Student Government Association
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LEGISLATIVE
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Student Senate Meetings

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

 

NEXT MEETING: Senate is cancelled this week due to Hurricane Ian

 

Location: Senate Chambers 3rd floor New Student Union

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Committee Meeting Times

Budget Committee: Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/4017206479 CANCELLED

 

Finance Committee: Every Friday at 11 a.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/9745164143 CANCELLED


Internal Affairs Committee: Monday, October 3, 2022 at 5 p.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/95508946768

 

Judiciary Committee: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6 p.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93278279966 CANCELLED

 

Rules and Calendar Committee: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/5689024475 CANCELLED

  

Student Life: Friday, October 7, 2022 at 3:30 p.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93711972014

 

Sweepings Committee:  Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 3 p.m., on Zoom:  https://fsu.zoom.us/j/94808434560

 

 

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
  • Rules and Calendar