The Drake University Student Senate is the governing and representative body of all Drake University Students. Weekly meetings are held every Thursday evening at 9 pm in Cowles Library, Room 201. All are welcome to attend and voice their opinions and concerns. Students are also welcome to e-mail senators at the e-mail addresses listed in their profile.

Drake Student Senate Mission Statement:

The Drake University Student Senate, as an elected representative body, commits to upholding the interests of its constituents as its highest priority by bringing students’ opinions to the forefront and providing solutions to the needs of the University through legislation and open communication to ensure the present and future success of Drake University.

Drake University Student Senate Rules and Regulations

Drake University Student Senate Vision Statement:

In an effort to create meaningful and relevant change at Drake University, we, as student advocates and allies, strive to build a campus and a Student Senate that is:

  • Devoting time and resources to ensure the equitable treatment of all students (Diversity Statement).
  • Being responsible and proactive by listening to student concerns and needs.
  • Maintaining an open relationship with students by having/fostering open and civil dialogue.
  • Clearly and intentionally informing the student body of our processes while remaining open to feedback and being cognizant of the impact of our decisions.

Drake University Mission Statement:

Drake’s mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff, and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.