Student Advisory Council

Are you ready to develop your leadership skills, build your resume, and inform change at the college?

Become part of the Student Advisory Council at DVC!  This council provides important feedback to the Guided Pathways team - a group of managers, faculty and staff focused on improving the student experience and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Now accepting applications!


  • Compensation: $15/hour
  • Time commitment: typically about 4 hours a month
  • Meeting dates/times: to be determined based on participant availability
  • Meeting locations: virtual (Zoom)
  • Expectations: Provide feedback to the Guided Pathways team from your perspective as a DVC student. Share what is working, what needs fixing, and what would make your experience at DVC even better.

Ready to join?

We need students from all backgrounds and hope you will add your voice!  Positions are open until filled.  Submit the interest form to apply:

Student Advisory Council Interest Form

We will reach out to applicants for follow-up within five business days.

About the Student Advisory Council

As DVC recognizes the value of student perspective, this Council informs the recommendations and decisions of the Guided Pathway Steering Team (GPST) as it strives to improve DVC’s student experience and success. By sharing what is working, what needs fixing, and what would make the DVC experience better from a student perspective, the Council will provide unique information as part of the GPST to the student experience stages: connect, entry, through, and out. The Student Advisory Council will inform if considered actions will be useful, meaningful, and effective. It is expected the Council will be an important GPST partner, especially in meeting our tangible goals of increasing retention, decreasing completion time and closing the equity gaps.

We want to hear from as many different student backgrounds as possible. We want to reflect our diverse student demographics, their career and educational goals at the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses. Some students may fill multiple areas with an important focus on diversity, equity, ethnic and racial representation. This survey is personal and confidential. Rest assured that your responses will not be used for any other purposes than that of the Student Advisory Council Coordinator to select a well-rounded Council to advise the Steering Committee.


Contact Laura Smyrl, Student Advisory Council Coordinator at