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Student Senate


Oluwabamise Afolabi


2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


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Mission Statement

The Knox College Student Senate plays a significant role in college activity. The Student Senate is responsible for the management of money between clubs, rolling out new ideas and projects, and voicing the needs of students to improve campus life. Senators are elected by their classmates and stand on student and faculty-led committees. 

Our Summer Plans

Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, we have decided to host Senator elections in Fall Term. We hope that this decision will give us the flexibility we need to best support our students in whatever form our classes take this coming term. However, the 2020-21 Executive Committee will still be active during the summer. We encourage you to reach out to us with questions and concerns. You can do so in two ways, either a direct email to President Afolabi or Secretary Allee or through our public comment form We will continue to keep you updated on our summer actions via Facebook and Instagram as well. Stay safe and healthy this summer!

Regarding Fall Term

Dear International Students, July 8

Messages to Students About Messages to Students, July 10th

Summer Visitor Guidelines, July 13

Protocol For Approved Visitors, July 13

A Senate Breakdown of 'Messages to Students', July 14

Virtual GA

Virtual GA 04.16.20 Minutes

Virtual GA 04.23.20 Minutes

Virtual GA 04.30.20 Minutes

Virtual GA 05.07.20 Minutes

Virtual GA 05.14.20 Minutes

Virtual GA 05.21.20 Minutes

Executive Committee  

President Oluwabamise Afolabi '22


President Afolabi is a Senior with a major in Biology and a minor in psychology. He started out on Senate Exec. as the diversity chair for the 19/20 academic year. He is interested in the senate because of the changes he thinks he can push for. He is looking forward to working with students in this upcoming academic year. Feel free to hi to him when you see him on campus, he likes it. 

Vice President Harsheath Chauhan '23


Vice-President Chauhan is a Sophomore with an undecided major. He started out in the Senate as the First Year Executive Representative. He is keen to work as Vice-President because he wants to bridge the gap between the student population at Knox and the Student Senate. He is a member of the Knox College Cross Country and Track Team and Vice-President for the Delta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He is looking forward to working with President Afolabi because the two have the same goals and aspirations for the upcoming year.

Secretary Kathryn Allee '22


Secretary Allee is a junior majoring in biochem with a minor in chemistry. She ran for the position of secretary as a freshman and was re-elected this year. She enjoys the position because it allows her to work with different departments and organizations across campus. She also just really enjoys being organized. If she’s not in the Senate Office, you can find her playing tennis, working with alumni, or planning Union Board events. In her spare time she likes to take care of her excessive number of plants and her tiny black kitty, Delphi. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions; she’s looking forward to working with all of you this coming year!

Treasurer Andrew Liput '21


Treasurer Liput is a Senior with an International Relations Major and Economics Minor. He started in the Senate as a Freshman and will have served on the Senate all 4 years of his academic time at Knox. He originally joined the senate to better acquaint himself with the Knox Community, but early on recognized the need for hard-working student leaders to improve the student experience at Knox College. Treasurer Liput is the President of the Delta Theta Chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity at Knox College and enjoys listening to audiobooks and playing strategy games in his free time. Treasurer Liput looks forward to working with President Afolabi, the other executive board members, and the new senate to try to return the campus to as close a state of normalcy as possible following the recent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any questions about the use of the student activity fee, forming a new club, or any other requests for financial assistance with your Student Organization, feel free to contact Treasurer Liput at

Campus Life Chair Carly Rieger '22


Chairperson Rieger is a junior majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and philosophy. She has served on the Senate executive committee for the last two years as both the Vice-President and Campus Life Chair. She enjoys serving on Senate because it allows her to connect with different departments, organizations, and individuals across campus which allows her to stay involved in the campus community. As the Campus Life Chair she wants to spread awareness about work orders and continue her work with the Campus Life Office. Outside of senate she is a debate coach, duty resident assistant, member of Union Board, and treasurer of Common Ground. She loves watching anime, caring for her houseplants, and her cat, Jasper. Please reach out to her if you have any questions regarding campus life, senate, or just want to say hi!

Diversity Chair Mujtaba Hassan '22


Chairperson Hassan is a junior double-majoring in Computer Science and Integrative Business & Management. He was on the Diversity Committee during his freshman year and was elected as Diversity Chair this year. He ran for this position because it allows him to be involved with all matters and conversations relating to diversity and inclusion on campus, and these are topics he holds near and dear to his heart being both an international student and coming from a religious minority in his home country, Pakistan. He also enjoys indulging in tricky and difficult conversations and learning from different peoples’ perspectives on what the umbrella term ‘diversity’ includes and entails. Additionally, he is the MSAC Co-Chair, a Resident Assistant, one of two student members of the Faculty Executive Committee, Interfaith Liaison of the Islamic Club, and is also involved in Business Club and Coding Club. On top of all that, he works at the IT Services Helpdesk and as an on and off TA/Tutor for Computer Science; drop by and say hi, he loves making new friends! In his spare time he likes to catch up on and campaign for matters of cultural, societal, and racial importance the world over - and plays video games on the side. Please feel free to reach out to him with any questions, comments, and/or concerns with regards to diversity and inclusion on campus, he will always make time for you, stand with you, and ensure you are seen and heard; he looks forward to being a useful platform for all of you this coming year!

Health and Wellness Chair Tina Jeon '21


Chairperson Jeon is a senior majoring in Anthropology and double minoring Educational Studies and Africana Studies. She joined the senate as a senator in her sophomore year, and became a Health and Wellness chair as a junior. She wanted to relieve prejudices and promote existing Counseling / Disability Services resources for students, so that everyone can utilize those as needed. Continuing from last year, she and her committee will do their best to provide resources through condom hotline and weekly TKS articles, as well as launching projects based on senators’ and students’ needs. At Knox, she is involved in Resident Assistant, Lab Assistant, Redroom tutor, and Terpsichore.

Sustainability Chair Caitlin Edelmuth '21


Chairperson Edelmuth is a senior pursuing a Biology B.S. and minors in Chemistry and Environmental Studies on a pre-veterinary medicine track. She held this position as a sophomore and is ecstatic to be holding the position again to continue her work with water insecurity and intersectionality. Through Senate, she believes she can affect the most amount of change. This year she will be focusing on Knox’s environmental impact, environmental intersectionality, and climate and social justice issues. She is also the President of Students For Sustainability (S4S), an exec team member of Food Recovery Network (FRN), a writing tutor and coordinator for the Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL), and duty Residential Assistant on campus. Feel free to say hello and let her know how you want to make the world better!

Contact us!

For questions regarding...

Funding/approval of clubs - Treasurer Liput,

Themed houses - Campus Life Chair Rieger,

Elections - Vice President Chauhan,

Agendas or meetings - President Afolabi,

For all other concerns or needs, contact Secretary Allee ( as she can direct you to the correct Executive member.

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Printed on Wednesday, July 15, 2020