• Co-curricular Programs: AR-7020-B

  • Section 7000: Students
    Co-curricular Programs
    Administrative Regulation: AR-7020-B

    President’s Cabinet (PC) Approval: 9/18/84
    Revised: 8/11/98

    Co-curricular programs offer students important opportunities to learn and practice the skills that promote academic and personal success. Co-curricular programs recognized at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), which include Advocate, ASG, Athletics, Forensics, Leadership Programs, organizations recognized through ASG (Clubs), Perceptions, Rho Theta, Venture and the student radio station, provide students high quality leadership and personal development experiences. Students engaged in these programs learn to participate as full citizens in society which enhances their MHCC educational experience. The following are practices relevant to these programs:

    1. Co-curricular programs may be funded by district funds, student fees, or a combination of both as prescribed below:
      1. The following co-curricular programs may receive District funding and may request student funds from the ASG Senate:
        1. Rho Theta
      2. Registered Student Organizations (Clubs) may request student funds only from the ASG Senate.
      3. The following co-curricular programs may be funded jointly by the district and student fees through the ASG Finance Councils:
        1. Advocate
        2. ASG
        3. Athletics
        4. Forensics
        5. Leadership Programs
        6. Perceptions
        7. Venture
        8. Student radio station
    2. For co-curricular programs that are jointly funded by the district and student fees, generally, district funds cover personnel and facilities costs and ASMHCC student fee funds are designed to fund program development.
    3. Performance/Publication Guidelines for Co-curricular Programs
      1. Philosophy
        Public performances and publications for the various co-curricular groups are desirable outcomes of their co-curricular involvement, building from students’ classroom instruction. While these performances and publications are to be encouraged, guidelines are necessary to protect the students and faculty directors from an excessive number of performances during any academic quarter
      2. Performance and Publication Guidelines for groups. The following maximums are for events held per term. Exceptions must be approved by the area administrator.

        Co-curricular Group Number of Performances
        Advocate 10
        ASG 10
        Athletics In accordance with NWAACC Guidelines
        Forensics 8
        Perceptions Annual Publication
        Venture 1
        Student radio station 8

    4. Advisers at MHCC provide important assistance to student leaders. Advisers help student groups be effective in accomplishing an organization’s goals while helping to enrich the personal and social development of students involved in student activities. Each MHCC student organization must have an adviser to be chartered.
    5. Advisers are expected to assist students in the following ways:
      1. Serve the organization as a resource person helping outline strategies on how to successfully accomplish group goals;
      2. Assist the vice president of student success and enrollment management or designee in supervising the financial activities of a group using procedures established by the College’s Business Office. This may include approving expenditure requests when required;
      3. Attend group meetings and events;
      4. Assure that the stewardship of the group is held by students;
      5. Assure compliance with all MHCC guidelines as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, administrative regulations, Board policies and ASG Guidelines;
      6. If issues of student conduct arise affecting a student organization, its membership or leadership, the adviser will meet with the vice president of student success and enrollment management or designee to discuss the problem(s). The director will refer student conduct issues to the student conduct officer as necessary.