Committees

Student Senate has a number of committees which focus on specific parts of the Gustavus experience. A student who is not a member of Senate may apply to join the Ethics and Finance committees as a Student-at-Large. If you have any questions about a committee, please contact the appropriate chair listed below.

Academic and Student Affairs

Committee devoted to the academic and student endeavors of the students of Gustavus. Focuses on academic issues such as the honor code as well as student affairs such as the new printing policy at Gustavus.

  • Chair: Yasmine Dismuke
  • Grant Hietpas
  • Alma Jorgenson
  • Gena King
  • Charlotte Lim
  • David Warner
  • Jared Zaun

Inclusive Excellence

The goal of the Inclusive Excellence Committee is to assist the (DLC with the needs of their groups. We act as the liaison between the DLC and Senate to make sure that finance guidelines are understandable, that PR needs are taken care of, that senate participates in DLC events when necessary, and that basic questions are answered about Student Senate.

  • Chair: Brittney Johnson
  • Samuel Abegglen
  • Owen Ellingson
  • Amy Haney
  • Gena King
  • Clifford McDonald
  • David Warner
  • Aimen Zara

Ethics

The primary purpose of the Ethics Committee is to see that the operations of Senate are carried out in an ethical manner in accordance with this Constitution, its by-laws, and College Policy. All Ethics Committee meetings shall be closed and all actions require the consent of a majority of the Committee’s membership.

  • Chair: Evelyn Doran
  • Chelsea Boyden
  • Owen Ellingson
  • Paige Patterson
  • Maddy Smerillo
  • Casey Olson (Student-at-Large)
  • Corrine Stremmel (Student-at-Large)

Finance

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to allocate the student government fee to student groups in their pursuit of quality activities and events that provide enrichment not only for themselves, but also for the entire Gustavus community. Any member of Senate may attend Finance Committee meetings, but the meetings shall be closed to the general public. The Finance Committee reviews all student organization budget requests and forwards them to the full Senate with a recommendation.

  • Chair: Suyash Gupta
  • Carl-Erik Young
  • Eric Johnson
  • Ehsan Nasiry (Student-at-Large)
  • Josh Muntifering (Student-at-Large)

Health and Housing

The Health and Housing Committee works with various campus offices, such as Residential Life, Dining Services, and Health Services, to address student needs that fall under the Health and Housing category.

  • Chair: Brendon Carlson-Sather
  • Ellie Croonquist
  • Alma Jorgenson
  • Charlotte Lim
  • Birgen Nelson
  • Annalise Schaaf
  • Aimen Zara
  • Jared Zaun

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee’s goal is to facilitate communication between Student Senate and the students we represent. We keep students informed through regular projects, such as the display case outside of the cafeteria, the monthly publication of The Gavel Gazette, and additional projects.

  • Chair: Kaitlyn Gruber
  • Samuel Abegglen
  • Maryn Cella
  • Ellie Croonquist
  • Amy Haney
  • Clifford McDonald
  • Annalise Schaaf

Technology

The Technology Committee focuses on everything related to technology on campus. We maintain the Senate website, address issues involving technology on campus, and pursue new initiatives while maintaining an emphasis on accessibility.

  • Chair: Ben Menke
  • Maryn Cella
  • Grant Hietpas
  • Birgen Nelson