United Student Council

United Student Council

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Welcome to USC!

The United Student Council is a district-wide student government organization that represents the greater Houston Community College District. It was founded by members of various HCC campus student government associations and is comprised of six executive board members along with supporting student senators. It is housed in the Department of Recreational Sports and Student Activities. Unlike Student Government Associations that are campus specific, the USC has advisory jurisdiction on matters of concern regarding all HCC locations.

 Senators of the USC are responsible for maintaining and/or improving the standards of the college district. They hold regular meetings to discuss ongoing issues and concerns of the student population. Senators are generally active members of the campuses they represent. Furthermore, being a senator provides students with a platform to represent their peers and contribute to HCC's betterment. In return, they are rewarded with experience, travel opportunities, stipends and much more.

 The USC is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring student leaders to get involved in extra-curricular activities and expand their horizons. Proclaimed as the voice of the students, the United Student Council strives to uphold the HCC experience. 

Executive Board

President: Christine Mompoint of Northwest College

Vice President: Elizabeth Singleton of Central College

Secretary: Ati Awah of Southwest College

Treasurer: Duy Pham of Nortthwest College

Historian: Aleysa Garcia of Northeast College

Parliamentarian: Elijah Rocha of Southeast College

 

USC 20-21 Goals and Initiatives

  1.  Research all options of advocacy and governmental affairs to increase and elevate the voice of the HCC Student Body.
    • The Executive Board of the United Student Council would like to explore the potential collaboration with an existing non-partisan organization that seeks to magnify student concerns in the political process. This initiative will guide the objectives of the committee and create meaningful projects that will hold weight in the community.
  2. Explore the appropriation of resources to increase the ease of the online learning transition.
    • The Executive Board of the United Student Council would like to work alongside the division of instructional services and the Faculty Senate on an update of the syllabi with adequate academic and non-academic accommodations for the upcoming academic year. This initiative will serve as a blueprint for academic success with the concerns of all student demographics considered.
    • The Executive Board of the United Student Council would like to audit the HCC website for potential changes in the navigation of resources for a student-friendly experience. This initiative will allow for effortless searches of relevant resources that would otherwise be masked by the tiers of supplementary information.
  3. Research all options of grievance and appeal to increase and elevate the voice of the HCC student Body.
    • The Executive Board of the United Student Council would like to work with IT Department and Administration to ensure that each student has a desktop or laptop to work on class assignments

 

HCC Center for Civic Engagement

As a secondary institution, Houston Community College recognizes and complies with the 1998 Higher Education Act that requires institutions to make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to students who attend classes on campus. The mandate states that institutions must request an adequate number of forms from the state 120 days prior to the state’s voter registration deadline.

The Higher Education act was amended in 2008 that allowed institutions to distribute electronic information about voter registration.

HCC Student Government Associations understand the importance of students becoming civically engaged in the community and works closely with Student Life and HCC to inform students about opportunities to become engaged, informed and knowledgeable citizens. To learn more about civic engagement opportunities and voter registration please visit the HCC Center for Civic Engagement.

HCC Center for Civic Engagement

 

United Student Council

3100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004