Student Involvement in Decision Making
Student Involvement in Decision-Making
Students have the right to present their views on all matters involving or affecting student interests. This right is affirmed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) Board of Trustees, which views students as important partners in the college's decision-making process. Within its governing policies, Minnesota State mandates the recognition and funding of a student government at all state colleges and universities. Minnesota State further outlines the basic role of a student government and Student Life program. Student government provides student representation and input on college matters and issues that impact them as students. Specific areas of responsibility include the recognition of student clubs, appointment of student representatives to institutional and search committees as appropriate, monitoring the allocation of student activity fees and recommending institutional and statewide policy changes as necessary. For more information about student involvement in campus decision-making or a copy of the Minnesota State policies that govern such involvement, individuals should contact the Director of Student Life.