Classified Senate

Welcome to Classified Senate


The Classified Senate provides classified professionals at Golden West College a formal voice in College and District governance and decision-making committees, and on matters that are not related to collective bargaining and contract negotiations. The Classified Senate:

  • Serves as a recommending body on behalf of classified professionals at GWC.
  • Advocates for and oversees Classified Senate appointments to College and District governance and decision making committees.
  • Provides professional and individual leadership development opportunities for classified professionals.
  • Facilitates communication among classified professionals both internally (within the College and District) and externally (to other community colleges/districts and the statewide California Community College Classified Senate).

2020-2021 Goals

  1. Promote equity across campus and 
  2. Establish strong communication to all Classified to ensure they are informed about governance decisions on campus. 
  3. Fundraise for Classified Senate Scholarships for students (Continuation from 2019-2020 Goal)


Meetings are via Zoom. Join us ! Please email Ben Olague for the Zoom link.

Fall 2021: Every other Friday from 3:00pm- 4:00pm, starting July 9th, 2021.