Student Government plans barbeque

MCCC Student Government is welcoming students back by holding a barbeque in honor of welcome-back week.
The gathering will be Sept. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  in the courtyard in the center of campus for any students who want to attend.
It is free to all students and will also feature a band called Injured List . The barbeque will be sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and will have hotdogs and hamburgers for students also.
Various clubs also are welcome to join the fun and advertise for their club.
“If you’re looking for a way to get involved in the school and community and make some great friends along the way, student government provides that and memories that last a lifetime,” said last year’s vice president, Jacob McLaughlin.
Student Government provides an opportunity for students to have their voice heard around the campus, McLaughlin said. Students work on supporting student organizations and planning campus activities.
Student Government works to create a fun atmosphere that fosters a community feeling among students, he said.
Participating in these types of organizations and activities can be a great way to develop leadership skills and enhance your college experience, he added.
Student Government meetings are held bi-monthly, usually every other week. All meetings are open to the public
Beginning Sept. 29, Student Government meetings will be held every other Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Government room in the back of the Cellar., which is located downstairs in the Administration building.   
Student Government elections will follow shortly after the first meeting. In order to run for Student Government office, a student must write a letter of intent expressing interest in the position they are running for. Candidates  must also qualify with some prerequisites.
Active members will then vote for the candidates they think will best fit the position. Office include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Liaison. Candidates, must be committed to the position for at least one year.
The Student Government is already planning new fun activities for this upcoming year.
Anyone with questions or who is interested in joining can contact Tom Ryder, the
Student Activities Coordinator at (734) 384-4201, or email tryder@monroeccc.edu.