The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) recognizes the importance of Student Government on each campus. It works on behalf of all MSCSA state college students with Minnesota State, the Legislature, and the Executive Branch of state government. It's often been referred to as the "State Student Senate." Every student of St. Cloud Technical and Community College is a fee-paying member of the MSCSA.
The MSCSA believes: "Student Government is an important element in the life of a college community and is also important as an educational experience for students on a campus. It is essential that campus student senates be maintained as strong, effective organizations that provide leadership in representing the needs and viewpoints of the students. Involvement in campus governance provides student participants opportunities to develop individual leadership skills, gain experience in policy development and legislative relations, and to develop an understanding of the decision-making process."
The MSCSA Executive Board meets once a month and is made up of an Executive Cabinet consisting of President, Vice President, Legislative Liaison, and Treasurer, as well as a representative from each of the state's nine regions. St. Cloud is a member of the Central Region, along with Ridgewater College—Willmar and Hutchinson campuses and Alexandria.
The MSCSA sponsors two working conferences each year. Members of the SCTCC Student Senate Executive Cabinet will attend both conferences to represent and vote on behalf of St. Cloud students.
Justin Klander, Executive Director
Linda Olson, Administrative Assistant