Student Senate

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The Hiram College Student Senate is hereby recognized by Hiram College students as the official body for protecting student rights and interests; facilitating student participation in College policy-making; increasing the quality of students’ educational and academic experience; upholding the core values of the College in all areas of student life; facilitating communication between students and faculty, staff, and bureaucratic organizations; recognizing and funding student organizations; acting as the active link between the concerns of the Student Body and the administration; representing the student body in College Council meetings and all official college business; and striving to improve the welfare of all students.

On behalf of the Student Senate, welcome to our webpage!

Let us share with you a little part of our mission. Hiram College is its own small community: It encourages students to be active in their four years here. Student Senate is a key factor in keeping these active students busy and able. We interact not only with students but with faculty and staff, as we are the voice to the administration.

In the beginning of the fall, anyone can decide to run for Student Senate. To do so, one must run, attain signatures, and be elected by students of the college. Throughout the year, these representatives work hard to make students happy and to help our college community grow.

We want you to be a part of Hiram College’s outstanding student community, and truly make it your own. Your experience here depends on you, but we will help you as much as we can to find your niche. Hiram will be what you make it. It is our goal to help make it the best and most memorable four years of your life.

So, please, come give us input or join our Senate team!

The fall meeting schedule will be announced soon. Please come to the meetings to have your voice heard! Visitors are always welcome.

Have questions? Contact us at

Additional Information

Student Senate Constitution 2023-24

Student Senate newsletter
March 2023 Newsletter



Senate Executive Board
The 2023-2024 Executive Board at the Student Senate JAG Music Festival
Mackenzie Flaherty: President of Student Senate

Mackenzie is a senior Political Science major with minors in Crime, Law, and Justice, and Sociology. Prior to being elected President of Student Senate, Mackenzie served as Senator of the school of Education, Civic Leadership, and Social Change and Vice President of Activities. After her undergraduate career, Mackenzie hopes to go to law school to study Family Law. When she is not in meetings or studying, Mackenzie loves to hike, read, and cook for her friends. Mackenzie cannot wait to see what kind of change is possible this year. Please reach out to Mackenzie at if you have any suggestions.

Jade Mongold: Vice President of Administration

Jade is serving as the Vice President of Administration for the 2023-2024 school year. She is a senior double major in Performing Arts & Political Science. When not leading Student Senate meetings, Jade is a member of Alpha Zeta Theta, Student Ambassadors, the Eclectic Scholars Program, and a writing tutor. In her free time, she loves to play video games and do yoga. Please reach out to Jade at if you have any questions.

Madison Palm: Vice President of Communication

Madison will be serving as the Vice President of Communication for the 2023-2024 school year. Madison is a junior at Hiram, majoring in Chemistry. Before taking on the role of Vice President of Communication, Madison was the Senator of commuter students during the 2022-2023 school year. Alongside Senate, Madison is a student ambassador and the treasurer of Chemistry club. When she is not documenting Senate through pictures and videos, Madison likes to embroider and crochet. Please reach out to if you have any questions or suggestions.

Halley Fritz: Vice President of Finance

Halley will be serving as the Vice President of Finance and the chair of the Funding You Board for the 2023-24 school year. She is currently a 3rd year here at Hiram and is majoring in Chemistry. Before taking on the role of Vice President of Finance, Halley served as the Senator of Second Years. After undergrad, Halley plans to go to dental school to pursue a career in dentistry. When she is not working on homework or allocating funding to clubs, she loves to lay in her hammock and hang out with friends outside. Alongside Senate, Halley is a member of Lacrosse Club, CRUSH, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Chemistry club. Halley is so excited to be working to fund all the student organizations and collaborate with the rest of the Student Senate. If you have any questions please reach out to

Simone Chatman: Vice President of Activities

Simone will be serving as the Vice President of Activities for the 2023-2024 school year. She is currently a sophomore and is double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. You can find Simone at any number of clubs as she is the Vice President of Overbooked and the Historian for Dungeons and Dragons club. She also gives campus tours for students visiting campus, giving them insight on all things clubs. Simone cannot wait to work with clubs, established or incoming, and help them along their way! If you have any questions please reach out to for any inquiries.

