Student Senate


Make the most of your time at Creighton University by getting involved in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate. The Student Senate exists, not only for the betterment of the college as a whole, but to represent all arts and sciences students.

The Student Senate aims to improve the college through three avenues:

  • Academic—such as the advising task force team
  • Social—such as the annual Academic Dinner and the Dean’s Service Honor Roll Reception
  • Philanthropic—such as annual blood drives held in conjunction with the Red Cross (the largest blood drives on campus!)

The Student Senate works hard to advance the issues important to students just like you! In recent years, student senators have:

  • Analyzed “Dead Week” (the week before final exams) and how best to help students through this stressful time
  • Drafted an Academic Honesty Handbook for the entire college
  • Strived to implement an Integrity Pledge

By being a member of the college’s Student Senate, you can get involved in important philanthropic work—both on and off campus.


President: Abby Surber
Year: Senior
Major: Health Administration and Policy, Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Herman, NE

VP of Academic Affairs: Kathleen Marinelli
Year: Junior
Major: Biology, Italian minor
Hometown: Medicine Lake, MN

VP of Finance: Kevin Brittan
Year: Junior
Major: Biology and Neuroscience, Biophysics minor
Hometown: Omaha, NE

VP of Membership: Megan Gillespie
Year: Junior
Major: Biochemistry, Art minor
Hometown: Kansas City, KS

VP of Public Relations: Hibah Chughtai
Year: Junior
Major: Health Administration and Policy, Biology minor
Hometown: Lincoln, NE

VP of Administration: Rachel Melchionna
Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology, Health Administration and Policy minor
Hometown: Lake in the Hills, IL


Abby Surber

Carina Harrison

Megan Gillespie

Grant Mackinnon

Kathy Marinelli

Nick Mason

Dhruti Tummalpalli

Brenna McElenney

Alisha Baginski

Sruti Prathivadhi

Hannah Botkin

Sarah Stephani

Kevin Brittan

Alex Lang

Calvin Fairbourn

Rachel Melchionna

Emily Pass

Hana O’Hagan

Luke Gudde

Austin Tapuro

Hibah Chughtai

Mina Mirzaie

Jake Landreth

Victoria Thornton

Julia Chowdhury

Katie Kentfiled

Ola Akintelure

Allie Hall

Sydney Handrich

Katie Kentfield

News and Events


  • We recruit in the fall and spring semesters.

Get Involved

To get involved with the Senate, watch for recruitment in the fall and spring, or contact us.

Other ways to get involved at CU:

Contact Us

Email the Student Senate President, Abby Surber at AbbySurber [at] creighton [dot] edu.

Student Concerns

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate will review emails weekly to help solve the problem as quickly as possible. All emails will remain confidential. Please send concerns to ccasconcerns [at] gmail [dot] com.