Boards and Committees
Boards and Committees 2014-2015 Selections
Congratulations to all the new members, and thank you to all that applied this year.
About Boards and Committees
The University Boards and Committees are appointed by and are advisory to the President of Auburn University. Each Spring the SGA Director of University Boards and Committees, in partnership with the SGA President, will conduct a competitive application and interview process in order to select students that most demonstrate the capacity and desire to serve their board or committee of interest. Selected students will then be recommended by the SGA President to the President of Auburn University for official appointment.
These committees may be under the purview of a member of the University’s central administration who will be responsible for convening these committees at regular intervals and whenever the need for committee action arises. Committee appointments will become effective at the beginning of the fall semester and will expire at the end of the summer term. The Office of the President will distribute a list of members of the University Boards Committees each fall. Each standing committee will have a written statement of its operating procedures and submit an annual report of their activities to the President of Auburn University.
Because of the direct advisory nature of University Boards and Committees to the Auburn University President, students who are chosen to serve will have the opportunity to be an integral part of key administrative decision making while working alongside members of the University’s faculty and staff. This is a rare and valuable opportunity for involvement that students often overlook while a student at Auburn University.
A complete list of The University Boards and Committees is available through the Office of the President’s website. Please take a moment to determine the boards and committees that most interest you, while keeping in mind that not every board or committee has a student seat. It would be our desire that all students with a board or committee interest apply and interview for a seat this spring.
The Academic Affairs Committee seeks to represent the student body by advocating for their academic needs and desires while working to pass legislation which enhances the academic experience and student success rates at Auburn. In the past, this committee has worked to improve the academic calendar with changes such as adding a fall break, to improve the class registration process, to advocate for improved academic advising, and more.
Budget and Finance
The Budget and Finance Committee is the body that allocates all Student Activity Fees. They are responsible for working with each Student Activity Portfolio to gain further insight into their needs and plans for the upcoming year in order to ensure that organizations have what they need and are efficient with their budgets. They also manage the Program Expansion Fund and SGA Reserve Fund when organizations come to request additional money to cover additional expenses outside of their allocated budget.
Code of Laws
The Code of Laws and Resolutions Committee is responsible for maintaining and altering the Code of Laws. The Code of Laws is the governing document of rules and bylaws which governs the student body. In addition to pursuing bylaw revision and upkeep, the Code of Laws committee also reviews all Student Senate resolution drafts before they may go before the Senate.
Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
The Diversity & Multicultural Affairs Committee seeks to ensure that SGA successfully represents and serves every student at Auburn University. With the University’s growing focus on goals such as increasing the amount of international students on campus, this committee seeks to advocate for diverse groups of students and their needs.
The Student Affairs Committee is designed to address a variety of issues which impact Auburn students on a daily basis such as dining, transportation, health & wellness, residence life, and more. This committee also works closely with the Division of Student Affairs to represent students on various issues as they arise.
The Sustainability Committee seeks to encourage Auburn’s efficient utilization of its resources and to empower students to pursue environmentally-friendly initiatives.