Grand Valley State University Student Senate

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


Student Senate Elections for the 2020-2021 school year have been postponed and will be rescheduled for the Fall Semester.

Please see for more information on COVID-19 and its impact on Students, Faculty, and Staff.

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What is Student Senate?

As the official student government, Grand Valley State University's 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 seven different committees. These seven 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!

General Assembly meetings of the Senate occur every Thursday of the fall and winter semesters at 4:30pm and are held in Pere Marquette (Room 2204) of the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. All are welcome!

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Nominate an Individual for Student Senate!

If you think you know a student who would be a good individual for Student Senate, fill out the Student Senate Nomination Form.

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Senate Alums: We are working on creating a Student Senate Alumni Network to help engage past Student Senators. As previous members of this body, your input is incredibly important to this process. Please take this survey, and pass it along!…
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What will be your Laker Effect? From giving us Fall Break to fighting food insecurity, Student Senate is here to advocate for the students. Create your Laker Effect today and file to run! The link is on our profile! ⚓️💙

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