About 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.

Grand Valley State University's Student Senate works to ensure that the student voice is continually heard by the University. Each of our 50 Senators serve on one of six different committees: Senate Resources, Public Relations, Campus Affairs, Educational Affairs, Diversity Affairs, and External Relations. Six Senators from our body also sit on the Appropriations Funding Board and assist with the allocation of the Student Life Fund. 

Student Senate General Assembly Zoom Screenshot Part 1

Student Senate General Assembly Zoom Screenshot Part 2


Our Purpose

Student Senate works as a liaison between students and faculty to investigate and resolve common student problems; advocate for the inclusion of students in the overall policy and decision-making processes of the university community; promote awareness of the role students play in the academic community; enhance the quality and scope of education at the university both inside and outside the classroom; and empower students with leadership opportunities.

We invite you to join us.

Contribute your ideas, bring your unique perspective and talents, and be a part of the big things we do. All students should feel empowered to speak during the public comment portions of our General Assembly meetings or reach out to a Senator with a concern. The Student Senate represents every Laker.

For more information, please contact our office at senates@gvsu.edu(616) 331-2333, or stop by and visit us! We are located on the Lower Level of the Kirkhof Center in room 0040 in the Kirkhof Center Suite 0008.