The Los Rios Community College District and its four colleges - American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City - generally hold student elections each Spring semester over two days, from 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m. each day. Occasionally there may be the need to hold a Special Election in the Fall semester to fill vacant seats or for certain ballot measures. Students are encouraged to learn more, run for a position, attend candidate forums and vote. To learn more about currently scheduled elections, please check your eServices account and click on the Elections and Surveys tab.
What is the role of the student association?
The student association is the official organization that represents students and consists of the Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate. Student leaders from each board are committed to advocating for students' rights, improving the campus culture and developing transferable leadership skills. Specifically, the Clubs and Events Board functions to promote student involvement and activities, while the Student Senate functions to advocate for the common interests of students.
The student trustee provides his/her perspective to ensure that students are served through service on the District's Board of Trustees. For more information, please see the Student Trustee Handbook.
How do I get involved?
Each college is always looking for students interested in leadership development. If you are open to learning and working with others, then consider joining the student association. Candidate petitions are typically due one month prior to each election, so click on the college or district logos below for further information.
Why should I vote?
Voting in the student elections is a privilege only for currently enrolled Los Rios students. Even though voting only takes a few minutes, elected student leaders make lasting changes to the campus environment and student experience.