Students have the opportunity to serve the student body by being representatives on a variety of University committees.
Appointments & Approvals
Please complete and submit the Online Interest Form (see below) if you are interested in being considered for a student spot on one or more university committees.
In consultation with the advisor to the Associated Student Government (ASG) as well as the committee chairs, consideration and appointment are made by the ASG Vice President. Once appointments are made, they need to be confirmed via a majority vote by the ASG Student Senate.
Available University Committees
Academic Affairs University Policy Committee
This committee focuses on improving teaching, learning, and the quality of academic programs by promoting continued improvement of academic programs and of teaching, learning, scholarships, or artistic expression and service within the University and community. The committee reviews and evaluates proposals for new academic programs, for restructuring academic departments, and for making changes to the academic calendar.
Alumni Board of Directors
This board develops and maintains criteria for the recognition of alumni groups. The purpose is to cultivate, maintain, enhance life-long relationships between the university and its alumni for mutual benefit, and initiate and encourage activities and programs that generate good will and support for Santa Clara’s Jesuit mission. Board members serve as leaders of the Alumni Association.
ASG Election Committee
This committee assists the ASG Vice President with various aspects of the election for ASG positions. The committee helps enforce the election code and oversee the campaign process.
Bookstore Advisory Committee
This committee discusses bookstore issues, prices, and other ideas for making the bookstore better.
Council on Religious Diversity
In concert with Santa Clara’s Council on Inclusive Excellence, the Council on Religious Diversity (CRD) works to foster and celebrate a culture of religious diversity at the University. The CRD will convene at regular intervals to collaboratively address the needs of religiously diverse students, faculty, and staff on campus. In support of Santa Clara’s Integrated Strategic Plan, particularly Goals 1 and 4, the CRD seeks to to advance best practices that nurture diverse religious, spiritual, and philosophical growth, intentional integration of intersectional identities, and opportunities for education, engagement, and dialogue.
Dining Services Advisory Board
This board focuses on items related to the contract that Bon Appetit has with the University, such as hours of operation, pricing, dining plus, and nutritional labeling. The board also monitors and discusses items like dining-elated policy, pricing, hours, unit goals, and progress toward strategic, financial, and operational goals.
Dining Services Operations Committee
This committee helps facilitate and enhance University dining through regular communication between Bon Appetit management and the University customers. The committee solicits student feedback about the food we eat on a regular basis and what we would like to see changed. The committee provides feedback on the customer dining experience on topics like menus, specials, service, facility appearance, etc.
Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council
The Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council (IESAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Council on Inclusive Excellence. The student group’s role is to communicate to the Council and administration and ensure action regarding the student body’s voice on issues related to diversity, multicultural learning and inclusive excellence by providing a channel of communication from the Council to their respective organizations. The council shall continue the quarterly Diversity & Inclusion Forums open to the SCU community. IESAC shall provide a space for concerned students to meet after bias campus events and advocate on their behalf with university administration.
Library Student Advisory Board
This board engages the Library and students in an ongoing dialogue to develop and enhance the Library’s services, projects, initiatives, policies, resources, and physical and virtual spaces.
Parking & Transportation Committee
This committee meets with Campus Safety to discuss parking lot assignments and delegate how many students in addition to which students will get permits in the various lots.
Prevention of Unlawful Harassment & Discrimination Task Force
The task force will create a unified policy addressing sexual misconduct and other forms of discrimination in compliance with federal and state laws, and complete a revision and implementation of Policy 311.
Student Activities Fee Committee
This committee helps review the budgets and make proposal allocations for the nine chartered student organizations (CSOs). Budget recommendations are reviewed and voted on by the ASG Student Senate then presented to the Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students for approval for the new fiscal year.
Student Affairs University Policy Committee
This committee contributes to the improvement of student learning and the quality of the Santa Clara educational experience, especially related to the co-curricular programs and student support services. The committee will recommend and help monitor the effectiveness of major policies and program initiatives that affect student life and contribute to the satisfaction and success of Santa Clara students.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
This committee meets to discuss needs and issues of student athletes.
Technology Advisory Committee
This committee advises the Chief Information Officer of the University on all matters related to technology, including the Google suite of applications, Ecampus, and wireless network.
Undergraduate Philanthropy Committee
This committee works with the Development Office to find ways to encourage undergraduate students to help raise funds via alumni donations.
Online Interest Form
University Committee Interest Form (online form)