Through its work, students can participate in the operation of the college. The Senate's objectives are:
- to provide comprehensive activity programs for the student body,
- to address issues brought before it by the students represented, to encourage interaction between students on the various campuses,
- to provide leadership in issues of citizenship and student rights, and
- to administer the student activity fee (with the consent of the Board of Trustees of the college).
The Student Senates at all campuses meet regularly to discuss college life, student concerns, and plan future student activities. The Student Senate also functions as a communication unit to keep the faculty and administration informed of student needs. Applications can be picked up at the senate office at the start of the fall semester; or online.
Requirements for Student Senators: must be a full time (min. 12 hrs) student at Iowa Lakes, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, serve as a positive representative of the student body of Iowa Lakes.
Compensation for Service on Student Senate: Minimum $150 scholarship per semester, attend one state conference each semester, build leadership skills.
Duties for Student Senator: Serve as a link between the student body and faculty, administration, and staff, plan activities for the student body at your campus or center, assist in college wide activities, attend weekly meetings and complete duties as assigned.