Joint Committees

Interpersonal Health and Wellness

Director: Alex Kontopanos

This committee will be a joint committee with members of Student Initiatives that has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to all women and all gender advocacy, policy, and programming initiatives. Goals include collaboration with the Women's Center, initiatives to increase dialogue and awareness about sexual assault policies and resources, increased support for women in leadership positions, programming to discuss healthy relationships of all kinds, and dialogue/action around the effects of masculinity and gender norms on campus.

Note: This committee is for people of ALL genders as these are issues that impact ALL people!

Environmental & Sustainability

Director: Ellen O'Brien

This committee will be a joint committee with members of Student Initiatives that has jurisdiction over all issues pertaining to environmental and sustainability advocacy policy and programming initiatives. Initiatives for this joint committee will include promoting better recycling systems, goals for divestment, raising awareness about personal sustainability, and encouraging consideration of the effects of climate change on people of color, indigenous communities, migration patterns, and developing nations.

Mental Health

Director: Stephen DiPietro

This committee will be a joint committee with members of Student Initiatives that will focus on issues surrounding mental health advocacy policy and programming. Example initiatives include continued advocacy for expanded resources at University Counseling Services, including a pilot program for BC Psychology Ph.D. candidates to work at UCS, the Lean on Me campaign, raising awareness about pre-existing resources, and programming to educate students and mitigate the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

SA Committees

Committees

Intersections

Director: Aneeb Sheikh

This committee will be a joint committee between the SA and Diversity & Inclusion, with AHANA Leadership Council (ALC) and GLBTQ Leadership Council (GLC) Directors of Policy serving as senators on the committee. This committee will have jurisdiction over policy-related issues facing the AHANA and GLBTQ communities, as well as issues of socio-economic status, campus accessibility for students with disabilities, religious tolerance issues, sexual health and identity issues, and beyond.

Academic Affairs

Director: Crystal Pu

This committee will have jurisdiction over all issues involving the education of and academic policies pertaining to undergraduate students at Boston College. This will include concerns of student athletes class registration times, textbook reserves in O'Neill, and intellectual diversity offered in courses and syllabi.

Campus Improvements

Director: Caroline Monnes

This committee will have jurisdiction over all issues related to services provided to Boston College students, including but not limited to dining services, transportation, residence halls, and parking. Initiatives include expanded use of Eagle Cards, increasing resources in residence halls, and improving the dining experience.

Conduct and Student Rights

Director: Andrew Meck

This committee will be a joint committee with Student Initiatives and will have jurisdiction over all issues involving the rights of students at Boston College. This includes initiatives such as improvements to free speech, expression, and demonstration policies, and transparency concerns . Additionally, this committee will be the home of the Conduct Consultant program.