» 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

photo of Mitchell  Rosenberg
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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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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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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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.”
photo of Megan  Taban
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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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
photo of Juliane  Corpus
Juliane Carla Corpus
Diversity Affairs Committee Chair/ Crean College Senator
Class of 2018
photo of Kunal  Sharma
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."
photo of Yasaman  Sanadaj
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."
photo of Jerry  Hu
Jerry Hu
Freshman Class Senator
W 2-3 p.m.
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."
photo of Dorcas  Hoi
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."

Minutes

All past senate meeting minutes are available upon request. If you would like a copy or have questions regarding the content of minutes, email senate@chapman.edu.  

Spring 2017

March 31, 2017

March 17, 2017

March 10, 2017

March 3, 2017

February 24, 2017

February 17, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 3, 2017

Fall 2016

December 9, 2016

December 2, 2016

November 18, 2016

November 11, 2016

November 4, 2016

October 28, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 7, 2016

September 23, 2016

September 16, 2016

September 9, 2016

September 2, 2016

Spring 2016

April 15, 2016

April 8, 2016

April 1, 2016

March 18, 2016

March 11, 2016

March 4, 2016

February 26, 2016

February 19, 2016

February 12, 2016

February 5, 2016

Fall 2015

December 11, 2015

December 4, 2015

November 20, 2015

November 13, 2015

November 6, 2015

October 30, 2015

October 23, 2015

October 16, 2015

October 9, 2015

October 2, 2015

September 25, 2015

September 18, 2015

September 11, 2015

September 4,2015

Spring 2015

February 9, 2015

February 13, 2015

February 20, 2015

February 27, 2015

March 6, 2015

March 13, 2015

March 20, 2015

April 3, 2015

April 10, 2015

Fall 2014

December 12, 2014

December 5, 2014

November 21,2014

November 14, 2014

November 7, 2014

October 31, 2014

October 24, 2014

October 17, 2014

October 10, 2014

Sept. 26, 2014

Spring 2012

February 24, 2012

February 17, 2012

February 10, 2012

February 3, 2012

Fall 2012

November 2, 2012

October 19, 2012

October 12, 2012

October 5, 2012

September 28, 2012

September 21, 2012

September 14, 2012

September 7, 2012

August 31, 2012

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