The Student Senate is the Student Government Association at Massasoit Community College. They serve as a liaison between the student body and the college administration, participating in planning and decision-making processes to improve the college experience for all students. They also oversee student clubs and organizations, including the annual review of club applications and the allocation of funds to support the missions of established clubs and organizations. Senators are also very involved members of the college community, planning and attending student activities and events, and participating in community service projects.
Student Senate elections are held each fall with any vacancies throughout the year posted and filled by appointment. There are 28 seats on the Senate, including the Student Trustee. To be eligible to join, students must complete a nomination form. New students are encouraged to join! Returning students must be enrolled at the time of nomination, be in good academic standing (a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5), and have no disciplinary records at the College.
Attendance at weekly meetings is mandatory for Senators. Senate meetings are open to all students. Virtual meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.
For more information on joining the Student Senate or attending a meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Trustee is the elected student representative to the Board of Trustees, the College’s governing board that typically meets once a month. The Student Trustee serves as the voice of the students in matters such as strategic planning, financial decision-making, and policy development. In addition, the Student Trustee represents the College on the statewide Student Advisory Council that meets monthly and serves as a member of the Student Senate that meets weekly. The Student Trustee also has opportunities to meet with legislators and advocates for the students at Massasoit and community colleges as a whole.
The Student Trustee is elected by the student body each April and serves a one-year term from July 1 – June 30.
The 2021-2022 Student Trustee is Brandon Spitz. Students may contact Brandon at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Presidential Student Ambassadors (PSA’s)
Presidential Student Ambassadors (PSA’s) are paid student leaders who represent the college at enrollment and special events. PSA’s are hired through a selective process and receive extensive paid training to develop as student leaders. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and must demonstrate a record of academic achievement and leadership at Massasoit Community College. PSA’s must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, be actively involved in student leadership roles, be a positive spokesperson for the college, and be comfortable working with diverse populations.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Participation in student clubs and organizations develops student leadership skills. Members plan, organize, and implement programs and service projects to promote the club’s mission, celebrate diversity, create an inclusive campus climate, and support the needs of the community. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the club and club officers receive training in leadership development and club management.