Mission and Vision Statement

Vision

Our vision is to uphold the college vision of building a future for students and communities, through student leaders who support sound decision making practices, critical thinking skills, empowering the student voice, community service projects, and college committee representation.

Mission

The mission of the District Student Council is to unify the Associated Students of Portland Community College at each of the four campuses: Sylvania, Cascade, Rock Creek, and the Southeast Campus.

The council is based on collective decision making through the process of consensus. Members of the DSC do not vote individually as twelve representatives, but rather as a four campuses. The three representatives from each campus vote via consensus.

The DSC seeks to accomplish this mission by:

  • providing its student leaders with opportunities to develop their leadership skills.
  • fostering an inclusive atmosphere of communication amongst campuses through district events.
  • promoting the welfare of the student body through representation on college committees.
  • advocating for student rights and concerns at the local, state, and federal level.

Who We Are

Our existence stems from the Associated Students of Portland Community College (ASPCC) and our responsibility is to represent the students of PCC. The DSC is composed of twelve student leaders, with three representatives from each of the four PCC campuses. We respect the individuality of each campus and convene to decide on matters that ultimately affect the student body as a whole. We strive to educate students on college policies, procedures and current information that may affect them in order to ensure that their needs are being met. 

We offer opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through event planning and execution, budget development, political organizing and lobbying, PCC committee representation, community service projects, and individual campus governance.

Each year we provide funding to students for: The Green Initiative Fund (T.G.I.F.), diversity signature events, a district wide bowling night, the end of the year social event, and student proposals brought to the DSC.