About ASPCC Cascade
Cascade Student Union 2nd Floor | 971-722-5188
Meet your 2014-2015 Student Leadership Team!
ASPCC stands for Associated Students of Portland Community College. ASPCC is the student government that represents student needs and serves as a united voice for students on campus. We advocate for students in committees district-wide and bring a student opinion to the table when discussing issues such as educational programs, allocation of funds, bond measures, security, transportation, cafeteria issues, legislative advocacy, textbooks, facilities, and much, much more! In short, we make sure that PCC takes students into account when deciding on it's varied policies.
We also organize campus and district programming by hosting events of all kinds year-round. The programming division consists of the Social Programs Coordinator, the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, the Recreation Coordinator, the Middle College Student Ambassador, Clubs and Diversity Retention Coordinators. For more information on the kinds of events we host, check out our "Events" page. Next to the programming team, we also have an executive team. The executive team consists of the Student Body President, the Legislative Director, the Project Specialist and the Communications Coordinator. The executive team's collective goal is to address budget issues and funding. The last newest team just recently formed this year is a communications team. The communications team consists of the Communications Coordinator, the Multimedia Specialist and the Communication Specialist. The communications team ensures that all the news and events that would benefit students have been communicated through all mediums available.
The legislative director is in charge of actively informing and engaging students about political issues and registering people to vote, as well as bringing political issues and candidates to the campus and engaging students in a dialog about legislation and politics. For more information about the voter registration, click here.
The Student Body President acts as point of contact between PCC's administration and student government, and works on bringing issues from the PCC administration to the group. He is also present at PCC Board Of Directors meetings and is the chair of several committees.
Our third area of focus is sustainability. Starting in 2009, we have an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator who exclusively works for ASPCC. The coordinator works with students, student government and PCC committees and staff to promote the idea of sustainability on campus through events, outreach, and other activities.
Recreation is staffed by ASPCC's very own Recreation Coordinator. We seek to get students involved on campus by organizing large and small scale sporting events and tournaments, ranging from Polar Plunge, Open Mic Nights, Pool Tournaments to Bowling Nights and Video game and card game tournaments.
Starting this year, for the first time, we have the communications team. The communications team is in charge of information. We make sure that the information will reach as many students as possible through all mediums such as Potty Press and Poster Press, Bookmarks, Websites, Facebook, Posters and Flyers. If you have any flyers or blurb that you want us to publish for you on Cascade, please check out this link for more information.
Last but not least, we have Diversity Retention Clubs that include Black Student Union club (BSU), International Students club, Latino/a Students club, Queer club, Native Nations club, and the Sustainability club.
To find out more about us, check our Events page for photos of our events, facilities and staff!
Please check out general council meetings that are held every Monday from 3-5pm in the Student Union Building Rm. 204; these are open to the public.
ASPCC Goal Themes
- We collaborate with students, staff and faculty to nurture and celebrate the unique PCC community through outings, events, ongoing projects and celebrations.
- We encourage robust dialogue through weekly public meetings, ongoing participation in campus affairs and a thriving student run newspaper.
- We promote sustainable practices on Cascade campus and throughout the PCC district. We engage in dialogue and provide education opportunities highlighting ecological issues.
- We strive for access to higher education for all. We increase retention and completion of degrees by advocating for and providing support services.
- Engaged Citizenship
- With a goal of registering 1,000 Cascade students in the first three weeks of fall term, and by providing opportunities to lobby throughout the year, we encourage student involvement in the legislative process. We orchestrate education campaigns and provide opportunities to participate in social movements with the aim of a more just world.
- We promote diversity awareness through ongoing outreach events and programs. We support visibility, solidarity and empowerment.