Student Government Association
Levin, Janvier, and Hall Administration

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Student Senate Meetings

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

 

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m., to 10:00 p.m.

Zoom Link:

 

open comments: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gIN3e7wfKzpxNH



Committee Meeting Times

Budget Committee: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99027262252

 

Finance Committee: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93247490312

 

Oversight Committee: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99663951514

 

Judiciary Committee: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93039926250

 

Rules and Calendar Committee: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93566330071

 

Senate Investigative Board on Presidential Appointments: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93306719715

 

SGA Taskforce on COVID-19: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98621202959

 

Student Life & Academic Affairs Committee:

 

Survivors Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee:

 

Racial Inclusivity and Justice Ad Hoc: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 6 p.m., https://fsu.zoom.us/j/2989185580

 

Elections Code Ad Hoc:

 

Sustainability 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