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VCSU Student Senate

"We're Here For YOU!"

2013-2014 Members
2013-2014 Members 
Student Government helps give students an opportunity to make a student's voice heard and helps make a difference at VCSU. The various university committees, community involvement and intercollegiate relations help improve the university experience for everyone.

The Student Senate is the governing body for the student association, which includes all Valley City State University students. The Student Senate is duly and freely elected by the student association and is recognized and given authority. The Student Senate Association acts as liaison with the faculty and administration and is the official voice of the students in university affairs.

Student Senate acts a liaison with the administration, faculty and staff. Student Senate is the official voice for the students in university affairs. VCSU Student Senate also represents VCSU every month of the academic year in the North Dakota Student Association (NDSA).

What Will We Be Discussing This Week?

Every week on Mondays at seven in the evening, Student Senate meets in the Student Senate Conference room located on the main floor of the Student Memorial Union. Each week, we get together to discuss topics, such as the topics we will be covering this week:

New Business
Financial Requests

If you have any questions regarding these topics of interest, please feel free to contact any of the executive members. You can find their contact information in the contact box on the right.

Student Senator of the Semester

Fall 2013 Senator of the Semester - Michaela Halvorson
Fall 2013 Senator of the Semester - Michaela Halvorson 
The Student Senator of the Semester is an award honoring a member(s) of senate who has demonstrated a sincere contribution to the success of Student Senate.

The Spring 2013 Senator of the Semester is Michaela Halvorson. Congratulations!!

Teacher of the Year

2012-2013 Teacher of the Year
2012-2013 Teacher of the Year 
Congratulations to Dr. Joe Stickler for being selected as the 2012 Teacher of the Year!!!

Dr. Stickler was a professor in the Division of Mathematics, Science, and Health & Physical Education. He has been with VCSU for 32 years teaching courses in Chemistry and Astronomy, and has been chair of the division since 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Ohio Wesleyan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. In addition to high quality instruction in the classroom, Stickler is well known for his work envisioning, building, and enhancing the Medicine Wheel Park in Valley City, a unique 30-acre park that includes a 213 foot replica of a Native American medicine wheel, Native American burial mounds, a scale model of the solar system (1 foot equal 3 million miles), a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail and other woodland nature trials, several scenic overlooks of the Sheyenne River valley and Valley City, and a 3,000 square foot perennial flower garden.


Five executive positions direct the Student Senate activities. These positions are:
1. President (Served by Erin Edinger)
2. Vice President (Served by Michaela Halvorson)
3. Secretary (Served by Lyndsey Swanson)
4. Treasurer (Served by Nicole Mauch)
5. NDSA Head Delegate (Served by Christopher Kennedy)

Each of these positions are awarded through elections, held at the end of the Spring Semester for the next academic year. Like any election, the decision comes down to the voice of the people--in this case, the student population.

To be eligible for the Office of President or the Office of Vice President, a student must serve on Student Senate for at least TWO YEARS and must be at least of JUNIOR standing. To run for the Office of Treasurer, Office of Secretary, or NDSA Head Delegate, a student must serve on Senate for at least ONE SEMESTER.

Help Us Help You!

Get Involved
Get Involved 
Student Senate wants to work for the students at VCSU. However, we can't do that unless the students come to us with issues. You can communicate your issues either through email, concern box located on the wall next to the coffee stand, or through our Facebook page.

Student Senate also hosts Student Forums as another chance for students to raise concerns.

If there is something YOU want done on campus, don't hesitate to contact us. The VCSU Student Senate is HERE FOR YOU!
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General Information
President: Erin Edinger
Vice President: Michaela Halvorson
Secretary: Lyndsey Swanson
Treasurer: Nicole Mauch
NDSA Head Delegate: Christopher Kennedy

Office Phone: 701.845.7503

Office Location: Student Senate Office, Student Center

Weekly Meeting: Monday at 7pm in the Student Senate Conference Room

Office Hours: Available by appointment.


VCSU Student Senate
230 Viking Dr SW
Valley City, ND 58072