Student Senate

The purpose of the Student Senate is to represent the students in all matters of concern to the student body and to serve as a liaison between the students, faculty, staff and administration. It is actively involved in sponsoring a variety of social activities and convocations. Elections to the Student Senate take place every fall and spring.

2023-2024 Senate

  • President: Brooke Wolanin
  • Vice-President: Jenna Wahl
  • Secretary: Josiah Hoppe
  • Treasurer: Clever Nieto Lazo

Senate Committees

  • Internal Affairs: Jenna Wahl (chair), Ethan Lozano, Josiah Hoppe, Jack DePrey
  • Public Relations: Ashley Casper (chair), Chance Hill, Rylee Woller
  • Financial Affairs: Clever Nieto Lazo (chair)
  • Campus Concerns: Elena Osmanllari (chair), Christian Edwards, Douglas Kallenvret, Nasteha Ali
  • Religious Affairs: Lucy Klatt (chair), Kevin Watchman, Allison Rygh, Ellie Sorensen

Submit a Concern

Student Senate is always looking for student input. If you have any concerns, suggestions, or questions please contact the Student Body President at any time. If you would like to submit an anonymous concern, there is a suggestion box located in the lower level of Old Main across from the elevator. We will address your concern in a timely manner and keep you posted on any developments. Thank you.


Minutes from meetings can be found on the Student Senate bulletin board in Old Main. Meeting recaps and monthly updates can also be found on our Instagram page!

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight is a monthly election meant to recognize exemplary Bethany students for their service and positive impact on the college and its community. We want to recognize students who regularly show integrity, stewardship, leadership, and/or positivity around Bethany’s campus. Do you know someone whose work for your club goes tragically unnoticed? Does someone go out of their way to make you smile every time you see them? Nominate them for a moment in the spotlight! Students, faculty, and staff, are eligible to nominate someone for Student Spotlight.

The honored students get their pictures shown for one month on the Student Senate board in Old Main, along with some of the reasons they were nominated! Keep an eye out for when the nominees are posted!

Let’s continue to make Bethany a better place!