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Student Life & Leadership

Student Life & Leadership

Oceanside, Student Center, Room 3435: 760.795.6890
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
San Elijo, Student Center, Room 929: 760.944.4449 x7782
Hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Student Life & Leadership aims to foster community, student development, co-curricular engagement, and leadership through the following:

  • Support for the Associated Students of MiraCosta College, student clubs, campus organizations, The Chariot News Media, and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

  • Campus social, recreational, cultural, and educational programming.

  • The Emerging Leaders Institute.

  • On-campus and virtual events and activities.

  • Information, resources, and support, including information about free speech and literature distribution.

The Student Life & Leadership team is firmly committed to centering students in all of their work, addressing student needs, and actively promoting student involvement and development. For more information visit

Associated Students of MiraCosta College

ASG Phone: 760.795.6891

All students are members of the Associated Students of MiraCosta College (ASMCC). The organization that represents the ASMCC is the Associated Student Government (ASG). The goal of the ASG is to give a voice to all MiraCosta students, enabling them to become part of the college community, and advocating for the needs of students across the district. ASG's major responsibilities include appointing students to actively engage in campus-wide committees, participating in shared governance to provide student-centered perspectives about the development of college policies, adopting and overseeing the annual ASG budget, allocating funds for student-centered projects and initiatives, and providing resources and support that foster student engagement throughout the college.

ASG meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month when classes are in session. These meetings are called Student Senate and are open to all community members. Information about the ASG, its committees, and its workgroups is available on the ASG website. The ASG agendas, meeting minutes, and meeting information is available to the public on Engage

Student Senate 

The Student Senate is the body of the ASG that provides oversight of ASG business and serves to represent the diverse MiraCosta College student body. Some of these student leaders have prior experience in student government, and others join the team to develop their leadership skills and advocate for student interests. Each member gains valuable experience through exposure to the variety of requests and programs addressed by the Student Senate.

The following elected officers comprise the Student Senate: president, student trustee, vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion, vice president of the San Elijo Campus, and vice president of the Community Learning Center, as well as the chair of the Inter-Club Council (ICC), who is elected through a separate election process through the ICC. Appointed positions in the executive team include the executive vice president, director of finance, director of public relations, director of legislative affairs, and the vice chair of the Inter-Club Council. The Student Senate is also composed of approximately 20 senators. Any interested student with a 2.0 grade point average or above and enrolled in at least five units each semester (summer not included) is eligible to seek an ASG office.

Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is a not-for-credit certificate program dedicated to introducing MiraCosta College students to leadership styles that empower students to activate their individual strengths within their communities. The purpose of the program is to reflect on individual identity and strengths, recognize areas for change and growth within the community, and develop and practice leadership skills to advance such desired change. The goal is to foster leadership development for all students as they develop their skills to become prominent and well-prepared leaders in their community, on campus, and in their future careers. The ELI complements students' academic progress by teaching them skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership. The program consists of a series of workshops in leadership skill development. After completing the program, students receive a leadership certificate. Since its conception in 1998, the ELI has served hundreds of students in teaching life and leadership skills. For more information, please contact Student Life & Leadership at

Student Clubs and Campus Organizations

Joining a club is a great way for students to enrich their academic experience at MiraCosta. The college is home to a wide variety of clubs that reflect the interests, hobbies, and passions of the student body.

All clubs have a voice through the Inter-Club Council (ICC), to which each club sends a representative. ICC develops effective, organized, and fair policies so all clubs will thrive. The fall and spring semester ICC-sponsored "Club Rush" gives interested students an opportunity to learn about the various clubs on campus and allows clubs to increase their membership.

For the current list of active clubs visit Spartan Experience at Spartan Experience includes information on upcoming events, club contact information/meeting dates, and the latest club and event news. Students who wish to start a club should submit a petition that includes a list of seven credit students, a staff/faculty advisor, and a proposed constitution to Student Life & Leadership at

Spartan Pass ID Cards

Oceanside, Student Center, Room 3435: 760.795.6890
San Elijo, Student Center, Room 929: 760.944.4449 x7782

The Spartan Pass ID Card is helpful when checking out library materials (including reserved materials), using the computer labs, writing checks in the college bookstores, providing identification for test-taking, and using certain college facilities. Revenue from Spartan Pass ID Card sales is used to support the Associated Student Government (ASG). Additionally, the card may be used for off-campus discounts on technology, news and entertainment, health and fitness, merchandise, travel, insurance, and more! For a full list of discounts and to learn how to obtain your Spartan Pass ID card, visit

Posting/Publicity Guidelines

Student Life & Leadership supports public postings across the district. The posting of flyers and posters is allowed on designated bulletin boards and campus spaces. Items can remain posted for two weeks to accommodate for space and ensure that postings are up-to-date. More specific information on posting guidelines is available through Student Life & Leadership.


Campus Locations

MiraCosta Community Learning Center

1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
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MiraCosta Oceanside Campus Building

1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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MiraCosta San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
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MiraCosta Technology Career Institute Building

2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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