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Congratulations to the new 2016 Executive Board! The newly elected President Lane Bennett and Vice President Marissa Cozzi have hired the remainder of the Exec. Board. The new 2016 Exec. Board is as follows: Lane Bennett (President), Marissa Cozzi (Vice President), Will Teichman (Chief of Staff), Alex Stogin (Treasurer), Anuvrat Baruah (Media Commissioner), Emani Johnson (Inclusion and Awareness Commissioner), Nicole De Matteo (Civic Engagement Commissioner), and Paxton Johnson (University Events Commissioner).

~Last updated 1/31/2016~

Interested in joining Student Senate? 

There will be an election held at the beginning of the 2016 Spring semester, and there are spots open in every class! If you or someone you know is interested in joining Student Senate please fill out a petition and turn it into the Chief of Staff's, Will Teichman (, mailbox outside of the Senate offices on the second floor of the Hansen Student Center! Petitions are available by clicking here

 About Student Senate 

The Illinois Wesleyan University Student Senate serves as the voice of the student body. They are committed to representing the needs and opinions of the students to the campus administration and providing the Illinois Wesleyan campus with a forum for discussing important matters. The Student Senate focuses on bettering the campus for all students, alumni, and future students of Illinois Wesleyan University. 

The IWU Student Senate is comprised of thirty six senators, nine students representing each class. The Executive Board of the IWU Student Senate is made of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Chief of Staff, and Commissioners. The current Standing Commissioners are the Media Commissioner, University Events Commissioner, Inclusion & Awareness Commissioner, and the Civic Engagement Commissioner. A more in depth explanation of each position can be found on the  Executive Board  page, as well as a short profile on the student currently holding that position and their contact information. 

The IWU Student Senate holds General Meetings on the Sundays listed below at 6 pm in the Davidson Room, unless otherwise noted, in the Memorial Center. These meetings are open to the entire campus and students and faculty are welcome and encouraged to come to meetings and take part in the discussion. 

Student Senate works to help YOU, the students of IWU! If you have any concerns or problems that we can address, let us know by submitting your concerns. Thank you!

Fall 2016 Meeting Dates

All Student Senate meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held on Sundays at 6:00 PM in the Davidson Room in the Memorial Center.

Sep. 18 - First GA Meeting
Oct. 2 - GA Meeting 2
Oct. 9 - GA Meeting 3
Oct. 23 - GA Meeting 4
Nov. 6 - GA Meeting 5
Nov. 20 - GA Meeting 6
Dec. 4 - GA Meeting 7 & Transition Meeting

Student Senate On Social Media!

Be sure to like Senate on  Facebook & follow us on  Twitter  and  Instagram ! Students can learn of upcoming events, University news, and post comments to voice their opinions. Senate also has an email  listserv  which allows all interested students, faculty and alumni to keep up with announcements and updates, and receive the minutes from previous meetings.