Overview of Student Representation

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Student Senators and students designated by the Senate, ensure that the student voice is continually heard by serving on administrative committees and advisory boards throughout the University. Student Senate has representation on the following committees:

  • University Academic Senate (UAS)
    • Highest faculty governance body
    • Student seats: Student Senate President, 3 undergraduates, 1 graduate 
  • Executive Committee of the Senate (ECS)
    • Officers/cabinet of UAS
    • Student seats: Student Senate President

Standing Committees

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  • Academic Policies and Standards Committee
    • Student seats: 1 undergraduate, 1 graduate
  • Faculty Facilities Planning Advisory Committee
    • Student seats: 1 undergraduate, 1 graduate
  • Faculty Salary and Budget Committee
    • Student seats: 1 undergraduate, 1 graduate
  • General Education Committee
    • Student seats: 1 
  • Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Committee
    • Student seats: 1 undergraduate, 1 graduate
  • University Assessment Committee
    • Student seats: 1 undergraduate, 1 graduate
  • University Curriculum Committee
    • Student seats: 1 
  • Online Education Committee
    • Student seats: 1 

Governance Committees

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  • Campus Life Committee
    • Student seats: 3 undergraduate, 1 graduate
  • International Education Committee
    • Student seats: 1 selected by the Student Senate, 
    • 1 selected by the International Student Association and confirmed by the Senate
  • Outstanding Service Award Committee
    • Student seats: 2
  • Undergraduate Research Council (URC)
    • Student seats: 1
  • University Libraries Advisory Committee
    • Student seats: 1
  • Writing Skills Committee
    • Student seats: 1

Administrative Committees

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  • Newspaper Advisory Board
  • Student Organization Review Board
  • University Judiciary Committee

Seats held by the Student Senate President

The Student Senate President or his/her designee serves as the representative to the following committees/boards:

  • Executive Committee of the Senate
  • University Academic Senate
  • Laker for A Lifetime Steering Committee
  • LGBT Resource Center Advisory Committee
  • Inclusion and Equity Advisory Board
  • Student Organization Review Board
  • Campus Life Committee
  • Team Against Bias
  • University Strategic Positioning Committee