Student Life

Student Life and the Student Unions

The mission of the Office of Student Life is to create, encourage, and support a positive and collegial learning environment whereby the college is enhanced, and students can better pursue their educational goals. Numerous activities and programs give students the opportunity to connect to LBCC. These programs present opportunities for leadership development, personal growth, shared governance, healthy competition, volunteerism, and developing a sense of community. Student Life Offices are housed in the Student Union at both campuses: Building E (LAC) and Building EE (PCC).

Clubs and Organizations

Joining a club or organization provides the perfect opportunity for students to make new friends, develop leadership skills, and contribute to the college and community. Utilizing contacts and experiences can help students build their resumes and plan for their futures. To join a club, visit the Viking Engagement system at

Student Government

The Associated Student Body (ASB) is the student voice for all students of LBCC. The ASB supports the intellectual, physical, social, and cultural goals for students through its sponsorship of educational and co-curricular programs. Students interested in participating in student government, including the Associated Student Body Cabinet, may wish to consider one of the many elected or appointed positions. The ASB is funded by the College Services Card. To contact ASB, please email

Intramurals and Recreation 

Intramurals and recreation strive to promote better health by offering a variety of activities for participants of all abilities. Intramurals and recreational sports offer a wide range of programming and play an integral role in student life. For more information, call 562-938-4978 (LAC) or 562-938-3088 (PCC) or email

Viking Volunteer

The mission of the Viking Volunteer program is to provide students with opportunities to serve their campus and community and become lifelong civic leaders. Volunteering helps connect students, clubs, and organizations to the community through service. Viking Volunteers receive an official transcript record of their volunteer service, which has helped many LBCC students in transferring to four-year colleges and universities. For more information, call 562-938-4978 (LAC) or 562-938-3088 (PCC) or email

John Fylpaa Leadership Institute

 The John Fylpaa Leadership Institute is a "FREE" seven-month, seven-session program that includes a mandatory orientation and a two-night weekend retreat. The goal of the institute is to create civic leaders through monthly workshops that will include field trips, guest speakers, and community projects. For more information, call  562-938-3088 or email

At the end of each cohort, two scholarships are awarded and the students that complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and transcript notation stating that the student completed the program. For more information, call 562-938-3088 or email

Viking Activities Council 

The LBCC Viking Activities Council is the official student programming and a coordinating group of the Associated Student Body. The aim of the group is to have fun and make life-long friends through leadership, team building, and event planning at the college.

The Viking Activities Council is a new leadership group that will facilitate programming and activities for traditional and cultural events college-wide. The council will also support programming throughout the college and the community. For more information, call 562-938-4055 (LAC) or 562-938-3088 (PCC) or email

Student Life Workforce Development

The Office of Student Life participates in the Federal Work Study Program through Financial Aid and hires 20-25 Student Assistants each semester at both the Pacific Coast and Liberal Arts campuses. Student Assistants provide, assist, and implement events, activities and workshops in support of the Student Affairs Department. 

Student Life programming stewarded by Student Assistants includes ASB, Viking Activities Council, all Student Life activities on campus, Information Desk, support of the Student Unions, John Fylpaa Leadership Institute, and support of clubs and organizations. They also participate in professional development workshops, orientations and trainings. For more information, call 562-938-4978 or email

LBCC Student Unions

The Student Unions are a one-stop location for getting involved in student clubs and organizations, buying the College Services Card, applying for the Viking Volunteer program, signing up for Intramural activities, and getting connected to resources in Long Beach. On both campuses, the Student Union includes a safe and quiet space for studying or socializing with other students. The unions are located in Building E (LAC) and Building EE (PCC). For more information, call 562-938-4978 (LAC) or 562-938-3088 (PCC) or email