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Ask A Senator: Week 2


What is the SGA Student Senate?

Senate group of 58 elected students at the University of Central Florida who serve as a voice on behalf of the students in their college. Every one senator represents 1,000 students. The 58 seats are divided amongst the different colleges, with the number of seats dependent on the number of students enrolled in the college. There are 7 standing committees- Campus Relations Committee (CRC), Conference Registration and Travel (CRT), Elections and Appointments (E&A), Financial Allocations for Organizations (FAO), Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), Legislative Judicial and Rules (LJR), and Operations Review Committee (ORC),- and one ad-hoc committee- Student Leadership Council (SLC). 

- Senate President Pro Tempore Jaclyn Graham 


What does the Student Senate actually do? 

As the legislative branch of SGA, the Senate is tasked with appropriately allocating the Activity and Service Fees to various buildings on campus, agencies, registered student organizations, and individuals. Also, the Senate is in charge of aiding in the creation of and in the passing of the Activity and Service Fee Budget prior to each fiscal year. Aside from fiscal matters, all presidential appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Serving as the voice of the students, Senators can also draft resolutions to express the sentiments of the students for the University to see.

- Senate President Pro Tempore Jaclyn Graham  


How do I get involved?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Student Senate and there is a vacant seat in your college, you can apply for the position and possibly be appointed by the Student Body President, Cortez Whatley. If not, our elections are held every fall. More information is available on the SGA website.

- Senate President Pro Tempore Jaclyn Graham   


If you are an RSO or student looking for assistance from Senate Jaclyn Graham, Senate President Pro Tempore, and Ryan Grail, Campus Relations Committee Chair, are here for you.

Each week they will be answering 3 questions that RSO’s and students can use to make the most of their student experience when seeking funding for events and conferences. They will also be providing interested students with resources and info on how to get involved with Senate.

For more information email Senate Graham at or Senator Grail at

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