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Student Government Committees

Student Government Committees are where the majority of our work gets completed. Our committees tackle agenda items ranging from solving university transportation issues to planning NYU's official spirit week, Violet 100.

If you are interested in getting involved in a committee, please click here to access the Committee Preference Form. For additional questions related to a particular committee's work, please email the listed contact for that committee. 

Student Government Committees: 

Academic Affairs
All-Square Student Budget Allocation
All-University Events
Alumni Relations
Conference Funding
Global Operations
Global Policy
Graduate Affairs
International Student Affairs
Organization and Governance
Public Relations
Site Ambassador Program
Student Activities Board
Student Affairs Budget Advisory
Student Health Advisory Board
Student Services
Student Technology and Research
Undergraduate Affairs

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Academic Affairs Committee

The committee considers all matters concerning academically-related support services and programs provided by the university to students. After a careful review of such problems and issues, the committee makes recommendations concerning policy, services, and short/long-range plans.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
Designed as a trouble-shooting committee, it handles (but is not limited to) topics such as Bobst Library, student/faculty relations, registration, classroom facilities, computer services, and the academic calendar.

Abhinav Mishra

Anthony Kasper

Anthony Isenberg

Bakar Ali

Carter Glace

Chandan Mishra

Chukwuemeka Mba-Kaul

Claire Simon

Diana Rosenthal

Dylan Johnson

Erin Oh

Gloria Bae

Jonathan Steinberg

Kelly Clifford

Kimberly Kissoon

Mahmoud Abugharbieh

Nathan Faust

Noah Bierbrier

Rijul Asri

Sadia Alam

Sara Kim

Talia Cain

Tamara Levin

Tarndeep Singh

Thien Thuan Chau

Wu Kaiwen

Contact the Academic Affairs Committee

Anushua Choudhury, Chair
ac4103@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

Agenda items for the academic year have not yet been created.


All Square Student Budget Allocation Committee (ASSBAC)

The committee supports and improves club life by creating and enforcing policies that ensure All-Square funds are equitably distributed and judiciously used by All-Square clubs and student organizations.

Membership
Membership shall be limited to fourteen students (not including the chairperson) in accordance with the SSC/UCSL Bylaws and Rules of Procedure.

Committee Work
The Committee establishes the criteria under which student organizations may receive All-Square funding, allocates such funding to student organizations, and monitors the use of allocated funds.

Committee Meetings
The Committee meets weekly on Fridays from 6:00 - 7:30PM in Kimmel 708

 

Jaswinder Ahluwalia
Caterina Dacey Ariani
Akash Das
Maya El-Sayed
Fahad Jamal
Afraz Khan
Humayra Mayat
Khaila Moke-Sakamoto
Amanda Regalado
Petey Shivery

Contact the All-Square Allocation Budget Committee

All-Square Budget Allocation Committee
assbac.ucsl@nyu.edu

Keagan Sakai-Kawada, Chair
ksakaikawada@nyu.edu

Amanda Regalado, Vice-Chair
amanda.regalado@nyu.edu

Visit the Club Life Website

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Review and vote on all contingency requests
  • Allocate AY16-17 club budgets
  • Review ASSBAC policy and make amendments as necessary 
  • Perform an internal audit of ASSBAC's processes and guidelines

All-University Events Committee

The committee is tasked with overseeing all events that are university-wide.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
The committee's main responsibility is the planning of NYU's official spirit week, Violet 100. The committee may also take under its purview any university-wide student event that it sees appropriate.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets weekly in Kimmel on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30pm.

