Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University

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Student Union Building, Room 317

The Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University (AS澳门威尼斯人) is the official name for student government at Highlands. Elected student representatives serve the campus community in various ways, 正式的和非正式的, and provide ideas and feedback to the administration that incorporate student perspectives.

Each spring the student body elects the next school year’s officers, which include senators and executives. The executives are made up of the president, 副总统, 秘书, 财务主管, 和国会议员. The senate is also charged with electing a president 暂时, who is both a voting senator and member of the executive board acting as a liaison between the senators and the executives. 宪法, senate seats are determined by the university’s enrollment on the main campus, with one senator representing 100 students. AS澳门威尼斯人 reflects proportional representation and is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate student senators. 研究生 student 参议员 are required to represent each of the university’s schools and colleges. 这是, at least one Senator needs to represent the 教育学院, 社会工作学院, the School of Business Media and 技术, and the 文理学院.

The senate has proven to be an excellent training ground and real-world experience for students in the area of politics, organizational communication, 学生事务, 预算和财务, 以及议会程序. Former AS澳门威尼斯人 members include U.S. 国会议员本·雷·卢扬, New Mexico State Attorney General Hector Balderas, Former 澳门威尼斯人 教务长 Fidel Trujillo, and 澳门威尼斯人 教务长 Kimberly Blea, among other distinguished alumni.

As one looks across campus, he or she can see the many projects initiated by student senate. Some of the more recent projects are the Flagship of Diversity located at the Centennial Tower, which displays the flags from various countries represented by students attending Highlands.  AS澳门威尼斯人 was also instrumental in acquiring funds for the blue security poles around campus to help maintain a safe and quality educational environment. Other projects included assisting in efforts to ensure that the university is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the installation of speed bumps in high pedestrian areas of campus. Many of the effective programs and resources available today were introduced and supported by student senate, such as access to computer labs and the laptop computer loan program.

The Senate has a strong voice on campus advocating for student needs. The AS澳门威尼斯人 president has a seat on the university President’s Advisory Council and a formal seat at 校董会 meetings, providing a report on important issues facing students. Student representatives also have reporting functions with 教师参议院 and 参议院工作人员.  AS澳门威尼斯人 also assists the Office of Campus Life in promoting activities and a vibrant campus life. 具体地说, officers are active in school sponsored events and play an important role during 首页coming week.

AS澳门威尼斯人’s budget is comprised of student fees paid by each student. At the beginning of the year, the senate approves a budget with several items covered. Some of the line items include an activities committee fund to fund events hosted by student senate, and allocated funding for campus clubs and organizations.

Eligibility requirements for student senators include satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing with the university. 本科 student senators must have at least a 2.5 grade point average to serve on AS澳门威尼斯人. 研究生 senators and executives must have at least a 3.0的绩点. Terms of office are for the duration of the academic year. Student Senate is required to meet eight times per semester.  通常, biweekly meetings are held on Sunday evenings in the spectacular governance room, located on the third floor of the Student Union Building.

For more information on upcoming meetings/events and available funding for clubs and organizations or if you are interested in serving in student government, please call the Student Government Office at 505-454-3594 or the 教务长 Office at 505-454-3020.



AS澳门威尼斯人 members for the 2021-2022 academic year















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