Student Senate


  • Capital Improvements 
  • Finance
  • Public Relations 


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Student Senate

At Missouri Southern, Student Senate is the student led governing body of the University.

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The officers and representatives are named through general elections of the student body.

The Senate is composed of the following voting members: 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Parliamentarian
  • Elected Senators, made up of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Since its organization in 1937, the Student Senate has been given various responsibilities. Some of these are to appoint student members to the University faculty-student committees; to serve as a liaison with the administration of the University; to encourage the establishment of new campus organizations; to promote activities which will stimulate scholarship on campus; to participate in such activities as athletics and Homecoming; and, in general to initiate new programs for the academic and cultural benefits for all students.

There are 3 large standing committees for students to be part of:

  • Capital Improvements
  • Finance
  • Public Relations

Beyond these committees there are other smaller committees generated on an as needed basis

General Senate Body Meetings are held every other Wednesday in the Billingsly Student Center Board Room at 5:30 pm.

On the other Wednesdays the large committees meet to plan and discuss anything that needs to be done.

Appropriation forms can be picked up in the Student Affairs Office BSC 347 any day of the week. In order to recieve any Senate funds, the organization must be currently registered with the Student Activities Office. Appropriation forms are due by 5pm on Monday to give the Senate time to review the request.

Budgeting Committee

Budgeting Committee meets every other Wednesday in room 309.  Schedule is below (note: dates are subject to change.  If this does happen groups will be notified by the Senate Treasurer or the Director of Student Activities)

Organizational Representatives coming to speak at the Budgeting Meeting will need to be at BSC 309 by 6:00 p.m.

Any questions? Please call 417 625 9392

The Student Senate at Southern is concerned about the interest and welfare of all students. Students are encouraged to take an active part in student government by making their wishes and ideas known to their representatives. Student Senate Vacancy Application

Fall 2014 Student Senate elections will be held Sept. 3-4 at Missouri Southern State University.

2014-2015 MSSU Student Senate Members:

  • President - Jake Messer
  • Vice President - Saif Farag
  • Secretary - Brooklyn Lampe
  • Treasurer/Finance Chair - 
  • Capital Improvements Chair
  • Public Relations Chair -  
  • Parliamentarian -