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2016-17 Student Senate

The Student Senate is the University of Minnesota's internal governance body representing all students at the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses. Each senator that serves on the Student Senate is charged with representing students within the University of Minnesota system as a whole. We work to ensure a student voice in University decisions of policy and process. We also serve as the system-wide student voice to University administrators. This site is designed to be a platform for student governance conversation and communication. It is a resource for the general student body to self-educate on the University governance system and an arena for student leaders to trade ideas and exchange commentary on current issues.

The next Student Senate meeting is May 4, 2017.

Click Here to view the May 4, 2017, Student Senate agenda.


Join the Student Senate.

Click on the photo of the Student Senate's 2016 Paint the Bridge panel to apply for a Senate committee

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Student Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Chair

Ms. Trish Palermo

Student Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Vice Chair

Mr. Fanda Yang

Student Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Staff Support

Barbara Irish
University Senate
Phone: (612) 301-1224

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Interested in learning more about Student Senate? Use the links below to learn about and contribute to current Senate conversations.

Student Senate Consultative Committee (SSCC)

Student Senate Meeting Schedule

Student Senate Handbook (PDF)

Senators (sorted by college/campus)