» Senate

Every decision the Student Government Association (SGA) makes is based on students’ needs and input. With 29 senators, SGA works to solve your concerns. It meets with school officials, researches possible solutions, and creates and passes legislation.

To ensure that the entire student body is heard, every Senator represents a specific constituency: There are 18 school senators, 4 class senators, 3 student organization senators, and 4 at-large senators.  

Each senator sits on at least one of the four standing committees: the Allocations and Internal Affairs Committee, the University Affairs Committee, the Diversity Affairs Committee, and the Community Outreach Committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues to bring up to Senate please contact the Vice President by email at sgavicepresident@chapman.edu


If you’re interested in learning more, come to a meeting! Senate meets every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Argyros Forum Second Floor Boardroom. 

Meet Your Senators

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Mitchell Rosenberg
Speaker of Senate / Student Organization Senator
Class of 2019
Mitchell is a sophomore television writing & production and political science double major
He is a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
"I have always been passionate about making a change wherever I can. I came to Chapman, not thinking that I should get involved right away, but the moment I found out about SGA, I knew it was right for me. SGA gives me the opportunity to talk to other students and gain insight on their stories and desires at Chapman. I am so thankful for what SGA has given to me and I cannot wait to continue to give back to the Chapman community in any way that I can."
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Victoria Bohush
College of the Performing Arts Senator
T: 1-2 PM
Class of 2018
Victoria is a junior theatre performance major and organismal biology minor from Santa Clarita, California
She is involved in C.A.S.T. and Chapman on Broadway
"I joined SGA because I love being surrounded by other driven Chapman students who are eager to make a difference on campus. Everyone brings something unique to the table and it's that diversity we need to make successful, positive changes in our university."
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Peter Scheinman
Argyros School of Business and Economics Senator
M: 4:45-5:45 PM
Class of 2017
Peter Scheinman is a junior business administration and economics major
He is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and works on campus at the Law School.
"Over my three years here at Chapman, I have been lucky enough to meet many great people and further myself as a person, all thanks to what Chapman has to offer. That's why I decided to run and serve on Senate, so I could give back to the school that has given so much to me."
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Judy Weng
School of Pharmacy Senator
M 12-1 p.m.
Class of 2019
Judy is a pharmacy major
She is a biology supplemental instructor and secretary of Future Pharmacists Club
"As part of the newly established School of Pharmacy, I want to represent my fellow pharmacy students by addressing any issues and concerns that arise within the pharmacy school. Being a SGA senator allows me to utilize my past leadership experiences to not only communicate effectively with my pharmacy cohort, but to also help pharmacy students feel integrated into the welcoming Chapman family and make their time spent here at this beautiful campus a fun and memorable one."
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Michelle Zhou
Schmid College of Science and Technology Senator
T: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Class of 2018
Michelle is a biological sciences and political science major
She is involved in Kappa Alpha Pi (Pre-Law Fraternity), Chapman Democrats, is a Phi Sigma Sigma Alumna and a General Chemistry Supplemental Instructor
"A lot of us may acknowledge issues, but do not realize that change can be a reality. I hope to voice issues and concern in SGA and make a positive change to further benefit the needs of students not only in Schmid, but the entire Chapman community. I love Chapman because of the small community and friendships I have built in the past three years."
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Daryl Zhao
Diversity Affairs Chair / Student Organization Senator
Class of 201
Daryl is a business administration major and environmental studies minor.
He is involved in Delta Sigma Pi and APSA
"I joined SGA because I recognized the power it has to better the Chapman community."
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Sarah Tabsh
Academic Affairs Committee Chair / Junior Class Senator
Class of 2018
Sarah is a health science major and in the University Honors program
She is a member of women in science and technology and a member of rotaract club
"I was interested in joining SGA because I wanted to contribute to the campus on a wider scale. I am excited to be the voice of my constituency and the entire student body, and better the Chapman experience for all!"
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Joseph DeCasperis
