Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch of the Student Government Association is composed of the Senate. The Senate more directly represents the interests and views of all undergraduate students at Stetson University. They write and vote legislation with their constituents in mind and confirm appointments when necessary.

President Pro Tempore – This position is held by Ion Sancho. Appointed by the Vice President, the President Pro Tempore assists the Chair in setting the agenda for meetings of the Senate, records official minutes of each meeting and other clerical duties for the Senate.

Speaker of the House- Senate is led by the Vice President, Joshua Finkelstein, who maintains the effective operation of the legislature. The Vice President is the Speaker of the House. 

The driving force of Senate, there are 4 standing committees to research and vote on resolutions for the Senate’s consideration. 

 

Academic Affairs

Chair: Sarah Markham.

The committee works on legislation pertaining to the academics of the University.

 

Campus Life

Chair: Lexi Falance.

The committee works on legislation dealing with the general campus experience, and manages the student organization approval process.

 

Finance 

Chair: Ariana Motta.

The committee works on the SGA budget or other legislation dealing with general finances, as well as legislation that deals with any changes to our internal governing documents.

 

Diversity and Inclusion 

Chair: D' Huey.

The committee ensures inclusion within a changing University, assisting to make the voices of minorities on campus heard in Student Government.

Class Senators

Connor Bradt (he/him), Class of 2022 

Luke Singleton, Class of 2023

Cody Larsen, Class of 2024

Jaida Garnes (she/her), Class of 2024

Emily Blizzard (she/her), Class of 2025

Madeyn Rodriguez (she/her), Class of 2025

Erik Eisold (he/him), Class of 2025

 

Academic Senators

Chris Walker, College of Arts & Sciences 

Skylar Endres, College of Arts & Sciences 

Madison Freeman (she/her), College of Arts & Sciences

Julianna Tuttle (she/her), School of Music

Joseph Parr (he/him), School of Music

Timothy Heath (he/him), School of Business

 

Commuter Senators

Ian Pitchford, Commuter

 

At-Large Senators

Cayla Skeete (she/her), At-Large

Victoria Ramon (she/they), At-Large 

Rachel Harrison (she/her), At-Large 

 

*Melissa Ndiaye (she/her)

*Brandon Arwady (he/him)

*Sugeeth Sathish (he/him)

Elections are held each spring in late March to early April, as well as in September. Vacant seats during the academic year are filled through an application/interview process.

Electoral Committee – The Electoral Committee is charged with the effective running of the Presidential election cycle for the Student Government Association.
Presidential Election Dates – To be determined by the EC, this date usually falls late in the Spring semester, with voting over a select few days. Voting is done through HatterSync.
Electoral Committee Rules – To be determined by the EC each election period and will be provided at the mandatory pre-elections campaign information sessions.
Senator Elections – Senators are elected based on class year, the school which their major falls into, commuter status, as well as 10 Senators-at-Large. Elections are held in the late spring and early fall.

 

The Student Government Association welcomes everyone to come and join Student Government in ensuring the student’s voice is heard. Positions appointed through an election process are listed below:
  • School of Arts and Sciences- 4 Representatives
  • School of Music- 2 Representatives
  • School of Business- 2 Representatives
  • First-Year- 4 Representatives
  • Sophomores- 4 Representatives
  • Juniors- 4 Representatives
  • Seniors- 4 Representatives
  • Commuter Students- 2 Representatives
  • Senators-at-Large- 10 Representatives
  • Student Athletes– 2 Representatives