Student Life

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for: Student Life

  1. What is Student Life?
  2. How can I get involved?
  3. What is ASACC?
  4. Is there a student government? How do I become a member?
  5. Is there a peer education council? How can I be a peer educator on campus?
  6. How can I find out what student activities are happening on campus?
  7. What sort of clubs and student organizations are there for me to get involved in?
  8. Why should I get involved and join a club?
  9. Does Aims offer a co-curricular transcript?
  10. Is there a program to help me budget and plan for tuition and fee payments, manage my financial aid refund, improve my credit, and plan for repaying student loans and expenses after college?
  11. Where do I get my student ID? How do I get a new student ID?
  12. Do I need to pay for parking? Do I need a parking permit?
  13. How do I get approval to hang a flier on campus?
  14. How can I get assistance if I have a complaint, issue, concern, or problem with a college employee or department, another student or an instructional situation?

What is Student Life?

The Student Life Office oversees the Student Government Association, the MyLife Student Peer Education Council, student activities, student clubs and organizations, commencement ceremony, the Campus Bistro and Campus Grind coffee carts, your student ID, parking permits, and the Student Mediation, Assistance and Advocacy Program (MAAP).

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How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved at Aims. Joining a student club or organization, becoming a student leader on ASACC, joining Catalyst, and volunteering to help with student activities are the most popular ways of getting involved on campus. Click here to see a complete list of our clubs and student organizations.

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What is ASACC?

The Associated Students of Aims Community College (ASACC) represent and advocate for Aims students. ASACC consists of two student leadership boards, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the MyLife StudentPeer Education Council.

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Is there a student government? How do I become a member?

Yes. As part of the ASACC Board, Aims offers involvement opportunities on the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA serves as an advocate for Aims students and acts as a liaison for students to the Board of Trustees, Administration, faculty, and various campus committees. To become a member, contact the Student Life Office for an application in the College Center, Room 130 or 970-339-6225.

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Is there a peer education council? How can I be a peer educator on campus?

Yes. Aims offers opportunities for planning activities on the MyLife Student Peer Education Council to raise awareness and provide information on various topics related to increasing student success while building a community of students at Aims. To become a peer educator at Aims, contact the Student Life Office for an application in the College Center, Room 130 or 970-339-6225.

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How can I find out what student activities are happening on campus?

There are many ways you can find out about Aims activities:
  • Aims website
  • Campus Toilet Paper newsletter
  • Aims Schools App on Facebook
  • Aims Weekly email
  • Posters on campus
  • You can email questions about events to student.activities@aims.edu or
  • Ask about upcoming activities in the Student Life Office in the College Center, Room 130 or 970-339-6225


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What sort of clubs and student organizations are there for me to get involved in?

There are a variety of clubs and organizations on campus. Some clubs are academic, social, religious, honors, or service focused. For information on clubs, contact Randee Morris at randee.morris@aims.edu or stop by the Student Life Office in the College Center, Room 130.

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Why should I get involved and join a club?

You will benefit by:
  • Being more satisfied with your college experience
  • Meeting new people and making new friends!
  • Developing your leadership and professional skills
  • Making a difference. Student club members help plan events on campus, serve their community, and participate in national conferences.
  • Improving your scholarship application
  • Improving your resume! Employers like employees who can communicate and work effectively with others, go beyond basic expectations, and complete projects.


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Does Aims offer a co-curricular transcript?

Yes. The Aims co-curricular transcript complements your academic transcript and details your involvement in Aims student clubs, participation in community service projects, professional and leadership development, and charts honors, awards, and recognition you have earned. Contact the Student Life Office for an application.

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Is there a program to help me budget and plan for tuition and fee payments, manage my financial aid refund, improve my credit, and plan for repaying student loans and expenses after college?

Yes. The Smart Cents Financial Wellness Programís mission is to help you learn to manage money effectively and make wise financial decisions. You can attend the Smart Cents workshops to learn more and schedule a personal and confidential consultation with a trained GreenPath student services professional. Click here to see a list of the Smart Cents workshops or contact smart.cents@aims.edu for more information.

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Where do I get my student ID? How do I get a new student ID?

You can get your Aims student ID in the Student Life Office in the College Center, Room 130. Donít forget to bring a photo ID. Your first student ID is free. There is a $5 charge for a replacement.

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Do I need to pay for parking? Do I need a parking permit?

Parking permits at Aims are free. Each vehicle parked on campus needs a parking permit. You can get your parking permit in the Student Life Office in the College Center, Room 130. If you park in Faculty or Staff parking, you will be ticketed and have to pay a fine.

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How do I get approval to hang a flier on campus?

All fliers must be approved by the Student Life Office in College Center, Room 130. You may only post fliers on bulletin boards up to 3 weeks.

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How can I get assistance if I have a complaint, issue, concern, or problem with a college employee or department, another student or an instructional situation?

You first step is to contact the Student Mediation, Assistance and Advocacy Program (MAAP) Office, located in the Student Life Office in the College Center, Room 130. The MAAP Office is charged with assisting and resolving issues informally.

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