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Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council (VLSAC)

Who is the VLSAC?
The VLSAC is the student voice and virtual student government comprised of registered HACC online students that endeavor to be a group of students who consistently come together in an online meeting space to discuss and champion the wants, needs and goals of the online student body. We work to improve the online educational environment for all virtual learners at HACC through planning community building activities, advising on the use of student activity funds, representing virtual students in shared governance decisions, and partnering with administration and faculty to plan and implement initiatives designed to improve the virtual student experience. 

Why Should I Join the VLSAC?
Being a virtual learning student does not mean you are a faceless member of the student body... We want to meet you! We are a team committed to service and excellence. All the projects and initiatives we work on are aimed to benefit our peers and improve student life for the online student community. We want to be an online community of supportive and creative individuals. Get involved with opportunities to build leadership, communication, engagement, business, marketing, and technology skills.

How Else Can I Get Involved? 
Join the VLSAC General Council Meetings to learn about contests and events we have planned for the semester. We'll provide updates on current initiatives, discuss and vote on pending ones, and ask YOU to help us consider new ways to support students. Together we will work to improve the virtual student experience.

When and How Do We Meet...
VLSAC General Council meetings will be held online. If you are a HACC student who takes at least one online course, you are welcome to attend! Join using the Zoom link: If it is your first time using Zoom on your device, you may be prompted to download Zoom. Enter the room using your first and last name as well as email address. For details about Zoom login, watch this video

Fall 2019 Meeting Times:

  • Tuesday, September 10, 6-7pm
  • Tuesday, October 8, 6-7pm
  • Tuesday, November 19, 6-7pm

View important dates and events on the Virtual Learning/VLSAC Calendar.

Students may also stay connected through:

  • The VLSAC Facebook page
  • "Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council" course in Brightspace by D2L. 

Meet Your Student Representatives
Get to know your VLSAC Executive Council Leaders.

Student Leader Open Office Hours
Do you have an idea, concern, question, or comment? Connect with one of our VLSAC Student Leaders online via Zoom. See each student leader office hours and Zoom room link below. If you would like to request to meet with a student leader at a different time or you would prefer to connect via email, please reach out to the VLSAC at

Corey Rodgers
Council Chair

Kelly Jo Singleton
Vice Council Chair
Elizabeth Pellegrino
Finance Chair
Madison Lucey
Communication Chair
Friday 4-6pm

NOTE: For fall 2019, Student Open Office Hours will begin the week of August 26 and end the week of November 18. There will be no office hours the week of fall break (October 14). 

Interest Groups

  • Nontraditional Online Chat:
    Are you a current HACC student taking at least one online course who identifies yourself as a nontraditioinal learner? If so, you are invited to attend a 30-minute Nontraditional Chat on October 23, 12-12:30pm online via Zoom at Attendees will have a chance to win a gift card. For more details view the Nontraditional Chat invitation.
  • Online Dual Enrollment Chat:
    Are you a current HACC dual enrollment student taking at least one online course? If so, you are invited to attend a 30-minute Online Dual Enrollment Chat on September 26, 1-1:30pm and December 4, 3-3:30pm online via Zoom at Attendees will have a chance to win a HACC Bookstore gift card. 

VLSAC Initiatives and Partnerships
The VLSAC has developed several initiatives for online students including:

Mission Statement of the Virtual Learning Student Advisory Council (VLSAC):
The VLSAC is comprised of students who work to improve the online educational experience for all virtual learners, represent all students from HACC's Virtual Learning organization and champion their collective interests. The organization's goals are accomplished through frequent communication, community building activities, advising on student activity fee allocation, cooperative implementation of initiatives designed to improve online learning, and giving virtual students a voice in governing decisions of the college.