Diversity Committee: The Diversity Committee shall provide an open forum for representatives of diversity-advocating student organizations, as well as any student associations that see as their purpose to represent the diverse facets of the student community. The ultimate goal of this Committee shall be to further the advocacy process of each individual organization, to influence changes in College policies, and to issue statements that reflect the interests and concerns apropos to the matter of diversity and equity on campus. The Committee shall be concerned mainly but not exclusively with issues of diversity and equity related to matters of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, and (dis)ability.
Students on this committee: Mariel Ozoria, Hannah Wing, Elissa Webb, Jada Fitzpatrick, Cole Lavoie, Camrin Cohen, Maryum Qasim
Public Relations Committee: The Public Relations Committee shall serve as an advisory committee to the SGA Chief of Communications. The Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for publicizing all SGA affairs and initiatives in effective, creative, and unique ways. This committee will be responsible for, but not limited to, creating the weekly campus-wide publication, updating the SGA website, acting as a liaison to The College Voice, and generally informing the College community of SGA affairs. The Committee shall meet weekly.
Students on this committee: Tyler Clark, Camrin Cohen, Zach Bermack, Dara Pohl Feldman, Erin Feeney, Margie Giacalone
Club Overview Committee: The Vice President will have a committee consisting of two assembly members and two students-at-large who will help oversee student organizations.
a. The committee will help with mid year reviews and checking ConnQuest to see that requirements are being met.
b. The committee shall act as a liaison between clubs, the Vice President, the Vice President's advisor, and community partners to find community service placements that are mutually beneficial for all involved.
Students on this committee: Elissa Webb, Daniel Ross, Abbey Johnstone, Brette Brier, Virginia Gresham
Residential Education and Living Committee: The Residential Education and Living Advisory Committee shall serve as an advisory committee to the Director of Residential Education and Living and as a liaison between Residential Education and Living and SGA. The Chair of Residential Affairs shall co-chair the Committee with the Director of Residential Education and Living.
Students on this committee: Yoldas Yildiz, Zach Bermack, Ken Colombe, James Murray
Finance Committee: The Chief shall call and preside over all meetings of the Finance Committee (FC), and shall vote in the case of a tie. There are at least five voting members on this committee. The Chief shall meet with the Dean of Student Engagement, advisor to the Finance Committee, on a regular basis. The Committee shall meet weekly (extra meetings may be arranged at the discretion of the directors). One half of the committee must be present in order for a proposal to be considered. All members are allowed one vote. The Chair of SAC will vote in the event of a tie. Proposals are passed by a simple majority. The committee reserves the right to decrease any requested amount as it sees fit. In the case of approval, the Director of Finance shall make the necessary transfer of funds and will arrange any additional support. The committee shall give no more than seven hundred and fifty ($750) towards any one event. A group whose proposal has been approved must include the SAC logo in all visual advertisement, mention SAC co-sponsorship in all verbal advertisement, and submit a post-event summary to the Director of Finance within one week of the event. Failure to do so will result in the group’s account being frozen until the statement is submitted.
Students on this committee: Nicolae Florin, Daniel Janel, Deion Jordan, Daniel Ross, Cole Lavoie, Tinashe Prince, Murat Edin
Priorities, Planning, and Budgeting Committee: This committee allocates Above Current Level Requests to the College and its meetings are confidential. Student representation is by appointment or at the President of SGA's discretion.
Students on this committee: Ramzi Kaiss, Murat Edin, Ramata Diallo
Academic and Administrative Procedures Committee (AAPC):
This committee considers undergraduate course offerings, and the credit hours for such courses, and also develops and considers proposals relating to the academic and administrative procedures of the college. Within the bounds of policies established by the faculty, this committee considers: requests for the addition, deletion, or modification of the course offerings of the departments or interdisciplinary programs, and the major; alternative programs for the degree; changes in administrative procedures; changes in class meetings and hours.
At the direction of the faculty this committee reviews and recommends to the faculty revisions of: requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (distribution requirements, number of courses required for graduation, residence requirements, and maximum and minimum number of courses in the major); requirements for individual study, honors study, and graduation honors for undergraduates; the grading system, including the pass/not passed option; requirements for admission of undergraduates, including undergraduates with advanced standing and Return to College students; standards for granting credit for courses taken elsewhere; standards for granting financial aid to undergraduates; standards for assigning hours, days, and rooms for courses and examinations. The Committee acts as "the department" for all College Courses.
Students on this committee: Hannah Johnston
Facilities and Land Management Committee (FLMC): The Facilities and Land Management Committee shall be responsible for planning the use and maintenance of all facilities and land owned by the College. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and recommending solutions to the Building and Grounds Committee concerning land-related issues that may arise. Further, the committee shall identify all parcels of acquired land that constitute the campus, categorize and/or zone all College land, develop policies for parking, gardens, signage, new features, consider building and further acquisition or disposition of property, and function as a mediator for relevant disputes, proposed changes, or complaints. This committee reports to the Trustees through the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee.
