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Welcome to the ASUO Senate

The ASUO Student Senate is an 18-member elected body, nine of which are finance senators and nine of which are academic senators.  The Senate is responsible for the allocation of the Student Incidental Fee a mandatory fee that every student must pay. This fee is assessed through a year long budget process and must be approved by the Senate, The ASUO Executive and the University President.

ASUO 2006 Summer Senate Schedule 

Wednesday June 28th, 3PM
Wednesday July 12th, 3PM
Wednesday August 2nd, 3PM
Wednesday August 23rd, 3PM
Wednesday September 6th, 3PM
 

*All meetings will be held in the EMU Board Room unless otherwise posted

The Senate Seats are as follows:

Finance Senators

Senate Seats #1 #2 #3

Programs Finance Committee (PFC)
The PFC, with three seats reserved for senators, allocates the budget for 133 student groups on campus and acts as a liason between the PFC and senate.

Senate Seats #4 #5 #6

EMU Board of Directors (EMUB)
The EMUB, with three seats reserved for senators, is responsible for making general policy decisions, allocating the EMU's multi-million dollar budget, assigning space for student groups, and acts as a liason between the EMUB and senate.

 Senate Seats #7 #8 #9

        Athletic Department Finance Committee (ADFC)
The ADFC, with three seats reserved for senators, negotiates the allocation of student tickets, prices, location and quantity with the athletic department, and acts as a liason between the ADFC and senate.

Academic Senators

The nine academic senators are elected solely by the students who are currently in the school or department represented by the seat.

Senate Seat #10-Journalism/Education

Senate Seat #11-Undeclared

Senate Seat #12-AAA/Interdisciplinary

Senate Seat #13-Business

Senate Seat #14-Social Science

Senate Seat #15-Social Science

Senate Seat #16-Science

Senate Seat #17-Graduate/Law

Senate Seat #18-Graduate/Law

Each Senator holds weekly office hours attends weekly Senate meetings, sits on at least two student faculty committees, participates in the special request review process and must sit at the senate information table once each week.