About the Undergraduate Senate
The Undergraduate Senate is the designated representative for Stanford undergraduates. Comprised of 15 undergraduate students from all majors and classes, the Senate is responsible for a myriad of projects within the ASSU system. It meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 pm in Nitery 209. Students may subscribe to the senate's public email list here.
The Senate's mission aligns overall with the ASSU's three pillars:
Advocacy The Senate strives to be a representative to University administrators on hot button issues affecting the undergraduate community ranging from Title IX to sustainability.
Financial Support Through the Appropriations Committee, the Senate is responsible for approving the funding for over 600+ students groups.
Leadership The Senate aims to provide many leadership opportunities for Stanford undergraduates to develop their skills as advocates, fidcuciaries, and stakeholders.
Meeting Minutes and Agendas
You can find the ASSU Senate's meeting agendas and minutes here.
Resolutions and Bills
The Undergraduate Senate has authored resolutions and bills that impact student lives. You can view the resolutions and bills from the 2019-2020 academic year here.
Write a Bill
This guide was conceived as a solution to two problems: (a) vast stylistic differences between different bills brought before the same body and (b) informational barriers to writing good bills—an intimidation factor—that affect both senators and their constituents.