We are Student Senate

Mission: Student Senate will cultivate a student body that is engaged, healthy, and empowered.

Vision: Student Senate will create collaborative working relationships with any GVSU-affiliated faculty, staff, administrator, student, or student organization as well as external resources to make the Laker experience equitable, accessible, and sustainable while representing the authentic voice of the student body.

Creed: We, as members of Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate, dedicate ourselves to cultivating a student body that is engaged, healthy, and empowered. We pledge to represent all students and their diverse, ever-changing needs. With persistency, intentionality, and integrity, we strive to create a Laker experience that is equitable, accessible, and sustainable.

Introducing the 2023-2024 Student Senate Body. Sophia Bates, Brin DeVries, Mallory Everly, Jacob Flickinger, Elizabeth Gira, Lina Haas, Justin Hahs, Magdalyn Hallead, Yash Hazari, Brock Johnson, Zuriel Johnson, Jenna Kuiper, Paris Lawson, Selina Martell, Hogan Milan, Alex Olmstead, Quinten Proctor, Brandon Schrader, Arnica Sheaffer, Jonathan Quist, Peyton Rienas


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What is Student Senate?

As the official student government at Grand Valley State University, Student Senate works to ensure that the voice of the students is continually heard by the University.

Senate is comprised of 50 students who each serve on one of six different committees. These six committees work to enhance student life, academics, and the overall student experience at Grand Valley.

Not a Senator? Not a problem! Feel free to explore our site to see what other ways you can be involved with Student Senate!

Join us at General Assembly!

Our General Assembly meetings occur on select Thursdays in Pere Marquette, Kirkhof Room 2204. Feel free to show up and speak at public comment or just join us and listen in on what we are discussing or working on during the evening.

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Page last modified April 4, 2023