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Senate constantly asks students “What’s your issue?” Every decision the Student Government Association (SGA) makes is based on students’ needs and input. With 23 senators, SGA persistently 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 12 school senators, 4 class senators, 3 student organization senators, and 4 at-large senators.  See a visual outline of the structure.

Each senator sits on at least one of the four standing committees: the Allocations Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Campus Inclusion Committee, and the Student Life Committee.    

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues to bring up to Senate please contact the speaker of Senate, Evan DeVries.


If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to come to a meeting! Senate meets every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Argyrous Forum Second Floor Boardroom. Or, look at the attendance record if you have questions about your representation. 

Meet Your Senators

Evan DeVries
Evan DeVries
ASBE Senator
Speaker of Senate
Class of 2016
Evan is studying Business Administration and is a member of the University Honors Program.
He is involved in the Interfraternity Council, Phi Kappa Tau, Student Engagement - Civic Engagement Initiatives, and Men of Harmony.
"Chapman is the ideal environment to whole heartily pursue your passions. No matter your interests there will be a group of students and even faculty to support what you care for and push you along the way. Everyone at Chapman has an interesting and unique back story and big dreams for the future. The campus is inspirational on a daily level and I find myself growing with every new experience I take on."
Jaycie Rowe
Jaycie Rowe
Junior Class Senator
Allocation Committee Chair
Class of 2016
Jaycie is a Business Administration Major, from Carlsbad, California.
She is a part of the Civic Engagement Initiative Team, a DJ on Chapman Radio, Panthervision, the American Marketing Association, and an NCAA Division III athlete on the Women's Track and Field Team. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
"I love Chapman because of the numerous opportunities to gain leadership experience and make strong connections with faculty and advisors. The Southern California weather is enough to keep me loving the location, but the people of Chapman are what make this University so special."
Darpan Singh
Darpan Singh
Schmid Senator
Academics Committee Chair
Class of 2016
Darpan is majoring in Chemistry, from Dublin, California.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and Chapman's Track and Field team.
"I love Chapman because of the great community that has been made here. The faculty genuinely cares about the students and wants to see them succeed. We have great programs here like academic advising, the career development center, and student and campus life whose only goal is to help students get the most out of their college experience and become prepared for whatever lies ahead for them after college."
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Leon Lukic
Dodge Senator
Campus Inclusion Committee Chair
Class of 2017
Leon is a Film Production Major.
He is involved in the University Honors Program, and Diversity and Equity Initiatives.
"I spent most of my life leaving places—I was born in Germany, grew up in Connecticut, and studied in Croatia. I learned quickly how to adjust to new languages, environments, and cultures, but I never felt fully at home. In coming to Chapman University, I felt like I found my home. I joined S.G.A. because I want to give back to the place that has made me feel welcome and accepted."
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Allie Weber
Senior Class Senator
Student Life Committee Chair
Class of 2015
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Melissa Chrand
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2015
Melissa is a double major in Psychology and Business Adminstration from Queen Creek, Arizona.
She is a Club House Assistant at the Panther Villages, a Guest Relations Assistant, as well as a member of the Psi Chi Honors Society.
“I love Chapman because it has presented me with countless opportunities that I would not otherwise come in contact with. I have made so many long lasting friendships and gained numerous life-long mentors throughout my time at Chapman and I am so excited to finish strong my senior year.”
Evette Minsun Kim
Evette Minsun Kim
Wilkinson Senator
Class of 2016
Evette is majoring in Political Science & Peace Studies and minoring in French & Holocaust Studies,
She is a Civic Engagement Initiative as well as a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
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Jasmyn Domingues
CES Senator
Class of 2015
Mia Baybayan
Mia Baybayan
Sophomore Class Senator
Class of 2017
Mia is a Business Administration major from Ewa Beach, HI.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and Pua'ikeana.
"I love being in SGA because as a student, I can listen to the needs of my peers. As a Senator, I can advocate for those needs on SGA."
Netasha  Pizano
Netasha Pizano
Crean Senator
Class of 2014
Chelsea  Davis
Chelsea Davis
COPA Representative
Class of 2017
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Alec Shumate
Dodge Senator
Class of 2016
Ryan Rodriguez
Ryan Rodriguez
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2017
Ryan is a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Marketing.
His involvements include Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the Player's Society.
"I came to Chapman because I believe it is a school filled with many opportunities not just for me, but for the entire student body."
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Jon Woo
Schmid Senator
Class of 2016
Jon is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, minoring in Honors Program and Physics from Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is involved in the Hawaii Club, Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society, NSCS, and a brother of Phi Kappa Tau.
"I joined SGA because I wanted to help make Chapman a better place for all of its students. Being heavily involved in campus organizations and the academic community, I knew my experience and unique perspective could be used to help represent the core of these groups."
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Kayla Velloso
Wilkinson Senator
Class of 2017
Kayla is a freshman communications major.
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Homa Hayatyfar
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2015
Gagan Sandhu
Gagan Sandhu
Crean Senator
Class of 2016
Taylor  White
Taylor White
CES Senator
Class of 2017
Taylor is an Athletic Training major.
He is a Student Engagement Guest Relations Assistant as well as a member of Chapman Hillel and affiliated in the Greek Community.
"Coming to Chapman has easily been the greatest decision I have ever made. The supportive environment here is so welcoming and opportunities for your future are endless, which is why I love this school so much."
Josh Nudelman
Josh Nudelman
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2016
Josh is a Communication Studies and Political Science double major from Lake Oswego, Oregon.
He is involved in Chapman Cross Country, Chapman Speech and Debate Team, member of Phi Delta Theta, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
"I love Chapman because of all the opportunities and doors it has opened for me. Something I really enjoy is the fact that Chapman gives me the opportunity to be involved in actives I would only dream about being a part of. I have also created personal connections with my professors thanks to Chapman. Thanks to Chapman I know that the sky is my limit."