University Affairs Committee Chair / Dodge College Senator
Class of 2019
Joe is a public relations and advertising major with a minor in leadership studies
He is involved in CARES and B+ Foundation
“Chapman is constantly improving, which is a direct result from how involved every student is. I can't wait to bring about more positive change for the university and for each other. We are going to make Chapman an even better place, together.”
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Megan Taban
Wilkinson Senator
T: 2:30- 3:30 PM
Class of 2019
Megan is a strategic & corporate communication major
She is a member of Toastmaster's International and Toastmaster's on campus club
"I joined SGA in the pursuit of positively affecting those around me. Chapman has done so much to support me, and I only hope to return the favor. I've formed relationships with a plethora of incredible and diverse people, and that is one of the many reasons why I love Chapman."
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Ana Vincenti
Student Organization Senator
Class of 2019
Ana is double major in public relations & advertising and political science
She is involved in Toxique, Chapman Democrats, and is the Director of Marketing for Panther Studios, a new film club on campus dedicated to producing student projects.
"I joined SGA because I am passionate about representing the student body and assuring that everyone's Chapman experience is the best that it can be."
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Elliot Gardner
Student Outreach Committee Chair / Sophomore Class Senator
Class of 2019
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Ben Field
Dodge College Senator
Class of 2018
Ben is a double major in film studies and political science from Foothill Ranch, California
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Juliane Carla Corpus
Crean College Senator
Class of 2018
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Kunal Sharma
Wilkinson College Senator
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Nicollete Burtis
Schmid College of Science and Technology Senator
Class of 2017
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Ansley Wong
College of Educational Studies Senator
TH 2:30-3:30 pm
Class of 2018
She is an Integrated Educational Studies (IES) major, and double minor in STEM and literacy.
She is the Society Events Chair for National Society of Leadership and Success, Member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honors Society in Education, and Secretary of Educators in Action
"Chapman has provided me with a great learning experience and I want to give back. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and I hope to make Chapman a safe learning environment. I became an SGA Senator because I want to bring change and address the needs of the College of Educational Studies to the best of my abilities."
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Yasaman Sanadaj
Crean College Senator
Class of 2018
Yasi is a health science major from Beverly Hills, California
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Nico Scordakis
At-Large Senator
TH 5-6 pm
Class of 2020
Nico is an undeclared major
He is involved on the Admissions volunteer team and is a student ambassador
"I joined SGA because I want to help this school grow. I have a lot of excitement instilled in my body towards this school that I could not wait to exhibit. Be ready."
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Jerry Hu
Freshman Class Senator
W 2-3pm
Class of 2020
Jerry is a creative producing major
He is involved in QTPOCC and BSU
"I love Chapman because the community here is amazing. That means I love you and you and yes, even you!! As your senator, I strive to make Chapman more inclusive and accommodating to everyone's needs and deepest desires."
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Zacharias Estrada
College of the Performing Arts Senator
M 2:45-3:45 pm
Class of 2019
Zach is a BFA Theatre Performance major
He is involved in the Gifts department at Leatherby Libraries, and is a part of the Cross The Line performance group
"Quite simply, helping people is the thing that brings me the most joy in life. I joined SGA because I knew it was a place where I can make real change happen, and serve as many people as possible in their college experience. This University is a thriving community of innovation and ambition, and my goal is to capture and represent that essence as Senator."
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Dorcas Hoi
College of Educational Studies Senator
W 2:30-3:30 pm
Class of 2018
Dorcas is an Integrated Educational Studies Major with a minor in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
She is involved as the Community Service Chair for National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), a member of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), Treasurer for Educators in Action, a Student Assistant for Math and Computational Sciences Department
"I am excited to be a part of SGA because I have the opportunity to be an agent of change at Chapman. This school has been an integral part of pursuing my career in education and I want to make Chapman a community for everyone to grow."