Senate Chair: Matt Anderson (Junior)
Chair Pro Tempore:
What does the Senate do?
The student senate acts as the legislative body of the Student Government Association. Senate does this by passing money bills and revising the budget rules. Senate can also pass Bills of Opinion, which are expressions of the senate regarding the welfare of the campus.
In addition, senate gives advice and consent over the constitutions of all extra-governmental and student organizations except honor societies and publications. It may take any action necessary to remedy or revoke any organizational constitution not upholding the principles of the College or violating the provisions of this Constitution.
Senate does not pass any act dealing with academic curriculum or limit the power of The Hornet or Board of Trustees.
Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Schewel 208
Senate meeting are open to the public, but senate reserves the right to have closed meetings.
Anyone in good standing with the College with a 2.5 G.P.A. is qualified to become a senator. Senators will be chosen from two percent of each class. At most, the senate has 36 seats which can be filled by 11 freshmen, 10 sophomores, eight juniors, and seven seniors.
Senatorial elections will take place during regular spring elections for the following academic year. Freshman senators will be elected within the first three weeks of the first semester.
Anyone who wished to become a senator, but missed the election process may also join, by being voted on by the current senators. Those wishing to become a senator this way must come to a senate meeting prepared to introduce themselves, and to explain why they want to be a member of senate. The following week they are voted on by the senators.