The Associated Students is charged with the responsibility of assessing and meeting student needs and of providing student input into the decision making process of the college. The ASCSM Senate and its committees, the Advocacy Board, the Cultural Awareness Board, and the Programming Board, carry out the activities of the organization.
The ASCSM Mission Statement guides the A.S.'s activities.
Major elected and appointed officers and representatives of the association are: President; Vice President, who also serves as chair of the ASCSM Senate; Finance Director; and Senators.
In addition, students are selected by the ASCSM Senate to serve on College and District participatory governance committees, including the Institutional Planning Committee (IPC).
Further information about the Associated Students can be obtained by contacting current student officers through the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development or the Student Life and Leadership Manager. Meeting times for Associated Student committees are available under ASCSM Committees or through the Center for Student Life in Building 17, Room 112.