Representing students on the Anschutz Medical Campus
Student Senate is the interdisciplinary student governance group at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Two representatives are elected from every class in every school or program: Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant, Dentistry, Basic Sciences Graduate School, School of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy.
This group of students is responsible for the creation and oversight of the Senate Professional Development Assistance program, which reimburses travel expenses incurred by students attending extracurricular conferences and/or events that contribute to their educational experience Senate is also responsible for planning and overseeing campus-wide senate sponsored events and activities, giving initial approval to interdisciplinary student organizations seeking affiliated status. Senators address complaints and ideas for improving student life on campus, act as official liaison between students and administration, attend meetings regularly and become involved in various committees and their work.
Student Senate is the Governance group that grants recognition to interdisciplinary student organizations wishing to be considered Affiliated Student Organizations. If you as an AMC degree seeking student are considering forming a new student organization, please see the Senate News and Forms page for the Senate Recognition Process and Registration/Affiliation Agreement form.
Senate President- Henri Jupille, Graduate School
Student Senate strives to inform and keep Anschutz Medical Campus students up-to-date about various topics that are tackled by the various Senate Committees (Diversity, Finance, Legislative Affairs, Philanthropy, and Student Life and Academic Affairs) using a variety of media - email, flyers, posters, etc.
The AMC Student Senate Constitution, Interdisciplinary Student Organization Recognition Policy/Procedures/templates and the Senate Funding Policy can be found here. Also, the UC Denver Student Organization Policy, AMC Student Organization Registration Form and Affiliation Agreement Form are on this page.
The Diversity Committee within the Student Senate is best at fostering an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and identifying sustainable ways to foster a thriving, diverse campus.
The Finance Committee within the Student Senate will provide its best stewardship of funds it collects from campus-wide student fees as well as funding support provided by the Chancellor’s Office. This financial management will be accomplished by allocating funds to senate committees and to eligible degree seeking students through the Professional Development Assistance program.
The Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for educating the AMC Student Body about current issues which may affect higher education, health care, and other topics which may affect students on campus or in their professional lives.
The Philanthropy Committee of the AMC Student Senate strives to reach out to the community and provide AMC students the opportunity to volunteer in various efforts within and outside the University. At every opportunity, the Committee will attempt to unify the various councils and student organizations into larger collaborative efforts which serve the same populations and/or interests.
This committee provides campus wide activities that are affordable and fun for AMC students in a variety of settings. This includes providing access to events that otherwise may be unrealistic on a student budget, while promoting interdisciplinary interactions among students. Previous events include: Welcome Wednesday, Cirque du Soleil tickets, sporting events tickets, Karaoke Night at the Ogden, and movie nights.