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Senate constantly asks students “What’s your issue?” Every decision the Student Government Association (SGA) makes is based on students’ needs and input. With 23 senators, SGA persistently works to solve your concerns. It meets with school officials, researches possible solutions, and creates and passes legislation.

To ensure that the entire student body is heard, every Senator represents a specific constituency: There are 12 school senators, 4 class senators, 3 student organization senators, and 4 at-large senators.  See a visual outline of the structure.

Each senator sits on at least one of the four standing committees: the Allocations Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Campus Inclusion Committee, and the Student Life Committee.    

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues to bring up to Senate please contact the speaker of Senate, Evan DeVries.


If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to come to a meeting! Senate meets every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Argyros Forum Second Floor Boardroom. Or, look at the attendance record if you have questions about your representation. 

Meet Your Senators

Evan DeVries
Evan DeVries
ASBE Senator
Speaker of Senate
Class of 2016
Evan is studying Business Administration and is a member of the University Honors Program.
He is involved in the Interfraternity Council, Phi Kappa Tau, Student Engagement - Civic Engagement Initiatives, and Men of Harmony.
"Chapman is the ideal environment to whole heartily pursue your passions. No matter your interests there will be a group of students and even faculty to support what you care for and push you along the way. Everyone at Chapman has an interesting and unique back story and big dreams for the future. The campus is inspirational on a daily level and I find myself growing with every new experience I take on."
Jaycie Rowe
Jaycie Rowe
Junior Class Senator
Allocation Committee Chair
Class of 2016
Jaycie is a Business Administration Major, from Carlsbad, California.
She is a part of the Civic Engagement Initiative Team, a DJ on Chapman Radio, Panthervision, the American Marketing Association, and an NCAA Division III athlete on the Women's Track and Field Team. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
"I love Chapman because of the numerous opportunities to gain leadership experience and make strong connections with faculty and advisors. The Southern California weather is enough to keep me loving the location, but the people of Chapman are what make this University so special."
Darpan Singh
Darpan Singh
Schmid Senator
Academics Committee Chair
Class of 2016
Darpan is majoring in Chemistry, from Dublin, California.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and Chapman's Track and Field team.
"I love Chapman because of the great community that has been made here. The faculty genuinely cares about the students and wants to see them succeed. We have great programs here like academic advising, the career development center, and student and campus life whose only goal is to help students get the most out of their college experience and become prepared for whatever lies ahead for them after college."
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Leon Lukic
Dodge Senator
Campus Inclusion Committee Chair
Class of 2017
Leon is a Film Production Major.
He is involved in the University Honors Program, and Diversity and Equity Initiatives.
"I spent most of my life leaving places—I was born in Germany, grew up in Connecticut, and studied in Croatia. I learned quickly how to adjust to new languages, environments, and cultures, but I never felt fully at home. In coming to Chapman University, I felt like I found my home. I joined S.G.A. because I want to give back to the place that has made me feel welcome and accepted."
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Allie Weber
Senior Class Senator
Student Life Committee Chair
Class of 2015
Allie is an Economics and Political Science double major.
"I joined SGA because I wanted to be a contributor to the amazing community of students we have here at Chapman. I feel that I have a great opportunity to be an advocate for my peers and to bring about positive changes that represent real needs and wants of students. SGA brings together great leaders from all corners of our campus to tackle big and small issues, and I feel privileged to be a part of it as I represent my senior class this year!"
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Melissa Schrand
ASBE Senator
Class of 2015
Melissa is a double major in Psychology and Business Administration from Queen Creek, Arizona.
She is a Club House Assistant at the Panther Villages, a Guest Relations Assistant, as well as on the executive board of Psi Chi Honors Society.
"Chapman has provided me with countless opportunities, along with amazing mentors that I will never forget."
Evette Minsun Kim
Evette Minsun Kim
Wilkinson Senator
Class of 2016
Evette is majoring in Political Science & Peace Studies and minoring in French & Holocaust Studies,
She is a Civic Engagement Initiative, Model UN as well as a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
"I love Chapman because the community is strong and full of energy"
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Jasmyn Domingues
CES Senator
Class of 2015
Jasmyn is an IES major with a double minor in History and Psychology from Monterey, Calif.
Jasmyn is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Chapman University Women’s Track & Field team.
