Student Senate

The Student Senates represent all students at Hennepin Technical College. Any currently registered student is invited to attend meetings and participate in Senate activities. 

To become a voting member of the Student Senate, attend two consecutive meetings.

Student Senate Meetings

Meetings Typically on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the Month
In Room E101

2019-20 Meeting Dates: 

  • August 28 (Senate 101, Learning Commons)
  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • December 18


Meetings Typically on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
In Room J130

2019-20 Meeting Dates: 

  • August 28 (Senate 101, Learning Commons)
  • September 11
  • September 25 
  • October 9 
  • October 30
  • November 13 
  • December 4
  • December 18


2019-20 Student Senate Executive Officers

Eden Prairie Campus



Serhii Nechytailo


Vice President

Asani Ajogun



Yen Duong



Ericka Hulm



Public Relations Coordinator

Email Eden Prairie Student Senate

Brooklyn Park Campus


Val Acosta-Gomez


Vice President
Linda Kalu


Kale Asada


Lupe Lira-Jimenez


Public Relations Coordinator
Mat Williams

Email Brooklyn Park Student Senate

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the Student Senate?

The HTC Student Senate is the voice of the student body in matters affecting student activities. It exists to initiate consideration of student problems, and to communicate action or recommendation to the designated school authorities.

  • The Student Senate is the Campus Student Organization as defined by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) policy 2.1.  The policy assigns the following duties to the Student Senate:
    • That the Student Senate is the official representative for all students
    • That the Senate has the sole authority to recommend the chartering of all clubs to the President of the College
  • MNSCU Policy 2.3 and 2.3.1, and 2.8.1, that the Student Senate has the authority to appoint students, to all college committees, such as Finance, Policy, and Facilities.  The policies also require the administration to consult with the Student Senate.

As well as representing students, the Student Senate members are actively involved with LeadMN. LeadMN serves to add the Student Senates as well as lobbying the Legislature and Minnesota State.  Read more on their webpage at

Who can be a part of Student Senate?

Any full-time or part-time students taking one credit at Hennepin Tech.

Why should I join Student Senate?

Getting involved in any club or organization can be one of the greatest, most rewarding experiences you will have while you are in college. By joining Student Senate you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network and socialize with students, staff, faculty and administrators
  • Build experience for your resume.
  • Gain invaluable skills for future employment.
  • Build social skills by interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Enhance communication skills.
  • Develop leadership skills by learning to take responsibility and manage challenges.
  • Make friends and have fun!