Student Body President Message
Fellow UNC Bears,
As you know, our campus recently hosted a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump. I’ll begin by saying that UNC, a public university, is unable to refuse the request to rent space for his campaign, and the event itself was not a show of support. As a public university, UNC is neutral on national politics. However, UNC should NOT be neutral on an unwavering commitment to student safety and support. I cannot speak for everyone, but it didn’t seem like that support was portrayed during the rally.
All members of the UNC community, especially students, were not given adequate notice or preparation leading up to the event, and the support outlets offered were not communicated effectively. Regardless of their support or protest of a candidate, students deserve to feel supported, validated, and recognized by the University.
I know that a lot of Bears don’t feel like a priority when it comes to UNC’s actions. I know that students are hurting, and I want them to know that they are not alone. As Student Body President, I feel compelled to make sure that you know this: You are my priority. Everything that I do, I do for students. If I’m not doing something that you need, tell me. If I’m doing something wrong, tell me. If I’m doing something right, tell me and I will try to continue it.
My responsibility is to support and empower the student body. Moving forward, every Wednesday from 2-4pm, I will be in the Fireside Lounge, on the second floor of the University Center, to hear your concerns.
Your Student Body President
About Student Senate
Student Senate is a governing body dedicated to serving the students of UNC. It is composed of 22 members: 7 cabinet members and 15 college student council representatives (3 from each college at UNC). You can see more about the positions and how to contact your senate members on the Your Student Senate page.
Members of other areas of campus also sit on senate including representatives from the Resident Hall Association, Graduate Student Association, UNC Faculty, Professional Administration Staff Council, and Classified Staff Council.
Senate holds their meetings every other Wednesday at 5:30pm in the Council Room on the second floor of the University Center. These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend!
Members of Student Senate hold a variety of responsibilities like being the students’ voice at Board of Trustee and Faculty Senate meetings, chartering student clubs, providing funding for students to attend conferences, assisting clubs and organizations with funding student programs, and representing student interests across campus.
If you are interested in speaking at a Student Senate Meeting, please email the Student Body President (Brandon.Miller@unco.edu) with the following information:
- Name and Organization
- Purpose of Visit
- Any documents or presentation materials needed to be projected
We will send you a confirmation email shortly after we receive your email. Business meetings are every other Wednesday at 5:30p.m. In order to be on the Agenda, you must make sure to have your email sent in by 5:00p.m. the day prior.
"The purpose of Student Senate at the University of Northern Colorado is to represent and serve the student body in order to enhance the university experience through the empowerment of all students."
“Student Senate supports the diversity of all people and is committed to providing an inclusive environment where all students, faculty, staff, and community members are valued for who they are and how they choose to identify. Student Senate will continuously strive to advocate and provide equity for all people.”