Your Legislative Branch

A Senate You Can Count On!

The Legislative Branch also referred to as the Senate, has student 42 voting seats for UWM students broken into Academic, Advocacy, At-Large, Transfer, and Freshman groups, as well as ex-officio (non-voting) seats for students of Waukesha and Washington County. Senators work to represent the needs and interests of students at UWM. They write and pass legislation designed to advocate for UWM students, design and implement projects that help to support students, and work with faculty and staff to make sure that every decision made on campus helps to create a better environment and better college experience for the UWM the student body.

Meeting Schedule

The SA Senate meets every other Sunday at 5:00 pm. The first meeting of the 2021-22 school year will be on September 5.

At-Large Senators

Unlike the other Senate seats, At-Large Senators do not have individual job descriptions, instead, they choose what projects they want to be involved in and which students they want to represent. This is a particularly good selection for students who are good at working independently, whose school or advocacy seats are already taken, or those who want to be involved with multiple unrelated projects. There are 10 At-Large Senator positions. To fill a vacant seat contact your President, Amillia Heredia, amillia@uwm.edu. 

At-Large Senators

PositionRepresentativeEmail
At-Large SenatorSinyetta Hillsinyetta@uwm.edu
At-Large SenatorSanjana Sunkarassunkara@uwm.edu
At-Large SenatorVacant
At-Large SenatorVacant
At-Large SenatorVacant
At-Large SenatorVacant
At-Large SenatorVacant
At-Large SenatorVacant
At-Large SenatorVacant

Advocacy Senators

Advocacy Senators advocate for specific segments of the student body on campus. There are 10 advocacy seats. If you choose to sit in one of these seats it will be your job to represent your constituency to the administration and to advocate on their behalf. If you would like to fill a vacant advocacy seat please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs, Keyiona Johnson, keyiona@uwm.edu.

Advocacy Senators

PositionRepresentativeEmail
First-Generation Student Advocacy SenatorSarah Swartoutswartwo6@uwm.edu
International Student Advocacy SenatorMonika Marripudimarripu2@uwm.edu
LBGT Student Advocacy SenatorTanya Khazintkhazin@uwm.edu
Non-Traditional Student Advocacy SenatorVacant
Students of Color Advocacy SenatorAfrah Yafaiamyafai@uwm.edu
Student Organization Advocacy SenatorVacant
Accessibility Advocacy SenatorVacant
Undecided Major Advocacy SenatorVacant
Veteran's Advocacy SenatorVacant
Women's Advocacy SenatorVacant

Academic Senators

Academic Senators represent the various schools and colleges on campus, meet with their Deans, and push for changes to schools, departments and curriculum. As every school supports more than one major Academic Senators also support Program Representatives, who advocate for their particular program on campus. Program Representative Elections occur near the beginning of the year. To get involved as a Program Representative or to fill a vacant senate seat, contact the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Daniel Dyer, djdyer@uwm.edu.

Academic Senators

PositionRepresentativeEmail
College of Engineering & Applied Sciences SenatorVacant
College of Health Sciences SenatorVacant
College of Nursing SenatorVacant
College of Letters and Science SenatorAmanda Holzeralholzer@uwm.edu
College of Letters and Science SenatorVacant
College of Letters and Science SenatorVacant
Graduate School SenatorReed Heintzkillheintzk2@uwm.edu
Graduate School SenatorVacant
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare SenatorSydney Pittnerspittner@uwm.edu
Lubar School of Business SenatorVacant
Lubar School of Business SenatorVacant
Peck School of the Arts SenatorVacant
School of Architecture & Urban Planning SenatorAidan Shankalshank@uwm.edu
School of Education SenatorGrae O'Leary Hosmanekgrae@uwm.edu
School of Freshwater Sciences SenatorVacant
School of Information Studies SenatorVacant
Zilber School of Public Health SenatorVacant

Freshman and Transfer Student Senators are elected in the Fall of each year instead of in the Spring. These elections will take place early in the Fall semester. If you would like to run in this election, please go to the Elections Page for further information.

Transfer Student Senators       

The transfer student seats are elected in the Fall Semester with the Freshman Senator seats. You must be a transfer student to run for these positions, and only transfer students will be able to vote in this election. If you would like to get involved and run for a student seat, please go to the Elections Page for more information. If the seats remain vacant after the Fall elections, they could be filled through the vacant senate seat process.

Transfer Student Senators

PositionRepresentativeEmail
Transfer Student SenatorVacant
Transfer Student SenatorVacant

Freshman Senators

Freshman Senators represent the largest student group on campus and advocate for the Freshman student body. Only Freshmen may run for these positions and only Freshmen will vote in this election. If you would like to get involved and run for a student seat please go to the Elections Page for more information.

