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How does Lehigh Student Senate work?

The Student Senate is a body of undergraduates who act as representatives and voice students' concerns at Lehigh University. We are comprised of 70 members across six constituencies based on housing: First-Year, Fraternity, Sorority, On-Campus, Off-Campus, and Athlete. All of our Senators attend weekly Full Senate meetings. At these meetings, we discuss key issues on campus and vote on bills to support a thriving student life. All of our meetings are open to the public.

In addition to attending weekly Full Senate meetings, each Senator is a member of one of eight committees. Each committee focuses on the a unique goal; Allocations, Club Affairs, Public Relations, Student Outreach, Bethlehem Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion, Facilities & Services, and Health, Safety, & Wellness. Allocations and Club Affairs deal closely with nearly every student organization at Lehigh as they provide funding and club recognition. Meanwhile, Public Relations and Student Outreach focus on Senate's communication efforts, event planning, and feedback gathering. Bethlehem Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion, Facilities & Services, and Health, Safety, & Wellness often plan events related to their specific area and meet with relevant administrators to voice students' concerns so we may improve Lehigh's campus and the Bethlehem community. Each year, elections are held for the upcoming year to designate one Senator as each committee's chair.

Our Executive Board is responsible for managing and directing all of these groups and Lehigh Student Senate as a whole. The Executive Board consists of the President, Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Internal Affairs, and Vice President of Leadership. Each year, elections are also held for the upcoming year to designate five Senators to the Executive Board. 

With eight committees and seventy dedicated Senators, we work everyday to make Lehigh University a better place for all undergraduates.