Manhattan College Senate

The Manhattan College Senate, first convened in 1972, is the formal and official voice of the college community. It is a college-wide body, representing all facets of campus life and comprised of students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni. It deals with matters of college-wide concern.

Membership and Committees

The Senate is composed of 28 members, 9 from the student population, 11 from the faculty, 5 from the administration, 2 from the staff and one from alumni. See a list of Senate members. 

Any student wishing to become a senator must be elected so in elections coordinated by Student Government. For more information, contact Student Government at studentgov@manhattan.edu.

The Senate has four standing committees: the Agenda Committee, the Educational Affairs Commission, the Campus Life Committee and the Resources Commission.

Officers

There are four officers of the Senate: the speaker, two deputy speakers and the secretary. The speaker and deputy speakers, each elected for one academic year, must represent the students, faculty and administration. The secretary, elected for one academic year, can come from any constituency.

Senate Officers and Committee Chairs 2012–2013

Speaker Paul Droubie
First Deputy Speaker Mary Patterson
Second Deputy Speaker Tim Ward
Secretary Kimberly Hickey
Chair of Educational Affairs Commission TBA - Fall
Chair of Campus Life Committee TBA - Fall
Chair of Resources Commission TBA - Fall 

All officers can be contacted at collegesenate@manhattan.edu.

Senate Constitution and By Laws