University of Vermont

SENATE COMMITTEES.

There are seven standing committees which focus on specific areas of the student experience ranging from academic policy to social equity.

Academic Affairs

About Us

The Academic Affairs Committee considers matters of student interest in the areas of academic policy, curriculum, and faculty-student relations, and recommends actions to the Senate. One member, preferably the chairperson, attends the Faculty Senate Curricular Committee meetings. They represent student interests to campus committees pertaining to Academic Affairs.

Resources

For More Info:

To find out more about the Academic Affairs Committee visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Taylor Ducharme (Taylor.Ducharme@uvm.edu).

Diversity, Equity, and Environmental Ethics (CODEEE)

About Us

The Committee on Diversity, Equity and Environmental Ethics (CODEEE) is responsible for student interest in the areas of racial and cultural diversity, social equity, and the environment. They will consider and make recommendations on issues pertaining to racial diversity, cultural competency, and the health of the UVM community. CODEEE shall consider and make recommendations on issues pertaining to social equity, including but not limited to the status of women; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered equity; economic justice; accessibility for students with different abilities; and socially responsible investment. They will consider and make recommendations on issues pertaining to UVMs environmental impact and sustainability; including but not limited to renewable energy, ecological design and stewardship, environmental health and the pursuit of the Environmental University.

Resources

For More Info:

To find out more about CODEEE visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Celine Martinez (cmarti19@uvm.edu)

Finance

About Us

The Finance Committee is responsible for considering and making recommendations to the Senate on all proposed budgets of SGA organizations. They organize and maintain all finance documentation and legislation and consider all matters concerned with Student Government financial affairs. The committee meets weekly with clubs and organizations requesting supplemental funding and allocates funds with the SGA Treasurer.

Resources

Supplemental Request Forms:

Supplemental funding requests can be submitted on The Lynx.  Please open a second browser and log in to The Lynx, then click here for Supplemental Forms.

**Please note, you must submit your supplemental request by noon on Monday for your request to be considered the same week.  Any requests submitted after noon on Monday will be considered the following week.

For More Info:

To find out more about the Finance Committee visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Roger DaGama (rdagama@uvm.edu).

Committee on Legislative Action

About Us

The Committee on Legislative Action (COLA) serves as the external student voice to the Burlington and the Vermont community. They are responsible for improving relations with the State of Vermont and the City of Burlington and will communicate with the University Administration on matters regarding relations with these entities. COLA serves as the Co-Chair of the Community Coalition which meets once a month and is comprised of students, city council members, Burlington Police, UVM Police, landlords, non-student residents, amongst others to address issues in the community through open dialogue.

Resources

For More Info:

To find out more about the Committee on Legislative Action visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Maggie Love (Marguerite.Love@uvm.edu)

Public Relations Committee

About Us

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for ensuring that the student body and UVM community are informed of the activities of the Student Government Association. They coordinate all Student Government publicity, including student appointment positions, Board of Trustees selection, Student Government elections, and resolutions and bills passed by the SGA Senate to the appropriate persons and locations. This committee conducts the Vermont Student Opinion Poll (VSOP) at least once per semester on any relevant issues currently being debated.

Resources

What's New?

Check out the VT Student Opinion Poll:

For More Info:

To find out more about the Public Relations Committee visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Cameron Dauterive (Cameron.Dauterive@uvm.edu)

Student Action Committee

About Us

The Student Action Committee works on student concerns surrounding athletics, arts and culture, student life, and residential life.  What is of interest to the UVM students is of interest to Student Action.  Student safety, meal plan options, and student workers are all issues Student Action has tackled this year.  This committee also works to communicate the collective interests of the student body to the SGA in order to improve student life.  We've created the UVM Voice feature to collect your complaints and suggestions in order to best facilitate that conversation between the SGA and the student body.

Resources

For More Info:

To find out more about the Student Action Committee visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Jonathan Cares (jcares@uvm.edu)

Student Activities Committee

About Us

The Student Activities Committee is responsible for overseeing all activities related to SGA clubs and organizations. They consider all requests for new club recognition and submit them before the SGA Senate for approval. This committee is responsible for monitoring SGA organizations during meetings and events, and shall keep in close contact with club officials to ensure that they are running smoothly and correctly. They will investigate student exclusions from participating in clubs and violations of SGA or UVM policies. The Student Activities Committee will decide on club recognition status and disciplinary actions.

Resources

For More Info:

To find out more about the Student Activities Committee visit us on the Lynx or contact Committee Chair, Jeff Renaud (Jeffrey.Renaud@uvm.edu)

Non-Standing Committees

Election Committee

About Us

The Elections Committee consists of four committee members along with a Committee Chair. The Elections Committee must be made up of Senators who are not running in the upcoming election. The committee oversees and publicizes all SGA elections including the First Year, Midterm, Presidential/Vice Presidential, and Spring Senatorial Elections. The Elections Committee is also responsible for maintaining the Elections Rules and Regulations.

Resources

Visit our Elections Page for more info!

For More Info:

To find out more about SGA Elections contact uvmsga@uvm.edu. Or contact the Election Committee Chair

Appointments Committee

About Us

The Appointments Committee consists of the eleven Executive Committee Members of the SGA, with the exception of the SGA Treasurer and SGA Speaker of the Senate.  The committee is chaired by the SGA Vice President, and charged with approving the Appointments Process, as well as working with the Vice President to oversee the appointment of new senators to the SGA Senate.  This committee meets at the discretion of the Vice President, and is also responsible for conducting interviews with all selected applicants, and formally nominating students to be confirmed by the SGA Senate for open Senate positions. 

For More Info:

To find out more about SGA Appointments contact Andrew Bowen (abowne@uvm.edu)

Constitution Committee

About Us

The Constitution Committee is chaired by the Speaker of the Senate and includes the following membership: the SGA President ex-officio, the SGA Vice President ex-officio, the SGA Treasurer ex-officio and seven senators (one from each of the standing committees). Essentially, the Constitution Committee is responsible for knowing the Constitution, upholding its content, researching and offering amendments to the Senate. 

SGA Constitution News

Click here for the SGA Constitution

For More Info:

To find out more about the SGA Constitution and Operational Documents contact uvmsga@uvm.edu.

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