Who is on What Committee?
The Finance Committee is responsible for various financial matters within the Undergraduate Student Government. This includes reviewing legislation related to fund generation, allocation, budget establishment, and amendments to the Undergraduate Financial Regulations. The committee also oversees the inventory of Undergraduate Student Government purchases, and conducts audits in cases of suspected wrongdoing or errors in expenses. Additionally, the Finance Committee considers appointments, nominations, and recommendations as outlined in the Student Law.
Rules and Judiciary Committee
The Rules and Judiciary (R & J) Committee’s primary responsibilities involve reviewing various legislative aspects within the Undergraduate Student Government. They consider legislation related to The Student Law, appointments, nominations, and recommendations outlined in the Student Law. The committee is also responsible for reviewing changes to the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance. Additionally, the Committee Chair defends The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body against complaints in the Student Supreme Court and may initiate complaints on behalf of The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body.
Oversight and Advocacy Committee
The Oversight and Advocacy (O & A) Committee’s main responsibilities involve addressing grievances, complaints, injustices, and ideas from the Student Body. They maintain a petition webpage for students to submit suggestions, review Undergraduate Student Government stipends and, propose changes to student fees. They also ensure initiatives, reviews, and recalls conducted are carried out as required by the Student Law. Additionally, the committee considers appointments, nominations, and recommendations outlined in the Student Law.
The Ethics Committee is a special standing committee consisting of seven members, including five randomly selected Senators serving a one-semester term per academic year, one member with prior Senate experience serving a full academic year, and the Ethics Committee Chair serving for a full academic term. The committee is tasked with investigating alleged violations of the Ethical Code of Conduct, the Undergraduate Code, or Standing Rules by Senators or officers within the Senate. Furthermore, any member of the Undergraduate Student Body may submit complaints regarding improper actions of Senators or officers of The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body to the Ethics Committee.
Current Select Committees:
The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body has the authority to establish select committees through a majority vote of members. These committees must be created by resolution, specifying the committee’s members, chair(s), and purpose. The Undergraduate has established the following select committees:
- The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body Select Committee to Investigate the Richard Epps Emerging Leadership Program and Related Matters
- Awards Committee