By Morgan Nalley
Valley City State University Student Senate is a group of students that are either appointed or voted into an officer position which represent the rest of the VCSU student body. Each academic department on the VCSU campus and other significant groups or organizations appoint individual students that they believe best represents them. Executive staff members are then voted into office to head the student governed organization.
The organization allows for those who are involved to lead, represent, make decisions, and collaborate with significant issues on the VCSU campus and within the North Dakota State University system. “Having student senate on campus is a great opportunity to discuss campus concerns, and celebrate the success of the students of VCSU,” said Student Senator Kathleen Gallis. “It gives students a chance to have their voices heard, and the potential to make a difference on both the campus and state levels.”
Student Senators are responsible for attending weekly Monday night meetings, monthly North Dakota Student Association meetings, and fpr performing and hosting other events and services on the VCSU campus. “I’m passionate about representing my peers, and I enjoy being informed and being able to inform others,” said Gallis. “I also enjoy attending student senate because it’s an opportunity to interact with people I normally would not meet or spend time with.”
VCSU Student Senate meets weekly on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference room in the VCSU Student Center. All students are welcome to attend the meetings or leave comments and concerns in the box located outside of Student Senate office next to the cafeteria.