Student Government Association
Steinberg, Lee, and Dawkins Administration

Florida State University Student Government Seal

 

LEGISLATIVE
BRANCH

 

 

 

 

 

 


Committee Meeting Times

Budget Committee: Tuesday, October 22, at 5 p.m., in Student Services Building Room 221

 

Finance Committee: Tuesday, October 22, at 5 p.m., in Innovation Hub Room 125

 

Internal Affairs Committee: Tuesday, October 22, at 6 p.m., in Thagard Room 401

 

Judiciary Committee: Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m., in Innovation Hub Room 113

 

Rules and Calendar Committee: Wednesday, October 23, at 6 p.m., in Thagard Room 401

 

Student Life & Academic Affairs Committee: Monday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m., in Innovation Hub Room 124

 

Sustainability ad-hoc: Friday, October 18, at 5:15 p.m., in Student Services Building Room 219

 

Apportionment ad-hoc:

 

Namings ad-hoc:

 

 

Each of the 80 Senators represents one of FSU’s 20 divisions. First- and second-year students are listed under undergraduate studies. Third- and fourth-year students are classified by their majors.

 

Senators are elected in the fall and spring about five weeks after classes begin. To run for the Senate, you must file your candidacy application with the Supervisor of Elections office by the advertised deadline, usually four weeks after classes begin. If you run as an Independent (without a party affiliation), you must file your candidacy application.

 

Campus political parties usually help their candidate’s complete candidacy applications and submit them for their candidates. Most parties interview students to choose those whose campaigns the parties will support. To run with a party, promptly contact the party in which you are interested to be sure you meet its deadlines. A party can help you follow the Election Code and rules, meet election deadlines and plan your campaign.

 

The Student Body President can appoint a student to a vacant senate seat after advertising the vacancy two times in a campus newspaper. Appointed senators require senate confirmation. To be considered for an advertised open senate seat for which you qualify, immediately complete an application.

 

 

Student Senate seats are divided by University academic divisions:

  • Applied Studies
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication & Information
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Dedman School of Hospitality
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Graduate Studies
  • Human Sciences
  • Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
  • Medicine
  • Motion Picture Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Social Sciences & Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Special Student
  • Undergraduate

 

There are six Senate committees:

  • Budget
  • Finance
  • Judiciary
  • Internal Affairs
  • Student Life & Academic Affairs
  • Rules and Calendar