Student Senate

The Student Senate is a group of public health students across the School of Public Health. The Student Senate provides a voice for students and allows you to get involved in student government, plan social activities, network with departments, work with faculty, demonstrate leadership skills, and develop creative solutions to new challenges.

Our Mission

To provide a voice for the student body and to improve the quality of the educational experience for its students.

Meet the Executive Board and Leadership Team

In May 2016, we came together to plan for the new 2016-2017 academic year and began focusing on bridging connections and engaging in School of Public Health students. We further promote Senate through projects, community outreach, and events that will increase engagement among the student body.

In June 2015, the Leadership team was formed, which consists of Leads in the following committees:

  • Academic Improvements
  • Professional Development
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Events
  • Student Engagement

The Student Senate is actively finding new ways to promote the unification of the School of Public Health student body, uplifting their voice to make a difference and take pride in the School of Public Health.

E-Board and Leadership Team as profiled on the University of Minnesota’s Professional Student Government website.

Student Senate

2016-2017 School of Public Health Student Senate Applications

We are looking forward to welcoming this year’s new student senators! View the application here. Application deadlines are September 16, 2016. Please feel free to send us an e-mail if you have any questions regarding the application.

How to Get Involved

  • Meetings: Our meetings are held every other Thursday from 7:30 a.m – 8:30 a.m (Bi-Monthly) starting Sept. 29, 2016 for SPH Elected Senators. All SPH Students are welcome to attend meetings.
  • Events: SPH Senate social events and community service are held on a monthly basis and are open to all SPH students. Upcoming SPH Senate Events
  • Info and Deadlines for SPH Student Senate grants
  • View minutes from our previous meetings.

We’d Love to Hear From You!

We have created the SPHSS Gophers Tip Line to welcome any and all creative ideas, comments, and constructive feedback you may have on how we can create a better learning environment for all students at the School of Public Health. Please find the SPHSS Gophers Tip Line form here.

Buddy Program

The SPH Buddy Program seeks to utilize or create opportunities for traditional, peer, and cross-mentoring. Much like learning a new language, cross-mentored pairs, act as conversation partners and share knowledge equally, but in different language (experience vs. new information). Sign up by September 9th.

Connect With Us!



Upcoming Events

Feb 21

Pamoja: Annual School-wide Networking & Social Event

February 21, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm