Responsibilities of students. The students of each district, subject to the responsibilities and powers of the board, the state director, the district board, the district director and the faculty, shall be active participants in the immediate governance of and policy development for the district and may participate in all matters affecting student interests to the extent not in conflict with the terms of any collective bargaining agreement. As such, students have primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life and services. Students in consultation with the district director and subject to the final confirmation of the district board have the responsibility for the disposition of student activity and incidental fees under s. 38.14 (9). The students of each district may organize themselves in a manner that they determine and select their representatives to participate in district governance. This section does not prohibit the board, the state director, the district board, the district director or the faculty from selecting students to participate in district governance but any students selected by those bodies or persons shall not be considered to be representatives of the students for the purposes of the students' right to select their representatives to participate in district governance. 38.145 

There are many obvious benefits in an organization that has a membership of working individuals, individual campuses, and districts. Some of these benefits which your districts/campuses can realize include:

  • Receiving crucial information on legislation and proposals dealing with education in the technical college system.
  • Establishing lines of communication and a working rapport with educational, government, and political leaders.
  • Participating in and positively affecting the legislative process as it pertains to the technical college system.
  • Working together on worthwhile projects that can benefit education, both now and in the future
  • Networking and developing camaraderie among members and student governments amongst the 16 technical colleges