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Student Senate
Mission and Duties
The purpose of Student Senate is to:

  • Create, promote and encourage a sense of cooperation between students, faculty and administration.
  • Create a sense of responsibility for student duties and obligations, as well as for student rights and privileges.
  • Provide an opportunity for the continuing development of responsible leadership.
  • Be the CSM student voice on college-wide committees and task forces.


  • Student Senate meets every Monday at 1 P.M. in room 126 in the Hixson Lied Commons
  • The first portion of each meeting is dedicated to Senate business; the other half is allotted for individual committee meetings
  • Meetings are open to all CSM students

All Senators are required to spend one-hour in the Student Senate office each week; any student may use this time to interact with Senate members.


  • Each committee has a Chair that is responsible for making sure all of the duties/activities are carried out

Elections Committee
Organize and facilitate all elections for the year including: 

  • Queen of Hearts Elections
  • Senate appointments
  • Job Well Done awards for Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Senate and non-Senate grants

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Campus Issues Committee

  • Organize and facilitate the President's Live each semester
  • Plan Recognition Day in conjunction with Elections
  • Create, distribute, and tabulate the campus–wide survey
  • Meet with students to answer their questions or support ideas they may have

Queen of Hearts Committee 

  • Responsible for planning the annual Queen of Hearts Celebration

Community Spirit Committee

  • Plans Spirit games to support all teams
  • Plans one community service project each semester for Student Senate
  • Plans Casino Night for Welcome Days


Melissa Gedrich - Executive 
Christa Manning - Executive
Samantha Schmitz - Secretary
Hixson-Lied Commons, Room 138

























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