Student Development

 

Welcome to Opportunity!Event on campus SSC Quad with crowd of people, colorful balloons, tents, and tables.

The Student Development Office extends learning outside of the classroom by providing diverse opportunities for our student population to develop social, personal, and professional skills through involvement in clubs, the Associated Student Government, leadership programs, and other activities on campus. Our goal is to develop the whole student by providing meaningful experiences that empower students, create community, and provide new opportunities for students to be challenged and discover untapped potential within.  

The Student Development Office is the go to for campus engagement in social and educational activities, programs, and services at Saddleback College. We are here to help you find areas that will allow you to grow as a leader, explore new interests, and help find your community. The Student Activities Office provides a variety of resources and information on areas such as: Campus Life Activities, Associated Student Government (ASG) and Student Clubs.


Student Development Office services are fully available.

E-Mail: scstudentdevelopment@saddleback.edu
Phone: (949) 582-4616
You may also chat with us (through Zoom).  Please see the information in the menu to the right for Zoom support options.  If you would like a Zoom meeting at a different day or time, please send us an e-mail, or fill out our Stu Dev Contact Form, and we will be happy to set up an appointment time with you.  You may also leave us a message at (949) 582-4616, and we will return calls in the order received.


Join us for a month of events, celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month!  For more info and links to events, visit: https://www.saddleback.edu/HispanicHeritageMonth

September 29 - Outdoor Movie: Encanto, SSC Quad at 7p

Grab your friends and family and join us for an outdoor movie showing of Encanto. Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. Enjoy some pan dulce and other light refreshments. Don’t forget to bring your own chairs and blankets as we will have a limited quantity available.

October 5 - Spoken Word Artist Alejandro Jimenez, Virtual

4p Workshop: Poetry is more than words

The intention of this workshop is to focus on poetry beyond the words. In practical terms poetry is a call to action, a unified hymn, a way to be heard, it is an invocation; poems create healing and give meaning. Poetry is not merely violets and roses, it is a means, a blueprint for self-determination and self-love. A means to take back what was taken. Poetry is about growth and listening. We will explore poetry as an act of resistance and liberation.

6p Spoken Word Performance

Alejandro is a formerly-undocumented immigrant, poet, writer, and educator from Colima, Mexico, living in New Mexico. He is the 2021 Mexican National Poetry Slam Champion, he is a two-time National Poetry Slam Semi-Finalist (US), multiple time TEDx Speaker/Performer, and regional Emmy-nominated poet. He was featured in TIME Magazine as one of 80 Mexican artists shaping contemporary Mexican culture. His work centers and touches on cultural identity, immigrant narratives, masculinity, memory, and the intersections of them all. 

 

 



Have you missed our Live events?  You can see past events at our IGTV link, here: Instagram Live @sccampuslife.


Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed?  Take some time out to take care of yourself.  A lot of resources are available, to assist, including relaxation techniques, meditation, and yoga. Visit our Self-Care Resources info page, by clicking on the navigation bar to the right, or click here, to explore the options available for you.  


Check it out!  The new Saddleback ASG App is available on Google Play, and the Apple Apps Store!  To find out more, keep checking this webpage, or send us an e-mail at scstudentdevelopment@saddleback.edu, for information.  


Saddleback College Students ride the OCTA bus for Free!**  For information about how to get your FREE student pass, and routes available in Orange County, click here, or visit ocbus.com/sc.  If you do not have a smart phone, please click here, to fill out the Saddleback/OCTABus Pass form, and let us know. **Please note: Due to OCTA eligibility restrictions, this program is available for students who have registered for Fall and/or Spring semesters.  



Want to get involved in helping out in your community?  One OC has volunteer opportunities available. To see what is available in your area, find out more by clicking here, or visit: https://volunteers.oneoc.org/search


Student ClubsReady to start a Student Club?  You've landed in the right place!  To learn about how to activate your Club, click here.  To learn more about our club activities, visit the Student Life Portal, or click here, to send an e-mail to scstudentdevelopment@saddleback.edu, or call our office, at (949) 582-4616. 


