A group of political science majors at Goucher College created the U.S. Model Senate program as an educational tool to improve high school students’ understanding of the legislative process in the American government and to encourage their political engagement. Each student will be assigned to play the role of a real U.S. Senator and will participate in a day long model senate conference which will be held at Goucher College. Students will participate in floor sessions, introduce legislation, mark up legislation in committee, and attend party caucuses. They will get a sense of what it is like to be a U.S. Senator and leave with a better understanding of the country’s legislative system.
We are excited to announce Model Senate is coming back and will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
Registration forms are available now under the Registration Forms tab. The roster of Senators for the 117th Session has now been updated. The legislation we will be using for Model Senate will not be updated until the end of January, 2022.