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  • Association of Student Activities

    President: Rachel Keeler

    The Association of Student Activities (ASA) is a joint committee of both the Undergraduate Association (UA) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC). The ASA Executive Board advocates on behalf of student groups to gain resources for student groups' benefit, allocates resources among student groups, and arbitrates among student groups and any other involved parties. In general, the ASA oversees student group activity and is the governing body of students groups on the MIT campus.

    Last updated: Aug. 9, 2013, 12:27 a.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • Athletics Committee

    Chair: Nathan Varady 

    The Athletics Committee works as a liaison between the UA, DAPER, the various athletic supervising bodies, and the students. Our main goals are to spread awareness of varsity and club athletics, to increase student athlete support around the MIT community, to improve the quality of the student athlete experience from varsity to recreational athletes, and to work to help student athletes' opinions be heard within the UA, DAPER, and the MIT administration.

    To these ends we will be working closely with SAAC, the CSC, and the Intramural council to coordinate and centralize our efforts.

    Last updated: Aug. 14, 2013, 12:35 a.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • Controlled Value Cards

    Chairs: Cory Hernandez & Turner Bohlen

    In the Fall of 2013, the UA CVC Committee implemented an Alpha Program to provide a select few (19) student groups with cards. This program was designed to assess both how useful the cards would be for student groups as well as how feasible it would be for MIT staff to deal with the workflow.

    Due to the success of the Alpha, the Committee has moved to a Beta Program for the Spring of 2014. This program will see an expansion of the program to provide a total of 40 CVCs to groups. The program has also expanded to include FSILGs.

    For any group interested in applying, please contact your governing organization's representative.

    Members

    NameYearOrganization

    Cory Hernandez

    Co-Chair

    2014

     

    UA

    Treasurer

    Turner Bohlen

    Co-Chair

    2014

     

    UA Special Projects Committee

    Co-Chair

    Yasmin Inam

     

    2015

     

    Panhel

    President

    Phoebe Whitwell

     

    2015

     

    DormCon

    Treasurer

    Obasi Onuoha

     

    2015

     

    IFC

    Treasurer

    [Vacant]   LGC

    Tara Sarathi

     

    G

     

    Club Sports Council

     

    Parth Trivedi

     

    G

     

    GSC

    Treasurer

    Rachel Keeler

     

    2014

     

    ASA

    President

    Colin Codner

     

    N/A

     

    SAO

    Asst. Dir. Student Activities & Finance

    Last updated: March 21, 2014, 11:13 a.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • Education Committee

    Chair: Anu Sinha

    The Committee on Education helps improve the undergraduate educational experience. It advises faculty and administrators on issues like advising and the quality of teaching that affect every student on campus. It funds student-faculty dinners so that students can get to know their professors outside of class. Finally, it runs projects that help students get the most out of MIT, like writing guides to finding a good UROP.

    Last updated: Aug. 8, 2013, 3:38 a.m. by styu@mit.edu
  • Previous UA Officers

    The most important officers of the UA are the President and Vice-President, who are responsible for guiding Exec and setting and executing a great deal of policy. In previous years, there was a UA Senate and a Speaker.

    If you know of additional holders of these offices, or of other UA positions, please contact ua-history-chairs@mit.edu.

     

