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Welcome back to campus IWU! Senate is ready to get students involved right out of the gate with Senate elections coming up (election info below). Senate will also be making an appearance at Titan Orientation showing Pitch Perfect 2 on the quad at 9:00 PM on Thursday, August 20th. Senate's first general assembly meeting will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30th in the Davidson Room of the Memorial Center at 6:00 PM.

~Last updated 8/14/15~

Student Senate Elections 

Student Senate will be holding elections to elect its 36 senators into the General Assembly (see Constitution and Code of Elections for further details about election procedure). Petitions are available by clicking here. Those interested in joining Senate will need to fill out the petition, sign the GPA release form (excluding first-year students), and email the Chief of Staff, Lane Bennett, with bios. The petitions and GPA release form (excluding first-years) are due in the Chief of Staff's mailbox (on the second floor of the Hansen Student Center) by no later than 11:55 PM on Thursday, August 27th. Voting will take place on Friday, August 28th at 10:00 AM and will go until Sunday, August 30th at 10:00 AM. Those students who are elected as senators will be notified before 12:00 PM on Sunday, August 30th. Senate requests that those students check their emails constantly to respond to accept their position asap. The first meeting will be held at 6:00 PM that night in the Davidson Room of the Memorial Center, elected senators will need to meet at the steps of the Joselyn Atrium at 5:00 PM in formal attire for Senate photos. 

 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 2015 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.

Aug. 30 - First Senate GA Meeting

Sep. 20 - GA Meeting 2

Oct. 4 - GA Meeting 3

Oct. 25 - GA Meeting 4

Nov. 1 - GA Meeting 5

Nov. 15 - GA Meeting 6

Nov. 29 - GA Meeting 7

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.