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About student council

As a student at LCC, you automatically become a member of the student body and have the right to elect your representatives. The StuCo is the officially recognized student organization of LCC that represents the students to the internal and external community and acts as the instrument through which students are able to provide input into the internal policies in order to foster unity between LCC community members, promote student concerns, and to advance the general welfare of the University. 

The objectives of the Student Council are:

  • maintain close relationships with LCC administration, instructors, students, other educational institutions, local, national, and international organizations;
  • encourage collaboration with other higher education institutions’ students and student organizations;
  • represent students of LCC, and protect their rights along with legal interests, express students’ academic and societal interests to the university’s administration and other national institutions
  • discover the talents and abilities of the students, help utilize them and encourage them to contribute to the greater community through the submission of ideas
  • encourage the formation and activities of student clubs, and coordinating work between them and supporting their activities

MEETINGS

The Student Council will take place once a week. The meeting schedule is posted on the web and on the door of the Student leader lounge. Any member of the student body may request to sit in on the meeting.  StuCo President shall maintain and make available to LCC students documents containing the following:

  • This Constitution
  • Minutes of all the meetings of the Council
  • Event pre- and post-programming records
  • Budget expense tracking

Email stuco@lcc.lt of you have any questions or suggestions. 

Elections

Student Council members are student body representatives and shall be elected annually in the General StuCo Elections, which take place in the Spring semester. Elections are held under the supervision and monitoring of the Election Committee consisting of LCC students and staff. The election process is divided into three phases spanning a period of four weeks. 

1. The first phase (week 1) - accepting nominations and screening the nominees to ensure they fit the obligations required for the position they are running for.

2. The second phase (week 2) commences with the announcement of the accepted candidates’ nominations. The nominees may then begin campaigning throughout this week. Campaigning may take the form of presentations, flyers, and online campaigning.  

3. The third phase (week 3) - actual elections take place where each student may vote for: 

  • One (1) Council representative (from their study program) 
  • One (1) Council representative (from their year)  
  • One (1) President 
  • One (1) Vice President
  • One (1) Treasurer
  • One (1) Marketing Coordinator
  • One (1) Events Coordinator 
  • One (1) External Relations Coordinator 
  • One (1) Clubs Coordinator 

The winner of a specific StuCo position is the one with the highest number of votes. Results are announced no later than one day after the end of the election process by the Election Committee. 

The quorum for the elections shall be 51 % or more

Elections may take place electronically and in-person under the supervision of the Election Committee. In the case of a vacancy of any position, the StuCo President may appoint an interim member from the student body to serve until the vacancy is filled. The President shall carry out a minimum two (2) week search to fill the open seat, which is open to all eligible members of the student body. The decision is made by StuCo collective approval of the candidate.   

ELIGIBILITY FOR NOMINATIONS

A nominee for the Student Council member should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Not be on academic or student life probation
  • Have a CUM GPA of min 7.5
  • Preferably be able to serve for the whole year

All nominees for President should have spent at least 2 years as students at LCC and be able to serve for the whole year. 

Meet the StuCo

Sevara Khaitmetova - President
  • Represents students on President’s Cabinet and LCC Board of Directors
  • Supervises other StuCo members in the execution of their duties
  • Prepares semi-annual performance reports
  • Coordinates the StuCo election process
  • Chairs StuCo meetings and keeps the record of the minutes. 
Emma McDonald - Event Coordinator
  • Creates and facilitates StuCo events on campus 
  • Distributes information about event-planning policies to students 
  • Plans a minimum of three events per semester, work together with the Marketing Coordinator on decorations for the events, its design, as well as purchase food together with the Treasurer
Polina Lynova - Club Coordinator
  • Coordinates the club the registration process and their compliance with event-planning policies
  • Keeps track of all club leaders and activities
  • Works with the Treasurer to distribute funds to clubs
Anastasia Chernous - External Relations Coordinator
  • Creates and maintains partnerships and communication with bodies outside of LCC
  • Helps with the organization of off-campus activities
  • Assists with fundraising and other legal/document procedures done outside of LCC (e.g. ISIC, LSP)
Mateo Lamnije - Vice President
  • Represents students on Academic Council
  • Ensures student input into academic policies and procedures
  • Assists in coordinating the StuCo election process 
  • Replaces the President in case of his/her absence or resignation
Vladyslava Vertogradska - Marketing Coordinator
  • Markets and promotes events and other StuCo activities both online and on-campus
  • Maintains StuCo’s online presence 
  • Works with Event and Club Coordinator decorations and advertisements for events and clubs
  • Partners with LCC Marketing Department 
Anna Repina - Treasurer
  • Keep a  record of all expenses of the  StuCo
  • Manages pre- and post- programming forms and keeps a record of them
  • Works closely with Clubs Coordinator to assign funds to clubs
Year Representatives/ Major Representatives
  • Ensures feedback from constituents is gathered on a regular basis
  • Communicate any issues, queries or suggestions to StuCo
  • Communicate updates to constituents and/or relevant parties within a reasonable timeframe

Student Clubs

Criteria
Have at least 2 members on the management team
Have a club leader (and an advisor from faculty or staff for category 1 clubs)
Have regular meetings
Attend club leader meetings organized by Student Council
Write an activity report once a semester
Benefits
Be listed on LCC Portal
Use Student leader lounge for club meetings
Use LCC facilities, equipment free of charge
Advertise its activities and events through official LCC channels (social media, email, posters, etc.)

