Enrollment and GPA
In elections of the past, more students were disqualified by the enrollment and the GPA requirements than any other requirement. Candidates should make sure to meet the
GPA requirements and that there are no errors in their records before submitting applications. Candidates may contact the Coordinator of Student Activities for verification of the
GPA. It is the candidate’s responsibility to correct any discrepancies. If a candidate is disqualified because of a GPA or enrollment error, an appeal may be made to the Supreme
Court Election Committee with written proof that the error has been corrected before the deadline. No appeals will be heard after the deadline
I signify that I read through the election procedures, qualifications, and timeline; and I understand that if I do not meet the qualifications,
deadlines, and campaigning procedures stated in this document, I will be disqualified for candidacy and will not be placed on the ballot.
Senate Candidate's Signature Date
DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE SENATE
ARTICLE IV: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
The ASRCC shall designate its powers of legislation to its Legislative Branch. The Legislative Branch shall be maintained by the ASRCC Senate and
shall consist of the Vice-President, Senate Pro Tempore, and a maximum of thirty (30) Senators. The newly elected Vice-President and Senators shall
begin their term the first day after the end of the spring semester in which elected, unless elected by special circumstance, and remain in office until the
last day of the following spring semester. All appointed Senators shall begin their term the first day of appointment and hall remain in office until the last
day of the following spring semester.
A Senator must have complied with all elections or appointment procedures as well as completed a minimum of six (6) units at RCC prior to the beginning
of their term. Each Senator shall attend a minimum of two (2) Senate outreach events per semester. All Senators shall be responsible for allocating time
designated for ASRCC Senate meetings, senate committee meetings, and shared governance meetings established by the ASRCC Vice-President, prior
to accepting early registration for the following academic semester. If qualifications are not met, the Representative in question shall be ineligible for office.
Section: Duties and Powers
Confirm all appointments for the Executive Treasurer and Secretary, the Directors of respective branches, the Supreme Court Chief Justice, Justices,
and all vacancies in the Senate. The Senate shall confirm all appointments with a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its members present during the meeting in which
the vote takes place.
The Senate shall reconsider and enact any legislation brought to the senate floor with a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its members present during the meeting
in which the vote takes place.
Appoint a Pro-Tempore from its membership with a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its members present during the meeting in which the vote takes place.
Each Senator shall serve on a minimum of one (1) shared governance committee at RCC.
Have the power to enact impeachment proceedings with the ASRCC Supreme Court against all elected and appointed Representatives.
GUIDELINES FOR CAMPAIGNING
BEFORE CAMPAIGNING All candidate packets must be submitted to the Student Activities Coordinators for validation. The advisor will check for GPA's,
for complete packets, etc. Only complete packets will be considered for approval. All students running for Senate MUST with 50 valid signatures in the
google form, a candidate statement, and a request to be placed on the ballot for candidacy to Student Activities Office. All valid signatures must include
student ID number and student name.
Prior to the candidates meeting, candidates may ONLY campaign verbally, while on campus. Verbal campaigning is defined as speaking to groups no
larger than four RCCD students. Documents to be circulated for signatures may ONLY include copies of the supplied signature sheet and a copy of the
After all forms are approved by Student Activities, candidates must attend the candidates meeting. Attendance at the candidates meeting IS
MANDATORY. Following the candidates meeting, campaigning commences for those deemed eligible to run. The use of campaign posters and
distribution of flyers or goodies will be permitted ONLY during the official campaign period. Candidates may be disqualified if violations of campaign
guidelines are reported and substantiated.
DURING CAMPAGINING All eligible candidates are allowed to campaign on campus in accordance with the college posting policies and these guidelines.
Campaign election guidelines and information should be distributed via college Student Activities Offices and members of the associated
students’ organizations. All POSTERS & FLYERS must be approved by Student Activities prior to posting. For posting locations and other inquiries
please visit the Student Activities Office in Bradshaw 207 or call (951) 222 – 8570. Posters : Only (10) ten (8 1/2" by 11") small posters and (2) two large
(no larger than 24" x 36") posters can be posted per college and per candidate. Flyers:They may only be passed out and NOT left unattended on campus.
Flyers are to be no larger than 5”x7 and the number of flyers to handed out is unlimited. All campaign materials must be removed from campus, by the
candidate, prior to voting time and within all-time deadlines as set forward in the Candidate Timeline. If a candidate has no access to secured areas, the
Student Activities Office will be responsible for the removal of posting materials. Social Media: Candidates will be required to submit a log of all
eCampaiging to the Election Committee upon request. All social media settings should be set to public during the election timeline. Social media posts may
remain on the candidate’s timeline provided there are to be no posts/comments/mentions targeted at specific people. Associates may post about a
candidate during elections. Candidates should not disparage or slander other candidates in any form of campaigning. NO ASRCC materials should be used
by candidates and receipts for campaigning materials maybe requested.