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The committees - Finance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Rights, and University Affairs - are open to all University of Kansas students. Voting rights are guaranteed at the first meeting of the semester, or if a student attends two consecutive meetings. If you have questions about a particular committee, email the respective committee chair below.

The schedule can be found on our homepage or by clicking here.

*Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, all Student Senate meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. To join the Microsoft Teams and attend the live virtual meetings, visit our contact page at or click here

  • Hear and discuss financial bills and pass legislation to allocate student fees.
  • Committee Chair: Sadie Williams
Student Rights and Affairs
  • Reviews and amends the Code of Student rights and responsibilities.
  • Committee Chair: Wesley Cudney
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Carry out concerns of marginalized students and organizations.
  • Committee Chair: Emma Whitaker



The most common way students get involved in Student Senate is by running with coalitions during Spring elections each year. In these elections, University of Kansas students vote for their preferred student government candidates for the next academic year. To learn more about the Student Senate elections, click here

Open Senator Seats
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2)
  • Non-traditional (2)
Student Organization Open Seats 

There are also a number of seats vacant for student organizations. If you are in these organizations and interested, please reach out to your respective president for more information

  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Asian American Student Association
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Graduate Student Advisory Board
  • KU TBE
Court of Appeals

The Student Senate Court of Appeals serves as the Judicial Branch of the Student Senate. The Court is the primary arbiter of all disputes arising under the application of Student Senate Rules and Regulations. Justices are expected to be neutral members of Student Senate as well as consistent interpreters of procedures.


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