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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 email student.government@nyu.edu or the respective chair. For additional questions related to a particular committee's work, please email the listed contact for that committee. 

Student Government Committees: 

Academic Services
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 Services 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.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Academic Services 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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the All-Square Allocation Budget Committee

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

Keagan Sakai-Kawada, Chair
ksakaikawada@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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

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's main work consists of increasing the alumni presence here at NYU.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Alumni Relations Committee

Alex Mayes, Chair
alex.mayes@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 reviews applications for conference funding that are submitted during the academic year and decides how much to award each recipient. At the end of the year, the committee hosts a symposium and invites all award recipients to present on their conference.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

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 committee works to facilitate events the happen across NYU's global network to better connect NYU students all over the world. 

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Global Operations Committee

Carolynn Choi, Chair
carolynn.choi@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 tackling consistency-related policy issues that occur across NYU's global network. 

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Global Policy Committee

Fahad Jamal, Chair
fmj213@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Graduate Affairs Committee

There currently is no Chair of the Graduate Affairs Committee. Check back in September 2015 when membership is confirmed. 

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 will work with the Office of Global Affairs as well as various international student associations to consider issues, policies, and initiatives that concern the international student community.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Committee on International Student Affairs

Bill Tsai, Chair
billtsai@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Public Relations Committee

Petey Shivery, Chair
peter.shivery@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

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 committee will be working to analyze academics, facilities, and resources at particular global sites and build community through events and town halls.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Site Ambassador Program Committee

Caterina Dacey-Ariani
c.daceyariani@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 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

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.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Student Health Advisory Board

Eric Slotsve, Chair
eric.slotsve@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Student Services Committee

Amanda Ezechi, Chair
amanda.ezechi@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 work closely with representatives from Information Technology (IT) on all matters regarding information technology as used by students.

Committee membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Student Technology and Research Committee

Earl Co, Chair
earlco@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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


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 membership will be confirmed in September 2015.

Contact the Undergraduate Affairs Committee

Rijul Asri, Chair
rijul.asri@nyu.edu

2015-2016 Agenda Items

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

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