What are ASOC Advisors?
ASOC brings in new students every year, and with that comes the much-needed responsibility of ASOC's advisors. All advisors are voted in and may be voted out, excluding College mandated admin advisors, whom ASOC respectfully protests their forced involvement.
ASOC has 3 categories of advisors.
Faculty Advisors (ASOC's main advisors)
Alumni Advisors (honorary)
ASOC main advisor Emmanuel Garcia, appointed in 2019.
Faculty advisors are the strongest advocates for ASOC, as tenured faculty hold the least likely chance for a conflict of interest swaying their influence over ASOC. By having faculty advisors, ASOC can be strong in advocating against abuses by the College administration, and also is able to use their tenured faculty advisors as a way to pass down generational knowledge to each generation of ASOC leaders.
ASOC is allowed up to 3 main faculty advisors, and up to 2 per each committee or program. If any member of the faculty would like to join as an advisor or would like more information, please email 'ASOCOhlone@gmail.com'.
ASOC Faculty Advisor
ASOC main advisor Sheldon Helms, appointed in 2019.
Administrative advisors are college mandated and are forced upon ASOC. These most commonly include up to one member of the office of student life (who may not be the director), and the Vice President of Student Services.
These advisors have historically been severely overcome with conflicts of interest, as they work directly for the president of the college, and have no job security in cases where they have to choose between students or the college. In past instances, Admin Advisors have gone as far as legally threatening ASOC if they go against the College President's interests.
ASOC has vocally stated its dissent and stance against this position.
Each year ASOC may nominate and vote on a number of its graduating alumni to become Alumni Advisors. When Alumni advisors return to the campus, they will forever hold an ex-officio seat at the table to provide their historic context to modern items on the agenda, and will be listed in the ASOC bylaws with their accomplishments and contact info for future generations to reach out to as needed.