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Student Senate

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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!

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

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Students may nominate themselves for up to two executive board positions:

Nominees must attend the April Student Senate meeting and deliver a speech about their qualifications and vision for their position. Or, send a video recording of their statement if they can't attend.

Nomination Criteria

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Hold at least one (1) credit in the current semester
  • Must be in good academic standing with the college
  • Any additional requirements as laid out in the position descriptions

Note: All students elected to Executive Board positions must complete a training with the Student Senate Advisor and Director of Student Life and Career Development. Upon completion of training and on-boarding Executive Board Members will receive a $200 per month stipend for completing their assigned duties.

Election Timelines

Event Brooklyn Park Eden Prairie
Nominations Open Feb 21, 12:00 pm Feb 14, 12:00 pm
Nominations Close Mar 5, 3:00 pm Mar 6, 11:59 pm
Candidate Speeches Mar 6, 12:00 pm Mar 20, 12:00 pm
Voting Opens Mar 15, 3:00 pm Mar 15, 3:00 pm
Voting Closes Mar 29, 2:00 pm Mar 29, 2:00 pm
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Meetings are held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on the following dates and locations.

Brooklyn Park Campus

Location: Student Life Center

Fall 2024

  • August 28
  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 13
  • December 4

Spring 2025

  • January 15
  • January 29
  • February 12
  • February 26
  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 30

Eden Prairie Campus

Location: Student Life Center

Fall 2024

  • August 28
  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 20
  • December 4

Spring 2025

  • January 15
  • January 22
  • February 5
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • March 26
  • April 9
  • April 23
  • May 7


The Student Senate is the Campus Student Organization as defined by the Minnesota State 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

Minnesota State 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.

Reports & Minutes

Student clubs and organizations are expected to report their activities to the Student Senate each month by completing the Student Clubs and Organizations Report Form.

2023-24 Student Senate Executive Officers

Brooklyn Park

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Michael Engstrom

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Emmanuel Bewaji
Vice President

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Taylor Oswald

Tiffany-Jo Hedican headshot

Tiffany Hedican
Public Relations Coordinator

Zachary Callahan

Zachary Callahan

Eden Prairie

Ken Orozco

Ken Orozco

Michael Birkaya

Maeve Oldre
Vice President

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Samuel Bjerkeset

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Public Relations Coordinator

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Contact Information

Student Life & Career Development

Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie campus | Room F120
Phone: 952-995-1300