Associated Student Organization (ASO): Elections

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ASO OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Cameron Zeppetta

I would like to run for ASO President. I am currently the Vice President of Club Affairs. I know how to conduct meetings, I’m familiar with how the college functions, the greater state infrastructure, the Brown Act, and the duties of the office. I will be at AVC for another two years so I hope to continue to be of service of the ASO.


VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

No candidate filed
 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES

No candidate filed
 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR CLUB AFFAIRS

Kevin Cabello

Antelope Valley College is a place that helped me find my passions and I yearn to give back to my community. I have a great inclination towards leadership as I feel speaking for the voiceless and guiding those who are lost is extremely important, especially during this crucial period in one’s life. I have plenty of experience as I was the President of Mock Trial, Captain of Mathletes, Founder/President of Eastside’s SAT Squad and I tutor in the Learning Center. I have pride in Antelope Valley College and I hope to spark that fiery passion for learning in others.

Lina Beaini

I am running for ASO VP of Club Affairs and I believe I can fulfill all the requirements of this position. While maintaining classes and work, I developed connections with multiple clubs through my officer position as Inter Club Council member for Alpha Iota. I understand the struggles of clubs and want to help out as much as possible.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS

No candidate filed
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS

No candidate filed
 

TREASURER

No candidate filed
 

SECRETARY

No candidate filed

 

ASO SENATOR STATEMENTS

Senator of Counseling and Matriculation

Juliet Chico

Being apart of AVC’s community, I was given a chance at higher education, and now I would like to give something back. By becoming a student senator, I will be able to put in the work to serve my school. I guarantee to turn AVC into a more prosperous community. I am a student with integrity, dedication to my school, and will put the people first. With experience inside the classroom as a political science major, and outside the classroom as a campaign volunteer, I know how to put plans into action. I would be honored to earn your vote.


Senator of Palmdale and Extended Learning

Oscar Sanchez

My goals for my term in office are: To help establish more connections between the Lancaster and Palmdale campuses in order to streamline information between them.
 

Math, Science and Engineering

Mariano Eguizabl

I believe that staying in ASO I will have experience to get more connected to the students and be able to communicate properly to the students efficiently about ASO being in the program for as long as I have. This being my third year at Antelope Valley College I'm experiencing more of what the students need and want and by being in ASO I can contribute more to the students. Being a part of ASO has helped me see why students struggle and I want to be sure every student gets the resources they need to continue on in school.  


Senator of Rhetoric and Literacy

Tina Alaberkyan

My name is Tina Alaberkyan and I’m running for Senator 3–Arts and Humanities. If I were elected a student senator, I would make sure to keep student’s opinions in mind while I voice my concerns at board meetings. I would have open ears to everyone in the school, as I am very easy to communicate with. The reason why I’m running for this position specifically is because I believe that if I was given the position, I could help make real changes at board meetings. If you elect me as your Senator, your voices and concerns will be heard.


Senator of Health and Safety Sciences

No candidate filed
 

Senator of Social & Behavioral Sciences

No candidate filed


Senator of Career Tech Ed

No candidate filed
 

Senator of Health and Safety Sciences

No candidate filed
 

Senator of Enrollment Services

No candidate filed
 

Senator of Student Life and Services

No candidate filed

 

   Election Code

Associated Student Organization

Antelope Valley College

Spring 2020

 

The following procedures were prepared by the Associated Student Executive Council for the ASO Spring election.

 

     I.     Authority

 

The ASO Executive Council and Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee will have full authority to enforce the Election Code for the Spring 2020 election.

 

The Executive Council and Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee shall recommend and enforce sanctions against candidates who violate the Election Code during the Spring election.  Their decision is final.

     

  1. Positions available:

            The Executive Board, in order of succession, consists of the:

  • President
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Student Services
  • Vice President of Club Affairs
  • Executive Director of Public Relations
  • Executive Director of Special Programs
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Senator positions  (10)

 

The House of Senators consists of 10 Senators that will be appointed to a Dean for representation in each division/area on campus after the election by the ASO President with approval of the ASO Executive Council. Senator position titles are reflective of the college dean structure and ASO will have one Senator for each division/area.  If the college changes division/area names the ASO positions will be modify to reflect this.

 

III.       Qualifications for obtaining office:

 

            A.  Be an active member of the ASO while holding office.

 

            B.  Maintain and complete five (5) units of course work at AVC per semester.  To be seated, your Spring 2020 grades and units must be posted to your transcript.  You are required to have completed a minimum of five (5) units the spring elected with at least a 2.00 GPA for the semester and a cumulative GPA of a 2.00 or higher.

