Student Senate Committees

Senate Resources

Student Senate - Senate Resources Committee

Members

Current Members:  Chair of Senate Resources: Kevin Chui, Greg Ziegenfelder, Holly Neva, River Gibbs, Monica Van Til, Thomas Quaine

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in KC 2264

Contact Kevin Chui with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Interviewing and appointing applicants to the Student Senate.

  • Enforcing all organizational rules, including those outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws, and holding review hearings when those rules are violated.

  • Hosting the annual Senate In-service.

  • Ensuring that all Senators are present at mandated events.

 

Meet SRC

Major: Biomedical Science

Minor: Chemistry and Biology

Year: Senior

 

Major: Communication Studies

Year: Senior 

 

Major: Political Science and International Studies

Year: Sophomore

 

Major: Statistics

Year: Senior 

Major: Statistics

Minor: Psychology

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biomedical Science

Minors: Chemistry and Biology

Year: Freshman


Finance

Student Senate - Finance Committee

Members

Current Members: 

Chair of Finance: Carly Aller, Nyia Slade, Nicholas Toth, Hannah Scott, Ben Rifkin, Patrick Cox, John Lurie, Amanda Crawford

Meetings and Contact

Meets after appropriations on Tuesday evenings  in KC 2201

Contact Carly Aller with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Providing information to ensure the proper spending of the Student Life Fund.

  • Promoting responsible uses and expenditures of each registered student organization budget.

  • Submitting a finalized budget of their Campus Life Board during the winter semester.

Meet Finance

Major: Statistics

Minor: Data Science

Year: Senior

 

Major: Multimedia Journalism and Writing

Year: Senior

 

Major: Accounting and Finance

Year: Sophomore 

Major: International Relations, Political Science, and Spanish

Year: Junior

 

Major: Management Information Systems

Year: Junior

 

Major: Unknown

Year: Unknown

Major: Business Management

Year: Freshman 

Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Year: Freshman


Campus Affairs

Student Senate - Campus Affairs Committee

Members

Current Members: Chair of Campus Affairs: Rachel Jenkin, Carter Engler, Darwin Harris, Rachel Ibarra, Ethan Schafer, Alia Johnson, Madison Esselink

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in KC 0042.

Contact Rachel Jenkin with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Serving as a liaison between students and administrators in order to voice concerns and suggestions.

  • Enhancing collaboration between other registered student organizations.

  • Ensuring the proper maintenance of all Grand Valley campuses.

  • Working to ensure proper transportation, dining, classroom and other such services.

Meet CAC

Major: Psychology

Year: Junior 

Major: Information Systems

Year: Sophomore

Major: History and Political Science

Year: Junior

Major: Social Work

Year: Junior

 

Major: Political Science and Human Rights

Year: Sophomore

Major: ____________

Year:  ____________

Major: Psychology and Social Work

Year: Junior


Educational Affairs

Student Senate - Educational Affairs Committee

Members

Current Members: Chair of Educational Affairs: Eric-John Szczepaniak, Matt Higgins, Parmida Davarmanesh, AJ Carter, Erin McIntosh, Bilal Qureshi, Sydney Washington

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in KC 1140.

Contact Eric-John Szczepaniak with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Investigating and handling any educational concern that arises; especially those concerning curriculums, policies and procedures

  • Long-term, wide range projects

  • Representing the student body by sitting on at least one Faculty Standing Committee

Meet EAC

Major: History and Education

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing with an emphasis in Distribution and Logistics

Minor: International Business

Year: Sophomore

Major: Math and Physics

Year: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Year: Freshman

 

Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing and Management

Year: Junior

Year: Freshman


Diversity Affairs

Student Senate - Diversity Affairs Committee

Members

Current Members: Chair of Diversity Affairs: Madison Rhoades, Becca Rogers, Phillip Todd, Carly Wormmeester, Ian Arnold, Amrutha Patil

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Senate Office.

Contact Maddie Rhoades with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Creating networks that foster cooperation and acceptance.

  • Working to create safe campuses where various lifestyles, beliefs and viewpoints are allowed to be shared in an open environment.

Meet DAC

Major: Public Administration

Year: Junior

 

Major: Political Science and Women and Gender Studies

Year: Senior

 

Major:  Public and Non-Profit Administration

Minor: African-American Studies 

Year: Senior

Major: Social Work

Year: Senior

 

Major: Public and Non-Profit Administration

Minor: English 

Year: Junior

Year: Freshman


External Relations

Student Senate - External Relations Committee

Members

Current Members: Chair of External Relations: Jakob Bigard, Brian Branham, My'Kel Brown-Thomas, Joe Cadreau, Cameron Jones, Amela Mandzukic, Julian VanDaele

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:45 PM in KC 1247

Contact Jakob Bigard with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Vocalizing the needs of the student body to legislators and other policy makers.

  • Attending lobbying trips to Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Lansing.

  • Working to promote student engagement, interest, and involvement in the community.

  • Encouraging a collaborative and connected relationship between community members and student body.

Meet ERC

Major: Political Science

Year: Senior

 

Major: Political Science

Year: Junior

Major: Public Nonprofit Administration

Minor: Accounting

Year: Senior

 

Major: Public and Nonprofit Administration

Year: Junior

 

Major: Political Science and International Relations

Year: Sophomore

 

Major: CSAT

Year: 5th Year


Public Relations

Student Senate - Public Relations Committee

Members

Current Members: Chair of Public Relations: Morgan Mattler, Stacey Gross, Christian Schroeder, Rachel Reynolds, Olivia Kolc, Robert Page, Stephen Szymanski

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in KC 2228

Contact Morgan Mattler with questions or concerns.

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.

Responsible for:

  • Ensuring proper lines of communication between the student body and the Student Senate as well as faculty, staff, and administration.

  • Developing innovative marketing and publicity techniques.

  • Promoting the purpose and mission of Senate and its events; especially to freshmen seminars, Campus Life Nights, and other traditional events.

Meet PRC

Major: Political Science

Year: Sophomore

 

Major: Speech-Language Pathology

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing and Management

Year: Junior 

Major: Human Resources: Management

Minor: Information Technology

Year: Sophomore

Major: Accounting and Finance

Year: Junior

Major: Accounting and Finance

Year: Freshman

Major: Computer Science

Year: Freshman




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