Student Senate is made up of your elected student representatives to work on issues important to you and the URI community. Topics range from academic to campus and commuter issues as well as policy. We want to hear from you. Call, email or stop by the office.
Who are we?
We are the official & representative voice of the on & off campus undergraduate student body of the University of Rhode Island. Our Senator representatives are annually elected by our students.
What is our purpose?
As a diverse group of Student Senators, our purpose is to allow the general student opinion to be expressed. We assist students who live on & off campus by creating necessary bridges between our Under graduates and Academic Deans, faculty members, local landlords, etc.
We encourage the development of responsible student participation in the overall policy and decision making process of the university community. In order to enhance the quality and scope of education at the University, we foster an awareness of the students’ role in the academic community.
What do we do?
We participate in University and Faculty committees to provide means for responsible and effective student participation in the organization of student affairs. We establish, recognize and promote education, social, and cultural activities for the enhancement of student life. We recognize & support student organizations on campus and allocate Student Activities Tax to offer unique activities to our students, put together by our recognized organizations.