Academic Affairs Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on academic matters; promotes an educational environment that is conducive to student success; reviews/recommends academic policies and procedures put forth by the University and its respective colleges; and maintains a working relationship with each of the six academic colleges.

Student Activities Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on all matters relating to the formation and operation of endorsed student organizations; prepares student organizations to present before the Student Senate; and maintains a working relationship with the Office of Student Activities.

Environmental Affairs Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on all environmental protection matters; advocates for campus and community initiatives that promote sustainable practices; and maintains a working relationship with Green Council and the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on all matters relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives on campus and in the Indianapolis community; advocates for traditionally underserved students in the University community; maintains a working relationship with the University’s Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Efroymson Diversity Center.

Residence Life Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on residential matters; reviews/recommends residential policies that affect students in both on and off campus living arrangements; and maintains a working relationship with the University’s Office of Residence Life.

University Life Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on all matters not delegated to other commissions, including, but not limited to: University policy recommendations/concerns, campus safety, and other issues affecting the overall University community; and maintains a working relationship with the Office of Student Activities, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Butler University Department of Public Safety.

Senate Appropriations Commission

Serves as a representative of student opinion on University and student organization expenditures; prepares student organizations for grant request presentations; oversees the Audit Board; and maintains a working relationship with the Office of Student Activities and the Vice President of Finance.

Senate Steering Commission

Works on long-term projects that will be on-going past the students’ time at Butler; collaborates with University administrators in all divisions to coordinate a variety of initiatives; and reevaluates the Student Senate to ensure that it is working efficiently and serving students to the best of its ability.