Student life on West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) is all about learning, discussing, and debating; meeting people from diverse backgrounds; making new and lasting friendships; engaging in activities and service; attending events; getting involved with student organizations and clubs. WHCL provides several opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, school spirit, and service within the context of a rich and meaningful academic experience.
Associated Student Government (ASG)
The official organization representing the students of West Hills College Lemoore is the Associated Student Government (ASG), which all students are encouraged to join. The leadership of the ASG is composed of the following branches: Student Senate, Executive Board, and their subsidiaries. The ASG is made up of elected and appointed student officers who serve as the “voice” of the students to the college administration. Student government works to improve the relationship between the student and the college through open communications with the student population and college staff, represents students on college committees, oversees the day-to-day tasks of student business, and implements activities designed to enhance the collegiate experience. Each branch meets regularly to conduct the business of the Associated Student Body. Student Senate and Executive Board meetings are open to the campus community to which all students are encouraged to attend.
Students can support the efforts of ASG by contributing a $10 student activity benefit fee each semester. The fee provides the student to free entry to athletic events, access to campus student activities and incentives, discounts in the community and other benefits. Students can select the fee by clicking the appropriate box during registration. Students who opt into the fee receive a special sticker to add to their WHCL student ID card indicating so. The fee goes toward funding student leadership training, student activities, and campus service projects
A student identification card is available at the front counter of the Student Union Building. 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 with the general student identification card. A $10 replacement fee is charged for lost or damaged cards.
Club participation in college sets the stage for a lifetime of leaning in, reaching out and building connections that bridge barriers, builds skill-sets, and enhances the college experience.
Clubs and organizations with service, political, academic, social, athletic 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 subsidiary to the Associated Student Government Executive Board.
The following are our current campus clubs. Check them out!
- Business Entrepreneurship Club (BEC) - Creates a reliable network of students of campus who apply business principles to real-life situations and support prospective/current student entrepreneurs. Contact: Tony Oliveira (email@example.com)
- Dream Achievers - Dedicated to advocacy, outreach, service, and creating a safe space for undocumented students. Contact: Anna Moreno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Eagle Pantry — Supports a nationally chartered food recovery program to fight student food insecurity. Contact: Jameson Birrell (email@example.com) or Sze Ki Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Educators Rising — State chartered, a student-run branch of TEAM Teach; works towards the development of future educators. Contact: Shannon Turmon (email@example.com)
- Epicurean Club – Committed to influencing people by nurturing their body and soul with healthy meals. Members are able to gain experience in the art of culinary through exposure to real world culinary industry experiences. Contact Chef Raia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- GAINS – Provides a positive, motivational, and informative space where members can gain knowledge in healthy lifestyles for the achievement of their own personal goals. Contact Fidela Jimenez Zaragoza (email@example.com)
- Go Green Club – Geared towards creating an honest self –sustained movement that brings awareness to on-going environmental issues. Contact Jacqui Shehorn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mission Possible Awareness Club (MPAC) — Raises awareness of issues related to individuals with disabilities, and encourages those with disabilities that success is possible. Contact: Derek Lopez (email@example.com) or Pearl Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Students Promoting Learning Art Appreciation Techniques (SPLAAT) — Promotes art appreciation and student creativity through art on campus. Contact: Kristen Kennedy (email@example.com) or David Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society — Nationally chartered honor student society. Contact: Giselle Simon (email@example.com)
- Rotaract Club of West Hills College Lemoore – Is dedicated to community and international service. Members develop leadership and professional skills and build connections worldwide.
- Rhythm and Poetry — Creates a safe space for self-expression through song, rap, poetry, etc. Contact: Mónica Reynoso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- West Hills Student Nursing Association (WHSNA) — A nationally chartered student nursing association dedicated to assisting in the development of nursing students. Contact: Angela Rosati (email@example.com)
- Spirit Council – A sub-committee of ASG, dedicated to increasing student engagement, assisting in establishing and carrying out campus traditions, and promoting school spirit on campus. Contact: Mónica Reynoso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Community Engagement Crew – A sub-committee of ASG, is a group of students who are dedicated to service and assists in all activities on and off campus that require volunteers. Contact: Mónica Reynoso (email@example.com)
For more information including meeting schedules, information, or details on starting a new club, contact the Associated Student Government Advisor at 559.925.3704.
West Hills College Lemoore is a participating member of the Central Valley Conference. Currently, West Hills College Lemoore offers the following sports:
- Men’s Soccer
- Men’s Basketball
- Men’s Wrestling
- Women’s Soccer
- Women’s Basketball
- Women’s Volleyball
For more information, please contact our Associate Dean of Athletics at 559.925.3304.
Food service at West Hills College Lemoore is available at Vel’s Cafe, located in the Student Union, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Daily specials are available.