Student Senate

Wayne State University Student Senate

The Wayne State University Student Senate is a non-discriminatory, non-partisan representative body of students.  Its primary objective is to identify progressive methods that can be utilized by all students to encourage leadership, uphold student achievement, enhance campus-community life through quality programming, and act as a liaison between students and the Administration. General body meetings are typically held every 1st and 3rd Thursday and are open to the public. For information about Student Senate history, goals, and members, please visit us online or contact any member of the Student Senate. 

School of Social Work Student Representativefa

Farhana Aktar is the 2018-2019 Student Senate representative for the School of Social Work. Farhana is in her senior year of the Bachelor of Social Work program. Upon completing her BSW she will complete her MSW degree focusing on policy and community. Farhana is honored to be representing the School of Social Work this year and looks forward to advocating for positive changes on behalf of her social work peers.

Farhana's goals as the School of Social Work Student Senate representative include the following:

  • Increase student engagement in School of Social Work groups and extracurricular activities. 
  • Promote education about the Social Work profession within the School of Social Work and other disciplines 
  • Expand CAPS within the School of Social Work
  • More flexibility with the class schedule availability.
  • Advocate for underrepresented groups on campus by providing them with resources to graduate and helping them gain the most out of their education at WSU

For her BSW internship, Farhana is interning at a community organization where she works to improve Detroit by providing basic needs and support to the residents. As well advocating on behalf of the community. She also volunteers at a food pantry, helping clients with translation and finding resources. Farhana also works to educate and raise awareness about the Bangladeshi culture and Islam to have an open discussion while uniting communities.

Farhana urges students to contact her with their concerns, ideas, and questions. She would like students to know that they are welcome to attend any general body meetings and they are encouraged to contribute to Student Senate projects. Farhana can be reached by email at fp4965@wayne.edu. In-person meetings can also be scheduled and Farhana looks forward to hearing from you.

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