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Senate

About

The Representative branch of Student Government affords students the opportunity to make a real difference on our campus. The Senate serves as one of the two Houses in the Representative branch and is comprised of two representatives from each School, who are appointed by their respective Deans. The Senate meets every other week and is a place for students to share ideas, collaborate and work together towards the betterment of the schools of study which comprise our university. Senate Committees will be formed once the Senate convenes and a Senate President has been elected. You can track legislation here.

Senate President

John Sharp

Greetings! My name is John Sharp and I am honored to serve as the Senate President. I’ve grown up in Lynchburg Virginia my whole life and have had the unique experience of watching Liberty’s campus grow with me ever since I was a young kid. I am a Junior, studying Business Administration: Economics, with a minor in Government and a minor in Communication. I first served as a justice on the SGA student courts during my first year as a student and eventually transitioned to the Legislative branch where I represented the School of Business in the Senate.

Outside of SGA I am heavily involved in Liberty’s Moot Court and Mock Trial teams where I’ve had the opportunity to represent the school at the national level. My goal is to attend Law School upon graduation, so I enjoy taking advantage of every opportunity to diligently pursue my dreams.

I absolutely love Liberty and have thoroughly enjoyed serving among some of the most amazing professionals on campus. While in this role, I hope to bring all glory and honor to God while striving to improve Liberty to the best of my ability!

Being a Senator

Student Representatives connect with students and collaborate with fellow representatives to propose positive change on campus.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with students and hear their concerns and ideas.
  • Collaborate with other Senators in a Committee to turn ideas into legislation.
  • Attend a bi-weekly Senate meeting where legislation is discussed and voted upon.
  • Meet with University Administration to consider and implement legislation.
  • Participate and volunteer in SGA events and activities.

Term

The length of one term for a Senator is one academic year.

Bylaws

View the Senate Bylaws.

CSER

Student Representatives may receive CSER credit. Regular attendance is taken at meetings, and representatives are expected to faithfully attend SGA meetings, events and related activities.

Becoming a Senator

To become a Senator, a student must be appointed by the Dean of their respective school. Once appointed, the student will be contacted by the President of the Senate with information regarding next steps.