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Northwest Missouri State University


Senate Committees

Northwest's Student Senate serves as the voice and representative of the student body. To effectively accomplish such an enormous task, the Student Senate is organized into six committees and relies on the efforts of committed senators to actively seek information and opinions.

Civic Service Committee

Student Senate has a strong commitment not only to the campus community, but also the Maryville Community. Through civic service, we maintain that commitment -- this committee hosts service events throughout the academic year for both students and community members.

Meetings

Committee Chair(s)

Mondays
at 5 p.m

Arpana

Arpana Pokhrel

Drake

Drake Summers

Governmental Affairs Committee

Within this group, policies are formed and brought to the Senate floor.  Members of this committee use their skills to increase voter registration on campus, affect University policies, and organize Legislative Reception, a day where Northwest students lobby the Missouri General Assembly.

Meetings

Committee Chair(s)

Thursdays
at 1 p.m.

Grace

 Grace McCarty

Kirayle

Kirayle Jones

Organizational Affairs Committee

Organizations at Northwest range from Greek and academic organizations to honor societies, club sports and political activist organizations. This committee is responsible for granting official University recognition to organizations, maintaining records on existing groups, and overseeing the allocation of funds to student organizations.

Meetings

Committee Chair(s)

Thursdays
at 5 p.m.

Garrett Niemeier

Garrett Niemeier

Estella

Estella Wesseh

Public Relations Committee

Keeping the community informed is extremely important, especially when hot topics are brought to the Senate floor. This committee is responsible for issuing press releases to the local media, advertising events, and maintaining the Senate website.

Meetings

Committee Chair(s)

Thursdays
at 6:30 p.m.

Madi

Madi Cobb

Jacob

Jacob Barnes

Student Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for discerning student concerns. This committee organizes and plans the Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities recognition banquet, initiates the selection process for the Student Representative to the Board of Regents, and facilitates QUIP Days (Quality Improvement Process), days where students are able to voice their concerns about Northwest.

Meetings

Committee Chair(s)

Wednesdays
at 5 p.m.

James

James Palmer

Sagar

Sagar Tiwari

Inclusion Committee

This committee is responsible for promoting diversity and equitable representation within Student Senate that includes but is not limited to, focusing on the non-discrimination policy of this university. Inclusion Committee focuses on facilitating communication between Student Senate, the DEI office, the International Student office, the ADA, Office of Student Involvement and aims to set an equitable campus climate and culture through diversity event planning and programming and diversifying senate and the University as a whole.

Meetings

Committee Chair(s)

Tuesdays
at 6 p.m.

David

David Anzures

Malika

Malika Dahal