Student Senate

The mission of the NCC Student Senate is to serve as the voice of the student body by: promoting cooperation and community engagement, developing and maintaining college spirit, serving as a liaison among faculty and administration and encouraging superior standards in leadership, loyalty, honesty and respect.

The Student Senate shall consist of fifteen (15) members: five (5) elected officers, and ten (10) elected senators. Membership is open to any member of the student body, defined as any full or part-time student.

Excerpt from the Student Senate By-laws:

ARTICLE VIII

Responsibilities of the Student Senate

Section I

The Student Senate shall have primary responsibility for the following:

  1. Recommend budget allocations for recognized Student Senate organizations to the Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Affairs or his/her designee.
  2. Recommend changes in College policy to appropriate administrators.
  3. Assist the Vice-President for Academic Affairs or his/her designee and the Vice-President of Enrollment and Student Affairs or his/her designee to provide student representation to: College Life Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Curriculum Committee, Academic Appeals, and Academic Policy.
  4. Act for, and on behalf of, the Student Body.
  5. Individual members shall act as liaisons to assigned campus organizations.

Election Information

The next election will take place in March/April for the 2022-2023 academic year. However, there are currently vacancies on the Senate and can be filled in accordance with the Senate bylaws:

A. In case of failure to fill all Senator seats by an election process or as vacancies occur during the academic year, the Election Committee has the ability to choose one of the following options:

  • A selection and interview process of qualified applicants can be utilized by the Election Committee. Then the committee will make its recommendations to the Senate for a vote.

Contact studentlife@northampton.edu if you are interested in being on Student Senate.