Mick Steiner: Advisor of Student Senate

Mick Steiner serves as the Assistant Dean of Students at Hiram College. As the Assistant Dean of Students, Mick is a member of the Dean of Students team providing leadership to the Office of Residential Education and Commuter Services. Additionally, Mick oversees student conduct and assessment initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs.

Prior to his time at Hiram, Mick most recently worked at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where he served as the Director of Student Engagement overseeing 110 student organizations, clubs sports, and local and national fraternity and sorority chapters, as well as leadership development initiatives. Prior to Kenyon, Mick served as the Housing Coordinator in the Office of Student Life at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio for nearly 8 years where he managed most aspects of the housing program and student conduct. Mick has also worked at Ashland University in Residence Life, Greek Life, and Community Service as a graduate assistant. Finally, Mick began his career in student affairs right here at Hiram where he served as a Resident Director of the Quad and assistant to the Office of Campus Involvement and First Year Experience/Orientation.

Fall 12-Week Office Hours
  • Mackenzie Flaherty: Tuesday and Thursday (11:30am-1:30pm)
  • Jade Mongold: Wednesday and Friday (2pm-4pm)
  • Madison Palm: Tuesday (9:30am-1:30pm)
  • Simone Chatman: Tuesday and Thursday (4pm-6pm)
  • Halley Fritz: Monday and Wednesday (12pm-2pm)

Office hours are open for any students who have questions to attend and discuss with an Executive Board member. The Student Senate Office is located in the Dean of Students Office in Bates Hall. If you have any questions, contact


Residents of Booth, Centennial, and The Quad: Drew Hostetler
Residents of Booth, Centennial, and The Quad: Dayne Sauter
Residents of Bowler, Miller, Henry, and Whitcomb: Stephenie Travis
Residents of Bowler, Miller, Henry, and Whitcomb: Victoria Freeman
Residents of East and the Townhouses: Cayla Bentley
Commuter Students: Ryan Streator
Commuter Students: Caleigh Calvey


Arts, Humanities, and Culture: Lauren Felvus
Business & Communication: Zachary Shannon
Health, Education, Sustainability, & Society: Isabella Cambareri
Science & Technology: Amanda Pittman


First Year: Kaysea Hartman
First Year: Henry Hupp
Second Year: Aurora Nunnery
Third Year: Rebecca Cotterman
Fourth Year and Beyond: Isabella Galecki


International Students: Yue Sasaki
Athletics: Reagan Mory
Athletics: Bricen Jones

Health, Wellness & Accessibility: Emily Turk
Racial Equity & Inclusion: Betty Marin
Gender Equity & Inclusion: Grey Kuhl

Funding You Board (FYB) is an organization that has the sole purpose of allocating and managing funds for each of the student organizations around campus that are approved for funding by Student Senate. The FYB website has all the important information regarding check requests, funding, and meeting times.

Funding You Board meetings occur once per month and are a way for clubs and student organizations as well as individuals to request funding for events that were not included in their additional budget request. To attend a FYB meeting, submit the forms below by the Friday prior to the meeting.

Check out the Funding You Board page to learn more!

Student Senate is the governing body of clubs on campus. The procedure for starting a new club and becoming an active club is below! If you have any questions, please reach out to VP of Activities Simone Chatman (

  • Gather the three necessary materials: an interest list of students, a tentative group of officers, and a club constitution.
  • Set up a meeting with the VP of Activities to review the constitution and discuss club questions, concerns, and suggestions.
  • At least one officer must attend the designated Student Senate meeting to present the club for approval.

Once the club has been approved by Student Senate, they will be eligible to receive funding from the Funding You Board.