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Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA)
The Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA) is the recognized representative body for student governance for all officially registered Postsecondary and Adult High School students. COPSA serves as a voice for which student concerns are addressed to the GCC administration; plans student activities; approves student organization budgets, and ensures that the College fully considers the needs and interests of students in its decisions and offerings.
Participating in a student organization at the Guam Community College provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop personally and professionally. Student organizations work in conjunction with the Council on Postsecondary Student Affairs (COPSA), in planning and implementing activities, events, and campus-wide programs to address the needs and interests of GCC students. Through active involvement in their campus community, students expand their circle of influence; gain an understanding of diversity; are instilled with a sense of ownership over their educational experience, and create a greater commitment to making GCC and their community a better place.
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2020 - 2021 GCC Student Organizations & Advisor Listing
Administrative Professionals Society (APS)
To equip students with technology, communication, and professional skills necessary for successful employment in an office environment; to build office knowledge and expertise by providing valuable learning opportunities in technology, communication, and professional skills to meet the needs of the individual and the community; to enable students to be life-long learners excelling in the use of office technology and adapting to the technological needs of today's global workforce; to participate in the development and promotion of Office Technology policies and programs through study and action, including community, cultural interests, education, and international relations.
Adult High School Student Organization (AHSSO)
To represent all officially registered Adult High School students and to serve as a voice to COPSA in submitting student issues, problems, and concerns for the Adult High School students; to create student forums and to exercise initiative in addressing issues; to officially represent the Adult High School students in matters pertaining to College policies, student rights, and programs; to implement activities that encourages community service; to work cooperatively with College personnel in assisting the Adult High School Student Organization with achieving its mission.
Rose Marie Nanpei
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
To advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and/or research; to participate in the development and promotion of AAUW Guam/National policies and programs through the study, action and public advocacy in areas related to its purpose, including community, cultural interests, education, and international relations; to promote equity, education, intellectual growth, individual worth, and development of opportunities for students which enable them to reach their full potential of their individual morality; to support the AAUW Guam/National branch needs and promote societal change in the community.
Vera De Oro
Association of Junior Accountants (AJA)
To foster the growth of the accounting & finance communities in Guam Community College (GCC) and aid organizations associated with these communities.
To serve its diverse membership as a professional organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance tomorrow’s leaders.
Nita Jean Cepeda
Culinary Arts Student Association (CASA)
To represent all culinary students and to serve as a voice for which CASA's student program issues and concerns are addressed appropriately; to create opportunities and activities for culinary students; to take the lead in fostering Culinary Arts educational growth, cultural and social assimilation, ethnic appreciation and equal access to all college Culinary Arts programs and activities; to officially represent the Culinary Arts program in matters concerning College policies, student rights and programs within the Culinary Arts program.
Digital Arts Society (DAS)
To promote the digital arts culture among Guam Community College students through social, economic, educational and community activities relative to the field of Visual Communications; to assist in the growth and development of DAS members by providing a venue for them to apply their talents with others who share the same interest and passion for the arts; to enhance the learning experience for students of Visual Communications by conducting seminars and workshops that inspires the derivation of practical knowledge and exploration of available technology and resources; and to represent the Visual Communications program within the College, the community, and to prospective Visual Communications students.
Nita Jean Cepeda
To raise awareness and educate the community on sustainability issues including recycling, energy management, and conservation of natural resources. Furthermore, the ecoWARRIORS shall: provide support on campus and in the community for recycling, energy management and conservation of natural resources; recruit volunteers to assist and execute campaigns; and encourage the GCC community to work cooperatively in assisting the ecoWARRIORS to achieve its goals.
Education Student Organization (ESO)
To serve as a support group for students seeking a degree under the Education Department to include Early Childhood Education (ECE), Education (ED), and Sign Language Interpreting; to conduct elections, inductions, and a welcoming gathering to recruit new members and foster unity among Early Childhood Education (ECE), Education (ED), Sign Language Interpreting and the community-at-large; to act as a resource for the ECE, ED, and Sign Language community; to conduct fundraising activities to assist charitable organizations associated with ECE, ED, and Sign Language Interpreting; to promote and preserve the integrity of our organization through participatory volunteer services, and to assist Guam Community College in achieving its mission and goals; to attend and assist in Service Learning activities for our islands children and youth; and to attend and assist in Service Learning activities for our islands children and youth.
Dedicated to encouraging, promoting, supervising, and developing the modern sport of fencing at GCC and to the participation of its members in competitions.
