Student Senate


Mission Statement

The Student Senate is a student-run, student-driven organization of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College that forms a dual government with the Anishinaabe Student Council to advocate on behalf of and provides all students with representative leadership and communication to decision makers.



The purpose of the Student Senate shall be to:

  • Hear and represent all student voices regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, educational level or political affiliation;
  • Protect and promote the best interests of students;
  • Advocate on behalf of students and student issues to all decision makers on a local, state, and federal level.
  • Work with the Anishinaabe Student Council to develop campus and student unity through cultural awareness and celebration;
  • Be a resource for students regarding campus or Minnesota State policies that affect them;
  • Work to increase the level of student input in all aspects of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College operation and development;
  • Work towards consensus in decision making when possible and practice sensitivity to the minority view.

Students are encouraged to contact their Senate representatives with any concerns or questions. Senate meetings are open to all. Meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are posted on the Senate bulletin board outside Room 242. The Senate office is in Room 249 and the Senate mailbox is in Room 242, also known as the club meeting room, across from the student lounge.


Student Senate Offices:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Director
  • Activities Director
  • Advocacy Director



Officers are elected by a plurality vote of the student body. Elections for the academic year take place in the spring. All students enrolled in one or more credit may cast one vote for each office.


Requirements for Candidacy

Officer candidates shall have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale or better at the date of elections from their institution or their high school. In the case of transfer or first-time students with no GPA, the Senate may choose to verify or waive the requirement with a majority vote. Candidates for the presidency shall have completed two semesters of study at FDLTCC at the time they assume office. For more information regarding the Student Senate, please contact Nick Timmerman at 218-879-0881 or nicholas.timmerman*AT* The Student Senate Office can be reached at 218-879-0779.

For information on other student life activities, contact the Director of Housing and Student Activities at 218-590-3345 or via email to jstirewalt*AT*


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