Senate

As the legislative body of the Student Government Association, the senate is integral to the university's mission of shared governance as an advocate for the student body.

The Senate officially reviews and verifies any executive branch actions and confirms any new appointments. Additionally, the senate is also responsible for formally recognizing new student organizations and approving the appropriations of funds for each SGA-recognized organization. The Senate is ultimately responsible for the Student Government Association budget, providing services such as the Campus Recreation Services, Student Legal Assistance and Campus Activities Board (CAB), among others.

The senate is comprised of up to 30 senators, separated into representative districts like colleges and university housing, and is responsible for the creation, drafting and passage of policies that deal directly with the SGA Constitution and Bylaws. Each senator serves on at least one standing Senate committee and may also serve on an additional university committee, all assigned at the discretion of the speaker. During the year, senators also serve the campus and community through community service and even by lobbying in Springfield for policies that benefit higher education. Elections are held in the spring of every academic year and appointments are made when needed to fill vacant senate seats.

Every student deserves to have their voice heard and we will not hesitate to ensure that that right is upheld. Our office is always open to anyone!

Leadership

Speaker of the Senate
Dallas Douglass
sga.speaker@niu.edu

Meet the Senators

* denotes leadership position

Contact Us

Student Government Association
Holmes Student Center, ground floor, OASIS space
815-753-0483
sga@niu.edu
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