Hello, and welcome to the website of the Student Senate at Southern Methodist University!

As a governing organization, Student Senate is committed to ensuring that your experience as a Mustang is all that you expected and more. The purpose of Student Senate is” to establish a forum to represent all students, act as a communicative body among the students, administration, and faculty, protect the rights of students by ensuring a student voice in every decision-making process of the university, establish policies which govern the actions of students, and promote opportunities for intellectual growth.” That is the very vision at the forefront of our all of our goals. Student Senate exists to love, serve, and build community throughout every corner of campus. 

As the organized voice for all students striving to effectively represent the campus interest, it is our sincere hope that you will utilize Student Senate to its full capacity. As your representatives, we are always looking for student feedback and ideas in order to continue meeting the needs of the student body. We aspire to create a student government that is responsive to the needs of every student. We plan to innovate our government and build upon our success, while reframing our challenges as opportunities. Together, we can ensure the voices of over 11,500 Southern Methodist university students are heard loud and clear.  

Southern Methodist University is known not only for its excellence in academics, but also as a place where Mustangs are known to exceed expectations, achieve greatness, and exemplify leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. As the president of the Student Body, I strongly encourage you to get involved with the Student Senate. If student government isn’t your thing, then there are over 300 registered student organizations for you to join. Our community is made a better and more unique place if it is populated by people that are honest about who they are, and what it is that they are passionate about.  

The overall potential of our university is limitless. We possess all the qualities that are so desperately needed in the world today – youth and drive; diversity and openness; and an endless desire to explore new avenues for success. Our campus and our student government is made for such a time as this. Through good faith and hard work, there is nothing that we cannot achieve. Student Senate is not here to be the campus, but to connect the campus. Let’s leave a legacy that will forever change campus.  


Darian D. Taylor 
105th Student Body President