76060. The governing board of a community college district may
authorize the students of a college to organize a student body
association. The association shall encourage students to participate
in the governance of the college and may conduct any activities,
including fundraising activities, as may be approved by the
appropriate college officials. The association may be granted the use
of community college premises and properties without charge, subject
to any regulations that may be established by the governing board of
the community college district.
The governing board of the community college district may
authorize the students of a college to organize more than one student
body association when the governing board finds that day students
and evening students each need an association or geographic
circumstances make the organization of only one student body
association impractical or inconvenient.
A community college district may assume responsibility for
activities formerly conducted by a student body association if the
student body association is dissolved. A student body association
employee who was employed to perform the activity assumed by the
district pursuant to this section shall become a member of the
classified service of the district in accordance with Section 88020.
76060.5. If a student body association has been established at a
community college as authorized by Section 76060, the governing body
of the association may order that an election be held for the purpose
of establishing a student representation fee of one dollar ($1) per
semester. The election shall be held in compliance with regulations
of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and
shall be open to all regularly enrolled students of the community
college. The affirmative vote of two-thirds of the students voting in
the election shall be sufficient to establish the fee. However, the
election shall not be sufficient to establish the fee unless the
number of students who vote in the election equals or exceeds the
average of the number of students who voted in the previous three
student body association elections.
The student representation fee authorized by this section shall be
collected by the officials of the community college, together with
all other fees, at the time of registration or before registration
and shall be deposited in a separate fiduciary fund established per
the California Community Colleges Budget and Accounting Manual for
student representation fees. The money collected pursuant to this
section shall be expended to provide for the support of governmental
affairs representatives who may be stating their positions and
viewpoints before city, county, and district governments, and before
offices and agencies of the state government. The chief fiscal
officer of the community college shall have custody of the money
collected pursuant to this section and the money shall be disbursed
for the purposes described above upon the order of the governing body
of the student body association. The district may retain a portion
of the fees collected and deposited pursuant to this section that is
equal to the actual cost of administering these fees up to, but not
more than, 7 percent.
The student representation fee authorized by this section may be
terminated by a majority vote of the students voting in an election
held for that purpose. The election shall be called and held in
compliance with regulations of the Board of Governors of the
California Community Colleges and shall be open to all regularly
enrolled students of the community college.
A student may, for religious, political, financial, or moral
reasons, refuse to pay the student representation fee established
under this section. The refusal shall be submitted in writing to the
college officials at the time the student pays other fees collected
by the college officials. The refusal shall be submitted on the same
form that is used for collection of fees as provided by the college,
which, as determined by the college, shall be as nearly as practical
in the same form as a model form prescribed by regulations of the
Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
76061. A student who is elected to serve as an officer in the
student government of a community college shall meet both of the
(a) The student shall be enrolled in the community college at the
time of election, and throughout his or her term, with a minimum of
five semester units, or its equivalent.
(b) The student shall meet and maintain the minimum standards of
scholarship prescribed for community college students by the
community college district.
76062. The governing board of a community college district may
authorize any organization composed entirely of students attending
the colleges of the district to maintain any activities, including
fundraising activities, as may be approved by the governing board.
76063. The funds of any student body organization established in
the public schools of any community college district shall, subject
to approval of the governing board of the district, be deposited or
invested in one or more of the following ways:
(a) Deposits in trust accounts of the centralized State Treasury
system pursuant to Sections 16305 to 16305.7, inclusive, of the
Government Code or in a bank or banks whose accounts are insured by
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
(b) Investment certificates or withdrawable shares in
state-chartered savings and loan associations and savings accounts of
federal savings and loan associations, if the associations are doing
business in this state and have their accounts insured by the
Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and if any money so
invested or deposited is invested or deposited in certificates,
shares, or accounts fully covered by the insurance.
(c) Purchase of any of the securities authorized for investment by
Section 16430 of the Government Code or investment by the Treasurer
in those securities.
(d) Participation in funds that are exempt from federal income
tax pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and
that are open exclusively to nonprofit colleges, universities, and
(e) Investment certificates or withdrawable shares in federal or
state credit unions, if the credit unions are doing business in this
state and have their accounts insured by the National Credit Union
Administration and if any money so invested or deposited is invested
or deposited in certificates, shares, or accounts fully covered by
The funds shall be expended subject to procedures that may be
established by the student body organization subject to the approval
of each of the following three persons, which shall be obtained each
time before any of the funds may be expended: an employee or official
of the community college district designated by the governing board,
the certificated employee who is the designated adviser of the
particular student body organization, and a representative of the
particular student body organization.
76064. In addition to deposit or investment pursuant to Section
76063, the funds of a student body organization may be loaned or
invested in any of the following ways:
(a) Loans, with or without interest, to any student body
organization established in another community college of the district
for a period not to exceed three years.
(b) Invest money in permanent improvements to any community
college district property including, but not limited to, buildings,
automobile parking facilities, gymnasiums, swimming pools, stadia and
playing fields, where those facilities, or portions thereof, are
used for conducting student extracurricular activities or student
spectator sports, or when those improvements are for the benefit of
the student body. The investment shall be made on condition that the
principal amount of the investment plus a reasonable amount of
interest thereon shall be returned to the student body organization
as provided herein. Any community college district approving the
investment shall establish a fund in accordance with the California
Community Colleges Budget and Accounting Manual in which moneys
derived from the rental of community college district property to
student body organizations shall be deposited. Moneys collected by
the governing board for automobile parking facilities as authorized
by Section 76360 shall be deposited in the fund designated by the
California Community Colleges Budget and Accounting Manual if the
parking facilities were provided for by investment of student body
funds under this section. Moneys shall be returned to the student
body organization as contemplated by this section exclusively from
the special fund and only to the extent that there are moneys in the
special fund. Whenever there are no outstanding obligations against
the special fund, all moneys therein may be transferred to the
general fund of the school district by action of the local governing
Two or more student body organizations of the same community
college district may join together in making the investments in the
same manner as is authorized herein for a single student body.
Nothing herein shall be construed so as to limit the discretion of
the local governing board in charging rental for use of community
college district property by student body organizations as provided
in Section 76060.
76065. The governing board of any community college district shall
provide for the supervision of all funds raised by any student body
or student organization using the name of the college.
The cost of supervision may constitute a proper charge against the
funds of the district.
The governing board of a community college district may also
provide for a continuing audit of student body funds with community
college district personnel.
76067. Any student political organization that is affiliated with
the official youth division of any political party that is on the
ballot of the State of California may hold meetings on a community
college campus, and may distribute bulletins and circulars concerning
its meetings, provided that there is no endorsement of that
organization by the school authorities and no interference with the
regular educational program of the district.