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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Hunter College Senate?
Please refer to our About the Senate page.

2. How do I become a Senator?
Annual elections to a full term are held in the Spring semester. Special Elections to fill any seat left vacant will be held in the Fall. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Senate Office -1018 Hunter East.

3. When and where does the Senate meet?
The Senate meets on Wednesdays, usually bi-weekly, according to its meeting schedule, in room 714HW. Meetings run from 3:30 - 5:25.

4. Are meetings public? Who can speak?
Senate meetings are open to all members of the college community. Anyone may speak on an agenda item, but resolutions and motions can be made only by senators.

5. How are meetings run?
Each meeting is presided over by the Chair of the Senate. In the chair's absence, the vice chair presides. The Senate operates using Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, with adaptations established by the Senate. Assistance with Robert's Rules and a Summary & Explanation of Motions and their priority are available from our Links page.

If your questions wasn't answered here, please contact the Senate Office.