The Senate is granted all legislative powers of the Student Assembly. This includes writing and debating resolutions which aim to improve the campus and student’s lives. The Senate also approves the annual student activities budget of nearly $700,000, distributed to over 100 undergraduate and graduate student organizations. Senators also act as advocates of their respective constituencies–representing the needs and fighting for the rights of the students they serve. The Senate is divided into seven committees which focus on particular areas of student interest: Finance & Budget, Outreach, Policy, Public Affairs, Student Life, Code Revision and Executive.
The 22-member Senate is composed of four members from each undergraduate class and a member from each of the graduate schools. This year’s chair is William McConnell of the Class of 2014 (email@example.com).
Click on Senate Bills to view all the bills that have been passed this year!