IN WHAT WAYS DOES THE MADISON COLLEGE STUDENT SENATE WORK TO HELP STUDENTS SAVE MONEY?
The Commuter Services Program is a big money-saver for many students each year. In addition to that program, the Student Senate has saved money for students by:
For additional information about the Student Senate, please see: madisoncollege.edu/senate
WHAT WOULD STUDENTS PAY TO RIDE BUSES, OR TO USE PARA-TRANSIT SERVICES, IF THERE WAS NO PROGRAM?
Students would need to purchase passes from Metro Transit at a current cost of $55 for an unlimited monthly ride pass. At this rate, it would cost a student over $500/academic year (9 mo.) to ride Metro Transit buses. Para-transit students would need to purchase convenience booklets at $600+/semester.
WHAT DOES THE STUDENT SENATE HAVE TO DO WITH THE BUS & PARA-TRANSIT PROGRAM?
The Student Senate was established in 1961 & is a group of 16 student leaders elected by students to work in the best interest of students. They are the official voice of MadisonCollege students. Student leaders from the Senate & the Student Activities Board worked cooperatively to gather facts & propose funding changes to support the future of the bus program. The Senate sponsored “public hearings” to gather input about transportation from students in 1999 & in 2008. The Student Senate sponsored the Bus Referendums at MadisonCollege & annually monitor feedback about parking, safety & transportation. Contact the Student Senate at: firstname.lastname@example.org