The Student Senate is primarily responsible for promoting the welfare of the student body and the development and guidance of student social and cultural activities. This organization is made up of seven students elected by campus-wide referendum and one representative from each extension center. Three sophomores will be elected annually during the spring semester and four freshmen will be elected at the beginning of the fall semester. Students with fewer than 30 credit hours will be considered freshmen; those with 30 or more credit hours will be considered sophomores.
All official student activities must be pre-approved by the Vice President of Student and Administrative Services.
To be eligible:
- Be a full-time student carrying 12 or more hours.
- Be in good standing with the college (must not be on academic or conduct probation).
- Have an overall grade point average of 2.50 to gain and maintain membership (Does not apply to first semester freshmen).
- Be initiated in the semester in which it is awarded and can be maintained for 3 consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer).
Failure to meet these requirements means automatic loss of senate membership.
The Shawnee Community College Student Senate meets regularly and on occasion is called into special session upon approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.