 

    C.  Must have and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA at AVC.

  1. If running for the Executive Board of ASO (president, vice president of academic affairs, vice president of student services, vice president of club affairs, executive director of public relations, executive director of special programs, treasurer or secretary), you must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) units of college level course work at AVC during the time you take office.
  1. No member of the ASO can hold an office for more than three (3) years collectively.

 

            F.   Students on disciplinary and/or academic probation are ineligible to run for or hold any office provided for in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Antelope Valley College Associated Student Organization.

 

            G.  Student must discuss with the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee the duties of the office for which one is filing a Declaration Letter of Intent. A candidate can declare and run for only one position.

 

            H.  If the candidate does not meet the requirements prior to the election or maintain them during the term of office, he/she must forfeit the office.  If ineligibility occurs, the next runner up will be sworn into office.

 

IV.       All elected and appointed officers are subject to the ASO Constitution and By-Laws. Please read it carefully.

 

   V.     Campaigning and qualifications to run for office

 

            A.  Students who meet the qualifications to run for office can begin to campaign once their candidacy is verified and all paperwork is submitted by date TBA by 4:00 p.m., to the Student Life and Services Office, T700 E1. The student meets with the Dean of Student Life and Services or designee prior to that time.  The qualifications to run for office include a letter of intent, ten (10) current AVC student signatures, Student ID number on the candidacy form, and verification of the candidate’s enrollment. Only after these steps have been cleared can the candidate begin to campaign.

 

            B.  All campaign material must be removed by 4:30 p.m. on date TBA. No campaigning is allowed within 25 feet of an open computer lab or an official voting location.

 

            C.  The Student Life and Services will run 100 black and white copies of a candidate's campaign flyer at no cost to the candidate only after stamped approval by the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee.  There will be no color copies made. The Student Life and Services will also run off 100 additional black and white copies of the candidate's flyer if he/she furnishes the paper.  No flyers will be reviewed for duplication after 4:00 p.m. on date TBA.          

     

            D.  The following procedures have been established for campaign material.

 

                  1.   Stamped approved posters, signs, flyers, etc. (by the Dean of Student Life and Services) (maximum size 20" x 14") are not permitted to be attached to glass surfaces (on the outside or on the inside), glass doorways, nor the glass dome on the south end of the Student Services Building.  Posters, signs, flyers, etc. are not permitted in the classrooms, on painted or varnished surfaces, trees or on any light poles.  Thumb tacks are acceptable for bulletin boards.  No transparent tape or staples are allowed.  The use of clear tape, nails, tacks and other damaging objects are prohibited in the posting of campaigning material.  Masking tape is required for use to attach flyers to approved surfaces.

 

                  2.   Flyers are not permitted on car windows or in faculty mailboxes.  They may be placed on tables in the cafeteria, but they may not be taped to the tables and not exceed the size of 20" x 14".

 

                  3.   Each candidate is limited to four (4) posters posted around campus.

 

                  4.   Stamped approved banners (by the Dean of Student Life and Services) are limited in size to 48 inches by 10 feet long and are permitted to be posted in the cafeteria and are limited to two (2) per candidate. 

 

            E.   Speaking Sessions

 

                  1.   Arrangements may be made by each candidate to speak to the individual clubs on campus by obtaining permission from the club and approval by the club advisor.

 

                  2.   Candidates may speak to groups of students assembled in classrooms prior to and immediately after instruction with instructor's approval.

 

            F.   Handouts

 

Stamped approved handouts (by the Dean of Student Life and Services) are permissible, but you cannot force people to take them.

 

  VI.     Elections Dates and Procedures

  1. Election will be held from date TBA. On date TBA the polls will close at midnight. Voting will be online through myAVC.
  1. All students currently enrolled in classes are eligible to vote.
  1. A drawing will be held on date TBA after the filing deadline to determine where the candidate's name will be listed on the ballot, not necessarily alphabetically.
  1. Each candidate will be encouraged to attend the announcement session at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, date TBA in the Student Life and Services Office (T700 E1).
  1. Election results will be posted in the glass display case outside SSV 180 and in the glass case in the Bookstore Hallway after the announcement session.
  1. All candidates including write-in candidates must receive a majority vote to win and he/she must receive at least a minimum of ten (10) votes and meet the eligibility requirements to be declared the winner of the election.
  1. All protests concerning the election must be submitted in writing no later than 11 a.m. on Friday, date TBA to the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee.

VII.     Special Campaign Arrangements

 

Any special campaign activities not mentioned in the above campaign procedures must be submitted in writing in advance for approval by the Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee.

 

VIII.    The Executive Council and Dean of Student Life and Services and/or designee reserve the right to extend the filing deadline for any position where there are no declarations filed or no candidate meets the qualifications for obtaining office.

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Last updated: April 29, 2020