 

  6. The Vice President shall partner with the Vice President of Student Affairs to recommend to the Senate student members of working groups, task forces, ad-hoc or newly created committees at the discretion of the President;

  7. The Vice President shall serve on the Executive Council, and provide support to the  “Academic Affairs” working group.


North Campus Representative


  1. The North Campus Representative shall be elected by students living on North Campus and represent their interests to the Senate in matters related to student affairs; 

  2. The Representative shall reside on North Campus;

  3. The Representative shall decide in partnership with the South Campus Representative to chair either the Residence Hall or the Food Committee; 

  4. The Representative shall serve on the student delegation to the Student Affairs Committee; 

  5. The Representative shall work in the “Student Affairs” working group, and work closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs.


South Campus Representative


  1. The South Campus Representative shall be elected by students living on South Campus, and represent their interests to the Senate in matters related to student affairs;

  2. The Representative shall reside on South Campus;

  3. The Representative shall decide in partnership with the North Campus Representative to chair either the Residence Hall or the Food Committee;

  4. The Representative shall serve on the student delegation to the Student Affairs Committee; 

  5. The Representative shall work in the “Student Affairs” working group, and work closely with the Vice President of Student Affair


Commissioner, Athletics


  1. The Commissioner shall have the primary responsibility of representing students in varsity athletics, club sports, and recreational sports;
  2. The Commissioner shall serve as a liaison to the Pomona-Pitzer athletic department;
  3. The Commissioner shall chair the Athletics Committee, and coordinate programming involving athletics; 
  4. The Commissioner shall serve as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; if they are not a current athlete, the Commissioner shall attend all Student-Athlete Advisory Committee meetings; 
  5. The Commissioner shall coordinate with the Commissioner of Wellness to promote physical health and wellness;
  6. The Commissioner shall work in the “Academic Affairs” working group, and work closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Commissioner, Campus Events


  1. The Commissioner of Campus Events shall have the primary responsibility of leading social programming and creating an inclusive, vibrant, and healthy social climate on campus;

  2. The Commissioner shall chair the Pomona Events Committee;

  3. The Commissioner shall submit quarterly reports on PEC expenditures and activities to the Senate;

  4. The Commissioner shall serve as a member of the Five College Student Activities Committee;

  5. The Commissioner shall work in the “Finance and Operations” working group, and work closely with the Vice President of Finance.


Commissioner, Equity and Inclusion


  1. The Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion shall have the primary responsibility of representing marginalized & underrepresented communities, activist & support organizations, and cohort & mentor groups of the college community;

  2. The Commissioner shall chair the student Equity and Inclusion Committee; 

  3. The Commissioner shall meet regularly with the Dean of Student Mentoring and Leadership, head mentors, and the college diversity officers;

  4. The Commissioner shall serve on the student delegation to the Student Affairs Committee; 

  5. The Commissioner shall serve on or recommend to the Senate a student to serve on the Analyzing Difference Committee;

  6. The Commissioner shall recommend to the Senate student members of the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee;

  7. The Commissioner shall work in both the “Academic Affairs” and “Student Affairs” working groups. 


Commissioner, Facilities and Environment


  1. The Commissioner of Facilities and Environment shall have the primary responsibility of advocating for improvements to campus infrastructure, services, and environment to ensure that they are accessible and relevant for students; 

  2. The Commissioner shall serve as the representative voice on the preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment;

  3. The Commissioner shall serve as a voting member of the Facilities and Environment Committee of the Board of Trustees; 

  4. The Commissioner shall chair the Environmental Quality Committee, and meet regularly with the Assistant Director of the Sustainability Integration Office and the Assistant Vice President of Facilities; 

  5. The Commissioner shall serve as an ex-officio member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability;

  6. The Commissioner shall coordinate with the Commissioner of Wellness to advocate for physical accessibility on campus;

  7. The Commissioner shall coordinate with the North and South Campus Representatives to advocate for sustainable practices in the Residence Hall and Food committees;  

  8. The Commissioner shall work in the “Finance and Operations” working group, and work closely with the Vice President of Finance.

Commissioner, Wellness


  1. The Commissioner of Wellness shall have the primary responsibility of representing students in issues related to physical, mental, and holistic well-being; 
  2. The Commissioner shall serve as the representative student voice on mental health and campus accessibility; 
  3. The Commissioner shall chair the Wellness Committee;
  4. The Commissioner shall regularly liaise with the Student Disability Resource Center, the Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Student Health Services;
  5. The Commissioner shall serve as a member of the Academic Procedures Committee;
  6. The Commissioner shall administer the Accessibility fund for student organizations; 
  7. The Commissioner shall work in both the “Academic Affairs” and “Student Affairs” working groups. 

Senior Class President


  1. The Senior Class President shall be a member of the senior class and have the primary responsibility of representing the senior class;
  2. The President shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Honorary Degrees Committee of the Board of Trustees; 
  3. The President shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Wig Award Committee of the Board of Trustees, and co-lead participation in the Wig award process; 
  4. The President shall recommend to the Senate a voting member of the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees;
  5. The President shall assist in the planning of Class Day and Commencement, and work closely with Advancement to coordinate participation in the senior class gift; 
  6. The President shall chair the Senior Class Committee, and meet regularly with the Senior Class Dean;
  7. The President shall serve as a member of the Budget committee; 
  8. The President shall work closely with the ASPC President.

Junior Class President


  1. The Junior Class President shall be a member of the junior class and have the primary responsibility of representing the junior class;
  2. The President shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Honorary Degrees Committee of the Board of Trustees; 
  3. The President shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Wig Award Committee of the Board of Trustees, and co-lead participation in the Wig award process; 
  4. The President shall chair the Junior Class Committee, and meet regularly with the Junior Class Dean;
  5. The President shall serve as a member of the Budget committee; 
  6. The President shall work closely with the ASPC President.

Sophomore Class President


  1. The Sophomore Class President shall be a member of the sophomore class and have the primary responsibility of representing the sophomore class;
  2. The President shall chair the Sophomore Class Committee ,and meet regularly with the Sophomore Class Dean;
  3. The President shall chair the Student-Faculty Interaction committee; 
  4. The President shall serve as a member of the Budget committee; 
  5. The President shall work closely with the ASPC President.


First Year Class President


  1. The First Year Class President shall be a member of the first year class and have the primary responsibility of representing the first-year class;
  2. The President shall chair the First Year Class Committee, and meet regularly with the First Year Class Dean;
  3. The President shall serve as a member of the Orientation and the Book Selection Committee; 
  4. The President shall serve as a member of the Budget committee; 
  5. The President shall work closely with the ASPC President.

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 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 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).


Director of Disability Advocacy


Director of Title IX Advocacy


Director of Mental Health Advocacy


Multimedia Engagement Manager


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

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.


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. 


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.


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.