ASUC Senate

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Significance

The ASUC Senate is the legislative branch and is comprised of 20 elected members. Senate controls the ASUC’s budget, which is worth $1.7 million. Senators represent the different groups on campus and focus on issues such as “campus safety, healthcare, affordability of education, and improving academic services.”1

ASUC Senate Meetings are held on Wednesday nights. Information about the dates and locations of meetings can be found here. If you have missed a meeting, recordings of Senate meetings can be found here.


History

The Senate formally became independent from the student government and discipline of students on April 26, 1921. By 1962, Senate replaced the executive committee, this allowing more of a focus on policy matters.2


Contact Information

All senators have office hours where students can meet them and discuss any issues or group needs. To contact individual ASUC Senators, visit their pages at: http://asuc.org/senate/.


References

1 https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/asucsenateonly/about

2 http://asuc.org/asuc-documents/asuc-history/