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Legislative Committees

Within the KU Student Senate, there are four legislative committees that make up the backbone of the legislative branch. Each legislative cycle begins with a series of committee meetings, in which a bill pass in two committees before moving on to the Full Senate. The committees - Finance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Rights, and University Affairs - are required for all senators, but any other students at KU can also vote within a committee. Voting rights are guaranteed at the first meeting of the semester, or if a student attends two consecutive meetings.

Legislative committees meet on every other Wednesday night. You can find the schedule on our main page.

For more information about a specific committee, email the appropriate listing below:



Committee Chair: Seth Wingerter

Vice Chair: Hannah Ehmcke

Secretary: Clayton Borrows

Twitter - @KUFinanceCmte


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Committee Chair: Camila Ordoñez

Vice Chair: Humberto Salinas

Secretary: Mercedeh Tavacoli

Twitter - @KUSenateMA


Student Rights

Committee Chair: Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff

Vice Chair: Grant Daily

Secretary: Frank Luse

Twitter - @KUStudentRights


University Affairs

Committee Chair: Olivia Lubthisophon

Vice Chair: Becca Raspberry

Secretary: Jacob Hammil

Twitter - @KUSenateUA


Please email our Chief of Staff, Zach Thomason, at for more information.

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