Legislative Branch

Student Senate

The Student Senate is the law-making body of the Student Government and is composed of 30 members, elected in general elections by the student body of ETSU, or appointed in compliance with the SGA Constitution and Code of Laws.

Senators represent a wide array of students on the campus, and are the main lines of communication between the student body and the Executive Branch.
Senators hear concerns from their fellow students, write resolutions, bills, and acts, and serve on various University committees that pertain to all areas of ETSU operations.

Senators are elected in April. Any seats that are left vacant after the general election are filled by Presidential appointment.

The Senate meets weekly at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Forum on the third floor of the D.P. Culp University Center

Legislation & Minutes

Legislative Template
Every Senator is required to author or coauthor at least one piece of legislation per semester. Guidelines for writing legislation can be found in the SGA Constitution beginning on page 44. A template in Microsoft Word format can be found here

 

Copies of Senate Legislation and Minutes will be posted on the side bar of this page soon.

Meet Your Senators
 
First Last College EMAIL
Sydney Crowder Appt - Arts & Sciences
David Unland Appt - Arts & Sciences
Greyson Jennings Appt - Arts & Sciences
True "Tori" Neal Appt - Arts & Sciences
Kevin Carlson Appt - Business & Technology
Elizabeth A.   Chapman Arts & Sciences (10)
Taylor D.  Forbes Arts & Sciences
Sabina M. Lyszczarczyk Arts & Sciences
Rachel H. Boyd Arts & Sciences
Garrett B. Parks Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel J.  Farnor Arts & Sciences
Emily P.  Marmon Arts & Sciences
Chase A. Baker Arts & Sciences 
Sam Arnold Arts & Sciences 
Brandon T.  Johnson Business & Technology (5)
Lucas Joseph  Thibodeau Business & Technology
Jacob L. Holley Business & Technology 
Dustin B. Gilmer Business & Technology
Joseph H.  Sutton Clinical & Rehab (2)
William D. Perryman Clinical & Rehab 
Ryan Paul Westelaken Education (4)
Mitchell I. Larkin Education
Casandra Brooke Johnson Education 
Judith Gichia-Waldrop Nursing (4)
Chad Graham Johnston Nursing
Ethan D. Murrell Nursing 
Jasmine K. Parks Public Health (2)
Katy Fleming Undeclared (3)
Molly Jones Undeclared 
 
Junior Senate

The Student Government Association shall hereby have a Junior Senator Program, with its processes and eligibility defined here:
A. Students in their first semester at East Tennessee University or students that have surpassed their first semester and have applied for an un-vacant Senate seat will be eligible for the Junior Senator Program.

B. The Secretary of Interior shall oversee the Junior Senator Program.

C. Junior Senators will not be required to attend Senate meetings, but attendance will be highly beneficial. At Senate meetings, Junior Senators will learn parliamentary procedure, the BUC FUND process, and other essential elements of the governing process via student government.

D. Junior Senators will not be allowed to vote in Senate meetings or in standing Senate committee meetings.

E. Junior Senators shall reserve the right among themselves to introduce their own legislation and vote upon such legislation in the same manner that is outlined in this Constitution. All legislation passed by the Junior Senate, including bills, acts, and resolutions, shall be non-binding, shall have no power of law, but shall be sent to the Student Government Association Senate for consideration and possible passage into law.

F. Prior Junior Senator status will not be required to gain a Senate seat.

G. Junior Senator guidelines shall be established for approval by the Senate.

 
Interested in Participating?

If you are interested in possibly being appointed to any vacant seats in the Senate, please fill out this application and return it to the SGA Office.

If you are interested in joining the Junior Senate, fill out and return this application form to the SGA Office, attention to the Secretary of the Interior.

 
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