Valparaiso University Student Senate is the campus legislative and advisory body that gives the students a voice on campus issues through representatives they elect. Our General Assembly meetings are on Mondays at 8 p.m. in Neils Science Center 224, and are open to the public.

Our goal for this website is to be used as a tool for you, on the left sidebar you can find various resources depending on what you need. For example, under the “Student Organizations” you can find everything you need to know about starting, running, budgeting for and managing your organization. Under “Committees” you can find all of our current committees and their members if you need to contact them for anything. If you are having trouble finding anything on this website, feel free to contact the Public Relations Coordinator at senate.prc@valpo.edu.

To see what was discussed at any General Meeting, go to the “General Assembly Minutes” tab on the left. There you will find the minutes from past meetings.

Current News

Student Senator Elections for the 2020-2021 school year will be taking place during the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester! The timeline and important dates for the elections can be found here. Anyone wanting to be a candidate for one of our many constituencies must be in attendance at an informational meeting on August 25th.

The university intends to resume classes for the Fall 2020 semester. While the logistics of how the campus will function are still being worked out, the provost office has adjusted the Fall 2020 schedule. The semester will end just before the Thanksgiving holiday. The updated schedule can be found here.

The university has laid out their guidelines for opening for the Fall 2020 semester. These guidelines will be used for each department and group on campus to evaluate their roles and activities. These guidelines can be found here, Looking Forward: Valparaiso University’s Recommendations for a Safe Return to Campus.