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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

Meet the Senators

District 1

Name Email Committee
Arnold, Johnathan University Services
Clayton-Taylor, Jordan Transit
Holt, Matthew University Services
Lewis, Aaron Xavier University Services
Lugo, Karlos Public Affairs
Martin, Tristan University Services
Reese, Jeremy Mass Transit
Richier, Corey Public Affairs
Sto. Domingo, Adolfo Finance
Wang, Christine Rules and Procedures

District 2

Name Email Committee
Brandner, Timothy Rules and Procedures
Dominguez, Rebecca Public Affairs
Fourte, Brittanie Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Johnson, Christian Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Kreml, Robert Rules and ProceduresPublic Affairs
Tosti, Dylan Public Affairs
Turner-McDonald, Jaleel Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Tyler, Moriah Public Affairs
Vanover, Bethany Rules and Procedures
Williams, Demone Public Affairs

District 3

Name Email Committee
Cappi, Troy Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Domke, Dillon Rules and Procedures
Guajardo, Juan  Public Affairs
Joseph, Devin Mass Transit
LaGioia, Giuseppe Rules and Procedures
Robinson, Brian Finance
Selep, Edward Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Vazquez, Aaron  Campus Life and Greek Affairs

District 4

Name Email Committee
Ehret, Maximilian Mass Transit 
Hoxworth, Logyn Mass Transit 
Koss, Alex -
McKay, Jessica Public Affairs
Norman, Stephanie Public Affairs
Palepu, Siddhardha Campus Life and Greek Affairs
Phillips, Brandon University Services
Vaid, Zubeda z1712345@students.niu.eduu University Services
Warsi, Afreen Public Affairs
Williams, Michael Finance

Contact Us

Student Association
Campus Life Building, Suite 180