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What is the university student senate?

The University Student Senate is a self-governing body comprised of student representatives that unifies the voices of the New School students.

We work to enhance the student experience by fostering a sense of belonging through advocacy and engagement.

what is the mission of the uss?

The University Student Senate is a self-governing body comprised of student representatives that unifies the voices of New School students. We work to enhance the student experience by fostering a sense of belonging through advocacy and engagement.

WHO ADVISES THE STUDENT SENATE?

The University Student Senate is a self-governing body that is advised by New School faculty Kevin Williams, Dean of Students, and Megan Kielty, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement.

I’m really passionate about an issue. How can i make it a school thing?

Speaking with and for our students, we want you to become involved + bring what your passionate about to the table! Please look at our initiatives page to see what programs we’re working on and you can build on top of. You are invited to attend our general senate meetings and reccommend to come to the Student Advocacy & Engagement Committee meetings, where some of our senators advise/work on school wide initiatives. You can contact the USS Executive Board here or the Director of Student Advocacy & Engagement, Andrés Volkov, here.

I’m interested in getting involved, but missed the candidacy & election period. What can i do?

All committee meetings and general senate meetings are open for students to attend. We encourage student “representatives” to catch up on what is happening, provide their insight/opinions, and become part of our community.

Please check out our Calendar page for more information on where you can find us in action!

I’m applying for funding for my event & have a few questions. who can i talk to?

Please see our Applying for Funding page with detailed documents and schedules to follow. You can read our Funding Guidelines here for any specific questions you may have.

Please reach out over email to our Co-Finance Directors Peter Zayas and Krishna Trivedi to help answer inquiries.

I don’t feel like my voice is being heard. who can i contact?

We strive to hold opportunities for senators to be speaking with and working for the schools they serve (and the university at large) as much as possible. We would love to hear your thoughts as your experience at The New School is important to us. You can find senators in the USS office, rm 616B, at the University Center during their weekly office hours. Additionally, we hold meetings almost once a week (general/special) we would love to chat with you at + check our email very frequently :)