The Undergraduate Senate is the perfect way to begin your career at AU, or a great place to become an active member of the AU community! The Senate is the legislative arm of the Student Government and meets every Sunday in Kogod 118 to discuss and debate the issues that are most important to students. In the past, the Senate has taken up a variety of issues, ranging from textbook prices to shuttle services, from dining options on campus to the establishment of a campus-wide smoking policy. Not a political science major? No problem! The Senate's diverse make-up includes theater majors, philosophy majors, and gender studies majors, as well as international relations majors and political science majors. To fit these many interests, members of the Senate may choose specific areas of focus and then select their committee assignment based upon those preferences. These topic areas include campus life, students' rights, academics, and oversight and accountability. Members of the Senate draft legislation, engage in floor debate, attend weekly committee meetings, meet with their constituents, and are often asked to attend meetings between President Cutter, Speaker MacCracken, and AU administrators. If the Senate sounds like the place for you, get involved. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings to get a feel for what the body does!