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 RepresentativeFarhana Aktar, Detroit, MI

Farhana Aktar is the Student Representative for the School of Social Work. She is also the Director of Governmental Affairs at Student Senate. In 2019, Farhana completed her undergraduate at Wayne State with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Currently, she is completing her MSW degree focusing on Policy, Community, and Leadership. 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:

  • Improve internship experience
  • Create flexible class schedules for all
  • Facilitate better student/faculty communication
  • Advocate for more licensing training

For her MSW internship, Farhana is interning with Michigan United. Where she helps to facilitate community meetings, give community presentations to organizations in Detroit, organizes community events and actions that move the goals of the campaign forward. She participates in policy strategy and helps  develop conference calls and planning, and design and give feedback around internal systems that have a racial and gender equity lens. student representative in the Instructional & Curriculum committee. Where she lends her voice on behalf of the student body, giving input on the curriculum and the direction of their program.

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 In-person meetings can also be scheduled and Farhana looks forward to hearing from you.