The Student Senate is the official representative student government of Century College. It operates under a constitution that has been approved by the student body and consists of volunteer senators and an elected Executive Committee.
2017-18 Executive Committee Members
- President: Ruth Mejia
- Vice-President: Tim Knutson
- Treasurer: Serenna Svanoe-Werling
- Director of Events: Aziza Ebrahim
- Director of IT: Kent Rueckert
- Director of Legislation: Frankie Becerra
- Director of Public Relations: Aylin Barragan
2017-18 Student Senators
- Jackie Valois
- Lamees Algazi
- Lev Sholomov
- David Alfaro Chavez
- Rolando Acevedo Mero
- Colin Roskos
- Student Senate Advisor: Jenn Rassett
- Dean of Student Life: Kristin Hageman
- Office Manager: Devyn Haglund
Please email Student Senate with any questions.
The Student Senate meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, as well as the first Wednesday of the semester. For this year, the Student Senate meets on: August 26, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, and May 11 in the West Cafeteria Conference Room (W1420).
The Student Senate works to improve the quality of education and campus life for Century students. One way we accomplish this is by influencing the College's decision-making process, working as a liaison between the student body and the administration and faculty.
In order to address all concerns of students, the Student Senate considers not only campus issues, but state legislation as well. Through participation with the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA), the Century Student Senate has a direct channel to the State level.
The effectiveness of the Student Senate depends on the quality of direct student involvement. Participation in the organization is an excellent opportunity to learn about the political process, become acquainted with the college system, and build leadership skills.
If you would like to be involved, no matter what your interests are or what your availability is, please call us at 651-779-3317 or email us.
You may also visit us at our office, located in the Student Club Center W1215, which is across from the Game Room in the lower level of the West Campus.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Student Senate?
We are students who attend Century College, and together we form the official voice of Century College Students. We are always looking for new members and welcome all students who wish to join.
For more information, call 651-779-3317 or email.
When does the Student Senate meet?
The Student Senate Executive Board meets every Wednesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Club Center (W1210).
How do I join the Student Senate?
There are a number of ways you may join the Student Senate, and a number of levels of involvement.
To become a Senator, you must attend three consecutive meetings. On the third meeting, you become eligible to be voted in as an At-Large member that very meeting.
If you wish to participate in the election, you will be exempt from the three-meeting rule after having received enough votes. An open election is held at the beginning of fall and spring semester. To get your name on the ballot, you must fill out the required petition and turn it in by the deadline. Up to five (5) members may be elected (per semester) during the open election.
The Executive Board includes:
- Vice President
- Director of Communications
- Director of Information Technology
- Director of Legislation
- Director of Events
Elections for these positions are held the Spring prior to the year-long serving term. To apply, you must fill out the required form and turn it in by the deadline to become eligible to be voted in during the selected Senate meeting.
For more information, contact Student Senate President Silvia Landaverde in W1215 (Student Senate office) phone at 651-779-3317 or email email@example.com.
What is the Planning Activities Committee?
The Planning Activities Committee (PAC) plans and runs the all campus activities (i.e. WoodDuck Days, Fright Walk, Blizzard Blast, etc.) with Student Life money.
All Century College students are welcome and encouraged to join. Members are NOT required to be a part of the Student Senate.
For more information, contact Jenn Rassett, Director of Student Life and Leadership Development at 651-747-4015, or visit the Connection on the West Campus.
How do I bring an issue to the Student Senate?
The Student Senate is the platform for students' voices to be heard. Your opinion is important to us, and we want to hear from you.
To have your item placed on the agenda, make sure to contact the Student Senate President prior to the Friday before the next Senate meeting. For example, if you were to request an agenda item for a Senate meeting that falls on Wednesday, August 27, your item must be turned in the Friday prior to the meeting, August 22.