Claire Simon

Anushua Choudhury

Kaiwen Wu

Kimberly Kissoon

Stephanie Romano

Shawn Thibault

Thomas Chau

Abhinav Mishra

Emeka Mba-Kalu

Melody Mendez

Yijia Gao

Roshy Chhillar

Mihir Punji

Kaitlyn Edicola

Niki Anna Kwan

Zuri Yip

Elisa Montagne

Emily Eng

Ziad Al-Haffar

Yuan Yuan

Elizabeth Dainichev

Wangrui Hou

Carter Glace

Taylor Nicole Rogers

Xinyi Fu

Talia Smith

Valeria Rodriguez

Tyler Sparling

Kunj Rai

Aleyah Lopez

Ben Neiley

Cassandra Davis

Eileen Wang

Max Pau

Rebecca K. Cruz

Areerat Worawongw

Rohan Shetty

Rohan Mashru

Meetali Gupta

Kaholi Kiyonami

Keagan Sakai-Kawada

Petey Shivery

Amy Shih

Erin Oh

Yaehee Bae

Haleigh Duncan MacCloy

Jonathan Steinberg

Kelly M Clifford

Kimberly Kissoon

Mahmoud Abugharbieh

Nathan S Faust

Noah Bierbrier

Rijul Asri

Sadia Alam

Eunhyun Kim

Talia Cain

Tamara Stephanie Levin

Tarandeep Singh

Thomas Chau

Anthony M Isenberg

Bakar Ali

Carter Glace

Chandan Kumar Mishra

Katherine Ann Avino

Ranee A Patel

Contact the All-University Events Committee

Amanda Regalado, Chair
amanda.regalado@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • NYU's Official Spirit Week - Violet 100
  • NYU's Birthday Party
  • Welcome Week

Alumni Relations Committee

The committee may consider issues concerning the relationship between current students and alumni.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
The committee is dedicated to improving the relationship between NYU alumni and students by fostering increased interaction, assisting in the planning of key events (Dinner with 6, Alumni Day, Violet 100, etc.), and establishing a strong connection with NYU's Alumni Association and their various committees.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly at alternating times.

Alexander Mayes  

Alice Verderber

Alisha Sonawalla

Chen Qin Rui

Connie Mateos

Herbert Gates

Jarred Kubas

Jaswinder Ahulwalia

Jordan Zolan

Juhi Patel

Kelvin Hu

Laura Barati

Nell Lang

Nicholas Cho

Serena Kong

Tracy Swan

Victoria Ettorre

Yarden Elias

Yizhong Jin

Zhiwen Guan

Tamara Cesaretti

Patrick Sheldon Wee

Saagar

Sanjana Prakash

Contact the Alumni Relations Committee

Jaswinder Ahluwalia, Chair
ja2856@nyu.edu

Alisha Sonawalla, Vice-Chair
ais318@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Extend Student/Alumni Relations to Global Sites
  • Revamp Careernet Mentorship Program
  • Develop Alumni Participation in Violet 100 Spirit Week
  • Gain at least two seats on the RASP committee, Alumni Day Committee, and the Alumni Association committee.  

Conference Funding Committee

The committee shall consider any application for academic, leadership, and/or other other conferences for the professional advancement of NYU students.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
The committee shall consider students' applications for attending academic, leadership, and/or professional conferences. The committee reviews applications for conference funding that are submitted on a rolling basis during the academic year and decides how much to award each recipient. At the end of the year, the committee hosts a colloquium for all award recipients, members of student government, and university administration.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays in Kimmel 708 from 3:30 - 4:30pm

Ryan Thomas

Alonso Villagomez

Bruce Yang

Flores Tao

Hjodys Perez Matos

Kate Howard

Michael Hengerer

Tejas Sawant

Contact the Conference Funding Committee

Ryan Thomas, Chair
ryan.thomas@nyu.edu

Visit the Conference Funding Website

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Review, approve, and allocate funds towards conference applications 
  • Plan and organize the Conference Colloquium at the end of the academic year

Global Operations Committee

The committee works to highlight NYU’s global network and diverse identity through programming events that reach the portal campuses and global sites. The committee will also work to understand and craft the brand of NYU’s global network from the student perspective.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students. 

Committee Work
The Global Operations Committee works to facilitate events the happen across NYU's global network to better connect NYU students all over the world. The committee's primary responsibility is to execute the Global Service Initiative, a week of service during Violet100. Each of the university’s 14 global sites will participate in this initiative by partnering up with local organizations/ nonprofits and providing opportunities for students to give back to their respective communities.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5 - 6pm in Kimmel.

Anushua Choudhury

Carolynn Choi

Caterina Dacey Ariani

Jason Lin

Rene Rismondo

Shela Wu

Yuqi Xu

Contact the Global Operations Committee

Carolynn Choi, Chair
carolynn.choi@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Global Service Initiative 2016 - Working with Global Policy Committee & Site Ambassador Program Committee to develop establish and ensure communication between sites regarding university-wide programming and initiatives

Global Policy Committee

The committee strengthens NYU's global network by making recommendations for policy changes that will benefit students circulating throughout the globe, creating a framework for sustained consistency and local adaptation.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
The committee will be working on creating global consistency in all aspects of the student experience across all of NYU's campuses.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in Kimmel 708.

