Associated Students


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 12:15 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.

Location

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.

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

Cypress College Bookstore
10% Discount on all General Merchandise (does not apply to textbooks or testing materials)
9200 Valley View St. (Building 20)
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 484-7336
   
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
   
Subway
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
   
Wingstop
5 free wings with any wing purchase
10015 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-9464
   
Please email StudentLife@CypressCollege.edu for any inquiries related to the AS Benefits Program.

Current Leaders

Sydney Pike
AS President
E: Student.AS.President@CypressCollege.edu

Meena Pandian
Cypress College Student Trustee
E: Student.AS.StudentTrustee@CypressCollege.edu

Lawrence Solis
AS VP of Campus Activities
E: Student.AS.VPCampusActivities@CypressCollege.edu

Andrea Hidalgo
AS VP of Public Relations
E: Student.AS.VPPublicRelations@CypressCollege.edu

Dedola Adeboyejo
Senator

Alejandra Bautista
Senator

Hillary Calderon
Senator

Sophia Lindo
Senator

Adrienne Hidalgo
Activities Coordinator

William Jeon
Senator

Kisha Mehta
Senato

Advisors

David Okawa
Director, Student Life and Leadership
Advisor, Associated Students
T: (714) 484-7197
E: dokawa@CypressCollege.edu

Joseph Shonkwiler
Administrative Assistant I, Student Life and Leadership
Co-Advisor, Associated Students
T: (714) 484-7199
E: jshonkwiler@CypressCollege.edu

 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.

Funding

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

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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 StudentLife@CypressCollege.edu for a Student Organization Registration application.

Town Halls

100% Smoke-Free Campus Initiative Town Hall