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The Restructured Student Senate

Proudly Announcing the Restructured Student Senate

In January 2024 at the State of the Student Senate, the semester-long internal restructuring process revealed significant changes to improve the GVSU Student Senate.  We invite you to watch the video, read the Lanthorn article, and review our updated constitution and bylaws to get to know your new GVSU Student Senate.

Mission: As a representative and partner of the student body, Student Senate advocates for the diverse needs of the GVSU community. 

Vision: Through building meaningful relationships within the GVSU community, Student Senate will cultivate an environment that elevates student voices and leaves a lasting impact. 

Values: The Student Senate values include, but are not limited to accountability, adaptability, collaboration, empathy, initiative, integrity, transparency, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 


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. Newly revised in January 2024, Senate is comprised of 40 students who each serve on one of five different councils which work to enhance student life, academics, and the overall student experience at GVSU:

-Allocations Council
-Public Relations Council
-Diversity, Equity Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Council
-Policy Council
-Events Council

Join us at General Assembly!

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

Our General Assembly meetings occur on select Thursdays in Pere Marquette, Kirkhof Room 2204 on the Allendale Campus. 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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