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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH of the Baldwin Wallace Student Government

96th Session of the Baldwin Wallace University Student Senate
  February 17, 2015 - October 5, 2015
Senate President: Kasey McGee (senpres@mail.bw.edu)
Senate Secretary: Grace Bader (senate@bw.edu)    
Senate President Pro Tempore: Cassidy Lowden                       


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The Legislative Branch of the Baldwin Wallace University Student Government is more commonly referred to as Student Senate, or just Senate, on campus.  Senate meets every Tuesday, at 6:30pm in the Quarry Room of Strosacker Hall, to provide committee updates and vote on resolutions and bills.  Their meetings are open to the general campus.

The powers of Senate include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
* Appropriate funds obtained through the general fee or other income through the process outlined in the Student Government Code
* Advise and consent to all nominations made by the Student Body President and Vice President
* Pass legislation on all matters it deems necessary and proper so long as the legislation is consistent with the purpose of this Student Government
* Grant approval, in collaboration with the Office of Student Activities, to new student organizations

The Senate is made up of Student Senators who serve as the voice of the student body and represent the undergraduate student population at Baldwin Wallace at a ratio of one Senator for every 85 students.

Student Senators must be full-time undergraduate students at the University, carry at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, and be in good judicial standing with the University.  Elections for Student Senators take place during the sixth week of fall semester and the fifth week of spring semester.  If vacancies occur between elections the Senate may appoint a student to the vacant seat.  The appointee must then run in the next election. 

In addition to weekly Senate meetings, Student Senators also serve on at least one Senate Committee:

ACADEMICS COMMITTEE - Olivia Murphy, Chair, senacade@bw.edu
* Act on concerns regarding academic life on campus raised by students
* Establish and maintain relationships with faculty, administration and academic departments
* Propose any legislation to reduce academic conflicts with academic life on campus
* Attend Faculty Governance meetings, as allowed

FACILITIES COMMITTEE - Jack Buddenhagen, Chair, senfacil@bw.edu
* Act on concerns regarding campus facilities raised by students
* Propose legislation to reduce conflicts with, and improve, facilities on campus
* Establish and maintain relationships with Buildings & Grounds, Information Technology, Dining Services,
  Safety & Security, Parking Services, Resident Life and any other pertinent departments on campus
* Monitor progress of the Campus Master Plan

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Marvin Williams, Chair, senfinan@bw.edu
* Act on concerns regarding finances raised by students
* Propose any legislation to reduce conflicts with, and improve, financial procedures as they relate to Student Government
* Review all Supplemental Appropriations and Capital Expenditures requests from student organizations and       determine how much of the request Senate should be/is able to fund
* Maintain a solid working knowledge of the Student Government Financial Policy

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE - Jordan Daniels, Chair, senpr@bw.edu
* Act on concerns regarding public relations raised by students
* Propose legislation to reduce conflicts with, and improve, public relations as they relate to Student Government
* Create unique marketing strategies to encourage active cooperation, participation and interest in Student Government
* Plan all Student Government retreats and social events

RULES COMMITTEE - Kevin Kaufhold, Chair, senrules@bw.edu
* Act on concerns regarding rules, policies and elections overseen by Student Government raised by students
* Propose legislation relative to Senate Rules, the Student Government Code, organization charters and appointments by the Executive Branch and/or Senate President
* Oversee all Student Government elections
* Maintain a strong relationship with the Office of Student Activities for the establishment of new student
  organizations and/or the approval of student organization charters

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE - Zane Radcliffe, Chair, sensust@bw.edu
* Act on concerns regarding sustainability raised by students
* Propose legislation relative to sustainability and that will assist the campus in becoming a more sustainable community
* Establish and maintain relationships with Buildings & Grounds, the campus Sustainability Committee and any other pertinent departments on campus

 

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