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Student Leadership &Development

Student Leadership & Development FAQs


What is Student Leadership and Development?

The Student Leadership and Development Office oversees the Student Government Association, student activities, student clubs and organizations, commencement ceremony, your student ID, parking permits, Smart Cents Financial Wellness Program and the Student Mediation, Assistance and Advocacy Program (MAAP). 

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How can I get involved?

You can get involved at Aims in many ways. Joining a student club or organization, becoming a student leader on the Student Government Association and volunteering to help with student activities are the most popular ways of getting involved on campus.  

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What is ASACC? 

The Associated Students of Aims Community College includes all fee-paying students at Aims and is represented by a student representative board known as the Student Government Association. The purpose of this representative board is to promote cooperation between the Board of Trustees, administration, staff, faculty and the student body at Aims by enabling and encouraging members of the student body to express opinions relating to the college policies and procedures, and presenting students' opinions to various entities of the college. The representative board also actively promotes retention efforts at Aims through educational, social, recreational, and awareness opportunities to encourage lifelong learning and involvement with the college experience.  

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How can I become a member of the student government?

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 find out more, contact the Student Leadership and Development Office in the College Center, Room 131, or call (970) 339-6225.

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How can I plan events on campus?

Aims offers opportunities for planning activities as a member of the Student Government Association to raise awareness and provide information on various topics related to increasing student success while building a community of students. To find out more, contact the Student Leadership and Development Office in the College Center, Room 131, or call (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 Facebook page
  • 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 131, or call (970) 339-6225

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What types of student clubs and organizations can I get involved with at Aims?

A variety of clubs and organizations are on campus. Some clubs are academic, social, religious, honors or service-focused. To find out more, contact the Student Leadership and Development Office in the College Center, Room 131, or call (970) 339-6225.  

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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. To find out more. contact the Student Leadership and Development Office in the College Center, Room 131, or call (970) 339-6225.

 

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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?  

The Smart Cents Financial Wellness program’s 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 financial planning professional. Contact smart.cents@aims.edu for more information. 

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Where do I get my student ID?  

You can get your Aims student ID in the Student Leadership and Development Office in the College Center, Room 131. Don’t 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?  

Parking permits at Aims are free. Each vehicle parked on campus needs a parking permit which can be picked up in the Student Leadership and Development Office in the College Center, Room 131. If you park in faculty or staff parking or designated visitor or handicapped parking without proper authorization, 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 Leadership and Development Office in College Center, Room 131. The flier must be dated and will be removed after three 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 Leadership and Development office in the College Center, Room 131. MAAP is charged with assisting and resolving issues informally.     

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