Fahad Jamal

Caterina Dacey Ariani

Felipe Valencia

Anushua Choudhury

Eli Nachmany

Pedro Tenreiro Scull

Meghana R Pakala

Bill Tsai

Phillip Hayes

Joey Onwughalu

Pharohl Charles

Isabel Wilson

Nathan Faust

Contact the Global Policy Committee

Fahad Jamal, Chair
fmj213@nyu.edu

Felipe Valencia, Vice-Chair
fv406@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Develop a global club infrastructure and tackle issues of global academic inconsistency 

Graduate Affairs Committee

The committee considers all matters relating to the academic and extracurricular life of students enrolled in the graduate and professional schools of the university. The committee also serves as an advocate to Student Government for such students on issues which affect them as a distinct and identifiable entity within the university community, without regard to school affiliation.

The committee acts as a liaison among the various graduate and professional school student councils at the University for the purpose of exchanging and disseminating information on matters of concern to graduate and professional students.

Membership
Membership consists primarily of all graduate school presidents and is open to all interested graduate students.

Committee Work
The committee considers issues pertaining to graduate and professional student life, services, and programming, such as housing, insurance coverage, social activities, etc. When appropriate, the committee works in conjunction with other Student Government committees on matters of mutual responsibility. After a careful review of matters within its purview, the committee makes recommendations to Student Government concerning policy, services, and short/long-range plans.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 1-2pm in Kimmel

Bakar Ali

Aaarti Patel

Dave Gee

Derrick Palmer

Erica Silverman

Jenna Strauss

Jordan Zolan

Laura Barrati

Rachel Weber

Santiago Mijares

Siddarth Matani

Taaj Reaves

Contact the Graduate Affairs Committee

Bakar Ali, Chair
bakar.ali@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Improve Graduate Relations across the University
  • Create an Information-sharing network for graduate schools
  • Adequate resources for graduate students
  • Printing facilities for the Graduate Exchange in Bobst

Committee on International Student Affairs

The committee serves as a forum for international student, leaders, and others to discuss relevant issues, policies, and initiatives, and exchange and disseminate information on matters of concern to the international student community at the university. It also considers all matters relating to the academic and extracurricular life of international students at the university.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
The committee serves as a forum for international student, leaders, and others to discuss relevant issues, policies, and initiatives, and exchange and disseminate information on matters of concern to the international student community at the university. It also considers all matters relating to the academic and extracurricular life of international students at the university.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays in Kimmel 708 from 6-7pm.

Adnan Ammache

Arunima Gupta

Asha Ruparell

Aziza K Kaisarbekova

Caterina H Daceyariani

Daniella Patricia Tapia

Emeka Mba-Kalu

Enrico Bueno Leite

Fahad M Jamal

Isabel Wilson

Janelle Panganiban

Jared J Shadeed

JinJun Loh

Kiran Venkata Palla

Li Li

Lingtong Li

Nancy Yi Nan Wu

Renyuan Liu

Rupanta Rwiteej Dutta

Shahryar Abid Bachani

Shaoyang li

Shashank Rao

Stephen Kho

Thomas Chau

Tippapon Patra-Yanan

Vincent Vance

Xiaowen Zhou

Xingdi Gu

Betty Wang

Addy Cheng

Yuan Yuan

Yuxi Pan

Contact the Committee on International Student Affairs

Bill Tsai, Chair
billtsai@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Creating a forum or a similar entity between NYU cultural clubs to foster cross-cultural communication and interaction
  • Exploring strategies of diversifying food options for different cultures
  • Reviewing current information transparency methods aimed at international students on information

Committee on Organization and Governance

The committee shall review the organizational policies of university student government and make recommendations regarding student governance.

Membership
Membership shall be limited to five students, three members of the SSC and two members of the UCSL who are not also members of the SSC.

Committee Work
The committee reviews proposals to amend the bylaws of the SSC, UCSL, or any of its sub-committees. The committee is also charged with interpreting the bylaws of the SSC and UCSL.

Walker Chabbott

Michael Hengerer

Shawn Thibault

Conni Mateos

Hjordys Perez Mateos

Contact the Committee on Organization and Governance

Walker Chabbott, Chair
twc276@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Review Student Government bylaws and procedures

Public Relations Committee

The committee is in charge of promoting the works of the University Senate and Student Government to the student body, and creating and distributing all official publications between Senate and the community.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
Responsibilities include maintaining the Student Government Blog and social media, building relations and connections with NYU Media outlets (WSN, NYU Radio, and NYU TV), creating a strong presence during Welcome Week, and ensuring that students are aware of Student Government initiatives. 

