As a Senator, you are given the opportunity to enact change on-campus. In session, Senators discuss issues, manage the Student Fee, meet with administrators, and vote on bills and resolutions. Out of session, Senators work within committee structures and on their own personal passion project. Senators are assigned to a committee and are expected to regularly attend their respective committee meetings.
You can read more about the committees here. When elected, Senators are required to use $100 toward a community outreach project. This project can take many forms: a coffee hour event, a mural installation, a crochet hour, a dance party, an invasive ivy removal day… the list goes on! You can collaborate with other Senators to pool together for a large event, or focus on smaller scale projects. With this outreach money, Senators can improve the campus and serve our community.
TL;DR: Each Senator is granted an honorarium of $50/semester. Senate meets weekly on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm for legislative and town hall sessions. Senators are expected to regularly attend their assigned committee meetings. By the end of the academic year, each Senator must complete a community outreach project (individual or group) with their $100 budget.
When do you meet?
As of Fall 2022, Senate meets Thursdays from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ JR Howard 202.