The Student Senate represents YOU on campus. The Senate advocates for policies that benefit every student and supports more than 70 clubs and organizations that can play a big role in your college experience. Members are active on standing Governors State University committees, offering their voice on students’ behalf to the administration and the board of trustees.

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Student Senate at Governors State University


 The mission of the Student Senate is to promote the general welfare of GSU students. This is accomplished through the representation of student concerns, viewpoints and interests regarding governance issues to the administration, staff and faculty.

 Through this work, the Student Senate will strive to improve the quality of the academic and co-curricular experience at GSU and provide developmental opportunities for its members.

GSU Student Senate

Anyone interested in serving on the Student Senate please email us at studentsenate@govst.edu.  The diversity of our leadership team will bring an array of inspiration and initiative to new student programming and/or the college-wide changes implemented by the student senate. 

2022 - 2023 Student Senate Leadership Team  

  • PRESIDENT - Marquis Parks
  • VICE PRESIDENT - Dakota Keel
  • TREASURER - Andres Cornejo
  • SECRETARY - Ganesh Sai Marineni
  • STUDENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPRESENTATIVE - VACANT
  • ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE - Tia Gunby
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SENATOR - Manjusha Thimmaiah
  • VETERAN STUDENT SENATOR - Renee Striverson
  • COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES REPRESENTATIVE - Alessandri Ward
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE - Jada Butler
  • JUNIOR STUDENT SENATOR - Ariel Rowe

We encourage all GSU students to engage with the Student Senate by keeping us informed of any concerns you have. Meetings are open to the public and take place on the second Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM in Engbretson Hall.  

For more information about Student Senate or to reach a senator, please send a message to studentsenate@govst.edu

 

 

 

  • 2022 - 2023 STUDENT SENATE ELECTIONS

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    2022-2023 STUDENT SENATE ELECTIONS 

     

    It's time to cast your vote for the 2022-2023 Student Senate.  

    Elections will be held from April 15 - 20, 2022.

     

    Click HERE to select who you would like to see in leadership.  

    Please note students can still run for office as a write in candidate.  

    For more information email studentsenate@govst.edu with questions.  

     

  • Student Senate Meetings

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    Student Senate is the premiere campus organization that represents and serves the student body.  Becoming a member of Student Senate allows you to help GSU reach higher heights and deeper depths in providing the collegiate experience every student deserves through your leadership.  Now more than ever, your leadership is needed during this unprecedented time to serve as advocates for the student body and create change. 

    GET INVOLVED!!!

    Join us for our monthly meetings held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1pm - 2pm in Engbretson Hall:

    September 8th

    October 13th

    November 10th

    February 9th

    March 9th

    April 13th