The Student Senate is the legislative body of SGA. It is composed of students who are passionate about the growth and development of the University. We see and feel the areas that need attention at St. Thomas, we pressure those that are able to implement positive change.
The Senate’s purpose is to represent the students. We are qualified because we are students and we are connected. We are people from all over Miami and the world. We are dancers, commuters, club presidents, Resident Advisors, Mother’s, interns, and College Basketball players, who study everything from Criminal Justice, to STEM, to Hospitality and Tourism and beyond. It is because of this that we believe that we have a accurate pulse of the many issues that go on around campus with our extremely diverse student population. We focus on student needs, progressive changes according to Best Practices in University life, and student satisfaction.
While the students at STU are well represented by us, we know that we must be in touch with you all to stay focused on what is important If you have a cause, concern, feedback, complaint, idea, or thought; please come see us in the Center for Student Involvement in the Student Center. We have bi-weekly Senate meetings, a Student Issue Assemblies each semester, and civic engagement projects that we sponsor. If you cannot find us on campus, which is IMPOSSIBLE, please drop us an email so we can set up a meeting to address your thought.
What do senator's do?
- Act as a liaison between the students and the rest of Student Government Association (SGA)
- Represent the University outside of campus.
- Represent the student body by attending Faculty/Staff & Committee meetings.
- Propose and implement solutions to student issues.
- Create legislation for SGA policies.
- Work on special projects or resolutions to change University policies.
Fall 2012 Senators at the November 2012 Student Issues Assembly (left to right;
Samantha Hidalgo, John P. Jackson, Laura Safstrom, Allison Galindo, Tomas Pendola,
and Juliette Metelus.
Missing: Doran Joseph and Maxim Khodosecich)
Please reach out to us if we can be of service to you in any way!
Allison Galindo firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Hidalgo email@example.com
John Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Doran Joseph email@example.com
Juliette Metelus firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxim Khodosevich email@example.com
Tomas Pendola firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Safstrom email@example.com