Student Senate Information

Apply to be part of Student Senate for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

Student Senate offers the opportunity to travel, gain leadership and have an impact on decisions that effect the entire student body. No experience is needed, interested candidates can apply HERE. See below for position descriptions and more!

 

Mission

The Student Senate is the official voice of the NHCC students.

Student Senate Constitution

The Constitution was revised and reviewed by campus during Spring 2015 through Fall 2015. It was voted on and ratified on October 22, 2015 and amended on March 31, 2016, September 22, 2016, January 25, 2018 and October 10, 2019.

2019-2020 Student Senate Leadership

  • President - Dylan Evans
  • Vice President -  Demetria McGrone
  • Secretary -Max Theis
  • Treasurer -Vacant
  • Public Relations Coordinator - Fatuma Said
  • Legislative Coordinator - Armando Morales 
  • Diversity & Equity Coordinator - Aicha Kann
  • Senators at Large - Joseph Ramlet and Saulliat Hassan
  • Ombuds -Atehawung Ndip and Mariamu Kamara

2019-20 Meeting Information

2019-20 Schedule: All meetings are set for 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Campus Center 244.

All meeting agendas will be posted here the Tuesday of each scheduled meeting week. After meeting minutes are approved, they will be posted here, approximately two weeks after each meeting. If you would like to request to speak at a meeting, or present an agenda item, email senatepresident@nhcc.edu or paulette.bonneur@nhcc.edu.

Fall Semester

  • September 12, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • October 31, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 5, 2019

Spring Semester

  • January 30, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • February 27, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • April 30, 2020

Student Senate Officer Eligibility

All officers shall act in accordance with the Constitution. The term for executive board officers is one year, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following year. Executive board officers may run for a second term. No one may serve as an officer of the Student Senate for more than two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The president shall preside at all Student Senate meetings, represent the Student Senate to the college and others, and convene the executive board at least monthly during an academic term.
  • The vice president shall assume the duties and responsibilities during the president's absence.
  • The secretary shall record the meeting minutes of the Student Senate and maintain a permanent record of said minutes in the Student Senate computer, along with a hard copy on file in the Student Senate office.
  • The treasurer shall serve as the budget consultant of the Student Senate and advise the group on spending as well as serve on the Student Life Budget Committee.
  • The public relations coordinator shall be responsible for posting the agenda on the Student Senate bulletin board two (2) days prior to a Student Senate meeting.
  • The legislative coordinator shall be responsible for all legislative affairs of the Student Senate that shall be conducted in the best interest of the North Hennepin Community College student body.
  • The diversity & equity coordinator shall be responsible for working to create an inclusive student community and tracking progress on the college's diversity master plan.
  • The senators at large represent the general student body on all student issues and lead at least one project per year of their interest.
  • The club and organization representatives serve as a voting members of student senate to vote on issues of student concern.
  • All executive board officers shall attend all Minnesota State College Student Association (LeadMN) general assembly meetings. Appeals may be made to the Student Senate executive board.

LEADMN - Minnesota State College Student Association

All enrolled two-year college students are represented by LEADMN, a state-wide student organization. They represent the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota. To get information regarding their leadership training, scholarships or more, go to www.leadmn.org.