Student Government Association
Hitchcock-Chong-Bowling Administration

Florida State University Student Government Seal


Summer 2023 Senate seats are now available for application at The deadline to apply is May 12 at 11:59 p.m.

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: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: HCB 216 and Zoom:

open comments:

Committee Meeting Times

Budget Committee:


Finance Committee: Tuesday, June 6 and 20 and July 4 and 18, 2023 at 6:45 p.m., on Zoom:


Internal Affairs Committee: Monday, June 5, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., on Zoom:


Judiciary Committee: Wednesday, June 7 and 21 and July 5 and 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., on Zoom:


Rules Committee:


Student Life: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 5 p.m., on Zoom:


Sustainability Ad Hoc: 


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