Student Senate is the Legislative Branch of the Student Government Association. The Senate can legislate on any issue concerning students. All motions go through one of ten Senate Committees: Academic and Faculty Affairs, Buildings and Grounds, Constitutional Order, Dining Advisory, Election Rules and Procedures, Ethics and Conduct, Legislative and Administrative Affairs, Publicity, Telecommunications, and Environmental Sustainability before it’s voted on the floor.
Senators are chosen through elections at the beginning of each academic year through the residence halls and the student body at-large.
The SGA Vice-President serves as President of Senate and its official spokesperson. The Vice-President of Senate is elected at the beginning of each academic year from among the current senators. The Parliamentarian and Secretary are appointed by the President of Senate.
You are still able to join the Senate during the school year by collecting fifty signatures from people at the University of Mary Washington. After you’ve gained enough signatures, show up to a senate meeting and request to be admitted into the ranks of the Senate. It’s always a good idea to email the Senate President ahead of time to do this.
President of Senate: Ethan Carter
Vice-President: Theo Zotos
Parliamentarian: *To Be Filled*
Secretary: Jamie McGuire