Club Registration Process and Timeline

  • Club registration form must be submitted by the 10th of every month
  • Committee informs the organization if it has been approved or not recommended by the 15th of every month
Register a club

Improvisation Club is a theater form that allows a person to act without a script, and create characters and scenarios on their own. In this club we discover short form improv - based on humorous games.

 

The club focuses on serving Klaipeda community, networking, building leadership skills through various servant projects and events. However, the club meetings are not open, thus if someone wants to enter/join they must contact Gintarė Čemerkaitė (the HR) or Šarlotė Bartašiūtė.

 

TIme: 6.30PM-7.30PM

Location: DF105

Contact: Tracy Haney (thaney@lcc.lt)

Dancing Zumba and exploring ourselves while having fun

Description: Getting to know Japanese and Korean cultures.

  • Time: MON 6PM-8PM
  • Location: DF104
  • Contact: Gabriele Malukaite (gmaluka18@students.lcc.lt) 

The club raises awareness team about human trafficking both through activities on our campus and in the Klaipeda community. We will be talking about various types of human trafficking and intersectionality that creates an environment for it to occur in. The hope is that we all know about human trafficking and various ways we can discourage it personally and in our countries.

  • Time: Thursday, 7 PM 
  • Location: - Defehr, 012 
  • Contact: Nino Davitashvili ndavita19@students.lcc.lt

The art club is designed to help to open creativity in their hearts and minds, gather creative individuals together, and create the atmosphere of joy and unity. We believe that every person is an artist who needs support to open his or her talent. People can try new artistic techniques or suggest their own activity they are willing to teach others.

The Habits club invites people of different worldviews to share their concern and love for nature, animals and human flourishing. Our mission is to transform LCC campus into an environmentally sustainable community by sharing our passion and inspiring others. We plan to do this by increasing environmental awareness and providing opportunities for more sustainable life on campus. We are brainstorming and planning events which would inspire people to adopt green habits such as showcasing beautifully made documentaries about the relationship between animals, the natural world and humanity, or artsy workshops on making your own tote bags, etc.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art, which was created in the 16th century by the slaves brought from Africa to Brazil to work in plantations. At its essence, it was born as a fight for freedom, slaves would gather after the long days of work and play music, sing, and dance. However, hidden behind different movements, they were actually training to become strong, defend from the beatings of the masters and eventually fight for freedom. It developed over the years in Brazil and first was illegal as it was used by criminals in the streets, but in the 20th century it was systematized by masters and became a national sport of Brazil. Presently, it has spread all over the world and is a dynamic, fun, multidimensional martial art.  Everyone is welcome to come and try it! 

Drama club is aimed at presenting students with acting and speech techniques through various in-club activities. The main goal of a club is to present a play at the end of the semester with the help of the techniques and weekly practicing.

The goal of the Esperanto club is to teach members how to speak and read the language of Esperanto, to appreciate it and be able to communicate with the international community. Club activities will be centered around fun learning games and speaking activities. The hope is to have all members reach a level of skill where they feel comfortable speaking in the language.

Weekly club that meets to play a role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. It is a cooperative, tabletop game that has features of improve.

  • Time: not specific (please contact one of the leaders)
  • Location: not specific (please contact one of the leaders) 
  • Contact: Justin Sandberg (jsandb16@students.lcc.lt), Jonas Krakauskas (jkrakau15@students.lcc.lt), William Dyer (wdyer17@students.lcc.lt)

Friends' Table is a club designed on the objective of developing team-building among LCC students. The name of the club derived from my and club's co-founders desire to design the latter on the freedom of choice when it comes to topics. We created Friends' Table as a non-academic community, where students will feel very comfortable, like they are with their friends. We believe, it assists every person to disclose their real selves, talk about their interests, concerns, hobbies. The topic of discussion is brought to the table by the students. It may very from Climate Change to The Beatles and so on- any appropriate topic that genuinely takes students' attention. Besides, important part of the club is team-building games. 

  • Time: Wednesday 7 PM 
  • Location: DF 103
  • Contact: Nino Davitashvili  ndavita19@students.lcc.lt 

The Yearbook club is supported by the Communications department and undertakes the Yearbook Project. 

Contact: Sofia Rukhadze srukhad16@students.lcc.lt

We are a group of young female leaders who find the availability of quality education for young females with potential very inspiring. We are passionate about knowledge, speaking up and discussing the external and internal issues a female might face on the way to becoming a leader. 

  • No weekly meetings Contact: Yuliia Rusianovska, yrusian16@students.lcc.lt 

This club is a student media platform where students voice their concerns, share opinions, develop their journalistic skills in both multimedia and written mediums, and, most importantly, bring the most interesting stories of campus life into the light. 

