About Student Senate
Change Agents. Difference Makers. Helping Hands. These phrases exemplify what MUSG’s Senate is all about. MUSG represents the students, and senate is the means to act on what student’s desire. Ever since the founding of MUSG, senate has enacted meaningful change on Marquette’s campus. Whether it be through resolutions to directly help campus, or recommendations to administration, senate strives every day to deliver on issues that matter to the students.
The MUSG Senate actively identifies, addresses, and represents students’ needs, concerns, and interests. As a body, it is our sole job to represent the students and champion initiatives and ideas that will make the Marquette student experience.
MUSG is made up of students. Every decision the student senate makes directly effects us, as well as the rest of the student body. It is important to us that MUSG senators work with and on behalf of students. Senators write real legislation to be passed on to administrators, meet with faculty and university officials to discuss concerns, plan forums and events focused on specific topics and gain student feedback through surveys and meeting with students.
If you’re a fan of dorm living, living near campus, or driving, you run to be a residential senator. If studies are more your forte, you’d likely want to be an academic senator. Do you caddy and live in a special house because you’re a caddy? Well, then you’re a great candidate to be the Evans Scholar senator. Of course you can’t just show up to AMU 133 and say you’re a senator, you have to run first. Elections for residential senators are in the fall, and academic senator elections are in the spring. All you have to do is pick up an elections packet, get some autographs and you’re on your way.
Forum for Concerned Students
We are always looking to better understand student needs and advocate for what students want during their time at Marquette. If you have a concern or an issue that needs to be addressed, share your concern at a weekly Senate meeting in AMU 227 during the Forum for Concerned Students. This is an opportunity for students to publicly voice their ideas and concerns to people who can make a difference about it.
Though we understand that a public forum might not always be the best platform for your concern. Every senator is prepared and excited to hear ideas and concerns. You will always have the option to contact MUSG or your MUSG Senator directly.