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Welcome to Associated Students!

Associated Students (AS) is the student government of Cypress College. AS offers students the opportunity to gain unique leadership skills as well as personal and professional development. Just as Cypress College is a leading, premiere community college in California, our student government strives to live up to the same level of distinction by upholding and advancing our institution’s core values of equity, excellence, collegiality, inclusiveness, and integrity.

AS is responsible for the following:

  • Working to improve student life and well-being
  • Advancing and exemplifying the core values of our institution
  • Organizing events and activities on campus throughout the academic year
  • Developing student-oriented initiatives
  • Maintaining a student benefits program
  • Coordinating the annual AS Outstanding Charger scholarships
  • Designating student representatives to serve on our college’s shared governance committees
  • Representing and advocating for our fellow students on campus, regional, and state levels

AS adheres to the Cypress College Associated Students Constitution and Bylaws in all business and operations. Our council may be comprised of up to nine Executive Board officers, up to 15 Senators, and up to 15 Activities Coordinators. We strongly encourage all ambitious and dedicated Cypress College students to join our team to become leading voices in our campus community.

Business Meetings

AS business meetings are held every Monday throughout the regular semester at 1 p.m. in the SLL/VRC Conference Room (Building 8, Room 150). These meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Virtual attendance options are also available. View meeting agendas and minutes.


Student Life and Leadership (SLL), Building 8, Room 160

AS Benefits and Discounts

The AS Benefits Fee ($13) funds all AS business and operations at Cypress College. These funds allow AS to host activities and events for Cypress College students and fund club grants, student-oriented initiatives, scholarships, and general improvements to student life/resources.

Anyone can pay this fee to join the AS Benefits Program upon registration each semester or at the Bursar’s Office on-campus. AS Benefits Member cards can be picked up at Admissions and Records.

TicketsatWork Membership

Cypress College students are eligible to sign-up to participate in our partnership with TicketsatWork. With membership, students gain access to exclusive discounts on electronics, appliances, theme park admission, hotels, movie tickets, gift cards, apparel, flowers, fitness memberships, cars, groceries, special events, and more!

By opting into our AS Benefits Program each semester, students help our organization maintain this partnership which provides our campus community with a wide array of special perks and savings.

To sign-up:

  1. Visit
  2. Click Become a Member
  3. Sign up using our college code: KBFCC This benefit also extends to friends and family members! Simply share our college code with them so they can join.

Exclusive AS Benefits Member Discounts

By presenting a valid AS Benefits Member card, members may also enjoy the following perks and discounts in the community:

Classics Flowers and Confections
10% Discount
10069 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 828-5611
Discount Tire Centers
10% Discount
5051 Lincoln Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 995-5085
Egg Slice
15% Discount
8340 La Palma Ave., Unit A
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 357-6272
Farmer Boys
20% Discount
6001 Lincoln Ave.
 Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 826-2280
Flame Broiler
10% Discount
10488 Valley View St., Ste 2
Buena Park, CA 90623
(714) 995-1050
Juice City
5% Discount
10151 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-0053
Juice It Up!
10% Discount
5899 Lincoln Ave., Suite C
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 942-1331
Orange Grill
15% Discount
10111 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(657) 214-2848
Paul’s Car Wash and Lube Center
$2 off any car wash
$19.95 oil change
8511 Moody St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 828-1880
10% Discount
10131 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-0677
Waba Grill
10% Discount
9535 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 836-2558
5 free wings with any wing purchase
10015 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-9464
Please email for any inquiries related to the AS Benefits Program.

2022-2023 Associated Students Council Members

Arjun Ayyappan

Executive Vice President
Katie Wong

Cypress College Student Trustee
Jesse Ramirez Jr.

Vice President of Internal and External Affairs

Vice President of Student Organizations

Vice President of Campus Activities
Sal Turis

Vice President of Fiscal Affairs
Kisha Mehta

Vice President of Public Relations
Syd Sotelo

Executive Secretary
Charlene Tolentino

Activities Coordinators
Euseph Abuebeid
Alexa Delgado
Jordy Galan
Jackson Goulding
Jenifer Navarro
Sydney Phethean
Moises Sandoval
Noshin Tahiya
Tina Tran

Ryan Ayers
Andrew Baldwin
Kassy Nguyen
Ashlynn Smith Asharri
Kaiann Yang


David Okawa
Director, Student Life and Leadership
Advisor, Associated Students
T: (714) 484-7197

Joseph Shonkwiler
Student Services Specialist, Student Life and Leadership
Co-Advisor, Associated Students
T: (714) 484-7199

 Join Our Team

AS is always looking to onboard new members. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit an AS Appointment Application or visit Student Life and Leadership for upcoming AS election information.


AS is almost exclusively funded by the AS Benefits Program fees. Limited funding may also be sourced from campus advertisements, interest from a CD, and fundraising ventures.

The funds generated by the Student Representation Fee ($2) allow AS to register for and participate in student advocacy conferences and assemblies where AS leaders represent the interests of their fellow Cypress College students.

Events & Activities

AS coordinates a variety of events and activities for the campus community throughout the academic year. Some examples include:

  • Welcome Back Week
  • Club Rush
  • Leadership workshops
  • Wellness sessions
  • Town Halls and Student Forums
  • Regular social events
  • World Fest
  • Annual Halloween Community Event
  • Finals Fuel
  • Blood drives
  • Holiday food drives

Follow Associated Students on Social Media

Student Clubs and Organizations

Please check with Student Life and Leadership for current club information or the most recent club listings update. If you are interested in forming a new student club/organization on campus or renewing an existing one, please email for a Student Organization Registration application.

Town Halls

Associated Students values the diverse perspectives of students at our institution, and actively listening to and understanding these perspectives better informs the Council what student needs merit increased attention. To better achieve this, AS intermittently hosts Town Halls throughout the academic year to solicit student feedback on a variety of topics related to Cypress College and the student body. The AS Council will take all feedback received into consideration when serving in all relevant representative capacities on behalf of the student body.

To stay informed on any upcoming Town Halls this academic year, please follow Associated Students on Instagram @Cypress_AS