The Office of Student Life and Leadership strives to maximize personal growth and development in students by providing a variety of opportunities for involvement, service and leadership in co-curricular, campus and community activities. In response to the varying needs of the student population, Student Life and Leadership recognizes diversity as a core value of our campus community.  With an emphasis on academic excellence and student retention, Student Life and Leadership supports the academic mission of the college by working to create experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom and encouraging students to actively participate in the greater educational community as part of the college’s fully integrated planning process. The Office of Student Life and Leadership  also oversees the daily operation of the Student Center and the Student Center Game Room with staffing and maintenance.

Specific service areas include:

Campus Life – Assists students and staff with planning co-curricular campus activities.

Housing Referral Service – Rental and roommate listing maintained.

Student Life and Leadership – Provides information related to policies and procedures of Golden West College.

College Services Charge/Sticker – The College Services Sticker is available in the Office of Student Life and Leadership. This charge provides funding for a variety of GWC programs and services.  Students also receive discounts at local businesses and free entry at various campus life events.

Locker Rental – Low-cost locker rental is available for students in the Office of Student Life and Leadership.

Student Council and Senate – Members of Student Government share active and vital roles in the governance process at Golden West College. Executive Student Council members are elected by the general student body or appointed when vacancies occur. Student Delegates have the opportunity to join ASGWC at anytime throughout the year. The Student Senate has five committees: Publicity, Student Interest, Finance, Activities, and Sustainability that assist in the organization and operation of campus programs and events.

Clubs and Organizations – Serves the interests of the student body through various social, honorary, service, professional, academic, special interest clubs, organizations, and associations.

Publicity – Posters and banners are prepared to order for a nominal fee or are free to campus clubs. Information about the posting policy for GWC can be obtained from the Office of Student Life and Leadership. The LED Marquee, located in the Student Center Patio, is available to post on-campus events and programs.

Student Participation on College  Committees – Students are encouraged to serve as student representatives in the participatory governance process at Golden West College.

Rustler Rewards Program – Various discounts are available to staff and students from merchants in the surrounding community.

Student Center – Offers a variety of amenities to students, including the Cove Café (Food Services), a lounge area with large HD LED television, Student Information Center, wireless internet access, and an internet café.

Student Center Stage – Available for student forums, community presentations and small productions.