Committee Work
The committee meets weekly on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm in Kimmel

Shahryar Bachani

Amanda Ezechi

Michelle Yan

Amy Shih

Anshika Maheshwari

Asha Ruparell

Carlos Sinde

Cassandra Roth

Claire Simon

Daniel Sully

Elizabeth Dainichev

Gabrielle San Nicola

Jacob Ford

Joyce Park

Lillian Liao

Sumin Choi

Shaoyang Li

Sarah Noh

Tianzuo Huang

Wenjun Wang

Yijia Gao

Yu­yao Cheng

Pedro Tenreiro

Meghana Pakala

Contact the Public Relations Committee

Shahryar Bachani, Chair
shahryarbachani@nyu.edu

Amanda Ezechi, Vice-Chair
amanda.ezechi@nyu.edu

Visit the Student Government Blog

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Creating and managing the content on the Student Government Blog 
  • Creating and managing a petition website for students to voice their opinion 
  • Event marketing, including the marketing of Violet 100, NYU's Birthday Party, All-University Elections
  • Assisting in overseeing the rebrand of NYU Student Government
  • Creating a press platform for Student Government to manage relationships with on-campus media

Site Ambassador Program Committee

The committee works to organize, oversee, and aid the Site Ambassadors and Representatives across NYU's global network. Site Ambassador tasks will change and will be determined at the start of every semester.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students. 

Committee Work
The Site Ambassador committee works as a liaison between the Site Ambassadors studying away and New York, as well as to provide support and work with the ambassadors to improve the studying away experience for students at NYU.

Committee Meetings
The Site Ambassador Committee meets bi-weekly on Thursdays from 3-4pm in Kimmel

Adnan Ammache

Caterina Dacey Ariani

Ryan Thomas

Chandan Mishra

Damon Aitken

Keagan Sakai­ Kawada

Stephen Kho

Steven Wong

William P Hendon

Zainab Zaheer

Ziwei Liao

Contact the Site Ambassador Program Committee

Caterina Dacey-Ariani
c.daceyariani@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Create a universal handbook for the program between New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi
  • Increase the pre-departure/training process of the program so that ambassadors are well-prepared to work with students of all 3 degree-granting campuses
  • To recruit the Site Ambassadors for Spring 2016
  • To continue to work with and consult the ambassadors while they are studying away

Student Activities Board (SAB)

The committee oversees the life of student organizations registered with the University’s Student Activities Office; establishes the criteria under which such student organizations are formed and operate; arbitrates disputes involving registered student organizations.

Membership
Membership is limited to eleven students who are bona fide members of student organizations registered with the Student Activities Office, members of student councils, or members of the UCSL.

Committee Work
The committee makes recommendations concerning the policies, facilities, and services administered by the Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service. After a review of matters within its purview, the committee makes recommendations designed to foster the development of student organizations at the university.

Committee Meetings
The Development subcommittee meets weekly from 6 - 7:30pm on Fridays in Kimmel

The Governance subcommittee meets weekly from 7:30 - 8:30pm on Fridays in Kimmel

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Student Activities Board

Student Activities Board
sab.club@nyu.edu

Victoria Ettorre, Chair
vme204@nyu.edu

Shahryar Bachani, Vice-Chair
shahryarbachani@nyu.edu

Noah Labowe, Vice-Chair
noah.labowe@nyu.edu

Visit the Club Life Website

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Review of Club Constitutions 
  • Review of Student Activities Board policy
  • Approve and assist New Clubs in Development

Student Affairs Budget Allocation Committee (SABAC)

The committee considers all matters relating to the budget, policies, personnel, and practices of the Division of Student Affairs and Services.

Membership
Membership is limited to five student members of the UCSL.

Committee Work
The committee makes recommendations to the university budget which are designed to protect and promote the interests of students and student life at NYU.

Caterina Dacey Ariani

Chloe Hung

Jose Miguel

Eric Slotsve

Ryan Thomas

Contact the Student Affairs Budget Allocation Committee

Michael Hengerer, Chair
michael@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Create 2016-2017 student affairs budget recommendations 

Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB)

The committee will consider all matters relating to student health as related to university concerns and policies.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students. 

