Senate meetings are held at 8PM in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons

How does the Senate work? 

The Students’ Association Senate is the Legislative branch of SA Government. It is led by the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and is comprised of 18 Senators elected by the student body. The Senate is responsible for representing the concerns of students, researching information related to these concerns, passing legislation based on their research, and holding the executive branch accountable for the execution of these initiatives.

For students, the best way to make a change on campus

is to contact a Senator!


Senate Leadership


    • Daniel Matthews


      Class Year: 2017
      Majors: Microbiology
      Hometown: LeRoy, NY
      Involvement on Campus: Alpha Delta Phi, URDU

    • Robin Graziano


      Class Year: 2016
      Majors: Political Science and Psychology
      Hometown: Buffalo, NY
      Involvement on Campus: President of College Feminsts, Wilson Commons Building Manager, Phi Sigma Sigma

    • Samantha Lienert


      Class Year: 2017
      Majors: Psychology and Public Health
      Hometown: Succasunna, NJ
      Involvement on Campus: Res Life RA, Psych TA, Common Connections Employee, Med Center Intern, Class Council VP

    • Adam Rosenkranz


      Class Year: 2017
      Majors: B.S. Business
      Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, NY
      Involvement on Campus: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Student Alumni Ambassadors, UR SEGway

    • Juan Pablo Castano


      Class Year: 2018
      Major: Computer Science
      Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
      Involvement on Campus: 2018 Class Council, Chi Rho, Resident Advisor

    • Natalie Ziegler


      Class Year: 2018
      Majors: International Relations and Comparative Literature
      Hometown: Akron, OH
      Involvement on Campus: Phi Sigma Sigma, SDS, the GAC

    • Nisha Divan


      Class Year: 2018
      Major: Chemical Engineering
      Hometown: Buffalo, NY
      Involvement on Campus: Alpha Phi, Eye to Eye, Friends of Strong Volunteer

    • Zoe James


      Class Year: 2018
      Major: Computer Science
      Hometown: Queens, New York
      Involvement on Campus: Alpha Phi Omega, Eco Reps, D’lion, Sustainability Council, Chi Rho, Kearns Scholar

    • Jordan Smith


      Class Year: 2018
      Major: Political Science
      Hometown: New Boston, NH
      Involvement on Campus: Phi Sigma Sigma

    • Christian Keenan


      Class Year: 2018
      Major: Biomedical Engineering
      Hometown: Voorheesville, NY
      Involvement on Campus: 2018 Class Council, Sigma Nu, Community Service Network, STEM Initiative, Residential Advisor

    • Becca Mooney


      Class Year: 2018
      Majors: International Relations and Spanish
      Hometown: Barrington, Il
      Involvement on Campus: Alpha Phi, Modern Languages and Cultures Undergrad Council, Salseros, ROCMUN, Running Club

    • David Stark


      Class Year: 2016
      Major: Economics, Political Science
      Hometown: Potomac, MD
      Involvement on campus: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, University Calling Center

    • Delvin Moody


      Class Year: 2019
      Majors: Political Science and Religion
      Hometown: Utica, NY
      Involvement on campus: Chair of Joint Collegiate Black Student Summit, Member of Douglas Leadership House, Chi Rho Society