Student Activities Center
The Student Activities Center serves as the focal point for El Camino College student life and leadership programs. The Student Activities Center strives to create a supportive and relaxing environment where students can interact with one another outside of the classroom. The Student Activities Center hosts social functions, activities, lectures, Inter-Club Council, student government offices (Associated Students Organization) and the photo identification card booth. The Student Activities Center offers an open dining area, games, a place to study, and a place to socialize or just relax. In the Student Activities Center, students may become involved in clubs and organizations, Associated Students Organization (ASO), and find information about off-campus housing. The Student Development Office is housed in the Student Activities Center.
Hours of operation vary; please call 310-660-3593 ext. 3500 for information, or visit www.elcamino.edu/studentservices/activities/sdo.asp.
Associated Students Organization
The Associated Students Organization (ASO) is the officially recognized student group charged with representing the needs and interests of all El Camino College students. Officers are elected/ appointed each year to provide a voice for ECC students. Everyone who is registered at El Camino College is a member of the Associated Students. ASO sponsors programs and services to benefit the entire student body.
Each of the college’s academic divisions is represented on the Student Senate by two elected students. The senate is concerned with the total student body and acts as a point of communication between the academic divisions and students. The Student Development Office advises the membership to sponsor such activities as workshops, lectures, and social events. Overall leadership of the senate is provided by the ASO president and the ASO cabinet. The president, vice president, director of finance, director of academic affairs, director of student services, director of public relations, director of human resources, and director of external affairs are elected by the student body each spring.
A student trustee is elected each spring to represent the students for one year on the Board of Trustees of the El Camino Community College District. The representative participates fully with the Board except in matters of personnel or pending litigation.
The Inter-Club Council is comprised of representatives from campus clubs and sponsors activities such as homecoming and blood drives. There are a variety of clubs available for students to join, including honorary, service, cultural, performing arts, and special interest organizations. Information on forming a club or joining one is available in the Student Development Office.