Student Government Association
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LEGISLATIVE
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Student Senate Meetings

The Senate meets every other Wednesday on a monthly basis during Summer semester to vote on proposals and other matters as submitted by its committees and constituents.

 

NEXT MEETING: January 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

 

HCB Classroom Building (HCB), 103

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/92325341806

 

open comments: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b9EVvRotPr4y03r



Committee Meeting Times

Budget Committee: Tuesday, January 18, at 5 p.m., Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/97312430410

 

Finance Committee: Tuesday, February 01, at 7 p.m., Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/2340400302

 

Internal Affairs Committee: Monday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m., Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/9458129384

 

Judiciary Committee: Tuesday, February 02, at 7 p.m., Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93863796079 and in-person location in Thagard 401

 

Rules and Calendar Committee: Wednesday, January 26, at 5 p.m., Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/5689024475

  

Student Life & Academic Affairs Committee: Thursday, January 27, at 5 p.m., Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93711972014

 

Sweepings Committee:

 

Racial Inclusivity and Justice Ad Hoc:

 

Sexual Assault Survivors & Advocacy Ad Hoc:

 

Rules of Procedure Ad Hoc:

 

Seminole and Indigenous Peoples Imagery & Education AdHoc:

 

 

 

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