About Senate

What is Senate?

The Student Senate is to be a body of well-informed students who represent their fellow peers, find innovative solutions to student concerns, and facilitate interaction between the students and the administration, faculty, and staff.

How can I connect with Senate

In order for us to be satisfactory representatives, it is imperative that students are kept well informed of what their Senate is doing. It is for that reason that ASSP hopes to use this means of communication to keep the students of Seattle Pacific as informed as possible and to allow all students to voice their opinions to their representatives.

We hope that through communication, we can help inspire greater awareness and involvement by all students when seeking solutions to the problems affecting our campus today.

Senate sessions occur every Monday night at 8:00 pm. Please check on Senate’s Engage page for location.

Find us on Engage

Current Senate Leaders


Ciarra Choe

Executive Vice President |
ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu

Alli Bautista-Kellum

Campus Program Coordinator | bautistaa@spu.edu

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Arnett Senator

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Ashton Senator

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Emerson Senator

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Hill Senator

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Moyer Senator

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Commuter 1 Senator

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Commuter 2 Senator

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Commuter 3 Senator

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CHA 1 Senator

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CHA 2 Senator

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Theology Senator

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Family Consumer Sciences Senator

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Fine Arts Senator

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SBGE Senator

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Humanities Senator

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Psychology and Sociology Senator

Julia Chen

Health Sciences Senator

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Education Senator

Carrie Cox

Science and Engineering Senator

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Senate at Large 1

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Senate at large 2

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Senate Secretary

How Does a Senate Proposal Work?

A Senate Proposal begins when a student comes up with an idea. The scope of a Senate Proposal is nearly boundless. Proposals can be changing University policies, creating new programs, changing existing programs, financing conferences, establishing new clubs and organizations…the possibilities are endless.

That idea is then put into the form of a Senate Proposal and brought before the Student Senate. Senate hears the proposal and begins working on the best way to implement your idea for the student body.

What You Need to Start Your Proposal

  • An idea.
  • A willingness and desire to make it happen.
  • A Senator.

Step-By-Step Directions

  • Brainstorm an idea.
  • Contact your senator. It’s your senator’s job to know how to make things happen. They will be a valuable resource for you and can provide you with numerous time-saving shortcuts, as well as additional ideas and support.
  • Your senator will help you write up your idea in the form of a Senate proposal, which is located on Senate’s Engage page. The written proposal will help explain the who, what, where, why, and how of your idea.
  • Once it is ready, your senator will help you submit it to the Senate weekly agenda.
  • You will be contacted by an ASSP student leader with details about the next steps for your proposal. Depending on the amount and type, it may go before the Committee for Student Clubs and/or Finance Board before being seen by Senate.
  • Your proposal goes before the Senate for approval. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone at this step. Your senator and a member of the committee will be there to present your proposal with you.
  • The Senate makes a decision and you are off and running!

What is CAB?

Constitutional Advisory Board upholds the ASSP Constitution and By-Laws through constitutional review, grievance resolution, and constitutional certification of the ASSP Constitution and By-Laws, the ASSP Senate, and Officers. CAB regularly reviews the Constitution, and any proposals that affect or revise portions of the Constitution.