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The Senate is one of two houses in ASUU’s legislative branch. The Senate is responsible for representing students by allocating funds to College Student Councils (CSCs), reviewing proposed legislation, overseeing ASUU Executive Branch activities, serving on the University Academic Senate and various University committees, and working on University policy issues that impact students. Senators are elected each spring by the students of the colleges they represent and serve for a term of one year. There are 18 seats in the Senate, each of which represents the University’s different colleges.

Senators additionally chair their colleges’ CSCs, and they serve as the primary student representatives to their colleges’ administrations. Each college has a CSC, and it is responsible for advocating for the students of its college, providing college-wide programming, and recruiting students to the college, among other things.

College Student Councils can receive funding by submitting Budget Requests on Campus Connect and sending the request through the ASUU Senate, with the help of a Senator. Please contact the senator for your college if you need help submitting a Budget Request or understanding the legislative process.

The ASUU Senate has one funding cycle every three weeks.

Want to reach out to your representative? Find our contact information HERE.

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Mercedes Johnson

Senate Chair; College of Humanities

Mercedes Johnson

Senate Chair; College of Humanities

Jack VanDerHeyden

Senate Treasurer; David Eccles School of Business

Jack VanDerHeyden

Senate Treasurer; David Eccles School of Business

Melanie Biviano

Senator, College of Education

Melanie Biviano

Senator, College of Education

Chris Pykins

Senator, College of Health

Chris Pykins

Senator, College of Health

Kathy Doom

Senator, College of Nursing

Kathy Doom

Senator, College of Nursing

Emma Parkin

Senator, College of Social Work

Emma Parkin

Senator, College of Social Work

Talea Steele

Senate Vice Chair; College of Cultural and Social Transformation

Talea Steele

Senate Vice Chair; College of Cultural and Social Transformation

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Senate Secretary; School of Dentistry

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Senate Secretary; School of Dentistry

Jack Doughty

Senator, College of Engineering

Jack Doughty

Senator, College of Engineering

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Senator, College of S.J. Quinney College of Law

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Senator, College of S.J. Quinney College of Law

Sofia Perez

Senator, College of Science

Sofia Perez

Senator, College of Science

Alex Rose

Senator, Undergraduate Students

Alex Rose

Senator, Undergraduate Students

Myrna Kearse

Senate Parliamentarian; College of Pharmacy

Myrna Kearse

Senate Parliamentarian; College of Pharmacy

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Senator, College of Architecture + Planning

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Senator, College of Architecture + Planning

Anna Roelofs

Senator, College of Fine Arts

Anna Roelofs

Senator, College of Fine Arts

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Senator, School of Medicine

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Senator, School of Medicine

Olive Nyiramwiza

Senator, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Olive Nyiramwiza

Senator, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences