What We Do

Student Advocacy

Throughout the year, Student Council requests and receives feedback from students regarding their experiences at HFC. Representatives work with various campus departments to ensure the students' concerns are addressed.

Student Representation

Student Council Representatives are asked to serve on a variety of College committees to provide input on issues that affect students. Most recently, Student Council members have sat on Shared Leadership Committees and Facilities Master Planning Committee working to improve the student experience.

Leadership Development

The Student Council of HFC strongly supports the development of student leaders. We believe that those students who are motivated to represent HFC at local, state, or national conferences deserve funding to help defer the costs of traveling. Each academic year, the Student Council of HFC awards four (4) Leadership Travel and Representation grants of up to $250 each to support student engagement in leadership activities.

For additional information on Leadership Travel and Representation Grants, contact Ms. Victoria Shepherd, Staff Advisor to Student Council at vashepherd@hfcc.edu or 313-845-9609.

Student Council Representative Duties

Chair

  • Run meetings and public forms
  • Act as representatives of STUCO to College Officials
  • Set meeting agendas
  • Email meeting agendas at least one day prior to meetings/forums
  • Liaison between Administration and student body
  • Attend Coordinating Council meetings

Vice-Chair

  • Run meetings in Chair's absence
  • Oversee subcommittee(s)
  • Check voicemail at least two times per week
  • Represent Council at events and monthly student club meetings
  • Attend Operating Council Meetings
  • Fulfill office hours as scheduled
  • Attend regularly scheduled STUCO meetings

Secretary

  • Record and maintain minutes of every meeting/forum
  • Email minutes to entire STUCO within two days of meeting
  • File hard copies of meeting agendas and minutes in STUCO office
  • Maintain and update STUCO membership contact list/information
  • Maintain attendance record of meetings
  • Join and attend college committee meetings
  • Fulfill office hours as scheduled
  • Attend regularly scheduled STUCO meetings

Treasurer

  • Keep ledger of STUCO budget
  • Report on budget and purchases at each meeting
  • Perform as the Sergeant at Arms at meetings (keeping order/time/etc)
  • Maintain an inventory of office supplies and STUCO promotional materials
  • Join and attend college committee meetings
  • Fulfill office hours as scheduled
  • Attend regularly scheduled STUCO meetings

Communications Liaison

  • Develop promotional materials for STUCO meetings/forums and other activities
  • Oversee online presence and recommend changes to advisors
  • Advertise events, meetings, etc.
  • Serve as chair of the Communications subcommittee
  • Regularly check STUCO email two times per week
  • Join and attend college committee meetings
  • Fulfill office hours as scheduled
  • Attend regularly scheduled STUCO meetings

Representatives-At-Large

  • Senior/incumbent representatives act as mentors for junior/newly-elected representatives
  • All representatives regularly attend and assist with meetings and public forums
  • If you are unable to attend a meeting or forum you must contact STUCO‚Äôs advisor
  • Represent Student Council at various college functions - such as Welcome Back Days, Orientation, etc.
  • Be available to serve on various college and administrative committees
  • Promote and encourage student participation in both STUCO and college-wide committees/subcommittees
  • Actively promote forums and other STUCO activities
  • Represent the concerns of their student constituency to Council and the college administration
  • Comport oneself as a model of appropriate student behavior while on campus and in the surrounding college community