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.

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

2018-2019 Meeting Dates: 
August 29 (Senate 101), September 5, September 19, October 3, October 24, November 7, November 28, December 5, December 19, January 16 (Senate 101), January 30, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15

2018-2019 Eden Prairie Student Senate Executive Officers


Dan Thomsen

Vice President
Susan Giese

Jummai Nache

Serhii Nechytailo 

Public Relations Coordinator
Paul Kunnus

Email Eden Prairie Student Senate

Meetings Typically on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
In Room H191

2018-2019 Meeting Dates: 
August 29 (Senate 101), September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 14, November 28, December 12, January 16 (Senate 101), January 23, February 6, February 27, March 6, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8

2018-2018 Brooklyn Park Student Senate Executive Officers


Guadalupe Lira-Jimenez

Vice President
James Miller

Val Acosta-Gomez

Heather Lansing

Public Relations Coordinator
Christi Chanthalangsy

Email Brooklyn Park Student Senate



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!