What is Student Government?
Student Government exists as an integral part of the college’s governance. It is the official representation of the RCTC student body and represents the students’ rights and views to all RCTC stakeholders. The Student Government meets regularly with the President’s Cabinet which provides an opportunity for students to share input on campus operations, curriculum, student life, general matters, and other issues of mutual concern through a forum process.
As well as serving as the official representative of all RCTC students, Student Government approves all expenditures collected through the Student Life fee, and sets requirements for and governs all student clubs. In addition to their duties at RCTC, the Student Government members are actively involved with the statewide organization LEAD MN. LEAD MN serves to aid the Student Government as well as lobbying the Legislature and Minnesota State. You can read more on their webpage at www.leadmn.org.
2017-2018 Executive Officers
2018-2019 Incoming Executive Officers
Who can be a part of Student Government?
Student Government is open to any currently enrolled RCTC student. To hold a leadership position within Student Government (Executive Officer or Senator), you must be enrolled in at least 3 credits and in good academic/disciplinary standing with the College. Senators will be elected during a Fall General Election each year, while Executive Officers are elected during a Spring General Election.
All meetings are open and are currently every-other Tuesday at 2:00 PM in HA134. If students have any questions they are encouraged to come to the Student Government Offices which are located on the 4th floor above the cafeteria.
Why should I join Student Government?
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 Government you will have the opportunity to:
- Get paid for your time
- Travel opportunities for LEAD MN and student government conferences
- Exposure to leadership training and development
- Learn about local, state, and national politics
- Network with students, staff, faculty and administrators
- Gain applicable life skills to help you succeed in, and beyond, college
- Make noticeable change and impact at RCTC
- Create a network of friends