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Senate Committees

Senate Committees

According to the WKU SGA Constitution, Senate Committees are the “legislative vehicles for the Senate.” This means that most of the legislation presented before the Student Senate emerged from a committee that had deliberated over its contents. All SGA senators are required to serve on at least one committee, but committee membership is not limited to senators. While committee chair positions are reserved for senators, any WKU student can be a part of a committee and participate in the committee’s activities and discussions

 Below is a list of all WKU SGA Senate committees. To join a committee, please attend our Student Senate meetings every Tuesday at 5 PM on the second floor of the Downing Student Union (DSU).

 The Legislative Research Committee - Collects and reviews all proposed legislation prior to the second reading before the Senate; ensures that all proposed legislation has been properly researched by the author; determines the constitutionality of all proposed legislation and decide whether or not any conflict exists with a previous piece of legislation; and performs duties as delegated by the Senate or the consensus of the Executive Cabinet. 

Meeting: Following the SGA meeting every Tuesday.

 The Student Affairs Committee - Serves the student body on all non-academic affairs performs duties as delegated by Senate or the consensus of the Executive Cabinet. 

Meeting: Before the SGA meeting 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm every Tuesday.

 The Academic Affairs Committee - Serves the student body on all academic matters and performs duties as delegated by the Senate or the consensus of the Executive Cabinet. 

Meeting: Before the SGA meeting 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm every Tuesday.

 The Public Relations Committee - Provides publicity for all WKU SGA meetings, activities, and programs; assists all WKU SGA committees concerning public relations; assists the Director of Public Relations in maintaining the communication channels with the media; and performs duties as delegated by Senate or the consensus of the Executive Cabinet.

Meeting: 4 pm - 5 pm every Tuesday

 The Campus Improvements Committee - Serves the student body by addressing the physical development of Western Kentucky University and performs duties as delegated by the Senate or the consensus of the Executive Cabinet. 

Meeting: Following the SGA meeting every Tuesday.

 The Sustainability Committee - Focuses on incorporating sustainability into university academics and demonstrating sustainability in operational practices as good stewards of resources and a model of exemplary practices for the campus and greater community. This committee works on myriad issues facing many college campuses and communities across the United States such as recycling, paper usage, renewable energy, reducing a university’s carbon emissions, and members assist the WKU Sustainability Coordinator who leads the WKU Office of Sustainability.

Meeting: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm every Thursday.

The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion - Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is WKU SGA’s premier effort to prioritize diversity and inclusion to ensure all students feel welcome at WKU. It is the mission of WKU SGA to fully represent all students and we cannot achieve that when the perspectives of some students are left out. Our organization and governance is only as strong as our representation, and SGA can always do better at ensuring that underrepresented and marginalized students feel welcome at WKU. As such, this Task Force under the Student Senate has been created to carry out the broad mission of CDI.

Meeting: 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm every Wednesday.

The SGA SAVES Committee - the SGA SAVES (Standing Against Violence and for Ending Self-Harm) Committee is designed to focus exclusively on ending sexual assault, ending suicide and self-harm, and expanding mental health resources at WKU. The committee enables students to share their own personal stories and experiences regarding these serious issues and works closely with the WKU Counseling and Testing Center (http://www.wku.edu/heretohelp/) to ensure students are aware of the resources it has to offer.

Meeting: Following the SGA meeting every Tuesday.

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 Last Modified 9/26/17