Student Senate Committees

Note

Rosters, pictures, and meeting times and locations will be updated when the Senate returns from Winter Recess. The following reflects Fall 2014.


Senate Resources

SRC

Purpose

The Senate Resources Committee is dedicated to developing and maintaining an effective Student Senate. The SRC will ensure efficiency within the organization by servicing its internal dilemmas and by enforcing its established rules.  The Student Resources Committee is also responsible for interviewing and appointing applicants to the Student Senate and for enforcing all organizational rules.

Members

Back row: Ashleyy Rapp, Craig Harris, Jason Vandenberghe
Front row: Shelbi Rushing, Vice President Jonathan Cook, Sydney Tyus

 

 

Meetings & Contact

Meets weekly through an online chat.

Contact Jonathan Cook with questions or concerns.


Finance

FIN

Purpose

To effectively administer the Student Life Fund to student organizations for the promotion and enhancement of campus life at Grand Valley State University; evaluate all monetary expenditures and events ensuring Student Life Funds are being used for the enhancement of campus life.

Members

Back row: Jake Bax, Tyler Tester
Front row: Rachel Travis, Vice President Jorden Simmonds, Constance Turnball
Not pictured: Benjamin Soltis, Brian McCallister

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Kirkhof 1104. 

Contact Jorden Simmonds with questions or concerns.


Campus Affairs

CAC

Purpose

To monitor all campus-oriented issues, to inform the Student Senate and administration of these issues and to act as the voice of the students ensuring that their best interests are fulfilled.

Members

Back row: Sean O'Melia, Jordan McCarthy, Jewel Haji, Tyler Swanson
Front row: Rebecca Noell, Vice President Eric Cousins, Jeanette Velasco

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Mary Idema Pew Library.

Contact Eric Cousins with questions or concerns.


Educational Affairs

EAC

Purpose

To keep a close watch on the changing system of education at GVSU, to maintain close contacts with University academic committees and to ensure a strong student voice in the shaping of academic policies.

Members

Back row: Adam Hukkala, Nikolas Catlin
Front row: Maria Beelan, Vice President Scott St. Louis
Not pictured: Shannon Blood, Mackenzie O'Neil, Malayna Hasmanis

Meets every Monday at 11:15 a.m. in the Student Senate office.

Contact Scott St. Louis with questions or concerns.


Diversity Affairs

DAC

Purpose

To consider and act upon policy, practices and issues; make recommendations to the Senate and University administration; create an open dialogue between the Senate and organizations that have a diverse interest or focus; facilitate awareness and open communication; research and investigate various forms of discrimination against students related to, but not limited to, matters of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, origin and other multicultural matters.

Members

Back row: Nikhil Watsa, Mohib Azeem
Front row: Brandon Fitzgerald, Vice President Rainesha Williams-Fox, Mackenzie Butler
Not pictured: Jacob Johnston

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in Kirkhof 0042.

Contact Rainesha Williams-Fox with questions or concerns.


External Relations

ERC

Purpose

The External Relations Committee will act as a liaison between the Student Senate and the local community, ensuring that Grand Valley State University students have positive experiences in the areas surrounding the University.

Members

Back row: Matthew Bogden, Terrell Couch, Jacob Schact, Lawrence Williams
Front row: Jacinta Reck, Vice President Maddie Cleghorn, Shirlene Armstrong

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library.

Contact Madelaine Cleghorn with questions or concerns.


Public Relations

PRC

Purpose

The Public Relations Committee shall be dedicated to informing the Senate of the public opinion and concerns of the student body, to ensuring an accurate image of the Senate, and to informing the student body of Senate activities and legislation. Furthermore, the Public Relations Committee shall foster student awareness of important campus issues.

 

Members

Back row: Tyler Major, Jes Hamlin, Jeana Gondek, Josue Herrera
Front row: Ella Fritzmeier, Vice President Tyler Ziola, Malina Clements

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in Kirkhof 1249.

Contact Tyler Ziola with questions or concerns.