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As the legislative body of the Student Association, the senate is integral to the university’s mission of shared governance as an advocate for the student body.

The senate officially reviews and verifies any executive branch actions and confirms any new appointments. Additionally, the senate is also responsible for formally recognizing new student organizations and approving the appropriations of funds for each SA-recognized organization. The senate is ultimately responsible for the Student Association budget of over $6.5 million dollars, providing services such as the Huskie Bus Line, Campus Recreation Services, Student Legal Assistance, Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Event Production Services, among others.

The senate is comprised of up to 40 senators, separated into four districts and is responsible for the creation, drafting and passage of policies that deal directly with the NIU Constitution and Bylaws. Each senator serves on at least one standing committee and may also serve on an additional University Council committee, all assigned at the discretion of the speaker. During the year, senators also serve the campus and community through community service and even by lobbying in Springfield for policies that benefit higher education. Elections are held in the spring of every academic year and appointments are made when needed to fill vacant senate seats.

Every student deserves to have their voice heard, we will not hesitate to ensure that that right is upheld. Our office is always open to anyone.

Speaker of the Senate

Christine Wang
Campus Life Building 190M
815-753-9918
cwang6@niu.edu

Meet the Senators

District 1

Name Email Committee
Arnold, Johnathan z1667472@students.niu.edu University Services
Clayton-Taylor, Jordan z1694561@students.niu.edu Transit
Holt, Matthew z1787295@students.niu.edu University Services
Lewis, Aaron Xavier z1779193@students.niu.edu University Services
Lugo, Karlos z1751756@students.niu.edu Public Affairs
Martin, Tristan z1779858@students.niu.edu University Services
Reese, Jeremy jaereeezy@gmail.com Mass Transit
Richier, Corey z1681533@students.niu.edu Public Affairs
Sto. Domingo, Adolfo z1729331@students.niu.edu Finance
Wang, Christine cwang01@niu.edu Rules and Procedures

District 2

Name Email Committee
Brandner, Timothy z1634343@students.niu.edu Rules and Procedures
Dominguez, Rebecca z1693741@students.niu.edu Public Affairs
Fourte, Brittanie z1546134@students.niu.edu Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Johnson, Christian z1701887@students.niu.edu Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Kreml, Robert rkreml1@niu.edu Rules and ProceduresPublic Affairs
Tosti, Dylan dtosti@niu.edu Public Affairs
Turner-McDonald, Jaleel turnermcdonald@niu.edu Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Tyler, Moriah mtyler@niu.edu Public Affairs
Vanover, Bethany z1742805@students.niu.edu Rules and Procedures
Williams, Demone z1671701@students.niu.edu Public Affairs

District 3

Name Email Committee
Cappi, Troy z1699409@students.niu.edu Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Domke, Dillon ddomke1@niu.edu Rules and Procedures
Guajardo, Juan z1754417@students.niu.edu  Public Affairs
Joseph, Devin z1696878@students.niu.edu Mass Transit
LaGioia, Giuseppe z1734652@students.niu.edu Rules and Procedures
Robinson, Brian z1680411@students.niu.edu Finance
Selep, Edward z1715046@students.niu.edu Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Vazquez, Aaron z1694817@students.niu.edu  Campus Life and Greek Affairs

District 4

Name Email Committee
Ehret, Maximilian max.ehret2@gmail.com Mass Transit 
Hoxworth, Logyn z1739058@students.niu.edu Mass Transit 
Koss, Alex akoss1@niu.edu -
McKay, Jessica z1705943@students.niu.edu Public Affairs
Norman, Stephanie z1694475@students.niu.edu Public Affairs
Palepu, Siddhardha z1784022@niu.edu Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Phillips, Brandon bphillips@niu.edu University Services
Vaid, Zubeda z1712345@students.niu.eduu University Services
Warsi, Afreen awarsi@niu.edu Public Affairs
Williams, Michael mowilliams700@gmail.com Finance

Contact Us

Student Association
Campus Life Building, Suite 180
815-753-0483
studentassociation@niu.edu