First Year Senators

PositionRepresentative Email
First-Year SenatorVacant
First-Year SenatorVacant
First-Year SenatorVacant

General Studies Ex-Officio Seats

General Studies Ex-Officio Seats are non-voting seats for students of the Waukesha and Washington County Students. Students who pay segregated fees to UW-Milwaukee will not be considered for these seats.

General Studies Ex-Officio Seats

PostionRepresentativeEmail
General Studies Ex-Officio Senator (Waukesha) Vacant
General Studies Ex-Officio Senator (Waukesha) Vacant
General Studies Ex-Officio Senator (Washington County) Vacant
General Studies Ex-Officio Senator (Washington County) Vacant

 

 

Senate Records

For more information about our records please view our Records Retention Timeline. For any further information please file a Public Records Request with the OAC sa-oac@uwm.edu.

Senate Meeting 2020-2021

MEETING DATE
(MM-DD-YY)
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
(PMN)
AGENDAMINUTESOTHER
05-03-2005-03-20 SENATE PMN05-03-20 SENATE AGENDA05-03-20 SENATE MINUTES
09-06-2009-06-20 SENATE PMN09-06-20 SENATE AGENDA09-06-20 SENATE MINUTESStudent Association Committee Overview

SFC Purpose and Procedure Overview
09-20-2009-20-20 SENATE PMN09-20-20 SENATE AGENDA09-20-20 SENATE MINUTESBiennial Budget Overview
10-04-2010-04-20 SENATE PMN10-04-20 SENATE AGENDA10-04-20 SENATE MINUTES
10-18-2010-18-20 SENATE PMN10-18-20 SENATE AGENDA10-18-20 SENATE MINUTESShared Governance Presentation Fall 2020
11-01-2011-01-20 SENATE PMN11-01-20 SENATE AGENDA11-01-20 SENATE MINUTES
11-15-2011-15-20 SENATE PMN11-15-20 SENATE AGENDA
11-22-2011-22-20 SENATE PMN11-22-20 SENATE AGENDA11-22-20 SENATE MINUTES
12-06-2012-06-20 SENATE PMN12-06-20 SENATE AGENDA12-06-20 SENATE MINUTES
01-31-2101-31-21 SENATE PMN01-31-20 SENATE AGENDA01-31-21 SENATE MINUTES
02-14-2102-14-21 SENATE PMN02-14-21 SENATE AGENDA2-14-21 SENATE MINUTES
02-28-2102-28-21 SENATE PMN02-28-21 SENATE AGENDA02-28-21 SENATE MINUTES
03-14-2103-14-21 SENATE PMN03-14-21 SENATE AGENDA03-14-21 SENATE MINUTES
03-28-2103-28-21 SENATE PMN03-28-21 SENATE AGENDA03-28-21 SENATE MINUTES
04-11-2104-11-21 SENATE PMN QUORUM NOT MADE04-11-21 SENATE AGENDA QUORUM NOT MADE04-11-20 SENATE MINUTES
04-25-2104-25-21 SENATE PMN 04-25-21 SENATE AGENDA
05-09-21

Senate Meetings 2019-2020

Meeting Date (MM-DD-YY)Public Meeting Notice (PMN)AgendaMinutes
04-19-20Updated 04-19-20 SENATE PMNUpdated 04-19-20 SENATE Agenda04-19-20 SENATE Minutes
04-05-2004-05-20 SENATE PMN04-05-20 SENATE Agenda04-05-20 SENATE Minutes
03-29-2003-29-20 SENATE PMN-updated03-29-20 SENATE Agenda-updated03-29-20 SENATE Minutes
03-08-2003-08-20 SENATE PMN03-08-20 SENATE Agenda03-08-20 Senate Minutes
02-23-2002-23-20 SENATE PMN02-23-20 SENATE Agenda02-23-20 SENATE Minutes
02-16-2002-16-20 SENATE PMN02-16-20 SENATE Agenda02-16-20 SENATE Minutes
01-26-2001-26-20 SENATE PMN01-26-20 SENATE Agenda01-26-20 SENATE Minutes
12-08-1912-08-19 SENATE PMN12-08-19 SENATE Agenda12-08-19 SENATE Minutes
11-17-1911-17-19 SENATE PMN11-17-19 SENATE Agenda11-17-19 SENATE Minutes
11-03-1911-03-19 SENATE PMN11-03-19 SENATE Agenda11-03-19 SENATE Minutes
10-20-1910-20-19 SENATE PMN10-20-19 Senate Agenda-amended10-20-19 SENATE Minutes
10-06-1910-06-19 SENATE PMN10-06-19 SENATE Agenda10-06-19 SENATE Minutes
09-22-1909-22-19 SENATE PMN09-22-19 SENATE Agenda09-22-19 SENATE Minutes Amended
09-08-1909-08-19 SENATE PMN Updated09-08-19 SENATE Agenda Updated09-08-19 SENATE Minutes

