The Student Association Senate governs in the best interest of the
students; directs student organizations within the University; and
represents the students before the citizens of South Dakota. The Student
Association‘s power is subject to the laws of South Dakota and the
rules established by the South Dakota State Board of Regents. The
Student Association of the School of Mines is an organization of all
registered students who have paid activity fees. Through its officers
and committees, it is involved in all student activities.
in the Student Association Senate are by election and by appointment.
There are five elected officers from each class (freshman thru senior),
three appointed representatives (Graduate, International, and
Non-Traditional Student), and an elected Vice-President & President.
Terms of office are for one year. When there is a mid-term vacancy,
positions are filled as needed through appointment. Senate meetings are
weekly and open to all students, faculty, and staff. Each senator is
appointed to one of the five standing committees: Constitution, Public
Relations, Election Steering, Student Development, and Finance.