Minutes // Agenda // Senate Bills // Senate Resolutions // Voting Records


The ASUCD Senate has authority over and responsibility for all ASUCD revenues and their allocations, maintenance, use and title to all ASUCD property, and the development of all policies and regulations necessary for the Association for the smooth and efficient operation of ASUCD. The Senate consists of twelve (12) elected members of the student body who represent your voice at  UC Davis . The Senate consists of twenty-two members, but only the twelve (12) Senators have the ability to vote.  The ASUCD Vice President may only cast a vote to break a tie.

How can I speak during a Senate meeting?

The agenda for the Senate meetings are announced 24 hours in advance here. The meetings use Parliamentary Procedures where you can find guides here. To speak, please just arrive to the meeting at any time and feel free to raise your hand during the meeting in order to be placed on the speakers’ list. You will have 5 minutes to speak with 2 – 2 minute deferments.

When and where are the Senate meetings held?

Meetings are usually held on Thursdays starting at 6:10pm in the Memorial Union Special Events Room. No meetings occur during Final Week unless a special meeting is called. Please refer to announcements on the home page or dates on the agenda page for an updated list of meeting dates.

How can I place an item on the agenda?

If you would like to place anything on the agenda, whether it’s a presentation you would like to give, an item you would like to discuss during public discussion, or a bill or resolution, please email the ASUCD Vice President at to coordinate an agenda item. Anything to be placed on the agenda must be submitted no later than 11:59pm of the Tuesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

How can I contact the ASUCD Senate?

If you would like to contact the ASUCD Senate regarding any issue on campus, you may reach out to any ASUCD Senator below or send an email to the Senate Listserv at

ASUCD Senate Members

Presiding Officer of the Senate

Maxwell Kappes Vice President (ex officio)

ASUCD Senators 2012-2013

Fall Term Senators Winter Term Senators
Gareth Smythe* Azka Fayyaz
Mariah Watson Robyn Huey
Katherine Sherman Amelia Helland
Shehzad Lokhandwalla Artem Senchev
Janesh Gupta Nicholas Sanchez
Jonathan Mitchell Eugenia Chung

* Indicates Pro Tempore of the Senate

Ex-Officio Members of the ASUCD Senate

Name Position
Dana Lee Sever Academic Affairs Commission Chair
Zach Griffiths Business and Finance Commission Chair
Amy Ly External Affairs Commission Chair
Spencer McManus Internal Affairs Commission Chair
Kriti Garg Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission Chair
Robert Helfend Gender and Sexuality Commission Chair
Naftali Moed Environmental Policy and Planning Commission Chair
Eric Renslo Elections Committee Chair
Eric Evans Controller
Lauren Ashe Outreach Assembly Speaker