Yosemite Community College District Board Policy 5400
The students of the District are authorized to organize student body associations. The Board hereby recognizes that those associations as the Associated Students of the District, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College.
The Associated Students organization is recognized as the official voice for the students in District and college decision-making processes. It may conduct other activities as approved by the Chancellor. The Associated Students activities shall not conflict with the authority or responsibility of the Board or its officers or employees.
The Associated Students shall conduct itself in accordance with state laws and regulations and administrative procedures established by the Chancellor.
The Associated Students shall be granted the use of District premises subject to such administrative procedures as may be established by the Chancellor. Such use shall not be construed as transferring ownership or control of the premises.
The mission of the Associated Students of Modesto Junior College will be to enhance sound student governance; to express the general will of the students to the administration; to create cultural and ethnic awareness on campus and in the community; to ensure that all students voices are heard; to promote respect regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Because ASMJC is a body of the students, by the students, and most importantly for the students, ASMJC will address student concerns on campus. ASMJC will be a voice in all decisions made on campus that may affect the student body.
ASMJC's Objectives are to:
Enhance sound student governance and citizenship.
Express the general will of the students to the administration.
Further cooperation with administration, staff, community, and other educational institutions.
Create and maintain adequate scholastic, social, cultural, and political activities for student welfare.
Advocate for the privileges, rights, and responsibilities of the students of Modesto Junior College.
ASMJC Funding Sources
ASMJC is 100% funded by the students of Modesto Junior College. Students fund ASMJC through three main sources:
Student Activity Fee - This is the $10 fee that students pay when registering each semester. This fee is what covers the operations of ASMJC and allows ASMJC to host a variety of student-oriented activities and events on campus. The use of these funds are decided by the ASMJC Senate as outlined by California Educational Code, FCMAT Accounting Manual, Yosemite Community College Board Policy 5420, Modesto Junior College, and Campus Life policies and procedures.
Student Representation Fee - A $2 fee that students pay when registering each semester. Established by 2/3 vote of the entire MJC student body. Funds are used by ASMJC to represent student concerns at the campus, local, state, and federal government levels.
Student Center Fee - $1 per unit to a maximum of $10 per fiscal year that students pay when registering each semester. Established by 2/3 vote of the entire MJC student body. These funds are used for operating needs of the MJC East and West Campus Student Centers.