ASRCC discusses open forum, elections

By Hector M. Zermeno

The Associated Students of Riverside City College Supreme Court held its first meeting of the spring semester Feb. 25 in the Student Government Building.

During the 30 minute meeting, the court discussed some of the upcoming events for the semester such as the Student Trustee election, a Programs for Success open forum, and the ASRCC Student Government elections.

The Riverside Community College District is scheduled to have district-wide Student Trustee elections on April 5 and 6.

Students interested in running for student trustee are required to have completed at least 12 units and must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Student Trustee election packets will be made available March 14 at 9 a.m. in the Student Activities office at each of the three campuses in the district, according to the proposed timeline for the elections.

The ASRCC Supreme Court will approve the packets during their next meeting.

A Programs for Success open forum will be hosted March 10 in the cafeteria, located in the bottom level of the Bradshaw Building from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Some of the programs from campus that will be in attendance at the forum will include the Pathway to Law School program, Honors Program and the Paralegal Studies Program.

The purpose of the forum is to help students reach the resources they need to succeed in college.

“Students don’t know what resources are available, so many of the resources don’t get used,” said one of ASRCC’s Supreme Court Justices Patty McAdams, . “The resources are there to help students with their college endeavors.”

Student government welcomes members from other programs to attend the forum.

ASRCC Student Government elections will be held May 10 and 11. The court plans to follow a model similar to last year’s elections.

Positions that are up for election include president, vice president, and senators.

Other items discussed in the meeting included budget meetings and recruitment for the Supreme Court.

Budget meetings will be held March 29 and 30, where RCC clubs will present a board composed of ASRCC members with budget proposals for the following academic year.

Supreme Court Justice Pro Tempore Adam Molina mentioned he wants to continue with efforts to recruit more students to join the Supreme Court. He said he is worried there are not enough students to help during the busy months of April and May, when the Student Government elections take place.

Supreme Court meetings will be held twice a month for the spring semester.