The ASOSU Senate was established in 1940 and has had its current form since 2009.  The Senate consists of twelve members elected at large from the student body for terms of two years.  The Senate is tasked primarily with maintaining the ASOSU Statutes and is the primary lawmaking body of the ASOSU. The Senate also meets regularly over the summer.

The ASOSU Senate holds weekly meetings Tuesdays at 6 pm in the SEC 354.  |  Standing Rules of the ASOSU Senate

 

President of the Senate: KYLIE BOENISCH

Contact Information

541-737-6300  |  SEC 288  |  asosuvp@oregonstate.edu

 

Members of the 79th ASOSU Senate

Kylie Boenisch (President of the Senate), Senator Isabel Núñez Pérez, Senator Christopher Wilson, Senator Michael Haffner, Senator Theresa Nguyen, Senator Jordan Harper, Senator Emily Warren, Senator Nikolay Galtsev, Senator Dylan Young, Senator Brendan Lefranc, Senator Xander Robertson and Senator Metzin Aketzali Rodriguez Cardoso. 

Senate

Members of Senate pass two forms of legislation known as bills and resolutions. Bills are binding acts of Congress that affect ASOSU internally. Resolutions are non-binding acts of Congress which express the opinion of the students and/or the student government. When a resolution that is making a specific request to the university is passed, it is sent to the director of the department that oversees that issue.

Any student at Oregon State University can author a resolution in support of or in opposition of an issue that affects students. All legislation must be sponsored by a member of the House or Senate. 

 

Senate Committees

Oversight and Ethics

The Oversight and Ethics Committee shall monitor operations of the branches of government in an effort to maintain balance and separation of powers.
The Oversight and Ethics Committee shall establish and maintain an ASOSU Code of Conduct for Officers, Employees and Elected Officials and monitor the ASOSU to ensure the Code of Conduct is followed.

Student Government

The Student Government Committee shall be responsible for incorporating new legislation and Constitutional amendments during that academic year into the ASOSU Constitution and Statutes.The Student Government Committee shall review and make necessary revisions to the Constitution and Statutes on a yearly basis. When necessary, the committee shall present revisions to the Constitution and Statutes to the ASOSU Senate for formal approval.
The Student Government Committee shall review all bills dealing directly with ASOSU structure, policies, and Senate related business.

sTUDENT oUTREACH 

The Outreach committee shall review and provide assistance on all student and campus issues not delegated to other Senate Standing Committees.The Student Outreach Committee shall be tasked with hosting Student Town Hall meetings. The committee shall recommend legislation to other committees or individual Senators based on the information gained at these meetings.

Senator Michael Haffner: TBD in Winter

Senator Theresa Nguyen: Wednesdays @ 11:00am in SEC 250 

Senator Jordan Harper: TBD in Winter 

Senator Isabel Núñez Pérez: Wednesdays @ 2:00pm in the Ettihad Cultural Center 

Senator Metzin Aketzali Rodriguez Cardoso: TBD in Winter

Senator Dylan Young: Fridays @ 10:00am in SEC 250. 

Senator Emily Warren: TBD in Winter

Senator Nikolay Galtsev: Thursdays @ 12:00pm in SEC 250 (or outside!) 

Senator Christopher Wilson: TBD in Winter

Senator Brendan Lefranc: Mondays @ 1:00pm in SEC 250 

Senator Xander Robertson: Fridays @ 1:00pm in SEC 250

Summer availability by appointment only. Please reach out to their onid emails or to asosuvp@oregonstate.edu to connect with a Senator over the summer.

 

Student Government Committee

Meetings: Wednesdays @ 4:00pm in SEC 250. 
Chair: Dylan Young

Jordan Harper

Brendan Lefranc 

Siyuan Wang 

Ethics Committee 

Meetings: TBD 
Chair: Isabel Núñez Pérez

Christopher Wilson

Michael Haffner 

 

 

Student Outreach Committee 

Meetings: Fridays @ 1:00pm in SEC 250
Chair: Theresa Nguyen 

Emily Warren

Metzin Aketzali Rodriguez Cardoso

Nikolay Galtsev 

Xander Robertson