"Chapman has given me a huge opportunity to grow as an individual. Entering my fourth and final year, the community at Chapman is beyond compare—all of the meaningful connections I’ve made with fellow students, professors and advisors have had a positive impact on my experience here. One of my favorite things about Chapman is that it has the resources of a big school with personalized attentions of a small school. The sunshine is a huge plus, but the meaningful relationships and connections I’ve built with the people at Chapman is why I love being a student here."
Mia Baybayan
Mia Baybayan
Sophomore Class Senator
Class of 2017
Mia is a Business Administration major from Ewa Beach, HI.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and Pua'ikeana.
"I love being in SGA because as a student, I can listen to the needs of my peers. As a Senator, I can advocate for those needs on SGA."
Netasha  Pizano
Netasha Pizano
Crean Senator
Class of 2014
Chelsea  Davis
Chelsea Davis
COPA Representative
Class of 2017
Chelsea is a Theater major with a minor in Political Science from San Francisco, Calif.
Chelsea is also a resident advisor for Glass Hall.
“I joined SGA because I love Chapman and I want to be a part of what it takes to make this community better. I think everyone should take control of their education and opportunities and joining SGA is just one way of doing that.”
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Alec Shumate
Dodge Senator
Class of 2015
Alec is a Film Production major.
His involvements include Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity Honors Program.
"I love Chapman because it combines the diverse educational opportunities of a larger university, with a sense of community that can only be found at a small university. It's great to see that in a time when many schools are experiencing budget cuts, Chapman is always growing; investing in new programs, new facilities, and an ever growing student body."
Ryan Rodriguez
Ryan Rodriguez
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2017
Ryan is a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Marketing.
His involvements include Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the Player's Society.
"I came to Chapman because I believe it is a school filled with many opportunities not just for me, but for the entire student body."
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Jon Woo
Schmid Senator
Class of 2016
Jon is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, minoring in Honors Program and Physics from Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is involved in the Hawaii Club, Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society, NSCS, and a brother of Phi Kappa Tau.
"I joined SGA because I wanted to help make Chapman a better place for all of its students. Being heavily involved in campus organizations and the academic community, I knew my experience and unique perspective could be used to help represent the core of these groups."
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Kayla Velloso
Wilkinson Senator
Class of 2017
Kayla is a Communication Studies major and Documentary emphasis from San Diego, California.
She is the social media and marketing chair of Chapman’s Club Documentary, and an active member of Chapman Hillel and Panthers for Israel.
"Inspired by my favorite sitcom character, Leslie Knope (from Parks and Rec), Velloso wanted to make a difference in her community here at Chapman. I have seen that most students don’t realize that they hold so much power. Not only do I want to be proof that an individual’s ideas and opinions do matter, but I hope to help other students make significant impacts on the Chapman community as well."
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Homa Hayatyfar
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2015
Gagan Sandhu
Gagan Sandhu
Crean Senator
Class of 2016
Gagan is a Psychology major and Biology minor.
She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, Psi Chi, and does work as a research assistant in the Psychology department.
“Chapman has given me a place to thrive and actively pursue the acquisition of knowledge in and out of the classroom while being challenged by my peers and professors. My involvement with numerous organizations on campus has helped me develop as a leader and reminded me that I can learn from every person I interact with.”
Taylor  White
Taylor White
CES Senator
Class of 2017
Taylor is a Kinesiology major.
He is a Chapman Ambassadors, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, German Club, and Hillel.
"Coming out of high school, my only regrets were not getting involved enough and in turn not doing enough for the school. I joined organizations and groups my senior year and was upset only because I hadn't joined earlier. When my Freshman year began at Chapman, I got very involved in numerous organizations, one of which was SGA. With SGA, I satisfied both of my high school regrets in getting involved and by helping the University grow by being the voice of the student body and addressing their concerns, which as a Senator, is my current goal in SGA."
Josh Nudelman
Josh Nudelman
Student Org. Senator
Class of 2016
Josh is a Communication Studies and Political Science double major from Lake Oswego, Oregon.
He is involved in Chapman Cross Country, Chapman Speech and Debate Team, member of Phi Delta Theta, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
"I love Chapman because of all the opportunities and doors it has opened for me. Something I really enjoy is the fact that Chapman gives me the opportunity to be involved in actives I would only dream about being a part of. I have also created personal connections with my professors thanks to Chapman. Thanks to Chapman I know that the sky is my limit."