Student Senate

COVID-19 Update

Student Senate will resume meeting in the Fall.

Student Senate Meetings

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.

Brooklyn Park Campus
Room J110

Fall 2020

  • August 26 (senate 101)
  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 14
  • October 28
  • November 11
  • December 9

Spring 2021

  • January 13 (senate 101)
  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • March 31
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • May 12

Eden Prairie Campus
Room E101

Fall 2020

  • August 26 (Senate 101)
  • September 2
  • September 16
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 16

Spring 2021

  • January 13 (Senate 101)
  • January 20
  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 24
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5

2020-21 Student Senate Executive Officers

          BPC EPC
President Lupe Lira-Jimenez           Asani Ajogun
Vice President Val Acosta-Gomez Abdulhakim Abdurahman
Treasurer Sam Agboare VACANT
Public Relations Coordinator           Lilian Ahumaraeze Ariel David
Secretary Caledon Johnston VACANT


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!