Student Government

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VCSU Student Senate

The Student Senate is the governing body for the Student Association which includes all Valley City State University students. The Senate is composed of the following elected officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Officers are elected each spring semester. In addition, senators are elected from the general student body. The Senate appoints numerous students to University and Senate administrative duties and committees. All student organizations are directly responsible to the Student Senate. The Student Senate, through the Student Senate Finance Commission, controls and administers a large portion of the student activity fee for other organizations and departments on campus that request funds.

Finance Commission

The Student Senate Finance Commission administers much of the University fees paid by all students at Valley City State University and allocates portions of these fees to various organizations and functions. University fees support the program of campus student activities. The Commission is comprised of three Student Senate officers: President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Other members include the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Center/Student Activities Director, the Vice President for Business Affairs or a representative, one faculty member, and two student senators-at-large.

VCSU Viking Campus Activities Board (VCAB)

VCAB is the governing body of student-related campus activities including dances, coffee-house performers, game nights, casino night, comedians, speakers and many other student oriented activities. VCAB is responsible for formulating and executing broad social, recreational, and cultural programs. VCAB works with the Student Senate and the Student Activities Director to identify needs and policies within the student body. VCAB is funded through the Student Senate Finance Commission. The officers of VCAB consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, up to ten governors, and volunteers. The Board meets on a weekly basis throughout the nine month academic year. Meeting times are posted in the Student Center and are open to all VCSU students.

Athletics and Intramurals

Valley City State University offers a full program of intercollegiate athletics for both men and women. Excellent facilities, including an indoor pool, two gymnasiums, a football stadium with an all-weather track and field turf, tennis courts, racquetball courts, and baseball/softball fields enhance both participant and spectator involvement.

Valley City State University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The men compete at the varsity level in football, basketball, baseball, golf, track, and cross country. Varsity sports for the women include volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, track, and cross country. All students participating in intercollegiate athletics are required to be covered by health insurance.

An intramural sports program is maintained for both men and women. The intramural program includes football, volleyball, basketball, softball, bowling, and golf. Competition is also fostered between regional universities. All students and staff are encouraged to participate. Co-ed activities are sponsored in most activities. Visit the intramural website at www.vcsu.edu/vikinglife/intramurals.