Student Senate Committees

Note: Committee meetings are on recess until August 2014. This page reflects membership of the 2013 - 2014 Student Senate Committees and will be updated in August 2014 to reflect the 2014 - 2015 body. Contact information on this page is up-to-date with the 2014 - 2015 Cabinet.

Senate Resources

2013 - 2014 Senate Resources

Purpose

The Senate Resources Committee is dedicated to developing and maintaining an effective Student Senate. The SRC will ensure efficiency within the organization by servicing its internal dilemmas and by enforcing its established rules.  The Student Resources Committee is also responsible for interviewing and appointing applicants to the Student Senate and for enforcing all organizational rules.

Members

Vice President Danielle Meirow, DeMario Bell, Jonathon Cook, Hannah Lentz, Shelbi Rushing, Jeanette Velasco

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. in Kirkhof 0042.

Contact Jonathan Cook with questions or concerns.

Finance

2013 - 2014 Finance

Purpose

To effectively administer the Student Life Fund to student organizations for the promotion and enhancement of campus life at Grand Valley State University; evaluate all monetary expenditures and events ensuring Student Life Funds are being used for the enhancement of campus life.

Members

Vice President Samantha Conrad, Nik Catlin, Tyler Tester, Jake Bax, Alek Mizikar, Jorden Simmonds, Logan Wyatt, Tyler Ziola

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. in Kirkhof 1104. 

Contact Jorden Simmonds with questions or concerns.

Campus Affairs

CAC

Purpose

To monitor all campus-oriented issues, to inform the Student Senate and administration of these issues and to act as the voice of the students ensuring that their best interests are fulfilled.

Members

Vice President Timothy Layer, Eric Cousins, Sydney Tyus, Calvin Snedeker, Danielle Pickett, Sean O'Melia, Jewel Haji

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 P.M. in room 135 of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

Contact Eric Cousins with questions or concerns.

Educational Affairs

EAC

Purpose

To keep a close watch on the changing system of education at GVSU, to maintain close contacts with University academic committees and to ensure a strong student voice in the shaping of academic policies.

Members

Vice President Scott St. Louis, Shannon Blood, Tobias Hutchins, Dave Inda, Michael Jones, Adam Hukkala, Ella Fritzemeier

Meets every Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. in room 0040 of the Kirkhof Center.

Contact Scott St. Louis with questions or concerns.

Diversity Affairs

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Purpose

To consider and act upon policy, practices and issues; make recommendations to the Senate and University administration; create an open dialogue between the Senate and organizations that have a diverse interest or focus; facilitate awareness and open communication; research and investigate various forms of discrimination against students related to, but not limited to, matters of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, origin and other multicultural matters.

Members

Vice President Anthony Clemons, Cameron Saghaiepour, Jason Vandenberghe, Mackenzie Butler, Jacob Schacht, Rainesha Williams-Fox

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Monday at 6:30 P.M. in room 0040 of the Kirkhof Center.

Contact Rainesha Williams-Fox with questions or concerns.

External Relations

PAC

Purpose

To provide Grand Valley State University with an awareness of local, state, national and global political issues and affairs; specifically, those issues and affairs which affect or concern students.

Formerly known as Political Affairs.

Members

Vice President Andrew Plague, Terrel Couch, Madelaine Cleghorn, Jacob Johnston, Reuben Peck, Lawrence Williams

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. in the Mary Idema Pew Library.

Contact Madelaine Cleghorn with questions or concerns.

Public Relations

PRC

Purpose

Shall act as a liaison between the Student Senate and the student body by informing the Senate of public opinions and concerns of the student body and also by informing the student body of Senate activities. The PRC is also responsible for ensuring an accurate image of the Student Senate and works towards establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with the student body through spoken, written, and visual tactics.

 

Members

Vice President Emma Moulton, Craig Harris, Jes Hamlin, Kenzie O'Neil, Michelle Nelson, Jose Rodriguez, Jeffrey Sorenson

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. in room 135 of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

Contact Tyler Ziola with questions or concerns.