About Student Senate

Our Mission

The mission of Century College Student Senate is to build leadership skills, good citizenship, and communication between students, administration, faculty, and the community. To represent all students at Century College; particularly, acting as an advocate between the administration and the student body.

Our Purpose

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.

2022-23 Executive Board

Catherine Gnali

Cynthia Ntaji

Violet Mumbo
Director of IT

Sirad Farah
Director of Public Relations

Zainab Hashi
Senator at Large

Juliana Kanda

Brian Kayega
Director of Legislation

Naol Mamo
Director of Events

Tyro Devolites
Senator at Large

Staff Advisors

Please email Student Senate with any questions.

Student Senate typically meets every Wednesday of the semester. To join, please email an advisor.

What's Going On

To find out more about what's going on please reference our meeting minutes. They can be found here

Join Us

  • Group photo of the 2022-2023 Student Senate Student Board with Jenn Rassett and Colleen Cahill.

    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 fill out this form.

    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) or online via Zoom.

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:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Director of Legislation
  • Treasurer
  • 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 the Student Senate President Catherine Gnali in W1215 (Student Senate Office), via phone at 651-779-3317, or email student.senate@century.edu.

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 24, your item must be turned in the Friday prior to the meeting, August 19.