To be eligible for an elected or appointed office, students must comply with the Los Angeles Community College
District Administrative: AP 5411 Eligibility for Associated Student Organization Offices
The following standards governing candidate and officer (as defined by the ASO constitution and by-laws) eligibility for appointed and elected Associated Student Organization officers (ASO), must be met:
A. The candidate or officer must be a currently paid member of the ASO, at the college where the election is being held, and have successfully completed no more than 80 degree-applicable units in the District.
Currently paid member ($10 ASO fee) for Fall 2023 semester
B. The candidate may seek only one campus office within the District and must meet minimum enrollment requirement, as described below, at the institution. Students interested in the Student Trustee position, may not seek an ASO office position at the nine LACCD Colleges simultaneously.
C. Per Section 76061 of the Education Code, a student who is elected or appointed to serve as an officer in the student government of a community college shall meet any of the following requirements:
(a) The student shall be enrolled in the community college at the time of election, and throughout the student’s term, with a minimum of five credit semester units,
(b) The student shall be enrolled in an adult education program (noncredit program only) offered by a community college district pursuant to Article 9 (commencing with Section 84900) of Chapter 5 of Part 50, at the time of the election and throughout the student’s term.
(c) The student is enrolled in the community college at the time of election, and throughout the student’s term, and is a disabled student, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 84850 shall be enrolled in coursework as prescribed in their educational plan. As used in this section, “disabled students” are persons with exceptional needs with a verified disability by the Office of Special Programs and Services.
D. The candidate or officer must not be on academic or progress probation, as defined by AP 4255 Probation during the semesters in which the student government office is applied for and held. The candidate or officer must have and maintain a cumulative and current GPA of at least 2.0 in the units completed at all the colleges in the District. Current means the most recently completed semester or session. The ASO Constitution may not set a higher GPA requirement.
F. Students enrolled in an adult education program or enrolled in a reduced course load due to a verified disability by the Office of Special Services must successfully complete all coursework enrolled in at the time of the election or appointment. Students falling below this requirement will automatically forfeit their office.