Student senate happenings

Student Senate Happenings – February Recap

Run for Student Senate

The election process for student senate has begun! Packets are available in the student senate office (Kirkhof Center Room 0040 located in the Student Organization Center) or print one off from our website ( if you would like to be on the body next school year.

In order to be on the ballot, you must obtain 75 signatures, fill out a biography form out on OrgSync, turn your packet into the student senate office, and have your photograph taken in the student senate office before March 21 at 5 p.m.

Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or higher, be a student at Grand Valley State University and have a passion for making a difference. Student senate welcomes all different majors, backgrounds, grades and interests.

The committees include: Diversity Affairs Committee, Educational Affairs Committee, Campus Affairs Committee, Public Relations Committee, External Relations Committee, Finance Committee and Senate Resources Committee.

Please read more about them on the student senate website, or stop by our general assembly meetings Thursdays at 4:30 p.m in the Pere Marquette Room in the Kirkhof Center. If not, be sure to vote March 26-April 2 for your favorite Lakers to represent your interests to the administration.

Student Senate Week

This week is Student Senate Week, filled with different events from a talent show night, yoga to public opinion days! Be sure to stop by on March 4 between 11 a.m to 2 p.m for a free senate treat.

Student Life Budget

The budget for all student organizations was presented to the general assembly on Feb. 25. Please stop by student senate meetings in the Pere Marquette Room (Kirkhof 2204) Thursdays at 4:30 p.m to find out how the budget is changing and share your opinions on how you think that it should be changing.

Speak Like A Girl

Speak Like A Girl, a spoken word group, has been approved to come to GVSU on April 4 in the Multipurpose Room of the Library from 6-8 p.m! Look out for flyers with more information soon.

Active Shooter Training

Currently, senator Jonathan Bowman ([email protected]) is working with the Grand Valley State University Police Department, as well as the housing department, to create some form of active shooter training for students that are interested in being prepared in the event that this emergency situation does happen. Please contact him if you would like more information or would like to help him with the initiative.

Dickinson Visit Part Two

Student senate will be hosting another visit from Dickinson Elementary students. Dickinson Elementary is a Grand Rapids Public School located in an area of high poverty. Students come for a visit to be encouraged to pursue higher education. Please contact senator Malayna Hasmanis ([email protected]) if you would like more information on how to volunteer.

Office: Room 0040, Kirkhof Center

Telephone number: (616) 331-2333

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @GVStudentSenate