Student Senate Committees

In accordance with Section 2-3-10 of the Student Government Codes, committees shall exist for the purposes of, but not limited to, considering legislation and nominations; working on projects and initiatives; and performing research and acting as a reference on topics falling within their jurisdiction. All committee meetings are open to the public; committee reports may be viewed here.

Rules Committee


The Rules Committee is composed of the chairs of all standing committees or, in the absence of committee chairs, the vice chairs of their respective committees, as well as the student body vice president as an ex-officio member. The chairs are appointed by the vice president and confirmed with a majority vote of senators in office. In accordance with Section 2-3-80 of the Student Government Codes, the duties of the Rules Committee shall include providing guidance for the Student Senate, advising and assisting the student body vice president and his or her staff with their duties, providing for accountability in the Student Senate, ensuring the Rules of Procedure are being upheld, having jurisdiction over legislation related to the Rules of Procedure, having jurisdiction over projects, initiatives, events, and research related to the general administration of the Student Senate, and reviewing legislation prior to its first reading during the general Student Senate session.

Academics Committee


The duties of the Academics Committee include encouraging academic integrity amongst students, maintaining open communication with the provost and the Faculty Senate, having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to academic matters. The Academic Committee meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Government office.

Shane Bello, chair
Azalfa Lateef, vice chair
Lee Ardis
Caleb Willis

Athletics Committee


The duties of the Athletics Committees include encouraging school spirit amongst students, maintaining open communication with the university Athletics Department and other university departments related to athletic matters, having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to athletic matters. The Athletics Committee meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Government office.

Aaron Greenberg, chair
Cooper Keener, vice chair
Madison Blevins
Alyssa Butterson
Lindsay Putkowski

Environmental Affairs Committee

The duties of the Environmental Affairs Committee is to encourage energy and resource conservation amongst students, maintain open communication with university departments relating to environmental matters, and having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to environmental matters.

Jasmine Lancaster, chair
Levi Walker, vice chair
Taylor Brown
Sam Kommaraju
Lauren McQueen

Finance Committee


The duties of the Finance Committee is to make recommendations to the Student Senate for the purpose of funding allocations to student organizations, and having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to financial matters. The Finance Committee operates in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Student Government Codes. The Finance Committee meets every Friday at 2:30 in the Witten Room of the Russell House.

Emerson Odagis, chair
Lauren Flintom, vice chair
Sophie Davish
Sahib Dev
Evan Dodge
Nicholas Pollak
Brooke Rakowski
Claire Roper

Judiciary Committee

The duties of the Judiciary Committee include serving as the Court of Impeachment when necessary and having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to judicial matters. This includes a broad jurisdiction over legislation intended to alter the Student Government Codes or call for a referendum to alter the Student Government Constitution, with the exception of those related to financial matters.

Joseph Bass, chair
Casey Magersupp, vice chair
Patrick Ellis
Frank Halloran
Myles Keener
Yash Verma
John Waelde

Multicultural Affairs Committee


The duties of the Multicultural Affairs Committee is to encourage awareness of campus diversity amongst students, maintain open communication with university departments related to multicultural or diversity matters, and having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to multicultural or diversity matters. The Multicultural Affairs Committee meets every Monday at 8 p.m. in the Student Government office.

Nick Hooks, chair
Aaliyah Harrell, vice chair
Garrett Allen
Kevin Boyd
Max Nelson

Powers and Responsibilities Committee

The duties of the Powers and Responsibilities Committee is to encourage leadership amongst students, maintain open communication with University departments related to student leadership, recruiting students to apply for vacant Student Senate seats, conducting the interview and consideration process for such applicants, nominating selected individuals to fill vacant Student Senate seat, and assisting with the transition of newly confirmed senators. The Powers and Responsibilities Committee meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Student Government office.

Benjamin Jenkins, chair
Claire Roper, vice chair
Sean Crowley
Patrick Ellis
Lauren Flintom
Almeera Lateef
Chase Toler

Safety and Transportation Committee


The duties of the Safety and Transportation Committee include encouraging awareness of matters related to campus safety and transportation amongst students, maintain open communication with university departments related to campus safety and transportation matters, and having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to safety and transportation matters.

Colin John, chair
Casey Hamlin, vice chair
Jasrial Thompson
Brian Youngblood

Student Services Committee


The duties of the Student Services Committee is to encourage awareness of university and Student Government services available to students, maintaining open communication with the director of student life and the vice president of student affairs, and having jurisdiction over legislation, nominations, projects, initiatives, events, and research related to student services matters.

Ryan Anderson, chair
Kevin Boyd, vice chair
Anna Bishop
Tara Borden
Ashley Bunnell
Janie Ferren