Student Senate Committees

Senate Resources



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.


Vice President Jonathan Cook

Members: Shelbi Rushing, Craig Harris, Jason Vandenberghe, Ashley Rapp, Sydney Tyus

Meetings & Contact

Meets weekly through an online chat.

Contact Jonathan Cook with questions or concerns.




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.


Vice President Jorden Simmonds

Members: Benjamin Soltis*, Brian McAllister*, Constance Turnball, Rachel Travis, Jake Bax

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Kirkhof 1104. 

Contact Jorden Simmonds with questions or concerns.

Campus Affairs



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.


Vice President Eric Cousins

Members: Jewel Haji, Rebecca Noell, Sean O'Melia, Jordan McCarthy, Tyler Swanson, Jeanette Velasco

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Mary Idema Pew Library.

Contact Eric Cousins with questions or concerns.

Educational Affairs



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.


Vice President Scott St. Louis

Members: Shannon Blood*, Adam Hukkala, Malayna Hasmanis*, Maria Beelen

Meets every Monday at 11:15 a.m. in the Student Senate office.

Contact Scott St. Louis with questions or concerns.

Diversity Affairs



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.


Vice President Rainesha Williams-Fox

Members: Brandon Fitzgerald, Mohib Azeem, Jacob Johnston*, Mackenzie Butler, Nikhil Watsa

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. in Kirkhof 0042.

Contact Rainesha Williams-Fox with questions or concerns.

External Relations



The External Relations Committee will act as a liaison between the Student Senate and the local community, ensuring that Grand Valley State University students have positive experiences in the areas surrounding the University.


Vice President Maddie Cleghorn

Members: Lawrence Williams, Jacinta Reck, Jacob Schacht, Shirlene Armstrong, Matthew Bogden, Terrell Couch

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



The Public Relations Committee shall be dedicated to informing the Senate of the public opinion and concerns of the student body, to ensuring an accurate image of the Senate, and to informing the student body of Senate activities and legislation. Furthermore, the Public Relations Committee shall foster student awareness of important campus issues.



Vice President Tyler Ziola

Members: Jes Hamlin, Ella Fritzmeier, Jeana Gondek, Malina Clements, Josue Herrera, Tyler Major

Meetings & Contact

Meets every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in Kirkhof 1249.

Contact Tyler Ziola with questions or concerns.

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