    UASYearPresidentVPSpeaker
    42 2010–11 Vrajesh Modi (2011) Sammi Wyman (2011) Jonte Craighead (2013)
    41 2009–10 Michael Bennie (2010) Maggie Delano (2010) Paul Baranay (2011) / Tim Stumbaugh (2012)
    40 2008–09 Noah Jessop (2009) Michael Bennie (2010) Jason Forte (2009)
    39 2007–08 Martin Holmes (2008) Ali Wyne (2008) Irina Shklyar (2009)
    38 2006–07 Andrew Lukmann (2007) Ruth Miller (2007) Steven Kelch (2008)
    37 2005–06 John Cloutier (2006) Jessica Lowell (2007) Andrew Lukmann (2007)
    36 2004–05 Harel Williams (2005) Phillip Vasquez* (2005)
    Janet Zhou (2006)
    Rose Grabowski (2005)
    35 2003–04 Pius Uzamere (2004) Jacob Faber (2004) Yun-Ling Wong (2004)
    34 2002–03 Josiah Seale (2003) Parul Deora (2004) Benjamin Zeskind (2003)
    33 2001–02 Jamie Devereaux (2002) Allison Neizmik (2002) Victoria K. Anderson (2002)
    32 2000–01 Peter Shulman (2001) Mendel Chuang (2002) Jaime Devereaux (2002)
    31 1999–00 Matthew McGann (2000) Lex Nemzer (2000) Andrew Montgomery (2001)
    30 1998–99 Paul T. Oppold (1999) Jennifer Kelly (1999) Ryan Pierce (1999)
    29 1997–98 Dedric Carter (1998) Sandra Sandoval (2000) Paul T. Oppold (1999)
    28 1996–97 Richard Lee (1997) Dedric Carter (1998) Norris Vivatrat (1999) / Paul T. Oppold (1999)
    27 1995–96 Carrie Muh (1996) Erik Balsley (1996) Ashwin Viswanathan (1998)
    26 1994–95 Vijay Sankaran (1995) Carrie Muh (1995) Russell S. Light (1998)
    25 1993–94 Hans Godfrey (1993)** Anne Tsao (1994) Vijay Sankaran (1995)
    24 1992–93 Shally Bansal (1993) David Kessler (1994) Raajnish A. Chitaley (1995)
    23 1991–92 Stacy Mcgeever (1993) Paul Kirby (1992) Hans Godfrey (1993)
    22 1990–91 Manish Bapna (1991) Colleen Schwingel (1992) Jonathan Lee (1993)
    21 1989–90 Paul Antico (1991) Andrew Strehle (1991) Jonathan Lee (1993)
    20 1988–89 Jonathan Katz (1990) Ephraim P. Lin (1990) Luisa Contreiras (1990)
    19 1987–88 Manuel A. Rodriquez (1989) Alan Davidson (1989)  
    18 1986–87 Bryan R. Moser (1987) Becky Thomas (1987)  
    17 1985–86 Bryan R. Moser (1987) Mary S. Tai (1987)  
    16 1984–85 David Libby (1985) Stephanie Scheidler (1985) Daniel O'Day
    15 1983–84 Michael P. Witt Inge Gedo (1985)  
    14 1982–83 Kenneth Segal Kenneth Meltsner (1983)  
    13 1981–82 John DeRubeis Ken Dumas  
    12 1980–81 Chuck Markham (1981) Nick Adams (1981)  
    11 1979–80 John Hakala Chuck Markham (1981)  
    10 1978–79 Barry Newman (1980) Tim Morgenthaler (1980)  
    9 1977–78 Peter Berke Nancy Hartle  
    8 1976–77 Phil Moore (1977) Steve Spiro (1977)  
    7 1975–76 Lee Allen (1977) Steve Shagoury (1976)  
    6 1974–75 Steve Wallman Jim Moody  
    5 1973–74 Linda Tufts Dave Bok  
    4 1972–73 Curtis Reeves (1973) Steve Taylor  
    3 1971–72 Bob Schulte John Krzywicki  
    2 1970–71 Wells Eddleman (1971) / Greg Chisolm Steve Ehrmann (1971)  
    1 1969–70 Mike Albert Karen Wattel  
    0 1968–69 Maria Kivisild (1969) Tom Neal  
      1965–66 Bill Byrn (1966)    
      1964–65 Bill Samuels    
      1963–64 Jerry Luebbers (1964)    
      1962–63 Henry Bowman    
      1961–62 Frank Osha    
      1960–61 Ira Jaffe    
      1959–60 Christopher Sprague    
      1958–59 Jerry Stephenson(1959)    
      1957–58 Arnold Amstutz (1958)    
      1956–57 Malcolm Jones (1957)    
      1955–56 Jack Saloma (1956) Richard Peskin (1956)  
      1954–55 Eldon H. Reiley (1955) Harry Schreiber (1955)  
      1953–54 Dean Jacoby    
      1952–53 Marion C. Manderson (1953)    
      1951–52 Robert M. Briber (1952)    
      1950–51 Arthur A. Wasserman (1951)    
      1949–50 Robert W. Mann    
      1948–49 Thomas Toohy    

     

     

     

    Last updated: March 30, 2014, 1:50 p.m. by alanchi@mit.edu
  • Institute Events & Events Committee

    Chairs: Daniela Yuschenkoff & Lindsey Osimiri

    The Events Committee is responsible for the planning, organization, and execution of two of the biggest events on campus every year. In order to bring a successful Fall Festival and SpringFest to MIT, members of the committee will have responsibilities such as choosing the talent for the main weekend events, coming up with a unifying theme, advertising events, and recruiting volunteers. This committee works closely with the Student Activities Office to organize these events for the MIT community.

    Contact the Events Committee at events-comm-staff@mit.edu

    Committee Members

    Raivo Andrian

    Carissa Jansen

    Jennifer Kao

    Nikita Kodali

    Lindsey Osimiri

    Victoria Petrova

    Divya Shanmugam

    Daniela Yuschenkoff

    Last updated: Feb. 27, 2014, 4:46 p.m. by danielay@mit.edu
  • Finboard

    Chair: Anirudh Sailesh

    See the main Finboard page

    Last updated: Aug. 13, 2013, 11:05 p.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • MITx

    Chair: Colin McDonnell

    The MITx Committee will seek to develop a set of statements regarding both student contributions to MITx and a set of ideas for best utilizing MITx in education at MIT. The Committee will also provide support to the development of MITx to ensure its contribution to the residential educational experience, effective use of the resources available at MIT, and alliance with MIT’s dedication to remaining at the forefront of education. 

    Last updated: Aug. 9, 2013, 12:23 a.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • MIT 2030

    Chair: Patrick Hulin

    The UA Commiteee on MIT 2030 serves to investigate and understand long-term campus planning issues, determine which issues are most relevant to undergraduates, and present recommendations to the UA and the administration. Specific areas of discussion are Kendall, Walker Memorial and the Student Center.

