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Join Student Senate

So you want to join senate? What a great decision! We appreciate your interest in serving your fellow students.

Let's cover some commonly asked questions!

What is the Student Senate?

The Student Senate is the voice of the student body. It exists to initiate consideration of student problems and to communicate action or recommendation to the designated school authorities. We also appropriate funds to organizations on a first come, first serve basis.

Who Can Join?

Anyone! If you are a student at Northwest and hold a 2.5 GPA,  you are eligible. You also may join at anytime by applying for Associate Membership. The duties of the associate members include:

  • Serving on one committee within Student Senate
  • Attending meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom

If you are interested in applying for Associate Membership, please visit the "Forms" section and fill out the Associate Member Application on Bearcat Link.

There may be openings between semesters due to scheduling conflicts with our Tuesday night meetings, thus, some senators choose to resign. Elections are held at the beginning of the Fall semester every year and then at the end of the Spring semester. The Executive Offices are voted on during the Spring elections.

A senators duties include:

  • 2 (two) office hours per week
  • Serving on one committees within Student Senate
  • Attending meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom

Perks of Being a Senator

  • Serving your peers
  • Gaining great relationships with administration
  • Representing Northwest at major events
  • Looks great on your resume!
  • Being the voice of your peers!
  • Gaining friendships with a diverse group of people