Student Senate Committees

Information below is reflective of the 2014-2015 Senate. Stay tuned for information regarding 2015-2016 committees in late August.

Senate Resources

Senate Resources Committee

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

Vice President Jonathan Cook, Jes Hamlin, Craig Harris, Ashley Rapp, Shelbi Rushing, Sydney Tyus

 

 

 

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Monday at 6:30pm in KC 2264.

Contact Jonathan Cook with questions or concerns.


Finance

Finance Committee

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

Vice President Jorden Simmonds, Jake Bax, Tyler Swanson, Tyler Tester, Rachel Travis, Constance Turnball, Jeremy Turnball

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 6:00pm in Kirkhof Center 1142. 

Contact Jorden Simmonds with questions or concerns.


Campus Affairs

Campus Affairs Committee

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

Vice President Eric Cousins, Kristoffer Butler, Jewel Haji, Jordyn McCarthy, Rebecca Noell, Sean O'Melia, Jeanette Velasco

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:15pm in the Women's Center.

Contact Eric Cousins with questions or concerns.


Educational Affairs

Educational Affairs Committee

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

Vice President Scott St. Louis, Maria Beelen, Nikolas Catlin, Kristen Childs, Lindsey Disler, Adam Hukkala, Malayna Hasmanis

Meets every Wednesday at 10:00am in the Senate Office.

Contact Scott St. Louis with questions or concerns.


Diversity Affairs

Diversity Affairs Committee

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

Vice President Rainesha Williams-Fox, Mackenzie Butler, Brandon Fitzgerald, Jacob Johnston, Gabriella Vozza, Nikhil Watsa

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Wednesday at 9:15pm in Kirkhof Center 1249.

Contact Rainesha Williams-Fox with questions or concerns.


External Relations

External Relations Committee

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

Vice President Maddie Cleghorn, Shirlene Armstrong, Matt Bogden, Jacob Schact, Jacinta Reck, Lawrence Williams

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 5:00pm in Kirkhof Center 1140.

Contact Madelaine Cleghorn with questions or concerns.


Public Relations

Public Relations Committee

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

Vice President Tyler Ziola, Malina Clements, Ella Fritzmeier, Jeana Gondek, Tyler Major, Noelle Milad

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Monday at 6:30pm in Kirkhof Center 1140.

Contact Tyler Ziola with questions or concerns.