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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. Feel free to attend any committee meeting at their designated meeting times to work with senators on potential legislation or to bring forth any problems that you think a particular committee would be best-equipped to handle.

You can also click here to fill out a Committee Interest Form!

The Legislative Operations Committee -

As a member of the Legislative Operations Committee, your responsibility is to be the first person to review any form of legislation; bills, and resolutions. Once the committee receives the legislation, the members will collectively read the legislation over and make sure the bill/resolution is adequately researched. In concurrence, the committee also makes sure that the proposed piece of legislation does not conflict with the current Constitution. 

Committee Chair: Elizabeth Delozier

Meeting Time: Mondays at 5PM

Ethan Huffaker
Vice-Chair
Griffin Plumb
Secretary
Maksim Zaepfel
Committee Member
Caleb Collins
Committee Member
Neel Patel
Committee Member

 

The Student Experience and Enrollment Committee -

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

Committee Chair: Jenna Wells

Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 4PM

Adan Canizalez
Vice-Chair
Megan Farmer
Secretary
Meghan Pierce
Committee Member
Daniel Vuleta
Committee Member
Tramaine Hawkins
Committee Member

 

The Outreach and Student Experience 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; works to foster connections between WKU SGA and all RSO’s; and performs duties as delegated by Senate or the consensus of the Executive Cabinet.

Committee Chair: Matthew Gadd

Meeting Time: Fridays at 5:15PM

Reed Hensley
Vice-Chair
Tate Sine
Secretary
Ethan Taylor
Committee Member
Lincoln Phillips
Committee Member

 

The Community Relations Committee -

Advocates for students' needs in Bowling Green, and encourages and facilitates volunteer service to Bowling Green when the need arises. The committee actively looks for ways to better the lives of students and helps foster a meaningful relationship with Bowling Green community leaders.

Committee Chair: Caleb Collins

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 5:30PM

Trevor Clark
Vice-Chair
Sydney Denney
Secretary
Brett Phelps
Committee Member
Gunner Robinson
Committee Member

 

The Campus Improvements and Sustainability Committee -

Serves the student body by initiating and continuing programs to improve the physical evolution of the WKU campus. Committee members work to promote sustainable practices among the students of WKU as the matter of institutional sustainability becomes increasingly important.

Committee Chair: Will Hemenover

Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 4:15PM

Barrett Gibbs
Secretary
Antonina Clementi
Committee Member
Rush Robinson
Committee Member
Rhett Helland
Committee Member

 

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The SGA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee aims to create a campus that is safe, accessible, and inclusive for all students, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ students, and the disabled community at WKU. The committee seeks to create not just coexistence, but engagement and interaction between all of WKU’s communities.

Committee Chair: Ataullah Tahiri

Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 4PM, DSU 3029

Juan Tomas
Vice-Chair

 

The  Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee

The Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee works to promote, encourage, and support healthy living across Western Kentucky University. The committee focuses on mental health awareness, sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, and physical wellness. The committee serves to destigmatize these issues, and to create easy access to resources provided by the University. The goal of the committee is to create a culture of wellness across campus.

Committee Chair: Olivia Feck

Meeting Time: Mondays at 5PM

Annalise Finch
Vice-Chair
Jakob Briggs
Secretary 
Callison Padgett
Committee Member
ShyAnte'e Williams
Committee Member

 

 

 


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 Last Modified 10/27/22