There are two types of committees, External and Internal. External committees are primarily filled with Student Government members, but our Internal Committees are open to all RIT students. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email sgops@rit.edu.

Internal

Academics & Co-ops

This committee meets 6–7pm every Wednesday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

Academics & Co-ops works on all issues relating to academic affairs at RIT. Some of their current charges include:

  • Looking at the representation of majors being recruited at the career fair
  • Adobe Creative Suite Licenses for students
  • Mandatory posting of grades on MyCourse
  • Providing student input on The Wallace Center improvements
Deaf Advocacy

This committee meets 4–5pm every Wednesday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

With support from Student Government, and the NTID Student Congress, the Deaf Advocacy committee serves as a communication branch between SG and the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Some of the large charges include:

  • Equal communication access
  • Finding ways to educate the RIT community about the NTID community
Housing & Dining

This committee meets 5–6pm every Monday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

Everyone loves to eat! As one of our most active committees, there is a great partnership between Dining Services and SG. Some of the current charges of the Dining section of the Housing and Dining committee include:

  • Helping with Gracie’s Renovation plans
  • Tiger Bucks locations expansions
  • Getting a bulk foods section on campus

For students living in apartments and residence halls, the Housing section of the Housing and Dining Committee looks at all of the issues and potential improvements to housing at RIT. Some of the current charges include:

  • Housing Plan Resolution
  • Overcrowded housing
  • Gender-inclusive housing
  • Affordable housing

 

 

Facilities, Parking & Transportation

This committee meets 5–6pm every Tuesday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

Facilities looks at the buildings, operating times, and furnishings on RIT’s campus. Some of the current facilities charges include:

  • Writing a report on campus couches
  • Keeping campus accessible
  • Laundry room reports

All issues related to parking and transportation services at RIT fall under this committee. In partnership with the Parking & Transportation Office, the committee is currently working on:

  • Advocating for ridesharing services in New York State
  • UR/RIT Bus Route Partnership
  • Bike Fixing Station on campus
Student Affairs

This committee meets 4–5pm every Friday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

Taking a lot of charges relating to improvement of student life at RIT, some of the current charges of Student Affairs committee are:

  • Redesigning student ID cards, campus maps, and diplomas
  • Report on school closing in inclement weather
  • Health Center improvements
  • Calling “Columbus Day” Indigenous People’s Day
Sustainability

This committee meets 4–5pm every Thursday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

One of Student Government’s largest committees, the Sustainability committee helps look at ways to increase sustainable actions on RIT’s campus. Some of their current charges include:

  • Creating a campus composting program
  • Opt-out of Junk Mail
  • Sustainable campus beautification projects
Technology

This committee meets 2–3pm every Wednesday in the Kathy Hall Conference Room (SG Office, Campus Center)

Relating to all things technology at RIT, some of the current charges include:

  • Outdoor wifi hubs on campus
  • 24 Hour Computer Labs
  • Lab cleanliness and aesthetic improvements

External

External committees are committees in the larger RIT community and in the Rochester community. Here are some of the external committees that Student Government has representation on:

  • Academic Senate
  • Institute Council
  • Rochester Intercollegiate Council
  • Ombuds Advisory Board
  • Semester Conversion
  • Graduate Council
  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee
  • Parking Appeals Board
  • Department of Access Services Student Advisory Board
  • Eisenhart Awards Committee
  • Honors Program Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • United Way
  • Academic Senate- Intercollegiate Curriculum Subcommittee
  • Academic Senate- Academic Support & Student Affairs Subcommittee
  • Center for Women and Gender Advisory Board
  • Non Tenure Track Faculty Award Committee
  • Club Sports Task Force
  • Middle States Collaborative Implementation Project
  • Calendar Committee
  • Greek President’s Roundtable
  • Sex in the Brick City
  • Club Review Process Committee
  • Student Success Steering Committee

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