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Undergraduate Student Senate

What is Student Senate?

Student Senate is a subcommittee of the Student Association focused on enacting resolutions concerning issues of importance to the undergraduate student body. It creates a platform for students to voice concerns relating to the college and strives to educate, advocate, and resolve the needs and issues surrounding students on campus. 

Apply to be on Student Senate! 

*Applications for Fall 2020 senators will close on Sunday, September 13th at 11:59 pm.

Executive Committee

Chair: Laura Benjamin, SAVP/ Chair of Student Senate, She/Her/Hers
  • Political Science and History Double Major, Junior
Vice Chair: Tanjim Kazi, Vice Chair, He/Him/His
  • Psychology, Senior
Geneseo Community Representative: Kaitlin Miron, Geneseo Community Representative, She/Her/Hers
  • Mathematics Adolescent Education major with Honors and German minors, Junior
Public Relations Coordinator: Leah Ross, Public Relations Coordinator, She/Her/Hers
  • International Relations and Communication Double Major, Sophomore
Chair of the Academic Rights and Affairs Committee: Sabrina Schumacher, She/Her/Hers
  • Adolescence Education for Mathematics with a Spanish Minor, Sophomore
Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: Kelsey Dux, She/Her/Hers
Chair of the Campus and Residence Life Committee: Maggie Hewitt, She/Her/Hers
  • Majors: IR and Sociology, Minor: History, Junior
Chair of the Student Rights and Affairs Committee: Danielle Crowley, She/Her/Hers
  • Politics Science/ English & History Minors, Junior


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is responsible for defending the rights and values of the underrepresented population of SUNY Geneseo. We also address issues concerning the diversity of our campus, the promotion of an inclusive campus community and accessibility of equitable opportunities all for
Student Rights and Affairs Committee: The Student Senate Committee on Student Rights and Affairs addresses issues concerning student rights and welfare as well as any non academic concerns that directly relate to a student’s Geneseo experience. This committee aims to protect the rights of Geneseo students and advocate for their well-being, as well as stand for the equal and fair treatment of students across all components of College operations.
Campus and Residence Life Committee: The Campus and Residence Life addresses issues concerning campus and residential buildings as well as overall campus life and operations. This committee aims to improve the Geneseo co-curricular experience, the residential housing experience, and has an additional focus in environmental affairs and sustainability efforts.
Academic Rights and Affairs Committee: The Academic Rights and Affairs Committee addresses issues concerning the academic interests and learning environment of all undergraduate students. We also work to improve Geneseo’s overall educational atmosphere.

Current Legislation
Campus and Residence Life Committee is looking into the 2 year residency requirement, dining hall requests on Geneseo Speaks.