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).

2021-2022 Goals

  1. Continue to maintain strong communication with all Classified professionals, and ensure governance decisions are shared with our constituency.
  2. Advocate for a safe and paced return to campus for all Classified professionals.
  3. Fundraise and reestablish Classified Senate Scholarships for students.
  4. Establish collaborative efforts on campus with other constituencies to foster a unified environment.


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.