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.

Visit us on Engage to learn more.

Welcome to the homepage of the ASSP Student Senate, the legislative branch of ASSP.

Here you will find information about the past and upcoming agendas and decisions of the Student Senate and its committees.

The Student Senate is a body of well-informed students diligently representing the concerns of their constituencies in an open-minded forum where innovative solutions are prayerfully and carefully considered; to facilitate interaction between the students, administration, faculty, and staff of Seattle Pacific University.

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.

Executive Vice President

Ciarra Choe

ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu

Campus Program Coordinator

Alli Bautista-Kellum

bautistaa@spu.edu

Arnett

Theology

Hill

Family Consumer Sciences

Fine Arts

SBGE

Moyer

Senate at Large 1

Commuter 1

Commuter 2

Commuter 3

Senate at Large 2

Humanities

Psychology & Sociology

Health Sciences (Julia Chen)

Senate Secretary

Ashton

Emerson

CHA 1

Education

Science & Engineering (Carrie Cox)

CHA 2

Please contact the current ASSP Executive Vice President (ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu) to obtain the latest Constitution.

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‚Äôs 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.