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).
Student Senate meets every Monday at 6:30pm in the Student Senate Room Room, located in the VCSU Student Center. Each week we get together to discuss topics that impact the student body.
Anyone is welcome to come and sit in, even if they're not on Student Senate.
If you have any questions regarding these topics or about our meetings, please feel free to contact any of the executive members.
Viking Pilots are those who conduct or set the course of student life on campus. The Viking Pilot Award was founded in 1931 by the staff of the Blizzard, then the name of the college yearbook. At that time the subscribers to the yearbook elected the ten most prominent students on campus. The purpose of the award was to honor those individuals that were engaged in a multitude of campus activities and were acclaimed for their participation in the social and extracurricular life of the college. At that time the recipients were known as the "Propellers."
In 1936, the students expressed a desire for a more meaningful name and the name Viking Pilot emerged as more representative of the leadership function.
Today the Viking Pilot Award remains a prestigious student activity recognizing those campus leaders that have made substantial contributions to the quality of campus life.
Viking Pilots are elected each year by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators.
The Teacher of the Year award is presented to a professor who demonstrates genuine care and excitement for their students, and are the embodiment of what VCSU stands for.
Congratulations to the 2019 Teacher of the Year Dr. Emily Fenster, Assistant Professor of Sociology.
The Student Advocate Award is given to those who truly put the students first and do their best to ensure that the VCSU students have the best chance to succeed.
Congratulations to the 2018 Student Advocate Awardee's:
Jacqueline Owen- Learning Center Coordinator & Disability Support Specialist
Tammy Peterson- Manger of Food Services
Thank you to our new Student Advocates!
Student Senate wants to work for the students at VCSU. You can communicate your issues either through email, concern box located on the wall next to the coffee stand, or through our Facebook page.
If there is something YOU want done on campus, don't hesitate to contact us. The VCSU Student Senate is HERE FOR YOU!