The legislative branch of the University of Alabama SGA is composed of a group of fifty senators from every college on campus. These senators are elected to a one year term beginning in April. At the beginning of the legislative session, the Senate elects their own leadership in the form of the Speaker of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate, and committee chairs of the eight standing committees. Currently, the Senate is operated by Speaker Matthew R. Childress. Senate meetings are open to the public and they occur every Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Ferguson Center Forum unless otherwise specified.

Speaker of the Senate – Matthew Childress

Matthew R. Childress is a Junior from Dallas, Texas double majoring in Management Information Systems and Finance, pursuing a career in Management Consulting. Over the last two school years, Matthew has served as a Senator for the Culverhouse College of Commerce in the Finance Committee, while also representing the Senate in the Financial Affairs Committee.

Secretary of the Senate – Molly Stalter

Molly Stalter is a Junior from Mandeville, Louisiana double majoring in Event Planning and Public Relations. This is her second year serving on SGA. During the prior 2016-2017 term, Molly served as a Senator for the Collage of Human Environmental Sciences. She can be contacted at

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