Students on this committee: Elissa Webb, Mark Cameron
Calendar Committee: The preparation of the College calendar is the responsibility of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. The Faculty Steering and Conference Committee, in consultation with appropriate administrative officers of the College, advises the Dean of the Faculty on the calendar. The Dean of the Faculty reports the calendar to the faculty for its approval, normally at the November faculty meeting. The Calendar Committee shall meet to plan out the academic calendar for the year. The committee agrees on the dates for such events as Commencement, Spring Break, and Winter Break.
Students on this committee: Alex Klavens, Kyle Hawk
Information Services Committee (IS Committee): The committee provides oversight to the Information Services department of the college. It studies the college’s needs relating to library services and information and instructional technology; advises the Vice-President of Information Services and Librarian of the College on policy, planning, budgeting, services and other issues that relate to the library, information literacy, computing, telecommunications, web services, and instructional technology. The committee considers ways that information services can better serve the campus; reviews financial support for information services and advises on the allocation of funds for information resources; reviews and affirms Information Services annual goals; and administers any Information Services prizes for students.
Students on this committee: James Robinson and Julia Loesche
Study Away Committee: The Study Away Advisory Committee shall advise the Office of Study Away and shall act as a liaison between that office and SGA to address issues concerning study away.
Students on this committee: Christina Walsh, Maryum Qasim
Parking Appeals Committee: The Campus Parking Appeals committee shall deal with the management of parking appeals and regulations
Students on this committee: Annabelle Allen and Abbey Johnstone
Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major And Minors Committee: This committee exercises general supervision over interdisciplinary majors initiated by students and reports at least once a year to the faculty on such programs in progress; receives student proposals for interdisciplinary majors, reviews the proposals when completed, and accepts or rejects them; upon approval of a student-initiated program, appoints appropriate advisers who shall direct the student's work and who, acting with three additional members of the faculty, also appointed by the committee, may vote recommendation for Honors in the Major Field.
Students on this committee: Chris White and Yoldaz Yildiz
Commission on Shared Governance: The Commission on Shared Governance shall meet to insure that the goals of both The Covenant on Shared Governance and the ideals of shared governance are maintained at Connecticut College. The Commission on Shared Governance shall meet at least once per semester to evaluate the points of the Covenant, examine the process that this Covenant and shared governance have established, and evaluate the relationships among the three governing bodies.
Students on this committee: Tinashe Prince and Ramzi Kaiss
Connecticut College Campus Community Coalition (CCCCC): Connecticut College is collaborating with multiple state organizations to accomplish the overall goal of the development and enhancement of sustainable evidence-based, culturally competent suicide prevention and mental health promotion policies, practices, and programs at institutions of higher education with the overall goal of reducing suicide contemplation, attempts and deaths of students attending college in Connecticut. For Connecticut College, this college/community coalition works collaboratively toward this goal. This helps to enhance the college’s current infrastructure and create collaborative policies that ensure coordinated, respectful and supportive care for students in emotional crisis. The coalition provides mental health outreach/prevention/education to students, faculty and staff, and help to reduce the stigma of mental illness/seeking treatment.
Students on this committee: Jada Fitzpatrick, Erin Feeney
Community Partnerships Committee:
Students on this committee: Annabelle Allen, Chris White
Students on this committee: Gabriel Arnold, Brette Brier, Shyanne Temple
Campus Safety Committee: The College Campus Safety Committee shall serve as a liaison between the Campus Safety Department and SGA.
Students on this committee: Dara Pohl Feldman, Kyle Hawk
Dining Services Committee: The Dining Services Committee shall serve as a student advisory group to the Director of Dining Services. The Director of Dining Services shall attend all meetings as a non-voting member of this committee. This committee shall discuss student suggestions and comments in order to improve the student body's dining experience. This shall include dealing with managerial, food, and/or service issues that arise, in addition to providing input on the selection of menu items.
Students on this committee: Alexandra Bernardo, Julia Loesche, Sophie Kornacki
Educational Planning Committee (EPC): This committee produces and annually updates the College’s long-term curricular plan, and provides oversight and review of the College’s educational program by gathering information from departments, programs, and the office of the Dean of the Faculty.
Students on this committee: Hannah Johnston
Physical Plant Committee: The Physical Plant Committee shall address all issues of lighting, residential house upkeep, and other non-trivial issues involving the Physical Plant department.
Students on this committee: Sophie Kornacki, Virginia Gresham, Daniel Ross
Athletic Advisory Committee: The Athletic Advisory Committee shall act as a liaison between athletics and SGA and shall serve to support and promote Connecticut College athletics and student athletes throughout the campus community. The Assembly members of this committee shall be charged with its oversight, organization, agenda, and operation. The Assembly members shall also liaise with the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Students on this committee: Catherine Rockett, Ken Colombe, Mark Cameron