The Role and Responsibilities of our Student Trustee

The student trustee is one of 15 voting members on the Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is charged with upholding the mission of the college. The student trustee's primary responsibility is to act in the interest of the college as a whole. He or she will, however, be expected to be especially mindful of the interests of students and to articulate those interests with the board.

The student trustee is expected to attend monthly Board of Trustees meetings, may be appointed to sub-committees formed by the board, and regularly gives a brief oral report to the board on issues related to Student Senate, student life, and campus events. Additionally, the student trustee is a non-voting member of the Student Senate and is expected to attend weekly Student Senate meetings during activity hour on Mondays.

Elections and Eligibility

The student trustee is elected each spring during a general election held at all sites, and full-time students shall be allowed to serve a maximum of two (2) academic years. Students eligible to run for student trustee must:

  1. be a full-time student at Jamestown Community College,
  2. be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 as of the most recent semester, and
  3. have completed 24 credit hours (sophomore status) at time of induction (June).
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