As the legislative body of the Student Government Association, the senate is integral to the university's mission of shared governance as an advocate for the student body.

The senate officially reviews and verifies all executive branch actions and confirms any new appointments to both the senate and the executive branch. Additionally, the senate is responsible for formally recognizing new student organizations and approving the appropriations of funds for each SGA-recognized organization. The senate is ultimately responsible for the Student Government Association budget, and providing services such as Campus Recreation ServicesStudent Legal Assistance and Campus Activities Board (CAB), among others.

The senate is comprised of up to 30 senators, separated into representative districts. The senate is concerned with the creation and passage of policies that deal directly with the SGA Constitution and Bylaws. Each senator serves on at least one standing senate committee along with an additional senate committee or a university committee. During the year, senators also serve the campus and the community through community service and communication of the needs of the student body to university administration. Elections are held in the spring of every academic year and appointments are made when needed to fill vacant senate seats.

The senate works as the voice of the student body on campus. Allow your voice to be heard and reach out with any concerns or issues that you have. Our office is always open to anyone!

Times, dates and locations of senate meetings are posted to the NIU events calendar and in our weekly agendas. To access SGA senate meeting minutes, agendas and requests to give public comment, please navigate to the bottom of the HuskieHub home page without logging in.


Speaker of the Senate
Dallas Douglass

Meet the Senators

* denotes leadership position

Contact Us

Student Government Association
Holmes Student Center, ground floor, OASIS space
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