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 Spring semester to vote on proposals and other matters as submitted by its committees and constituents.

 

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, February 01, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Senate Chambers 3rd floor New Student Union

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


Committee Meeting Times
(Excluding Spring Break)

Budget Committee: Thursdays at 3:15 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/4017206479

 

Finance Committee: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 6:15 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/95840503289


Internal Affairs Committee: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/6872875849

 

Judiciary Committee: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99918927976

 

Rules Committee: Wednesday, February 01, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/93711972014

  

Student Life: Friday, February 03, 2023 at 3 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/8167957655

 

Sustainability Ad Hoc: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 3 p.m., on Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98991170555

 

Sweepings Committee: 

 

 

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