Student Senate

Student Senate - Star CampusHCC Student Senate is much more than “politics!” Our senate works to improve the HCC experience for students by leading projects and acting as a communication channel between the student-body and HCC administration. For those interested in learning how to govern and advocate, senate members can attend regional and Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) meetings. But many senate-members find great projects and resume-building experience solely on campus! Student Senate is a volunteer club open to all students. Anyone interested in improving the campus experience or building their resumes is encouraged to join!

For more information on Student Senate, contact the office at 218-262-6741 or

You can reach the Student Senate advisor, Kyle Bianconi, at 218-262-7373 or .

Meeting Times

Spring 2022 Student Senate Meetings:

"Sit with Senate" every Tuesday from 10:00am - 2:00pm in room C-106 (across from the Library). Drop-in between 10:00am - 2:00pm to meet with a Student Senate representative and discuss issues or ideas you would like to address around campus.

All Students, Faculty, and Staff are welcome!

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) Policies about Campus Student Associations define the ways in which Student Government/Student Senate represents students and interacts with College Administration.

Campus Student Association: Student Government or Student Senate

MNSCU Policies for Campus Student Associations:

  • 2.1 Campus Student Associations - This policy states that "Students at each college and university have the right to establish a student government herein referred to as a campus student association." 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
  • 2.3 Student Involvement in Decision-Making - promotes appropriate levels of student involvement in system, college, and university decision-making and to assure that student perspectives are considered.
    • This policy states that "Students must be given the opportunity for representation on college, university, and system committees involving or affecting student interests and have the opportunity to review or be consulted on issues that have significant impact on students."
  • System Procedure 2.3.1 Student Involvement in Decision-Making - This policy requires college administration to consult with and meet with the Student Senate regularly and keep Student Senate informed on matters requiring student representation.
  • 2.8 Student Life - This policy states that the campus student association may serve in the capacity of the student life/activity committee. Even if Student Senate does not serve in that capacity, it shall appoint the student members of the student life/activity committee, and it shall establish the membership structure of the student life/activity committee.
    • Additionally, the campus student association reviews the annual Student Life Budget prior to submitting it to the College President for approval.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) Policies about Campus Student Associations also recognize a single Statewide Student Association.

MNSCU Policies for Statewide Student Associations:

  • 3.7 Statewide Student Association - This policy recognizes LeadMN as the one statewide student association for state community and technical college students and student associations.
    • As well as representing students, the Student Senate members are actively involved with LeadMN. LeadMN serves to aid the Student Senates as well as lobbying the Legislature and Minnesota State.

About LeadMN

LeadMN is college students connecting for the change. Students LeadMN by developing leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change. LeadMN works to break down systemic barriers to the American Dream by empowering two-year college students to become strong leaders, engaged community members, and successful professionals.