Consisting of 32 permanent elected seats and up to 4 temporary seats

Get to know our SGA Senators!


Sudipta Banerjee

Hello, my name is Sudipta Banerjee. I am a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. I am extremely excited to join SGA as a Senator and looking forward to making a difference to the students on the campus.


Rutam Chougule

Hello, dear colleagues! I am Rutam Chougule, a second year computer science undergraduate student at Illinois Tech. I am an international student from India. I find enjoyment in indulging in soccer and video games during my free time. I look forward to sharing my unique perspective and knowledge with the Senate Board and participating in meaningful discussions.


Benjamin De Pater

Hi, my name is Benjamin de Pater and I am a third year Computer Science student. I have both Dutch and American citizenship, but was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I look forward to working with SGA this school year!


Alejandro Torres

Hi, I’m Alejandro Torres, a 5th-year chemical engineering coterminal student. I’m from Los Angeles, am on the XC/track and field team, and am involved in many student orgs. I’m excited to contribute what I can to SGA and improve quality of life on campus!


Lucy Jorjorian



Shubham Bajiro Dhanavade

Hi, my name is Shubham Dhanavade and I am a 2nd year Graduate student pursuing a Masters degree in Computer Science. I am from India and I am excited and happy to be a part of SGA as a Senator !! 


Anagha Anil Dakre

Hey everyone! My name is Anagha Anil Dakre, I am a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. I’m an International student, Indian by nationality and I am extremely excited to be part of SGA as a Senator.


Joseph Shamaon

Hey, I’m Joseph! I’m an Undergraduate Accelerated Master’s student who is pursuing Civil and Structural Engineering. Having served as a Senator before, I am equipped with the info and experience to help my fellow students with any issues or inquiries they may have. I am also Chair of SGA’s Public Safety Committee so my goals for this senate term is to work together with students and Public Safety to promote better safety on campus. If you are interested in my cause or have general questions about campus, don’t be a stranger! 


Genevieve Onyekaonwu

Hi, my name is Genevieve Onyekaonwu and I am a third year undergrad pursuing my bachelors in Chemical Engineering. I am extremely delighted  to be a part of Student Government, as a senator.

Where are the rest?

You may notice we have at least 23 open positions on the Senate!

If you are interested in being a member, please email

Below are the list of all vacant elected positions:

Reminder: A student can participate in SGA without being a senator. If you are interested, contact us!

4 for the Student Body

3 for DEI

1 for the College of Computing

1 for the Lewis College of Science & Letters

1 for the Chicago-Kent College of Law

1 for the College of Architecture

1 for the Institute of Design

1 for the Stuart School of Business

2 for UG First Years

1 for UG Second Years

1 for UG Third Years

2 for UG Fourth Years

3 for Graduate Students