Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch is responsible for writing, researching, and voting on resolutions to influence positive change at UT Arlington.

About us

The Legislative Branch is responsible for writing, researching, and voting on resolutions to influence positive change at UT Arlington. Headed up by the Speaker of the Senate, the Legislative Branch consists of the Senate which is made up of senators from each college/school. The senators are elected in Campus Elections to represent YOU!. The Legislative Branch meets on Tuesday at 6pm.

Open Forum Speaker Request

Up to five (5) students may speak for two (2) minutes at each senate meeting on a topic of importance they would like the senators to hear. In order to speak, you must complete the request form no less than 10 minutes prior to the meeting. The speaker may deny a speech that is unduly repetitious of one previously given or if the speech is off topic from that which they had originally requested.

Positions

Leadership

Speaker of the Senate - Serves as the representative leader of the Legislative Branch, coordinating the resolution process, chairing all Student Senate meetings, and overseeing four committee chairs.

Parliamentarian

Maintains proper and orderly procedures during all Senate General Body Meetings by assuring that members follow the Student Government Constitution, Bylaws, and Robert's Rules of Order. The Parliamentarian is also the Recording Secretary for the Student Senate.

Senate

A representative body made up of senators from each college/school. The senators are elected in Campus Elections to represent YOU! The Student Senate represents ALL students.

Resolutions

One of the most important and influential means Student Government has to express the student voice is the passing of resolutions. A resolution is a document expressing an opinion or a desire for change and can be written by anybody on campus but must be sponsored by a Senator.

Student Senators 

Yaseen Tasnif

Yaseen Tasnif

Senior Senator
College of Liberal Arts Senator
yxt8766@mavs.uta.edu

Gunnika Kapoor

Gunnika Kapoor

Senior Senator
College of Engineering Senator
gxk2101@mavs.uta.edu

Chinemerem Adams

Chinemerem Adams

College of Business
Senator
cxa51251@mavs.uta.edu

Emmanuel Hernandez

Emmanuel Hernandez

College of Business
Senator

exh2040@mavs.uta.edu

Yash Ajariwal

Yash Ajariwal

College of Business
Senator

yxa9866@mavs.uta.edu

Aaliyah Duff

Aaliyah Duff

College of Business
Senator

amd1816@mavs.uta.edu

Hannah Serenko

Hannah Serenko

College of Business
Senator

hgs9859@mavs.uta.edu

Katherine Blankenship

Katherine Blankenship

College of Business
Senator

kjb6146@mavs.uta.edu

David Akinmade

David Akinmade

College of Engineering
Senator
doa1250@mavs.uta.edu

Luke Schaefer

Luke Schaefer

College of Engineering
Senator

lcs7621@mavs.uta.edu

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Areeb Khan

Areeb Khan

College of Engineering
Senator

aak4043@mavs.uta.edu

Rimpy Singh

Rimpy Singh

College of Engineering
Senator

rxs2993@mavs.uta.edu

Sawar Gupta

Sawar Gupta

College of Engineering
Senator

sxg2521@mavs.uta.edu

Aminur Nafio

Aminur Nafio

College of Engineering
Senator

axn5910@mavs.uta.edu

Vaishnavi Guttikonda

Vaishnavi Guttikonda

College of Engineering
Senator

vxg9413@mavs.uta.edu

Samanza Ahmed

Samanza Ahmed

College of Engineering
Senator

sxa4164@mavs.uta.edu

Austin Palacios

Austin Palacios

College of Liberal Arts
Senator

aep6870@mavs.uta.edu

Effua Jordan

Effua Jordan

College of Nursing
Senator

exj4016@mavs.uta.edu

Hephzibah Akinmade

Hephzibah Akinmade

College of Nursing
Senator

hoa7824@mavs.uta.edu

Florencio Gobellan

Florencio Gobellan

College of Science
Senator

fxg1687@mavs.uta.edu

Daniela Ventura

Daniela Ventura

College of Science
Senator

adm0680@mavs.uta.edu

Dayanara Arce

Dayanara Arce

College of Science
Senator

dxa7816@mavs.uta.edu

Varun Jadhav

Varun Jadhav

College of Science
Senator

vaj5908@mavs.uta.edu

Cydnee Lacy

Cydnee Lacy

College of Social Work
Senator

crl2318@mavs.uta.edu

Stacy Oduro

Stacy Oduro

Division of Student Success
Senator
sxo3747@mavs.uta.edu