Student Government

The Student Government of Seattle University (SGSU) is the official governing body of student representatives who are committed to advocating for the needs and concerns of the undergraduate student community.

About SGSU

Virtually every aspect of Seattle University is critically analyzed and addressed by a university committee. These groups––made up of faculty, staff, students and administrators––meet and form initiatives to improve our campus, our education, and our student experience. An SGSU appointee on a university committee represents the student's voice and is responsible for corresponding with SGSU to ensure continuity between University initiatives and the student body.

Seattle University boasts about having a student body that is extremely involved, socially just, and politically active. And yet, in the process of “empowering leaders for a just and humane world,” we often overlook the responsibility we have to become involved on our own campus.

If you are looking for an opportunity to become a leader on campus, please consider seeking a position at SGSU. As a member of SGSU, you will have the unique opportunity to represent your fellow students to the University. In addition to the networking benefits of being on SGSU, senators and executive board members receive a scholarship for their work.

SGSU Positions

  • Executive Members: the Student Body President, the Senate Chair, the Chief Financial Officer, and two vice presidents.
  • Senators: those elected to represent a particular constituent group, such as a college.
  • Staff: those hired by the Student Body President and the respective Executive member.

Additionally, SGSU is advised by a team of dedicated and passionate Seattle University staff and graduate coordinator.

Bylaws and Constitution

Meet Us: SGSU Executive Branch

Student Isabelle Alamilla

Isabelle Alamilla
Business Management and Business Analytics Double Major

Hey! My name is Isabelle Alamilla, I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah, and I am currently working toward my BA in Business Management and Business Analytics. I am a third-year here at Seattle University, and in my free time,
I love to hang out with friends, watch movies and find new restaurants to eat at. If you ever see me walking around on campus, come and say hi!

Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Sophia Cofinas

Sophia Cofinas
Public Affairs and International Studies with a Minor in Spanish

My name is Sophia Cofinas, I am thrilled to be the
Senate Chair for SGSU this year! I am a third-year from San Diego, California, and I am double majoring in Public Affairs and International Studies and minoring in Spanish. You can catch me around Seattle thrifting, looking for good vegetarian restaurants and spending time with my friends whenever
I can :). If you have any questions or concerns related to SGSU and how it operates, please contact me. I am here for all of you!

Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Ella Chalmers

Ella Chalmers
Business and Law

My name is Ella Chalmers, and I am SGSU's Accessibility Senator! I'm from Sacramento, California, and am in my third-year of the Business and Law major. Some of my favorite things are traveling around the country to see my favorite artists, concerts and my French Bulldogs!

Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Benjamin Jones-Rice

Benjamin Jones-Rice
Economics and Accounting

My name is Ben Jones-Rice. I am a born and raised Seattlite, and a fourth-year at SU majoring in Economics and Accounting, with a minor in International Studies. I am a dog-lover with two dopey doggos named Ruby and Joey. I play on the ultimate frisbee team and am a member of the Model United Nations club along with a few others.

I have always been strongly geared toward giving back to my community and helping those around me as much as I can, in any and all ways. As an SGSU representative, I hope to advocate for students' needs, assist in the implementation of policy to better address community issues, and be someone you can count on to tell it to you straight. Navigating university can be a difficult time and life doesn't pause, sadly, just because we want it to. I hope to be able to help navigate those stressors and ease them to the best of my ability, especially around academics.

Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Hyeri Shim

Hyeri Shim
Political Science

Hello everyone! My name is Hyeri Shim and I am so excited to serve
for a third year in SGSU and as Chief Financial Officer! To introduce myself, here are a few fun facts about me: I was born and raised in Washington state. I am a third-year Political Science major and Intellectual Traditions Honors student.

I love taking walks while listening to music, going out for boba, window shopping, singing at St. James Cathedral, and most of all, spending time with my family and friends. Also, I want to say thank you for again giving me the opportunity to serve you all. I look forward to working together to better our community!

Building/Room: STCN 360

Meet Us: SGSU Senators

Student Naho Umitani

Naho Umitani

Hello, my name is Naho Umitani and I am from Honolulu, Hawaii! I am a second-year Sociology major, and enjoy singing and collecting plants. I also participate in Model UN, choir and College Democrats here at Seattle University!

Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Jacob Caddali

Jacob Caddali
Political Science

Hello! My name is Jacob Caddali and I am a second-year political science major. Go Class of 2026! I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but I am originally from Ewa Beach, Hawaii. I love watching foreign dramas, writing and exploring the city. So excited to represent you all!


Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Anna Vu

Anna Vu

Hello, my name is Anna Vu and I am from Tacoma, Washington. I am the Health and Wellness Senator at SGSU. Also, I am a second-year Business Economics major. For fun I like to read, watch my favorite movies and spend time with my friends!


Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Sarah Rauf

Sarah Rauf
Double Major in Marketing and Management

Hello! My name is Sarah Rauf and I am originally from Minnesota. I am double majoring in marketing and management. I also have an A.S. in Criminal Justice and an A.A. in Liberal Arts. In my free time, I love to work out, read, and watch F1. As the Albers Senator, my goal is to advocate for the needs of my constituents, as well as ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. If you see me around please come say hi. I’d love to hear from you!


Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Rachel Park

Rachel Park 


Building/Room: STCN 360

Meet Us: Staff and Advisors

Student Jeremy Ruan

Hey! My name is Jeremy Ruan, and I am a second-year Cell and Molecular Biology Major with a minor in Psychology. I am from Honolulu, Hawaii, so in my free time I love going on hikes and adventures with my friends. I also love music and playing the violin!

Building/Room: STCN 360

Student Advisor Marissa Robledo

Hey everyone! My name is Marissa Robledo, M.Ed., and I am the Associate Director in the Center for Student Involvement and the Advisor for SGSU. I joined the Seattle U team in Aug. 2021. As the SGSU advisor, I have a true passion for working with students and helping them grow and develop as leaders. I am also Associate Director, Leadership & Government, SGSU and GSC Advisor, and Leadership Programs: Leadership Application, iLead, Red Night Out.

Building/Room: STCN 360B

Student Andrew Page

Hey everyone! My name is Andrew, and I am working towards an MAED in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I grew up in central Missouri, the land of corn and beans. For fun, I love to play ultimate frisbee and dabble on the guitar.

Building/Room: STCN 360

Connect with SGSU

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

SGSU Office

The SGSU office is located in Student Center 360
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