The class reps for the 2008-2009 WSA held internal elections on Sunday to determine the next year’s leaders of the seven standing committees of the WSA. Here’s a quick refresher on the committees and what they and their newly elected chairs can do for you.
Student Budget Committee (SBC) – to be chaired by Chris Goy ’09 – in charge of allocating the Student Activities Fee to recognized clubs on campus. The committee of seven meets with clubs seeking money on a weekly basis and internally determines how the money should be distributed.
Student Affairs Committee (SAC) – to be chaired by Becky Weiss ’10 – addressing all issues of student life including, but not limited to dining, residential life, admissions, the alcohol and party policy, and overseeing the Honor Board and Student Judicial Board.
Educational Policy Committee (EPC) – to be chaired by Benedict Bernstein ’09 – addresses academic issues, including reviews of programs and departments, academic regulations, as well as general academic procedures.
Finance and Facilities Committee (FiFac) – to be chaired by Jen Liebschutz ’11 – responsible for monitoring and recommending changes to Wesleyan’s facilities as well as addressing issues of campus planning, sustainability, student financial aid, and dining.
Community Outreach Committee (COCo) – to be chaired by Elise Rosenthal ’11 – responsible for club/student group recognition, Middletown-Wesleyan relations, and community issues arising within the campus or area community.
Organization and External Affairs Committee (OEAC) – to be chaired by the Vice President, Saul Carlin ’09, and vice-chaired by the Coordinator, Bradley Spahn ’11 – responsible for the coordination of the WSA as a whole, including WSA elections and the WSA website. OEAC also oversees various projects that affect the student body.
Together, the committee chairs compose the WSA Executive Committee (EC), chaired by the President, Mike Pernick ’10.
As the year ends, and throughout all of next year, feel free to contact any committee chair or WSA representative with any questions, concerns, or suggestions for what we can do for you. That’s what we’re here for.