• Upperclass presidents are elected in spring of the year for the following year.
  • Other upperclass officers are elected in fall.
  • All freshman officers are elected in fall.
  • Class officers perform class business and organize class participation in school functions.


The student body is represented by the Student Senate, which provides a student voice in the affairs of MLC.

A man from the senior or 5th year class is elected annually in the spring of the year to preside over the student body and Student Senate for the coming year.

Representatives from each returning class are elected in the spring of the year (two 5th year, six seniors, four juniors, four sophomores).

Freshmen elect four representatives in fall.

The five class presidents and the chairmen of the five dormitory councils are non-voting members of the senate.

The student body president appoints the officers of the senate.

Student Senate headquarters are in the Luther Student Center. The Senate also has a meeting room in the basement of Augustana Hall.

The Student Senate organizes and supervises the following…

  • Homecoming in the fall
  • Snow Carnival in the winter
  • Red Cross Blood drives in the fall and spring
  • The Student Senate may take on other campus improvement, entertainment, recreational, or benevolent projects