LEGISLATIVE heading

The ASUPS Senate is the legislative body that establishes and reviews all policies, affairs, and activities of ASUPS. It is in charge of finalizing the use of your ASUPS funds.In addition, the ASUPS Senate confirms all appointments made by the Executive branch as well as recognizes student clubs as official ASUPS clubs. Finally, the Senate has the ultimate power to amend the ASUPS budget, Constitution and By-laws.

Senators

Katie Handick

Chair & Off-Campus Senator

No committee

Cafe hours:

Monday/Friday, 12-1pm (Opp)

asupssenate@pugetsound.edu

Sylas Cole

Senior Senator

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

scole@pugetsound.edu

Caitlin MacNeill

Sophomore Senator

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

cmacneill@pugetsound.edu

Kate Gladhart-Hayes

On-Campus House Senator

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

kaharris@pugetsound.edu

Sivan Najita

Senator at Large

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

snajita@pugetsound.edu

Becca Lumbantobing

Senator at Large

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

blumbantobing@pugetsound.edu

Chris Moore

Senator at Large

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

cmoore@pugetsound.edu

SaraJane Griffiths

Greek House Senator

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

sgriffiths@pugetsound.edu

Bailey Gamel

Senator at Large

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

bgamel@pugetsound.edu

Tobi Butler

Junior Senator

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

tbutler@pugetsound.edu

Erin Lungwitz

Senate Secretary

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

elungwitz@pugetsound.edu

Jason Struna

Faculty Representative

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

jstruna@pugetsound.edu

Asst. Dean Sarah Comstock

Dean of Students Representative

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

scomstock@pugetsound.edu

Sarah Johnson

Staff Senate Representative

No committee

Cafe hours:

Not yet scheduled

sarahjohnson@pugetsound.edu

There are twelve senator positions. Freshman Senator, Sophomore Senator, Junior Senator, Senior Senator, Greek Senator, Residence Hall Senator, Off-Campus Senator, Residence House Senator, and four Senators at Large. Senators are elected in either October or March, depending on the position, and will complete a senate project(s) during their term. Each term will last an entire year, with the exception of the Freshman Senator which will last half a year and the Senior Senator which will last a year and a half.

Senate meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm in the Murray Boardroom. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Committees

Food, Health, and Safety: 

Serves as a forum for discussing views and concerns of the student body that are pertinent to Dining and Conference Services,  Security Services and the Center for Health and Wellness Services. The committee forwards concerns put forth by the student body and proposes objectives to best serve the Puget Sound community. Come if you want snacks!

Members: Director of Security, Director of CHWS and Associate Dean of Students, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Assistant Director of Catering and Cafes, three Students at Large, one Senator, ASUPS Director of Marketing and Outreach, ASUPS Vice President, and ASUPS Director of Student Interests.

Meets every other Tuesdays from 4-5 PM, beginning February 14 in Upper Marshall Hall.

Finance Committee: 

Is in charge of reviewing all finance requests submitted by students, faculty and staff to seek financial assistance for programming and events. 

Members: Three Students at Large, one Senator, ASUPS Director of Business Services (non-voting), ASUPS President (non-voting), and ASUPS Vice President (chair).

Finance committee meets once a week, every Monday at 9 pm.

Union Board: 

Regulates the operations and functions of all entities, departments and organizations housed in the Student Union Building. Union Board meets once a month.

Members:  One Student at Large, ASUPS Vice President, Bookstore Director, Associate​ Vice President for Facilities, JExecutive Director of Community Engagement & Associate Vice President for Business Services, SSarah Associate Dean of Students Director of Student Union & Programs​, Director of Student Programs, and Director of Dining Services.

Meets Tuesdays at 9 PM: Feb 23, Mar 9, Mar 23, April 6, April 20.

Media Board:

Members: One Senator (Chair), ASUPS Vice President, Dean of Students, KUPS General Manager, Wetlands Editor-in-Chief, Crosscurrents Editor-in-Chief, The Trail Editor-in-Chief, Elements Editor-in-Chief, and Photo Services General Manager.

Meets Thursdays at 6 PM

Awards and Scholarship: 

Meets during the Spring semester and is responsible for gathering nominations and selecting recipients for various ASUPS and other awards and scholarships. They will award these outstanding participatory students, faculty and staff, according to the selection processes of each scholarship or award. Awards are given each Spring at the University Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Members: One Senator, Three Students at Large, and ASUPS President.

Student Concerns: 

Is responsible for evaluating the needs, problems and concerns of the campus. It serves to do outreach to collect student concerns, advise senators working on senate projects, and generate new projects for the Director of Student Interest or senators to work on. Student Concerns meets once a week.

Members: Five Students at Large and ASUPS President (non-voting).

Meets every other Thursday from 5-6 PM, starting February 23rd.

Governance Committee: 

Serves as a first level evaluator of ASUPS documents and policy and procedure, while ensuring consistency, accuracy and legality. Governance Committee also meets to evaluate and review the ASUPS Constitution, By-Laws and any other ancillary documents and present recommendations to Senate. Governance Committee meets as determined by the Chair.

Members: Three Students at Large, Two Senators, and ASUPS President (non-voting).

Meets at 5-6 PM on Wednesday.

Election Committee: 

Organizes and coordinates all ASUPS elections in accordance with the Constitution, By-Laws and Senate. They enforce campaign guidelines and regulations to ensure fair and just elections. Election Committee meets as determined by the Chair.

Members: Four Students at Large, Two Senators, and ASUPS Vice President (non-voting).

Meets when needed

Budget Committee: 

Is responsible for evaluating budget requests of all ASUPS Clubs, Medias and Programmers, and balancing the budget in a fair and equitable manner. Budget Committee meets in April of every year before presenting the final budget to the ASUPS Senate.

Members: ASUPS Vice President (Chair), Two Senators, ASUPS President (non-voting), ASUPS Director of Business Services (non-voting).

Meets when needed