» Senate

Every decision the Student Government Association (SGA) makes is based on students’ needs and input. With a total of 17 senators, SGA works to solve these concerns. 

To ensure our student body is heard, each Senator represents a constituency: There are 10 school senators, 5 student organization senators, 1 upperclassman senator and 1 underclassman senator.

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

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues to bring up to Senate, please contact the Speaker of Senate, Alexis Reekie, by email at speaker@chapman.edu

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

Meet Your Senators

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Alexis Reekie

Speaker of the Senate - Academic Student Organization Senator
Class of 2023
Alexis is eager to be continuing a second term in this position. She is involved in many different student organizations on campus including the historian of the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Co-Ed Fraternity, the Chapman Grand Community Council Academic Chair, Pre-Law Society, and Gamma Phi Beta greek organization. Alexis is involved in SGA to provide a connection between the students and faculty and to work to advocate for resources that will benefit the Academic Organizations here at Chapman University as well as the members involved. She looks forward to communicating with organizations, researching new opportunities, and continuing to support Chapman University students.
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Kyle Tanimura

School of Communication Senator
Class of 2023
Kyle is a rising junior who is very involved in a number of student organizations on campus including serving as the President and Cultural Chair of Chapman Kapamilya, an Orientation Leader, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity. As the Senator for School of Communication, Kyle hopes to continue to create a home for all students and build a stronger sense of community. He is excited to be given the opportunity through this position to engage and connect with the student body in the fall.
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Rachel Berns

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Senator
Class of 2024
Rachel is a rising sophomore who is continuing involvement in SGA for a second year as the Crean College Senator after serving as Lowerclassmen Senator last year. Rachel is involved in many student organizations on campus, a few being the Chapman Ambassadors Program, Honors Program, Provost Student Advisory Board, and the American Cancer Society. Rachel has a strong passion for representation and student advocacy and cannot wait to connect with students across her constituency and uplift their voices within Crean College. A few facts about Rachel is that she is from Southern California, and is hoping to pursue physical therapy as a profession and nutrition and neuropsychology as passion projects.
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Fowler School of Engineering Senator
TBD! Elections in process.
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Jonathan Vergonio

School of Pharmacy Senator
Class of 2025
Jonathan is a freshman student who is involved in many different organizations on campus, including Future Pharmacists Club (FEAP Student), Performance Director for Chapman Twilight, and Chapman Kapamilya. Jonathan chose to get involved with SGA to instill a community culture within his constituency and create a safe/equitable space for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students on campus. He urges his constituents to please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns about anything, (even if it's something about molecular genetics or anatomy!).
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Sarah Band

University & Academic Affairs Chair - Upperclassmen Senator
Class of 2022
Sarah is a rising senior from Fresno, California who is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Law, Justice, and Social Control. She is involved in a number of student organizations on campus, including serving as the sponsor chair for Delta Delta Delta, the external relations committee of Kappa Alpha Pi, and the Psi Chi Psychology honor society. Sarah is eager for the opportunity to provide tangible resources for students to help them thrive on campus.
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Victoria Mas

Diversity Affairs Chair- Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Senator
Class of 2022
Victoria is a rising senior and will be continuing another year in Chapman SGA as Wilkinson Senator. She is involved in many different organizations on campus and has held leadership positions, including the president of Chapman Feminists, the Mortar Board, and the past DEI chair of Kappa Alpha Pi. She is eager to be continuing involvement in SGA for another year in order to serve the communities on campus that deserve our time and care. Victoria has a deep passion for DEI efforts and she looks forward to passing the mic to those whose voices should be heard!
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Talia Israel

College of Performing Arts Senator
Class of 2022
Talia is a rising senior, and has involvement in many on-campus student organizations including University Program Board, Chapman Ambassadors, Theater clubs, and served as an orientation leader. Talia is so excited to be serving as College of Performing Arts Senator this year, and wanted to be a part of SGA so that she can serve the COPA community on a wider level. She is eager to meet more members of her constituency and get to work to see what she can accomplish!
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Mo Hijazi

Schmid College of Science & Technology Senator
Class of 2024
Mo is a rising sophomore and is excited to be serving this upcoming year as Schmid College Senator. He is involved in many different organizations on campus, including the President of Tri-Beta, the creative head for Heartbeet 4 Healthy, the senior legacy specialist for 3-3 Senior Legacy, and a member of AMSA. Mo is excited to not only empower the Schmid community's voice but to push underclassmen, like himself, to get more involved. He also looks forward to bringing new opportunities to Schmid. He encourages his constituents to stay updated on Instagram @Mo4Schmid!
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Brady Francisco

Community Outreach Chair - Dodge College of Film & Media Arts Senator
Class of 2024
Brady Francisco is a rising sophomore from San Diego, California who is taking on the role of Dodge Senator. Brady is eager to challenge his leadership skills and familiarize himself with the community around him. He has past student government experience and is skilled at staying connected with his constituents. Brady is passionate about getting students back into Dodge in a safe manner, and wants his constituents to know that he loves dogs!
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Elyse Crimmins

Greek Student Organization Senator
Class of 2024
Elyse is a rising sophomore and is excited to be serving in SGA this year as the Greek Student Organization Senator. She is involved in a number of student organizations on campus including Kappa Alpha Pi, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and Chapman YoungLife. Elyse is involved in SGA because she loves any opportunity to help represent Chapman's student body and play a role in decision making on campus. She is so excited for her role this upcoming academic year and hopes to bridge any existing gaps between Chapman greek life and SGA, as well as be a representative of the student body in any way necessary.
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Richard Rodriguez

Argyros School of Business and Economics Senator
Class of 2024
Richard is a rising sophomore from Pomona, California who is eager to be SGA’s Argyros Senator this year. He is involved in a number of student organizations and leadership positions on campus, including the Director of Engagement for First Gen. Ambassadors, an Office Assistant for the Office of Admission, First Generation Mentor, Resident Advisor, and the Marketing Co-Director for 3-3 Senior Legacy Leadership Committee. Richard joined SGA to expand the amount of opportunities for all Argyros Students, and wants his constituents to know that he is proud to be a first-generation student.
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Hannah Welsh

Allocations Chair - Attallah College of Educational Studies Senator
Class of 2022
Hannah is a rising senior and is continuing her second year in SGA as the Attallah Senator. She is involved in a number of student organizations on campus, a few being the Attallah Undergraduate Leadership Council, Mortar board, Chapman Ambassadors, and served as the Director of Academics for Pi Beta Phi. Hannah is excited to be returning for a second term in this position, and she is hoping to focus on career readiness initiatives and increased accessibility and transparency in her position.