The Xavier Senate mission is to provide representation and service to students. Each Student Government Association member is on a standing committee. Each committee is responsible for upholding a specific theme of the Senate and plays a crucial role in the progress of the Association.
Through communication with the student body, the Senate acts as a bridge between students and administration to improve the quality of life for all students associated with Xavier University.
Senators are elected by popular vote from among the student body and are eligible to be elected provided that they are a currently enrolled Xavier student with a minimum of a 2.25 GPA. Sixteen senators are elected each spring as uprising upperclassmen and four first-year senators are elected each fall from the incoming class.