Student Senate & Caucuses

Union Theological Seminary boasts a rich array of student organizations, which are designed to meet the needs and address the concerns of a variety of student demographics and interests. Each official caucus has voting rights in the Student Senate, is accountable to the student body through reports given at Student Senate meetings, and receives a budget from the Student Senate. The student organizations provide a valuable avenue by which students may grow deeper in community and common purpose.


STUDENT SENATE 2022 – 2023

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SENATE CO-CHAIRS

Shanaz Deen (contact)
[2nd Co-Chair to be elected Fall ‘22]

TREASURER

Laura Sasaki Norton (contact)

If you are planning a student activity that requires funds or access to the student senate credit card, please email Laura for approval first.

SECRETARY

Emily Brown Baker (contact)

MINISTERS OF FUN

Josh Connerty (contact)

Em Peake (contact)

STUDENT SENATE REPRESENTATIVES*

Representative at Large: Liam Myers
1st Year MDiv Representative: TBD
2nd Year MDiv Representative: Victoria Lewis
3rd Year MDiv Representative: Linda Aristondo
1st Year MA Representative: TBD
2nd Year MA Representative: Marisa Hulstine
STM Representative: TBD
PhD Representative: Dorte Mohme
MDiv/MSSW Representative: Tara McManus

Academic Affairs (MDIV Rep): Rochelle Malter (contact)
Academic Affairs (MA Rep): Radiance Richardson (contact) and Varada Sosaya (contact)
Academic Affairs (PhD Rep): Christiaan Faul (contact)

Assessment Committee: Amanda Munroe (contact)
Building and Grounds Committee: Ben Heaney (contact)

Ed Tech Committee: Varada Sosaya (contact) and Elliot Weidenaar (contact)

Educational Policy Committee: Linda Aristondo (contact) and Radiance Richardson (contact)

Justice and Equity Committee: Lauren Kelly Benson (contact) and Benji Bonnet (contact)

Investment Committee: Andrea Steinkamp (contact) and Elliot Weidenaar (contact)
Development Committee: Laura Sasaki Norton (contact)  and Tom Thomas (contact)
Strategic Planning Committee: Jennifer Helminski (contact) and Ben Stegbauer (contact)
Union Medal Committee: Linda Aristondo (contact)

 

STUDENT CAUCUSES (21-22; will be updated for 22-23)


Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus | Shalom Kristanugraha

Black Caucus | Galvin Mathis

Black Women’s Caucus | Loyalty JeanAime

Body Caucus | Carly Reiner

Disability Justice Caucus | Saorsa Ann Wissman

Eco-Justice Caucus | Jennifer Helminski & Benjamin Stegbauer

FIERCE, the Caucus for Queer People of Color | Inactive

Friends by the River | Dan DeBrucker-Cota & Jonathan Oliver

Interfaith Justice Caucus | Miriam (Mimi) K. Tohill & Nia Alvarez-Mapp (contact)

International Students Caucus | Nastia Khlopina & Shalom Kristanugraha

Latinx Caucus | Oriana Mayorga & Jesse Ortiz

Partners and Family | Dan DeBrucker-Cota

Persist, the Caucus for Gender Equality | Inactive

Pub | Carly Reiner

Queer Caucus | Carly Reiner

Tech/AI Caucus | Inactive

Arts Caucus | Inactive

Practical Theology | Inactive

Seminarians for Reproductive Justice | Inactive

Students for Peace and Justice | Inactive

The Union Voice | Inactive

Theology, Science & Religion | Inactive

Transgender Nonconforming (TGNC) | Inactive

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