Committee Work
The committee will work closely with representatives from the Student Health Center on any matters that may arise regarding health or health service on campus.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Fridays from 5:30-6pm in Kimmel

Aarti Patel

Aditi Luthra

Christine Jung

David Ge

Erica Silverman

Evelyn Cunningham

Heba Allam

Jennie Dockser

Jonathan Steinberg

Jose Alvear

Joseph Ehrenkranz

Juhi Patel

Lingtong Li

Mariam Elshenawy

Martin Shreibman

Michael Avgerinos

Natasha Pandit

Rahul Kumar

Roopa Darwar

Sophie Rosenmoss

Tamara Levin

Tangirul Islam

Tarandeep Singh

Taylor Velardi

Tejas Sawant

Tracy Swan

Yin-Ju Chen

Contact the Student Health Advisory Board

Eric Slotsve, Chair
eric.slotsve@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Global Mental Health
  • Smoke/Tobacco-Free NYU
  • Healthy Dining
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Student Health Centre Improvements

Student Services Committee

Designed as a trouble-shooting committee, it handles (but is not limited to) topics such as dining services, campus transportation services, space, disabled student services, and health services.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students. 

Committee Work
The committee considers non-academic matters relating to the general well-being and comfort of students at NYU. After a careful review of current problems and issues, the committee makes recommendations to Student Government concerning policy, services, and short/long-range plans.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets weekly on Thursdays from 8:30-9:30pm in Kimmel

 

Amanda Ezechi

Chukwuemeka Mba-­Kalu

Debora Aponte Martinez

Evelyn Cunningham

Heba Allam

Mary Yuer Zhou Qin

Michael G. Avgerinos

Noah Bierbrier

Jaswinder Pal Singh Ahluwalia

Parrece Forrest

Rebecca K. Cruz

Tamara Levin

Petey Shivery

Brandon Camacho

Leah Nouriyelian

Shaina Beshkin

Udisa Chowdhury

Contact the Student Services Committee

Amanda Ezechi, Chair
amanda.ezechi@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Reducing Required Academic Expenses
  • University Transportation
  • Dining Services Diversity
  • NYU Campus Climate Survey
  • Student Diversity & Cultural Sensitivity

Student Technology and Research Committee (STARC)

The committee will consider all matters relating to technology policies and services on campus.

Membership
Membership is open to all interested students.

Committee Work
The committee will consider all matters relating to technology policies and services on campus, serving as student advocates and working with IT (Information Technology) to implement new initiatives to benefit the student body.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm in Kimmel

Earl Co

Fadumo Osman

Mahmoud Abugharbieh

Andrew Kary

Connor Borden

Elizabeth Addis

Maxwell Gove

Neha Nayak

Neha Srivatsa

Rachel Weber

Rahul Ramesh Kumar

Rupanta Dutta

Sanket Kulkarni

Siddarth Matani

Siddhanth Rameshchander

Tracy Swan

Christine Jung

Martin Schreibman

Contact the Student Technology and Research Committee

Earl Co, Chair
earlco@nyu.edu

Fadumo Osman, Vice-Chair
ofadumo@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Coordinate annual HackNYU hackathon
  • Provide student input on campus technologies
  • Propose new technology initiatives

Undergraduate Affairs Committee

The committee considers all matters that relate to the academic and extracurricular life of students, enrolled in the undergraduate divisions of the university, that affect them as a distinct and identifiable entity within the university, without regard to school affiliation. The committee acts as a liaison among the various undergraduate school student councils for the purpose of exchanging and disseminating information of concern to the undergraduate population.

Membership
Membership consists of all the presidents of the undergraduate student councils (or a designated representative of each president) and any interested undergraduate Student Senators.

Committee Work
At the direction of Student Government, the committee coordinates All-University undergraduate programming endorsed by the several undergraduate school student councils. When appropriate, the committee works in conjunction with other Student Government committees on matters of mutual concern and responsibility. After a review of matters within its purview, the committee makes recommendations to Student Government.

Committee Meetings
The committee meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 9-10pm in Kimmel

Carolynn Choi

Chandni Sharma

Rene Rismondo

Temirlan Nugmanov

Rijul Asri

Daniel Sully

Vince Vance

Jack Ciapciak

Walker Chabbott

Jeremy Jin

Peter Schott

Esther Lee

Tamara Levin

Jose Miguel

Hjordys Perez Matos

Grace Roslovic

Shahryar Bachani

Alice Verderber

Bobby Vallejo

Keagan Sakai­ Kawada

Contact the Undergraduate Affairs Committee

Rijul Asri, Chair
rijul.asri@nyu.edu

Shahryar Bachani, Vice-Chair
shahryarbachani@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

  • Review of Council Constitutions and Executive Structure
  • Identifying and developing Council Best Practices
  • Streamlining Council Payment Methods
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