Vision Statement

We are eighteen men comprising an integral group whose mission is to represent student interests, concerns, and welfare with respect to the mission and values of the University. Elected from a unique all-male student body, the Senate works with the University's administration to enhance all aspects of student life. The Senate functions distinctly; no administrator has the authority to force a course of action or to remove a senator, without exception. The Senate recognizes the University's vested interest in its financial operations. We, the undergraduate students of Saint John's University, do hereby establish the Saint John's Senate as our representative student government through this Constitution.

The Saint John's Senate exists:
1. To enact resolutions, policies, and recommendations.
2. To review board, committee, and Executive Council decisions.
3. To ascertain, evaluate, and advocate the concerns and best interest of the student body.

As a representative body, the Senate has an obligation to justify its decisions and actions on certain normative values, including accountability, equity, and efficiency. As stewards of the Student Activity Fee, Student Judicial Affairs, and Student Services we must continually examine our individual roles as student leaders, and the ways our actions affect students, administrators, and surrounding communities.


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