The Student Senate Consultative Committee (SSCC) is the executive committee of the Student Senate. The SSCC represents University of Minnesota students at large and the seven recognized University of Minnesota student government organizations, including the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), Crookston Student Association (CSA), Minnesota Student Association (MSA), Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA), Professional Student Government (PSG), Rochester Student Association (RSA), and the University of Minnesota Duluth Student Association (UMDSA). 

2021-22 Student Senate Consultative Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule 

The Student Senate Consultative Committee meets Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021. Meeting modality for spring semester 2022 will be revisited closer to the end of the 2021 calendar year.

DATE TIME LOCATION
September 10, 2021 1-2:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
September 24, 2021 1-2:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
October 22, 2021 1-2:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
November 19, 2021 1-2:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
December 10, 2021 1-2:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
January 28, 2022 1-2:30 p.m. TBD
February 18, 2022 1-2:30 p.m. TBD
March 25, 2022 1-2:30 p.m. TBD
April 15, 2022 1-2:30 p.m. TBD
April 29, 2022 1-2:30 p.m. TBD

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

Student Senate Bylaws, Article VI., Section 5

D. STUDENT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The Student Consultative Committee shall represent the students at large and the seven recognized University of Minnesota student governance organizations, including the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), Crookston Student Association (CSA), Minnesota Student Association (MSA), Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA), Professional Student Government (PSG), Rochester Student Association (RSA), and the University of Minnesota Duluth Student Association (UMDSA). 

The Student Consultative Committee shall serve as the consulting body to the president and as the executive committee of the Student Senate. 

Membership

The Student Consultative Committee shall be composed of:

  • one representative of COGS
  • one representative of CSA
  • one representative of MSA
  • one representative of MCSA
  • one representative of PSG
  • one representative of RSA 
  • one representative of UMDSA
  • the chair, vice chair, and ranking student senator of the Student Senate.

A student governance representative members shall be a member of the respective student governance organization who is elected or appointed in accordance with procedures determined by the respective campuses’ student governance organizations.

Student vacancies shall be filled in accordance with procedures determined by the respective campuses for the balance of any unexpired term until the next regular election.

The chair of the Student Senate shall also serve as the chair of the Student Consultative Committee. The vice chair of the Student Senate shall also serve as the vice chair of the Student Consultative Committee. The ranking student senator of the Student

Senate shall also serve as the ranking student senator of the Student Consultative Committee. Chair, vice chair, and ranking student senator elections should be subject to the following provisions: 

The chair, vice chair, and ranking student senator shall not also hold executive, elected, or appointed positions in their respective student governance organizations.

If either the chair, vice chair, or ranking student senator has already been elected to the Student Consultative Committee as a regular member, they must concede that position to another student, to be chosen as soon as possible by the appropriate student governance organization.

If either the chair-elect, vice chair-elect, or ranking student senator-elect has already been elected to or will hold an executive or elected position in their respective student governance organization during the upcoming year, they must concede that position prior to taking office in the Student Senate.

The chair, vice chair, and ranking student senator of the Student Senate shall be elected by the Student Senate in accordance with the Senate Constitution, Article 5, Section 3 (a).

The chair, vice chair, and ranking student senator are eligible for re-election to these positions.

The seven members who serve on the Senate Consultative Committee shall be composed of:

  • the chair of the Student Senate
  • six of the seven student governance representatives

The Student Consultative Committee will vote to determine which student governance representatives will serve on the Senate Consultative Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultative

a. To meet separately from the Senate Consultative Committee as a consultative body, when necessary, to discuss with the president, or others, matters of concern to the student body.

b. To initiate whatever studies it deems necessary and appropriate or to request such studies from the president or senior academic officers or from committees of the Senate.

c. To advise the president on procedures for making major administrative appointments and to participate in the selection process.

d. To receive from any student notification of concerns which may require consultation with the president or senior academic officers. 

Steering

a. To superintend and direct all committees reporting to the Student Senate, which includes the authority to require that any committee reporting to the Student Senate report on any matter within its jurisdiction within 30 days. 

b. To receive recommendations of any student who wishes to present a proposal to the Student Senate and to refer or act upon such recommendations as it deems appropriate. 

c. To serve as a coordinating body between the president and the Student Senate or a committee reporting to the Senate.

d. To serve as a coordinating body between the recognized student governance organizations and the Student Senate or a committee reporting to the Student Senate.

e. To prepare and approve the agenda for each meeting of the Student Senate in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules of the University Senate. 

Executive

a. To serve as a deliberative body of the Student Senate on all major items the Student Senate deems necessary and appropriate.

b. To act on behalf of the Student Senate when a decision is required prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Student Senate and when a decision is required when it would not be possible to convene a special meeting of the Student Senate in a timely fashion; such actions will be reported to the Student Senate at its next meeting and the Student Senate may then overrule the Student Senate Consultative Committee.

c. To examine any action taken affecting students by the Board of Regents, the central administration, or by another individual or body having any relationship with the University. 

d. To report regularly on any matters which, in its judgment, should be brought to the attention of the University at large or specifically to the attention and consideration of the Student Senate.

e. To appoint or assist in appointing, when requested, members of non-Senate committees.

f. To appoint special committees or subcommittees or to employ other devices which it deems necessary and appropriate. 

g. To dispose of business which appears to be not germane to the purposes of the Student Senate.

(Updated: 4/6/17)

Resources

Past Chairs of the SSCC

2019-2020 - Amy Ma

2018-2019 - Catalina Anampa Castro

2017-2018 - Shantal Pai

2016-2017 - Trish Palermo

2015-2016 - Robert Stewart

2014-2015 - Valkyrie Jensen

2013-2014 - Prahith Chakka

2012-2013 - Adam Matula

2011-2012 - Adam Matula and Joshua Preston

2010-2011 - Aaron Carlson

2009-2010 - Kathy Julik-Heine

2008-2009 - Ryan Kennedy

2007-2008 - Ronald Miller

2006-2007 - Daniel Moore and Joshua Beiningen

2005-2006 - Josh Breyfogle

2004-2005 - Nathan Wanderman

2003-2004 - Scott LeBlanc and Daniel Weiske

2002-2003 - Judy Berning

2001-2002 - Khaled Dajani

1999-2001 - Jason Reed

1998-1999 - Ryan Falk

1997-1998 - Kevin Nicholson

1996-1997 - Rob Vanasek

1995-1996 - Joel Bergstrom

1994-1995 - Rabun Taylor

1993-1994 - Anne Sales and Love Goel

1992-1993 - Denise Tolbert

1991-1992 - Christine VeLure

1990-1991 - Shawn Towle

1989-1990 - Eric Huang

1988-1989 - Carrie Simenson

1986-1987 - Roy St. Laurent

1987-1988 - Bruce Vandal

1985-1986 - Tim Pratt and Roy St. Laurent

1984-1985 - Douglas Melby

1983-1984 - Paul Sculte and Scott Singer

1982-1983 - Dave Lenander

1981-1982 - Kit Wiseman

1980-1981 - Sue Pribyl

1979-1980 - Scott Carlson

1978-1979 - Terry Marchiniak and Pat Eckman

1977-1978 - Harriet Lewis

1976-1977 - Tom Fairbanks

1975-1976 - Barbara Ann March 

1974-1975 - Mark English 

1971-1974 - Peter Hames

1970-1971 - J. Eli Rosenfield