The mission of the Lake Superior College Student Senate, per the Lake Superior College Institutional Effectiveness Plan, is to conduct research to better understand student and stakeholder needs, to represent and advocate for the Lake Superior College student body through shared governance, and be helpful and provide leadership to students and stakeholders.
What is Student Senate?
“They’re those people that sell lockers.”
We actually do a lot more than that, and we’re here to serve you by making sure the administration knows what problems need attention and change. Essentially the student senate is the voice of the student body. We represent you here on campus to the administration, at the state level with State-wide and Regional meetings among campus’s (through an organization called MSCSA) and at a Federal level when two of our Executive members go to Washington DC over spring break.
What are some of the things your student senate is doing on and off campus?
Trip to the Capital in St. Paul – 10-31-12
Members of the student senate attended a trip to the state capital in St. Paul. There they toured the building and participated in a mock legislator. It was a learning experience that took place Halloween this year that any student could have attended. They were shown around by one of LSC’s Political Science instructors Roger Reinert who is also a Minnesota Representative that works in St. Paul during the spring time, but teaches political science in the fall. LSC Councilor and TRiO F.Y.E instructor Heidi Bagley also hosted this event.
Student Success Day ’12 – New Senators & MSCSA Vice President hosted a table during Student Success Day
Get Out the Vote Campaign – Right after student senate elections, some of the senators elected this year, worked on voter registration for November 6th (Election Day) and getting sign up sheets for Get Out the Vote campaign.
LSC Student Senate Attendees of December Governing Council at Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Governing Council at Normandale College- Governing Council is an MSCSA event that members from LSC’s student senate and every other 2 year community and technical college (that participates in MSCSA), attends in order to learn more about the state-wide issues affecting students in Minnesota. The student senators that attend collaborate ideas with students from other colleges, attend workshops, and discuss different proposals that affect us as college students in Minnesota, tuition being the main point of discussion among other issues.
[The Lake Superior College Student Senate does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in local commission as defined by law]