Associated Student GovernmentYou have a voice!  Saddleback's Associated Student Government exists to advocate for you.  To learn about ASG's activities, or, if you are interested in finding out how you can become a member of ASG, or what volunteer opportunities are available, click here, or visit www.saddlebackasg.com/.
 


NEWS & EVENTS


Our Stu Dev Calendar of Events can be found by clicking here.

 

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11 am via Zoom: ¡Su Voto Es Su Voz!
Description: Join the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) and learn about registering to vote and the upcoming election. SVREP’s mission is to empower Latinos and Latinas through their vote. The vote has the power to transform our communities. This event is open to everyone.

Click here for the Zoom link to the Su Voto Es Su Voz voter education event.

For more Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month events, click on the link on our side menu or visit https://www.saddleback.edu/HispanicHeritageMonth.


Fine Arts in-person live events are back!  Click here, for upcoming show information.  ASB stamp holders!  Get discounts on Fine Arts events!  To learn more, click here, for ASB sticker discount info.  



Congratulations Saddleback College 2022 Grads!  For up-to-date information about upcoming 2022 Commencement activities, please click here, or visit www.saddleback.edu/commencement.  




Saddleback’s Career Resource Center has plenty of resources available to help you with job searches, resume prep, and career pathway advice.  To sign up for one of their FREE workshops, click here, or visit www.saddleback.edu/career/events.

 

Congrats to our SC Robotics Team, as they go on to Utah, to compete in this year's University Rover Challenge!  Saddleback is the only Community College to field an entry in the Mars Society's 2022 URC, again.  To see the SC Robotics 2022 entry, Osiris, click here.
 

Campus LifeSpring and Fall semesters, join our Campus Life Squad, at the SSC Yellow Tent for a variety of games and activities, Monday thru Thursday.  Weekly CLS hosted tournament info can be found on our Student Development Calendar, by clicking here.  Contact us at scstudentdevelopment@saddleback.edu for more information.

Save yourself some aggravation, brag about your sustainability chops, all while you avoid the hassle of finding last minute parking before class!  The city of Mission Viejo is sponsoring a FREE Monday - Friday shuttle to Saddleback.  For more information on the program, click here.  For a copy of the shuttle schedule, click here
 


FAMT wants you!  Support your Saddleback College Performing Arts community, and your fellow students!  Look for discounts in your ASG Discount Booklet.  For the Performing Arts schedule and ticket info, click here

Struggling with textbook costs?  The Library has many in-demand textbooks for student use in the Reserve sectionVisit the third floor of the LRC, or call (949) 582-4525 to find out more.

Registered to vote?  Have you changed your address recently? You can register to vote, or update your current address here: VOTE.  The Orange County Registrar of Voters needs help during Elections.  For more information, click here.


RESOURCES

ASB STAMP: The ASB stamp offers students, faculty, and staff exclusive discounts on and off-campus, while supporting Student Life! Find out more by visiting our office in SSC 207. Students: if you didn't purchase the stamp during registration, you can purchase your ASB stamp from the Student Payment Office.  E-mail the Student Payment Office at scpayment@saddleback.edu. Be sure to check out (and utilize) all the benefits!

CLUBS: Our goal is to connect students to campus organizations in an effort to foster a sense of community and facilitate the development of students academically, professionally and socially.

ASG: Associated Student Government is a student-run organization that develops and promotes campus life events and also advocates for the student population, with the goal of providing a better experience for students at Saddleback College.

HOUSING: Saddleback College Student Development does not provides housing postings online or on the Saddleback College campus. Community members may utilize the Public Posting Boards located around campus for their own housing listings. Flyers do not require approval. Please bring your own tacks or staples for posting.


JOIN US AT THE STUDENT LIFE PORTAL

Campus LifeStudent Clubs

Associated Student GovernmentThe Leadership Lab