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 Representative

Elizabeth Crenshaw

Elizabeth Crenshaw is proud to represent you as your Student Senate School of Social Work Representative.

Elizabeth is a second-year graduate student enrolled in the Master of Social Work and Public Health joint-degree program at Wayne State University. Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for mental health, social justice, and community well-being. Her commitment to fostering positive change is exemplified through her role as a Graduate Ambassador for the School of Social Work and Co-Chair for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) School of Social Work Student Initiative at WSU, where she actively works to cultivate a more supportive and inclusive academic environment. Elizabeth is dedicated to amplifying the voices of her peers and fellow members of the WSU community through active participation in advocacy efforts and by representing the diverse perspectives of students on campus. With the belief that every voice matters, she is dedicated to empowering all students to reach their fullest potential.

Elizabeth embraces the African proverb: "If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." She recognizes the true power of collaboration and teamwork, understanding that we are stronger when we work together. Ultimately, by joining forces, we can achieve positive and enduring impacts in our pursuit of social justice and well-being for all, spanning across the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

While serving as your student representative, Elizabeth’s goals are :

  1. Mental Health Matters: Elevating the School of Social Work’s visibility as a leader in mental health, with a strong emphasis on education, destigmatization, and programming that promotes mental well-being across campus.
  2. Embracing Diversity: Championing initiatives that improve cultural awareness and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within the School of Social Work and the broader university, ensuring that all students feel supported and valued.
  3. Leaders of the Future: Creating more opportunities for micro-meets- macro advocacy to introduce students to opportunities for civic engagement, community organizing, and the development of future leaders.

Elizabeth’s finds inspiration in the following motivational quotes:

  1. Spread love everywhere you go.
  2. Value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
  3. We’ve got at responsibility to live up to the legacy of those who came before us by doing all we can to help those who come after us. 
  4. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
  5. The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things, but the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

Elizabeth invites students and peers to contact her via email  at for questions, suggestions, or concerns, or simply to say hello. I look forward to connecting with you!