Hospitality and Tourism Society (HosTS)
To promote tourism on campus, the community at large and other areas outside of Guam; to support the overall educational mission of Guam Community College; to empower members to plan, organize, and implement worthwhile activities utilizing a reasoned democratic process; and to work harmoniously with students to create an atmosphere conducive to learning and growing.
Human Services Student Organization (HSSO)
To enable members to learn more about the fields of Human Services and Social Sciences through the act of volunteerism and community service activities; to support the activities of Human Services and Social Sciences and promote community awareness throughout Guam Community College, the public school system, and other organizations on the island; to create opportunities for members to be able to apply their classroom skills and knowledge of the profession out in the community to gain hands on experience of the different types of services provided on Guam; recruit students into the Human Services Program; and to encourage the GCC community to engage in service opportunities on island.
J. Peter Roberto
To promote the language and culture of Japan through a variety of activities and to provide Japanese cultural programming in order to educate and entertain the campus community.
Doreen J. Blas
John Michael Jocson
Catherine Leon Guerrero
Medical Assistant Students Organization (MASO)
To enable medical assisting students to enhance and demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and professionalism required by employers and patients; continually demonstrate professionalism in the community and on the Guam Community College (GCC) campus; and protect the student’s right to learn, and promote effective, efficient health care delivery through the optimal use of multi-skilled medical assistant students, well maintain the following core values of the medical assistant:
Actively participate in the delivery of quality healthcare.
Promote patient safety and well-being.
Contribute to the positive healthcare experience for patients.
Demonstrate integrity and respect and protect confidentiality.
Advocate the essential value of certification and continued education.
Embrace change, growth, and learning.
Phi Theta Kappa (Beta Beta Xi Chapter)
The promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership, and service and cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of the College.
Carl Torres II
To provide support and leadership opportunities to undergraduate nursing students throughout the nursing program; to provide a closer bond and a more unified spirit among the students and faculty in order to further the ideals and purposes of the nursing program; to provide a forum for the development of work groups (e.g., fund raising, graduation, recognition, community service); to bring concerns of the nursing student body to the faculty/Program Director; and to provide an opportunity for creativity, self-expression, and participation in group activities.
To promote interest, understanding, and knowledge of the mathematical and scientific world throughout the college and the local community. The area of emphasis shall include but is not limited to general biology, chemistry, marine biology, environmental biology, microbiology, ecology, geology, mathematics, and physics. The club shall seek to foster and teach “scientific and mathematical thinking” that is useful in today’s workforce and is necessary for lifelong learning through extracurricular and service projects; to provide support on campus and in the community for education and training of all things scientific and mathematical; to recruit volunteers to assist and execute campaigns on/off campus; to encourage the GCC community to work cooperatively in assisting the SπC to achieve its goals.
John Michael Jocson
Anthony Jay Sunga
Social Justice Society (SJS)
To facilitate networking and career building activities in order to create a more cohesive and professional student community. To provide forums that focus on the interaction between students, faculty, program alumni, professionals employed in the field, and members of the broader community. We are committed to developing networks with future social and criminal justice employers, COPSA, and faculty members in the Criminal Justice and Social Science Department to promote awareness of social justice issues in society. We also strive to help develop team building and leadership skills. Furthermore, the Social Justice Society shall:
Provide support on campus for Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies majors and to foster collegiality;
Recruit students into the Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs; and
Encourage the GCC community to work cooperatively in assisting the Social Justice Society to achieve its goals.
Society of Management Industry Leaders for Excellence (SMILE)
To serve as a support group for all students seeking a business degree, and to teach members to be socially aware and to provide service to the community.
To promote interest in GCC throughout the college and the local community, to increase student morale and school pride; and to showcase student talent in various performing arts. Furthermore, the GCC Talent Club shall:
Provide entertainment and support on campus and in the community in order to promote GCC
Execute and encourage student activities that address the needs and interests of GCC students
Encourage the GCC community to work cooperatively in assisting the GCC Talent Club to achieve its goals
To provide a network of support to military veterans, their families and civilian supporters; secondly, to educate the community about the experiences of military veterans and work with the college administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans; thirdly, to cultivate student veterans concerns through scheduled meetings, advocacy, social and recreational activities; and finally, to foster esprit de corps among student veterans and promote an understanding of student veterans issues.
Visual Voices Club (ViVo)
To educate and share the rich culture of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, promoting accessibility and inclusion in the community, the GCC Visual Voices Club shall:
Advocate and spread awareness of persons with disabilities
Fundraise for opportunities for professional development
Encourage the GCC community to work cooperatively in assisting the GCC Visual Voices Club to achieve its goals
Yapese Student Organization (YSO)
To unify Yapese students and share our culture with others; to collaborate with other Yapese student organizations on island.