Senate Committees

Committees are a large part of how Senate keeps up with the ever changing needs on campus. Every committee has at least one executive board member as well as members from the body of the Senate. Certain committees allow for students who are not a voting member in Student Senate to have a position on them. To find out more about the committees and who is a part of each committee contact Student Senate President Austin Aldag at aaldag@iwu.edu.

Senate Committees

Academic Affairs: Discusses matters before Student Senate relating to academic topics. The committee also awards the Minor Meyers Jr. Scholarship and the Kathy Cavins-Tull Scholarship annually.

Campus Dining: Discusses student ideas and concerns as it relates to student dining on campus. Works to come up with ideas for solutions to student concerts and addresses them with Sodexo administration. 

Campus Media & Technology: Serves an advisory role to the media organizations and shall be involved in the planning and execution of initiatives by the Media Commissioner. Also considers issues related to improving technology on campus and technology needs.

Civic Engagement: Is involved in the planning and execution of programming or initiatives that the Civic Engagement Commissioner provides, the main objectives being getting students active off campus in a civic manner. This committee shall consider issues of the community surrounding Illinois Wesleyan University.

Cultural Affairs: Considers issues related to cultural awareness, diversity, tolerance, inclusivity, and discrimination on campus. The committee is involved in the planning and execution of programming or initiatives of the Awareness Commissioner.  

Internal Affairs & Elections: Reviews proposed amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws, and Code of Elections and makes recommendations to the General Assembly on such proposals. Hear cases on disagreements relating to Senate elections.

Public Relations: Shall deal with the awareness of the Student Senate and its programs among the students, staff, and faculty. Shall discuss and work to implement new ways to effectively communicate with the campus community.

Sustainability, Facilities, & Safety: Discusses matters relating to sustainability initiates on campus, grounds and facility improvement ideas, and ideas to improve student safety on campus.

University Events: Is involved in the planning and execution of campus-wide programming that the University Events Commissioner provides. The committee also organizes any non-business related gatherings of the Student Senate.

University & Faculty Committees (Senators Only)

Academic Appeals (Alternate Spot) 

Admission Committee 

All University Judiciary Committee 

Assessment Committee 

Bookstore Advisory Committee 

Council on Religious Life 

Curriculum Council 

Council on Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETAL) 

First Year Advisory Board 

GREENetwork 

Homecoming Steering Committee 

Library Advisory Committee 

Student Life Committee 

Study Abroad Advisory Committee 

University Council for Diversity 

University Technology Forum 

Web Advisory Group