Fourteenth ASOSU Congress

Who We Are

The ASOSU Congress is the legislative and deliberative body of the student government. Members are elected by the students of OSU to craft and debate legislation and advocacy on behalf of issues relavent to OSU students. As the largest body and most democratically elected branch of student government, Congress is responsible for appointing and holding the offices of ASOSU accountable to the student body and leading the way to crafting policy.

Our Structure

Visit this page to meet all of your members of Congress.

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. It has 25 members–20 undergraduate and 5 graduate–who are elected for one-year terms. The House has the special responsibility of crafting legislation for the annual SFC budget cycle.

House Leadership

Madelyn Neuschwander | Speaker of the House
Sahana Shah | Speaker Pro Tempore of the House

Senate

The Senate is the upper house of Congress. It has 12 members who are elected to two-year terms, with 6 being elected one year and the other 6 being elected the next year. The Senate has the special responsibility of confirming appoints to the executive branch and the Judicial Council.

Senate Leadership

Sierra Young | President of the Senate
Alexander Robertson | President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Congressional Vacancies

  • Applications are now OPEN for vacancies in the ASOSU Congress. Apply at this link.

  • For additional openings, follow @asosugov on Instagram or Twitter for updates!

  • Members of both the ASOSU Senate and ASOSU House of Representatives are currently compensated at an hourly wage of $15.50 per hour for up to 8 hours per week. 
  • To learn more about what the House of Representatives and Senate do, as well as expectations, read our ASOSU Legislative Branch Overview
  • For more information on how to apply to be in the ASOSU Congress, or to schedule an appointment, contact asosu.speaker@oregonstate.edu

LEGISLATION

Below is a list of legislation passed by the 14th ASOSU Congress. 

Legislation Number Short Title Long Title Date of Enactment Author(s) Sponsor(s)

SB-82.01

PDF iconSB-82.01 (272.3 KB)
"Committee Reform Bill" Bill to Set Committee Caps, Change the outreach requirement to a tabling requirement, and allow members of congress to serve on other OSU committees in place of a standing committee 7/14/2022

Sen. Xander Robertson

Rep. Sahana Shah

President Matteo Paola

Sen. Xander Robertson
"Caste as a Protected Class Bill" Bill to establish caste as a protected class within the ASOSU statutes 8/01/2022 Rep. Sahana Shah

Sen. Xander Robertson

Sen. Kaitlyn Kim

Rep. Adie Rang

"SFC Liaisons Bill" Bill to remove the requirement that Student Advisory Board Chairs must also serve as the unit liaison to the Student Fee Committee 8/02/2022 SFC Chair Joe Page Sen. Xander Robertson
"Direct Democracy Initiative Bill" Bill to codify the procedures of tabling, establish guidelines for outreach, and implement a consideration clause 8/10/2022

Sen. Jarrett Alto

Sen. Xander Robertson

Sen. Jarrett Alto

Sen. Xander Robertson

"Establishment of the DCL and IL Steering Committee" Bill to establish a steering committee for the Disability Cultural Lounge and the International Lounge 8/17/2022 Rep. Mak Khan

Rep. Mak Khan

Sen. Kaitlyn Kim

"SFC Revised Compensation Bill" Bill to amend the method of compensation for members of the Student Fee Committee 9/02/2022 SFC Chair Joe Page Rep. Sahana Shah
"Ballot Measure 111" Statement on Upcoming Election Ballot Measure 111, 2022 10/21/2022

ASOSU Policy Director Angelo Arredondo

ASOSU Local Legislative Policy Coordinator Mya Kuzman

Sen. Xander Robertson

Sen. Julia Hayes

Sen. Sydney Navas

Sen. James Budd

Sen. Noa Stoll

Rep. Coquille Rex

Rep. Kate Walsh

Rep. Francisco Hernandez

Rep. Emilie Krecklow

"Ballot Measure 112" Statement on Upcoming Election Ballot Measure 112, 2022 10/21/2022

ASOSU Policy Director Angelo Arredondo

ASOSU Local Legislative Policy Coordinator Mya Kuzman

Sen. Xander Robertson

Sen. Julia Hayes

Sen. Sydney Navas

Sen. James Budd

Sen. Noa Stoll

Rep. Coquille Rex

Rep. Kate Walsh

Rep. Francisco Hernandez

Rep. Emilie Krecklow