The Senate is the legislative branch of the UGBC. It is the only organization at Boston College whose members are all democratically elected by the student body. Each class year votes in five representatives among their peers to serve one-year terms as Senate members. From these 20 elected Senate members, two are elected by the Senate to serve as President and Vice President of the Senate. In addition to the elected members of Senate, the President and Vice President may appoint no more than three staff members. In the past, these staff positions included the Chief of Staff and Director of Public Relations. This year, the role of Parliamentarian will take form to better facilitate parliamentary procedure.
The power of the Senate lies in its wide breadth and scope. From legislation, policy-making, and debate, to programming, fiscal oversight, and outreach, the Senate represents the student voice in its work within the UGBC.