These are brief descriptions of the seven standing Committees and the Programming Board of the SGA.
Academic Affairs – Chair: Jesse Lender, Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7pm, SGA Office
The Academic Affairs Committee works with the administration to improve academic issues on campus. The committee is in constant contact with the Provost's Office, several of the Academic Deans, and many other administrators and faculty members, so that students can have the smoothest academic experience possible. In addition, the Academic Affairs Committee works on the Provost's Scholar Reception with Dr. Herman Berliner, Hofstra's Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Current Projects are: The NY Times Presence on Campus, Provost Scholar Reception, the Eighteenth Credit, Mobility Accessibility in Academic Buildings, and Tutorial Center Awareness
Appropriations – Chair: Megan Andrews, Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 6:15pm, Small Clubs Conference Room
The Student Government Association receives a portion of the Student Activities Fee paid by full time undergraduate students each semester. It is the job of the Appropriations Committee to allocate those funds to clubs and organizations underneath SGA. The majority of the funds are allocated at the Bi-Annual Budget Weekends, occurring at the end of each semester. Any additional funds are allocated at weekly Appropriations meetings throughout the semester. Clubs requesting finances must sign up for these appropriations meetings and submit budget request paperwork that can be found here.
Current Projects are: Finance allocation and Bi-Annual Budget Weekend
Club Relations – Chair: Cameron Freitag, Meeting Time: Mondays at 7:45pm, Small Clubs Conference Room
Club Relations has undergone many changes in the past year, and will be continuing with this revamping process in the next year. Club Relations is responsible for putting together Club Congresses, so that clubs can be as informed as possible as to the policies of SGA. This committee's overall mission is to support clubs, helping them to grow, flourish, and sustain from year to year within the Hofstra Community.
Current Projects are: Collegiate Link Registration, Club Spotlights, and Club Congress
Programming Board – Chair: Chelsea Gillyard, Meeting Time: Mondays at 6pm *Netherlands Cafe
The Programming Board works closely with different University departments to execute a series of campus-wide events throughout the academic year. This board is comprised of students of all classes, run by an elected member of the Student Government Association, and advised by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. Programmers on this board must apply and be accepted, and the body is open to senators as well as all other undergraduates who wish to apply. Each member will take on the responsibilities of their position as an athletic coordinator, class coordinator, multicultural coordinator, novelty coordinator, promotions coordinator, speaker coordinator, or treasurer.
Current Projects and Upcoming Events:
Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events in the Spring semester, including a roller skating rink, magician, a fashion show, and some incredible speakers. Check @SGAProgramming and http://www.facebook.com/HofstraProgrammingBoard?fref=ts for updates
Public Relations – Chair: William Finnegan, Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:15pm, Small Clubs Conference Room
The Public Relations Committee is responsible for the communications and image of SGA. Public Relations coordinates SGA's monthly press releases, social media operations, and designs most of SGA's publications. Furthermore, it also manages all media and press relations for SGA. The Public Relations Committee's mission is to ensure accurate and consistent coverage of all SGA actions, communications, and happenings. This committee aims to provide a transparent link between the University and SGA.
Take a look at what's been happening in SGA through last month's Press Release, found here
Current Projects are: SGA website revision, press releases, a social media awareness campaign, the SGA semester in-review report, and the Have You Heard campaign
Rules Chair: Alyssa O’Brien – Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the Small Clubs Conference Room
The Rules Committee is responsible for maintaining all active club constitutions and archiving all club constitutions, including those that have become inactive. The Rules Committee also sees legislation, referendum, and resolutions before they are presented to the full senate. Recently Rules has updated the club constitution template, making it clearer and more accessible than the previous version. This year they are working hard to refurbish all active club constitutions. If your club hasn't already done so, you must revise your Constitutions following the template that can be found here
Current Projects are: Club Constitution revisions, archiving documentation and SGA records, reviewing legislation
Spirit – Chair: Melanie Perry, Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7pm, SGA Office
The Spirit Committee works with the Athletic Department, the Office of Student Leadership & Activities, the Greek community, and other clubs and organizations on campus to promote spirit and pride among Hofstra students. Spirit coordinates SGA's involvement with campus events such as Fall Fest, Hofstra Celebrates the Holidays, and PRIDE Unleashed.
Current Projects are: Enhancing student participation at Athletic Events and overall pride on campus
Student Services – Chair: Jesse Lender, Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 12:45pm
The Student Services Committee investigates and acts on suggestions from any student at Hofstra in an effort to improve the student experience on campus. These concerns may include food, residential life, parking, financial aid, and other non-academic concerns faced by students. Student Services monitors the Suggestions@Hofstra Facebook page so if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post them there.
Current Projects are: Suggestions@Hofstra, Mobility Accessibility, Blue Beetle Improvement, and Dining Services during Finals