  • Time: 12:00 PM Thursda
  • Location: Room 12
  • Contact: Mariia Lysikova, mlysiko18@students.lcc.lt 

The club meets to discuss literature of every genre and its adaptations, share our favorite characters, main topics,cinematography, directing, performances ,etc.  Snacks like chocolate and cookies will always be provided.

  • Time: 5:00-5:40 PM
  • Location: DF 103
  • Contact: Mariam Gabunia, mgabuni19@students.lcc.lt 

The goals of our club are:  to give space for students with passion for dancing, to improve their skills,  to give more opportunities for our students to become better versions of themselves and to promote healthy lifestyle culture, to help LCC community with various events from academics- to arts-related activities. The activities of our club: 

- teaching people to dance - improving already acquired dancing skills - staging performances - which is our central activity that includes: - learning dance routines (various types and kinds) - working out - stretching 

  • Time/Location: Tuesday - Kaminskiene Auditorium 7:00 PM, Thursday -Neufeld Auditorium at 8:00 PM, and Saturday - МС lobby 3:00 PM
  • Contact: Kateryna Hlova, khlova16@students.lcc.lt 

Volunteering in orphanages, schools and autism center. Playing, spending time with kids by using art therapy. Goal is that support kids and help them to learn how to control emotions and show them friends support. 

  • Time: to find time for each gathering contact Zakaria Tchikadz
  • Location: Neumann Lobby
  • Contact: Zakaria Tchikadze ztchika18@students.lcc.lt 

STUDENT ORGANIZED EVENTS ON CAMPUS

Clubs and officially registered organisations can organize public events on campus. In order to get their event approved and added to the LCC EVENTS CALENDAR,  you have to submit the Public event request form.   After the approval, you will be able to reserve space and advertise your event. If you would like to organize a public event but you are not a part of a club, we encourage you to partner with one of them in order for your event to be approved.  

How to promote your activities and events? 

By being an officially registered club you may use our facilities free of charge as well as use official channel of communication:

  • LCC Bulletin boards: main community events are posted on the board near room 100  (A3 size only). You may also want to utilize the board opposite to Student leader lounge for promotion of your activities to new club members.   Student Council to help you with colored printing. 
  • [e]vents Monday Newsletter. If you send your information to studentlife@lcc.lt by Friday noon (short description, contact person details, and a small banner), it will be a part of the newsletter.
  • Events on LCC Campus. Once your event is approved and is on the master calendar, you can promote it by creating an event in the group.

Spaces and equipment

  • See DeFehr Reception's Manager Elvinas who through the process of the approval of the event and will help you reserve a space. You may not reserve a space and promote your event until it is approved.    
  • Most of the spaces on campus have sound and video equipment installed, feel free to use it
  • Make sure to re-set the room to the original set up, do not move chairs from classroom to classroom as they are set up based on the numbers of students in classes.
  • Room 100 is not available for events, it’s a staff/faculty meeting room only.
  • If you plan to use Neumann Lobby, you have to coordinate with ResLife staff by sending an email to operations@lcc.lt if you plan to use Video/Audio equipment and lobby kitchen.

Budget for your activities and events

Work with the StuCo Club Coordinator and Treasurer Anna in filing the budget request. 

Purchase eligibility requirements: 

  • All purchases must directly relate to the student club. Students may only purchase what they have been approved to purchase. 
  • Valid funding requests: hosting expenses for the events that are aimed at broader community, office, and other supplies, working materials. 
  • Non-valid funding requests: personal expenses, entertainment, clothing, food for club members. 
  • Department clubs are funded through departments.

Fundraising 

If your event involves Fundraising, you have to get the approval by filling out this form at least one week prior to the proposed fundraiser date.    If you plan to approach off-campus sponsors for support whether in cash or in-kind, please contact the Advancement office first. See Marlene’s assistant Indre for more info. 

Audiovisual works on Campus

Movies may be shown on the LCC campus publicly for educational, non-commercial purposes given that the movie was obtained legally (purchased, rented, borrowed from the Library). Educational purposes are defined as occurring within a predetermined syllabus, non-formal programming (Student Life programs), and for the educational benefit of students. To honor the intellectual property rights, no audiovisual works (including movies) can be used for entertainment.

Political activity on campus

LCC International University is an apolitical institution. Direct political advertising campaigns by politicians or political parties are forbidden on campus. LCC promotes democratic traditions and ideals. Open and peaceful events are accepted, where all opinions are respected and freedom of critical thinking is expressed in academically respectful ways. 


LSIC

LSIC (LSP is the official Lithuanian student cerd), a proof of your student status in Lithuania. LSIC also gives you the right to use public transport discounts and various student-only discounts throughout Lithuania and abroad. Full-time and part-time students with LSP participate in a discount program that allows them to enjoy discounts on shopping, entertainment and various services throughout Lithuania.

Students can order a new LSIC by filling the registration form on www.lsp.lt webpage. Order is confirmed once the registration form is printed. LSIC is made in 14 work days after order confirmation. LSIC is delivered to a chosen bank branch. In order to receive the card student has to pay the set amount and to sign the card issue form. Student has to return LSIC to higher education institution’s LSIC coordinator upon graduation/withdrawal from University. Email StuCo on stuco@lcc.lt for assistance. 

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