There are a number of committees that contribute to the planning and decision process for the College. A number include representatives from the undergraduate population.
The Student Voice website, hosted by the Vice President for Campus Life provides information on a number of campus committees that may be of interest to students, such as the College Council of Student Government, Inter-House Council, Maroon Key Society, and the Senior Class Gift Committee.
The College Council consists of 40 members of the College faculty, half of which are elected; the other half are appointed by the President upon recommendation of the Dean of the College. The council meets twice a quarter to discuss matters pertaining to the academic mission of the College, including admission requirements, curricula, instruction, examinations, grading, and degrees in the College.
The Committee of the College Council, consisting of the Dean of the College and seven members elected by the College Council meets every two weeks during autumn, winter, and spring quarters to prepare items for action by the College Council. Priority is given to matters of curriculum and academic programs.
Student Government’s representative body (the Assembly) has 34 student representatives and is divided into two, 17-seat councils: the Graduate Council and the College Council. The College Council is made up of four first-year class officers, four second-year class officers, three third-year class officers, three fourth-year class officers, and one “nth”-year class officer.
The Dean of Students in the College convenes the Advisory Council (DAC) to discuss ways to improve academic and campus life for undergraduates at the University. In particular, this group focuses on issues that are typically not addressed by Student Government, Inter-House Council, or other bodies of student representatives. There are 10 students and 8 advisers. The council meets three times per quarter, with agenda items proposed by both students and Dean of Students' staff. Students are nominated for a one-year term by advisers, Resident Heads, and students who have previously participated on the DAC, and final selection is made early in fall quarter by the student leadership of the DAC.
Student Government offers lots of ways to get involved in the affairs of your classmates. Official issues and concerns, we mean.
Your ombudsperson may be able help you with a policy problem when other avenues have been exhausted.