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Student Senate

Student Senate functions as the legislative branch of Student Government and exists to advocate on behalf of students to voice the opinion of Baylor students.

These goals are sought and accomplished by 52 representatives elected by the student body to represent each class. Within Student Senate, these members are separated into five standing committees to insure that the student body is most efficiently represented. These committees include Academic Affairs, Campus Improvements and Affairs, Finance, Operations and Procedures, and Public Relations. Ad Hoc committees also are formed, as needed, to address specific issues and projects.

Student Senate also has appropriating power over the Student Government Allocation Fund. Each student contributes toward this fund, which amounts to approximately $90,000 per semester. Student Senate allocates the funds toward programs, projects, or ideas aimed at the campus as a whole, community service, or charitable causes.

It is the duty of each member of the Student Senate to accomplish the aforementioned goals by operating as advocates for the student body.


Current Student Senators

Senior Senators

  • Sarah Byers
  • Danielle Cooper
  • Kaili Garcia
  • Rebecca Gerardo
  • Ben Griffin
  • Krishma Hajari
  • Chase Hardy
  • Katy Ott
  • Ali Sohani

Junior Senators

  • Ansley Braden
  • Larry "LB" Brandon, II
  • Stephen Gentzel
  • Aly Hemani
  • Walker Karstens
  • Nathaniel Kroeger
  • Michelle Riggs
  • Megan Rollag
  • Emily Neel
  • James Porter
  • Andrew Salinas
  • Walker Schmidt
  • Christopher Seals

Sophomore Senators

  • Leighton Berridge
  • Amye Dickerson
  • Nichol John
  • Marcus Maurer
  • Ryder McCool
  • Casey Meyer
  • Charles Mooney
  • Joel Polvado
  • Dane Risinger
  • William Townsend
  • Brittany Watts
  • Daniel West
  • Lucy Youngquist




Freshmen Senators

  • Hannah Causey
  • Nolan Chumbley
  • Cali Cox
  • Paige Hardy
  • Abigail Hingst
  • Elizabeth Larson
  • Alan M. Legrice
  • Nathan Levingston
  • Bailey Molnar
  • Janna Polvado
  • Arham Siddiqui
  • Kayln Story
  • Thatcher Townson

*Vacancies in Student Senate can be filled outside of regular elections after an interview and appointment of the Class Officers of the respective class Senate seat sought. The application for Student Senate is available here: http://www.baylor.edu/student_government/doc.php/228860.pdf