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On Sunday, March 1st Senate will be hosting the 2014 film "Dear White People" at Hansen Student Center at 5PM & 7:30PM. Popcorn will be provided. You can access the Facebook event for more information.

Here at IWU will take place on March 19! The purpose of the event is to improve the social atmosphere at Wesleyan through raising awareness about certain student experiences and discussing them at the event. Students, please take the Here at IWU survey to make the Office of Diversity and Inclusion aware of your experience. You can learn more about the event on its Facebook page.

Senate President Jake Thaker was recently interviewed by Titan TV. How well do you know your president? The video can be watched here.

There are also some seats available for students to apply to be senators (1 senior position and 1 junior position). If you or someone you know is interested in applying to become a senator for Spring 2015 please contact the Chief of Staff, Lane Bennett, at to get more information and to answer any questions you may have! 

Last updated 2-25-15.

 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!

Spring 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.

Jan. 18 - First Senate GA Meeting

Feb. 8 - GA Meeting 2

Feb. 22 - GA Meeting 3

Mar. 1 - GA Meeting 4

Mar. 22 - GA Meeting 5

Mar. 29 - GA Meeting 6

Apr. 12 - 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.