Feeling Lonely? Get Engaged.


It may not be easy, but this is the time to find your niche on campus.

SCC has a number of student engagement programs designed specifically for people looking to get involved on campus.

Even better, these student-driven programs are free of charge. Some even have paid positions and others offer unpaid leadership opportunities. Some may be fun and lighthearted, while others are more serious and grounded.

The amount of programs may appear daunting, but don’t fret. Think of it as a list of ways for taking the wheel on your college career.

The Associated Student Government

The Associated Student Government (ASG) is a part of Student Life, which promotes student development and interest.

The ASG is a team of paid student representatives who are hired in spring quarter. Some members sit on Services and Activities (S&A) and Sustainable Commuter Option Fee (SCOF) committees, which affect the student body directly by managing your money.

If you’re looking to raise money for a club and need a grant, the ASG is the place to go. Every first and third Monday of the month from 3-5 p.m., club representatives are given the chance to become recognized clubs and earn mini-grants to fund club activities.

There’s also discussions and votes relevant to the school such as the shuttle extension and water bottle refilling stations

People who want to get involved can contact the ASG president Denish Oleke for further information at [email protected]

The Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center, on the third floor of the PUB, is a place where students have the opportunity to explore diverse cultural backgrounds, attend lectures and participate in workshops aimed at understanding multiple point of views.

The Multicultural Center hosts there are a number of events: Welcome Socials with food, study sessions and informational seminars.

Every year, the Multicultural Center spreads the word about events like the Students of Color Conference and the Queer I Am Conference in Olympia. Students can contact Jamie Ardena at [email protected] for more information.

The Honors Program

Do you want a challenge? The Honors Program may be a suitable option.

The Honors Program is designed to help students become “competitive university transfers.” Each quarter, there are Honors specific courses and exclusive events.

The program also offers the Research Track: a year-long course that focuses on a research topic of your choice. At the end of the year, students can present their project at UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.

To enroll, students can go to the Honors College page at www.shoreline.edu and apply online. There is a quarterly fee of $495 for domestic students and $695 for international students.

The Ebbtide

SCC’s student-run newspaper, the Ebbtide, is an award-winning news source (puffs out chest) right on campus. The Ebbtide currently has two paid positions open and welcomes additional unpaid contributors. No previous experience is necessary.

Staffers will be taught the basics of AP style, interview tactics and a number of skills related to creating and produce a newspaper.

The Ebbtide runs on a two week cycle and meets every Monday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first floor of the PUB, in room 9101.

Unpaid writers can sign up for the CMST 245 Student Newspaper class for credit.

If you’re someone who’s interested in journalism or SCC’s student voice in general, the Ebbtide is the place for you. You can contact the editor-in-chief at [email protected] for further inquiries.


If everything else sounds too intense, here’s something low key.

There are around 61 active clubs on campus. There’s a number of options that may appeal to any students’ taste. For those interested in hiking, there’s the Hiking Club; if you have rhythm and can dance, there’s the Salsa Club.

The Back to School Club Kick-Off will be from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the PUB’s Main Dining Room. Students are encouraged to check out all the new and active clubs SCC has to offer.