Portland Community College’s student government boasts some forty campus-based student organizers, spread across PCC’s four main campuses — Cascade, Sylvania, Southeast and Rock Creek. Each campus has its own student government, called ASPCC (short for the Associated Students of Portland Community College). And each ASPCC team has its own Executive Team, which is made up of the Student Body President, the Director of Legislative Affairs, the Director of Student Programs/Events, and the Eco Social Justice Director. Together, the Executive Team members from those four campuses — with the exception of the Director of Student Programs/Events — form the twelve voting members of the District Student Council (DSC). The DSC is supported by the Chair and the Chief of Staff, who are non-voting members and make up the District Executive Team.
District Student Council: Your Student Voice
The District Student Council‘s mission is to uplift all Portland Community College Students.
The DSC commits itself to diversity as it relates to awareness, education, and practice at every level of our organization. The DSC embraces people of all backgrounds, including but not limited to ethnicity, culture, race, sex, gender (identity and expression), class, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning style, and political perspective. We believe our core values are strengthened when all students have voice and representation. The resulting inclusive organizational climate promotes the development of broad-minded members of Portland Community College who make positive contributions to their local and global communities.
- Equity: Promote equity & inclusion
- Leadership: Build leadership capacity for students
- Community: Facilitate community on campus
- Growth: Foster the growth of students
- Sustainability: Nurture environmental stewardship and accountability to future generations
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Schedule of 2020-2021 Meetings
Meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
|Date||Location||Notes||Agenda and Minutes|
|September 14||Remote||Work Session/Training *8 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|September 25||Remote||Public Meeting/ Business Meeting|
|October 9||Remote||Work Session|
|October 23||Remote||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|November 6||Remote||Work Session|
|November 20||Remote||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|December 4||Remote||Work Session|
|December 11||Remote unless cleared to return||Winter Retreat and planning|
|January 8||Sylvania Campus||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|January 22||CLIMB Center||Work Session|
|February 5||Cascade Campus||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|February 19||CLIMB Center||Work Session|
|March 5||Southeast Campus||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|March 19||CLIMB Center||Work Session|
|April 2||Rock Creek Campus||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|April 16||CLIMB Center||Work Session|
|May 7||Sylvania Campus||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
|May 21||CLIMB Center||Work Session|
|June 4||Transition Meeting Southeast Campus||Public Meeting/Business Meeting|
Committee Student Representation
If your committee would like a student representative, please fill out the Student Representation Request Form. The request will be sent to the District Student Council Chief of Staff, who will relay the request to DSC. Campus committee requests will go to the appropriate campus Student Body President. If yours is a district committee, the request will be brought to the District Student Council’s attention, who will select and vote on which student will serve on the committee.
In accordance with policy S705, any committee that recommends, formulates, or reviews academic or student affairs policies that impact the district is required to have student representation. The level of participation for the student representative is governed by the committee’s governing rules. Please be clear about committee expectations in your request form.
If you are a student seeking to sit on a district committee or have any questions or concerns, please contact the Chief of Staff to the District Student Council.
Tell us your concerns, issues and/or questions by submitting a “Dear DSC” letter.
DSC Executive Team
Antonia McSwain, District Student Council Chair
Riley Turner, Board Trustee
ASPCC Cascade Executive Team
Brea Nazareno, Student Body President
Tom Farrenkopf, Director of Legislative Affairs
Joan Masters, Director of Eco Social Justice
ASPCC Rock Creek Executive Team
Kathryn Lopez, Student Body President
Gloria Leon, Director of Legislative Affairs
Grace Grace, Director of Eco Social Justice
ASPCC Southeast Executive Team
Yuliza Leon Del Toro, Student Body President
Emily Martin, Director of Legislative Affairs
Wolfgang, Director of Eco Social Justice
ASPCC Sylvania Executive Team
Emily Williams, Student Body President
Laurie Barnes, Director of Legislative Affairs
Valentina Castellanos Ramirez, Director of Eco Social Justice
Four Campuses, Four ASPCC’s!
Each PCC Campus has its own unique leadership program. All ASPCC’s represent and serve all students at their campuses and will, therefore, design activities, events, policies, and programs aimed at meeting their own campus-specific goals.
ASPCC aims to improve the lives of students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community. Our goals in governance and programming intend to empower and promote student interest and involvement.