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Student Senate

The main body of the legislative branch is the Student Senate. Senators are elected by every College on the campus including the School of Law and the Graduate School. Student Senate meetings address legislation much like other governmental bodies under the guidelines of parliamentary procedure. The Student Senate serves as a liaison representing students to the faculty and administration of Texas Tech University. Each Student Senator is required to research issues that students face and write legislation to attempt to resolve those issues. The Student Senate is comprised of several committees. The chair for each of these committees is appointed by the President of the Senate. 

Student Senate Meetings

The senate meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in room 353 in the College of Media & Communications on the following dates:

Spring 2023

April 27th, 2023

Fall 2023

September 7th, 21st

October 5th, 19th

November 2nd, 16th, 30th

Spring 2024

January 11th, 25th

February 8th, 22nd

March 7th, 21st

April 4th, 18th

Student Senate Retreat

August 25th-27th Butman Camp and Retreat Center

Officers of the Student Senate

President of the Student Senate/Internal Vice President: Emilee K. Sanderson

Journal Clerk: Ryan Hess

President Pro-Tempore: Toby Szustak

Sergeant-at-Arms: Molly Orr

Junior Parliamentarian: Madeline Clark

Senior Parliamentarian: Kiana Diaz

Historian: Gunnar Griggs-bell

Student Senators

Senate Committees

The Student Senate has 10 standing committees. Each student senator serves on at least one of these committees. What committees are available? What do they do? Who is on each committee?

Senate Voting Records

Coming Soon!


What is Student Senate all about? What impact has Student Senate had on Texas Tech campus? What is their legacy? The Legislation Archive holds those answers. See previous legislation and senate meetings that have had a lasting effect on the students and campus of Texas Tech. Current session legislation may be view by clicking on dates above.