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 2019 – 2020

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SENATE CO-CHAIRS

Rachel Arrey & Lyla Bowhem

TREASURER

Hannah Ervin

SECRETARY

Nordia Bennett

MINISTERS OF FUN

Alyssa Terry & Jason Hicks
Student Senate Google Calendar

STUDENT SENATE REPRESENTATIVES

Representative at Large: James Mannion
Mdiv/MSW: Jesse Ortiz
1st year Mdiv: Oriana Mayorga
1st year: Christina Ellsberg
STM Representative: Bryan Simmons-Scie

Buildings and Grounds: Hannah Lundberg & Tess Clancy
Development Committee: Kimberley Gordy & Ryan Felder
Educational Policy Committee: Oscar De Los Santos & Winfield Goodwin
Investment Committee: Vanessa Lindley & Ekama Eni
Strategic Planning Implementation Committee: Stephen Crouch & James Mannion
Union Medal Committee: Nordia Bennett
Columbia Interschool Governing Board: Luke Estrada
Columbia Observer: Andrew Springer

STUDENT CAUCUSES

Arts Caucus | Christina Ellsberg

Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus | Brandon Tacadena

Black Caucus | Galvin Mathis, Karlos Nichols

Black Women’s Caucus | Ekama Eni, Nordia Bennett

Body Caucus | Carly Reiner, Hannah Lundberg, Alyssa Terry

Disability Justice Caucus | Naomi Madaras, Saorsa Wissman, Bekah Anderson, Allison Connelly

Ecology Caucus | Ryan Feldar

Fierce, the Caucus for Queer People of Color | Joshuah Campbell

Friends by the River | Dan DeBrucker

Interfaith Caucus | Harmeet Kamboj, Ian Storey

International Students Caucus | Jane Okang

Latinx Caucus | Oscar De Los Santos, Alexandra Kincade

Partners and Family | Monique Fortune, Vanessa Lindley

Persist, the Caucus for Gender Equality

Practical Theology | Tabatha Holley, Aryol Prater

Pub | Alyssa Terry, Sarah Davis, Carly Reiner

Queer Caucus | Hannah Ervin, Alyssa Terry

Seminarians for Reproductive Justice | Carolyn Browender

Students for Peace and Justice

Student Senate

The Union Voice

Theology, Science & Religion

Transgender Nonconforming (TGNC) | lyla bowhem, Jay Fields, Jess Miller

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