West Hills CollegeCoalinga
College Catalog 2003 - 2004 Programs of StudyCourse DescriptionsGeneral InformationFaculty and Staff
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Student Life Program

Student Activities Program

Memorable and valuable college experiences often include more than classroom instruction. To this end, the Student Activities Program mission is the development of the entire person. Opportunities include cultural and social issues awareness, video and lecture series, leadership development through club involvement and social events. (The Student Activities Office is located in the Student Center at West Hills College Coalinga).

Associated Student Body (ASB)

The official student organization of West Hills College Coalinga is the Associated Student Body (ASB) and all students are encouraged to join.

The ASB Council is made up of elected and appointed student officers and serves as the "voice" of the students to the college administration. The council works to improve the relationship between the student and the college through open communications with the student population and college staff, representation on college committees, and activities designed to enhance the collegiate experience. The council meets weekly to conduct the business of the Associated Student Body. All students are encouraged to attend.

Members receive a photo ASB card that entitles them to reduced or free admission to home games, ASB events, and club events.  The card costs $7.50 per semester and can be purchased in the Student Services Building in Coalinga or at North District Center.  The receipt is taken to the library where the card is made.

Without an ASB card, students may be required to obtain a Student Identification Card to gain access to computer labs and to check out library books.  Access to discounts at student games, etc. is not included.  A $10 replacement fee is charged for lost or damaged cards.


Student Organizations

Clubs and organizations with service, political, academic, social, and cultural objectives offer students the opportunity to participate in areas of specific interest. Representatives from each campus club comprise the Inter-Club Council and serve as a recommending body to the Student Council.

 For further information on the above programs, consult the Student Handbook.

Athletics and Related Activities

West Hills College Coalinga is a participating member of the Central Valley Conference. Participation in men's intercollegiate football, baseball, and basketball and women's intercollegiate volleyball, softball, and tennis is open to all full-time students. West Hills College Coalinga is also home to the nationally ranked West Hills College Rodeo Team for men and women.

An intramural athletics program is offered to all students of West Hills College Coalinga and is designed to promote positive competition and life-long physical fitness. 


A variety of scholarships are offered to students each year. Awards are made on the basis of scholastic achievement, selected major, citizenship, leadership, and/or need. Scholarships are offered through the generosity of citizens and civic groups in the West Hills College District and surrounding area. Criteria vary with each scholarship. Brochures and applications for the following academic year are available each spring from the Financial Aid Office.

Food and Lodging

West Hills College Coalinga offers residential living in its 121-bed Gordon Hall for men and the 56-bed Ivans Hall women's residential facilities on the campus in Coalinga.  Capacity is based upon double room occupancy. Additional information and applications for residential housing may be obtained from the office of the Director of Residential Living, or inquire at the Dean of Students' Office.

Students can enjoy a hearty meal or a simple snack and everything in between at the residential dining hall in Coalinga.  It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.