Associated Students of Gavilan College
ASGC (Associated Students of Gavilan College) is the official student government organization on campus that provides student input and recommendations on critical campus issues to faculty, staff, administration, and the Board of Trustees. The collective voice of students is an important and powerful component in the college’s participatory governance process.
ASGC meets weekly to implement and evaluate college activities and services that meet the needs of Gavilan College students. Any student who meets the requirements of the ASGC bylaws may become a voting member of the organization. The variety of leadership positions allow for different levels of involvement so that students can balance their academic and extracurricular loads effectively.
Join the Associated Students of Gavilan College (ASGC) to:
- Represent and advocate for the community of students to which you belong
- Build your communication, organization and leadership skills
- Increase the chance of earning scholarships
- Create new networks and friendships
- Strengthen resume and transfer admission
- Understand how organizations are run
- Become more actively involved with your college life
- Prove your hidden potential, creativity, patience, and courage
- Understand parliamentary procedure
For more information and to download a membership application, visit the ASGC office located in the Student Center room SC 154, the website at http://www.gavilan.edu/student/asgc/, or call 408- 848-4777.
There are many benefits to purchasing an ASGC Card each semester. The ASGC Card can be used as identification, Gavilan Library card, and a campus print card. By purchasing the ASGC Card, students can get special discounts and privileges including, but not limited to, scholarships, free scantrons and green books, free admission to athletic events, discounts at local businesses, and access to cardholder-only services at Gavilan College. Revenue collected from the ASGC Card is used to provide student scholarships, support programs, services, events, and activities for students at Gavilan College that will enhance their academic and social experience. ASGC cards can be purchased when registering on your MyGav account or in person at the Gilroy, Hollister, or Morgan Hill locations. Cards can be printed at the library and the Hollister and Morgan Hill locations, as well as the ASGC office with a receipt showing the ASGC Card fee has been paid for the current term.
All students are encouraged to get the most out of their college experience by participating in extracurricular activities. Here at Gavilan College we have a variety of clubs and organizations that provide opportunities for students to participate in scholastic, social, political, multi-cultural, and recreational pursuits. Club activities are coordinated and supported by ASGC’s Inter-Club Council. Students are encouraged to start clubs if they have a particular interest not represented currently on campus. For a current list of clubs, club meetings, how to start new clubs and more, visit the ASGC office in the student center room SC 154 or go to http://www. gavilan.edu/student/asgc/clubs.php
College Colors and Mascot
The official colors of Gavilan College are dark blue, red, and white. The official mascot is the Ram. The name of the current mascot is Rocky T. Ram.
As a member of the California Community College Athletics Association, Gavilan College is proud of its rich tradition in intercollegiate athletics. Competing in the Coast Conference, Gavilan College offers seven (8) intercollegiate athletic programs: basketball, volleyball, and softball for women and for men: baseball, football, basketball and soccer.
Students wishing to participate in any of the intercollegiate athletic programs must be enrolled in and attending a minimum of 12 units during the season of competition with nine units applying towards a degree program. To be eligible for a second season of competition, students must have passed a minimum of 24 units, have 18 apply towards a degree program, and maintained a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. In addition, all participants must have an official Student Education Plan on file within the office of the Dean of Kinesiology and Athletics prior to the start of the first season. Coordinate with the athletic counselor to complete your Student Education Plan. To participate in a team, contact the head couch or stop by Rams Athletics located in the gymnasium lobby.
In addition to meeting the requirements for student-athlete eligibility, all participants must adhere to all rules outlined by Gavilan College, the Coast Conference and the California Community College Athletics Association.
Athletic scholarships are not given in California community colleges; however, Gavilan College provides qualified students with financial aid opportunities. Contact Financial Aid for more information.
Rho Alpha Mu - Honor Society
Rho Alpha Mu is the Gavilan College chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma, the California Community College Honor Scholarship Society. Its purpose is to recognize student scholarship, contribute to the social and cultural life of the campus and to provide and promote active involvement with the larger community through voluntary community service activities.
Membership is open to all those with at least a 3.0 grade point average. There are a number of financial award possibilities for members in good standing.
The Gavilan College Theatre offers a range of plays, including childrens’ plays, musicals and Shakespearean productions. In addition to performing on stage, students learn backstage and technical production skills. For more information visit www.gavilan.edu/theatre.
TADA Productions - The Gavilan Theatre Club sponsors several social and cultural events during the school year including: Fiesta Mexicana, a Folklorico Concert; Historias de mi Madre a Community Solutions event for Domestic Violence Awareness month; One Night Stand(s), fall & spring stand-up workshops and Comedy Night(s); and other student generated performances.