Wayne State University

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The history of the Student Senate, which in prior years named Student Council, is intertwined with that of the university, and student representation at Wayne State University. The oldest records of the Student Senate date back to its constitution and rules published on Dec 16th, 1926 in the school newspaper, The Detroit Collegian, when the university existed as the College of the City of Detroit. When the university became a state institution in 1956, this paved the way for the Student Senate to later become chartered by the University’s Board of Governors. On January 21st, 2010, the Student Council changed the name to Student Senate to stay consistent with other university governments. Currently, Wayne State University is one of only few institutions in the nation that allows student representatives to not only speak but also vote, and put forth motions before its governing board.

Past Senate Accomplishments:


Preferred name portal servce, Freshman free parking pilot program, Input on Course scheduling matrix, Campus pride/beautification projects , Freeze on Nursing student tuition.


LGBTQ coordinator positon, Help establishing Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and an LGBT cordinator, Public release of SET scores, Smoke free campus, Change from connect to Microsoft office, and free Office 365 software for all students, Input on new Student Center.


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