Senate Meetings 2018-2019

Meeting Date
(MM-DD-YYYY)
Public Meeting Notice (PMN)AgendaMinutes
09-09-2018Senate-09-09-2018-PMNSenate-09-09-2018-AgendaSenate-09-09-2018-Minutes
09-23-2018Senate-09-23-2018-PMNSenate-09-23-2018-Agenda

Senate-09-23-2018-Agenda Amended at Meeting
Senate-09-23-2018-Minutes
10-07-2018Senate-10-07-2018-PMNSenate-10-07-2018-AgendaSenate-10-07-2018-Minutes
10-21-2018Senate-10-21-2018-PMNSenate-10-21-2018-Agenda

Senate-10-21-2018-Agenda Amended at Meeting
Senate-10-21-2018-Minutes
11-04-2018Senate-11-04-2018-PMNSenate-11-04-2018-AgendaSenate-11-04-2018-Minutes

Senate-11-04-2018-Minutes_Amended at Meeting
11-18-2018Senate-11-18-2018-PMNSenate-11-18-2018-AgendaSenate-11-18-2018-Minutes
12-02-2018Senate-12-02-2018-PMNSenate-12-02-2018-AgendaSenate-12-02-2018-Minutes
12-09-2018Senate-12-09-2018-Emergency Senate PMNSenate-12-09-2018-Emergency-AgendaSenate-12-09-2018-Minutes
01-27-2019Senate-01-27-2019-PMNSenate-01-27-2019-AgendaSenate-01-27-2019-Minutes
02-10-2019Senate-02-10-2019-PMNSenate-02-10-2019-Agenda
02-24-2019Senate-02-24-2019-PMNSenate-02-24-2019-AgendaSenate-02-24-2019-Minutes
03-10-2019Senate-03-10-2019-PMNSenate-03-10-2019-AgendaSenate-03-10-2019-Minutes
03-24-2019Senate-03-24-2019-PMNSenate-03-24-2019-AgendaSenate 03-24-2019 Minutes
04-07-2019Senate-04-07-2019-PMNSenate-04-07-2019-Agenda

Senate-04-07-2019-Agenda Amended at Meeting
Senate 04-07-2019 Minutes
04-28-2019Senate-04-28-2019-PMNSenate-04-28-2019-Agenda
05-15-201905-15-19 PMN05-15-19 Agenda05-15-19 Senate Meeting Minutes

Senate Meetings 2017-2018

Meeting
(MM-DD-YYYY)
Public Meeting Notice (PMN)AgendaMinutes
09-10-2017Senate-9-10-2017-PMNSenate-09-10-2017-AgendaSenate-9-10-2017-Minutes
09-24-2017Senate-09-24-2017-PMNSenate-09-24-2017-AgendaSenate-9-24-2017-Minutes
10-08-2017Senate_-10-08-2017-PMNSenate-10-08-2017-Agenda
10-21-2017Senate-10-21-2017-PMNSenate-10-21-2017-AgendaSenate-10-21-2017-Minutes
11-05-2017Senate-11-05-2017-PMNSenate-11-05-2017-AgendaSenate-11-05-2017-Minutes
11-19-2017Senate-11-19-2017-PMNSenate-11-19-2017-AgendaSenate-11-19-2017-Minutes
12-03-2017Senate-12-03-2017-PMNSenate-12-03-2017-Agenda
01-28-2018Senate-01-28-2018-PMNSenate-01-28-2018-AgendaSenate-01-28-2018_Minutes
02-11-2018Senate 02-11-2018 PMNSenate_02-11-2018_Agenda
02-25-2018Senate-02-25-2018-PMNSenate-02-25-2018-AgendaSenate-02-25-2018-Minutes
03-11-2018Senate-03-11-2018-PMNSenate_03-11-2018_Agenda Senate 03-11-2018 Minutes
03-25-2018Senate 03-25-2018 PMNSenate 03-25-2018 Agenda Senate-03-25-2018-Minutes
04-08-2018Senate-04-08-2018-PMNSenate-04-08-2018-Agenda
04-22-2018Senate-04-22-2018-Minutes
05-06-2018Senate-05-06-2018-minutes