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Our Senate serves DU’s undergraduate student body, advocating for an excellent undergraduate student experience and community needs. Our executive and legislative branches, committee chairs and faculty advisors come from diverse backgrounds to ensure your voice and ideas are represented.

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2020-21 Roster

  • Executive Branch
    • President | Ryan Hyde
    • Vice President | Dajah Brooks
    • President Pro Tempore | Keanan Anderson
    • Chief of Staff & Press Secretary | Adam Snow
    • Chief of Staff of Student Relations | Jed Griffin
    • Chief of Staff of Operations | Tom Oxeman
    • Chief of Staff of Student Advocacy | Brianna Makumbi
    • Secretary of Panhellenic Association Relations | Kirby Motsinger
    • Secretary of Interfraternity Council Relations | Lawson Montgomery
    • Secretary of Multicultural Greek Council Relations | Victoria Martinez
    • Secretary of Campus Traditions | Ethan Wallace
    • Secretary of Communication | Charlie Lemke-Bell
    • Secretary of Religious Life | Zach Hammer
    • Secretary of Gender-Based Violence Topics |Mia Prahlad
    • Co-Chairs of DU Programming Board |Duke Mahr & Komal Gandhi
  • Legislative Branch
    • Freshman Senator | Abby McAdams
    • Freshman Senator | Johnny Wang
    • Sophomore Senator | Methusella Rwabose
    • Sophomore Senator | Bryanna Reed
    • Junior Senator | Mason Estes
    • Junior Senator | Zara Khan
    • Senior Senator | Stephanie Thorne
    • Senior Senator | Charlotte Hecht
    • Abroad Senator | Grace Wankleman
    • On-Campus Senator | June Churchill
    • On-Campus Senator | (vacant)
    • Off-Campus Senator | Bahdon Abar
    • Off-Campus Senator | Keanan Anderson
    • Daniels College of Business Senator | Jesus Baez-Tapia
    • Daniels College of Business Senator | Yolanda Ortiz
    • Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management Senator | (vacant)
    • Josef Korbel School of International Studies Senator | Jackson Garske
    • Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science Senator | Sedak Puri
    • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Senator | Stella Brown
    • Natural Sciences and Mathematics Senator | Abdulrahman Ayad
    • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator | John Haddock
    • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator | Joanna Li
    • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator | Seher Puri
    • Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Senator | Mary Kudoazi
  • Staff Advisors
    • Jessie Stellini | Associate Director of Student Engagement

Committee Chairs

  • Faculty & Academic Affairs Committee | Seher Puri
  • Finance Committee | Sedak Puri
  • Student Organizations Committee | Abdulrahman Ayad
  • Diversity Committee | Mary Kudoazi
  • Senate Affairs Committee | John Haddock
  • Sustainability Committee | Stella Brown
  • Internationalization Committee | Methusella Rwabose
  • Student Living & Wellness Committee | June Churchill & Grace Wankleman
  • Senate Affairs Committee

    Some of the biggest initiatives the Senate Affairs Committee has tackled in the past include election reforms to make the process simpler and more secure and proposing amendments to the USG constitution to keep with the ever-changing campus.  This committee helps streamline the election process to make it as easy and efficient as possible for the undergraduate student body and helps the broader Senate keep in line with the goals and regulations of the USG Constitution and bylaws while also updating as needed.

  • Finance Committee

    As the USG Finance Committee consisting of five members, we have all collaborated on in the initial distribution of funds to a wide variety of organizations on campus (through initial allocations) and analyzed/provided supplemental funds to over 50 supplemental funding requests for a large variety of organizations. Our work this year has come at a difficult time with COVID-19 event protocols and has been especially tricky with student fee collection not being guaranteed with the prospect of fee collection being refunded. Despite this, we were able to meet our goals for this year with great success. In future years, a goal of our committee is for the student organization funding process to be very refined and clear to all organizations and equally supportive of organizations of all sizes.

  • Internationalization Committee

     One of the exciting initiatives that the International Students Committee has worked on and in the past year is the Culture Fest. Culture Fest is a celebration for our international students here at DU and for native students to come and test food from different parts of the world and learn about new cultures. We also work with ISS and assist students with varying questions regarding any issues.