    Member Name         Year 
    Colin McDonnell 2016
    Daesun Yim 2014
    Isaac Silberberg 2016
    Yasmin Inam 2015
    Last updated: April 22, 2013, 9:08 p.m. by styu@mit.edu
  • Chair: Shruti Sharma

    The UA Nominations Board recruits, interviews, nominates, and manages undergraduates on Institute committee positions. Through the Chief of Staff, the Board interacts with the Chancellor and Dean for Undergraduate Education to formulate policy on student representation on these committees.

    Last updated: Sept. 27, 2013, 2:06 a.m. by ss810@mit.edu
  • Public Relations Committee

    Chair: Connie Huang

    The UA Public Relations and Strategic Planning Committee is composed of two subcommittees, both tasked with the joint vision of furthering the mission statement of the UA by reaching out to the undergraduate community in the most effective and efficient manner. The UA Committee on Public Relations is responsible for developing the UA’s communication strategy on campus and executing it through the development of posters, blog posts, Facebook events, e-mails, videos, and much more. The Chair of the Public Relations Committee must be capable of articulating a broad-based strategy for engaging students in the UA’s work to improve student life.

    Last updated: Jan. 18, 2014, 1:07 a.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • Special Projects Committee

    Chair: Carrine Johnson & Turner Bohlen

    The MIT UA SPC is charged with undertaking projects that do not fall under the purview of other committees and require special attention. The SPC seeks projects of all natures: unconventional, neglected, and necessary, and prides itself on execution and in providing visible changes in the Institute and the community that bolster the UA and above all, improve student life. Previous “Special Projects” have been the Costco Shuttle, Killian Snowball Fight and Movies on the Lawn.

    Last updated: Aug. 8, 2013, 3:40 a.m. by styu@mit.edu
  • Student-Administrator Collaboration

    Chairs: Turner Bohlen & Cory Hernandez

    The UA has realized that, as can be seen by recent events, it is necessary to directly address the issues of communication and transparency between the MIT administration (e.g., the Division of Student Life and the Dean for Undergraduate Education) and the undergraduate student body.

    While a precedent has existed at MIT encouraging collaboration between these bodies (i.e., the administration and the undergraduate student body), few clear methods for soliciting student input and maintaining communication exist. Further, those that do exist have not been used effectively.

    To address these issues, the UA Ad Hoc Committee on Student-Administrator Collaboration has been created as a temporary committee of the UA, consisting of six undergraduate students who will work in collaboration with select appropriate administrators, with the specific charge outlined below.

    The committee will solicit student input via various methods, including, but not limited to, student forums across campus, surveys, emails, and focus groups.

    Charge

    The charge of the UA Ad Hoc Committee on Student-Admin Collaboration is to:

    1) Collect information regarding the current standard of communication between undergraduates and administrators as well as clearly stated reasons for the recent actions and reactions by administrators and students;

    2) Contact leaders in both the administration and in the undergraduate student body to discuss key points that should be addressed in a new, written standard for communication;

    3) Contact undergraduate students and administrators throughout this process to engage them and solicit their feedback;

    4) Write a carefully worded statement delineating a minimum expected level of, and method for, maintaining transparency between undergraduates and administrators; and

    5) Present that statement to at least both the UA Council and administrators who will be expected to use it regularly – particularly the Senior Associate Dean of Residential Life and Dining, the Dean for Student Life, the Dean for Undergraduate Education, and the Chancellor.

    Report

    The SAC report has been sent out for review, and will be posted in a few weeks.

    Research

    The research for SAC's report can be found here.

    Members

    NameYearLiving GroupMajorOrganization

    Turner Bohlen

    Co-Chair

    2014

    Burton-Conner

    8

    UA Special Projects Committee

    Co-Chair

    Cory Hernandez

    Co-Chair

    2014

    Senior House

    17 & 21

    UA

    Treasurer

     

    Philine Huizing

    Yasmin Inam

     

    2014

    2015

     

    Sigma Kappa/Off Campus

    Alpha Phi

     

    2

    2

    Panhel

    Former President

    Current President

     

    Eli Ross

     

    2014

     

    Simmons Hall

     

    18

    DormCon

    President

     

    Andrew Dorne

    Haldun Anil

     

    2014

    2015

     

    Phi Sigma Kappa

    Theta Chi

     

    6

    14

    IFC

    Former President

    Current President

    [Vacant]       LGC

    Internal Meeting Notes

    Below are notes for meetings with just SAC members.

    External Meeting Notes

    Below are notes for meetings between SAC members and various administrators/staff members.

    Last updated: March 3, 2014, 7:01 a.m. by cdh2014@mit.edu
  • Student Support & Mental Health

    Chair: Emad Taliep

    The Student Support and Mental Health Committee strives to sustain the mental wellness of the undergraduate community. Its three main goals are:

    • To normalize mental health discussions and help-seeking behavior, both broadly and within key populations,
    • To advocate on behalf of undergraduates for changes in policies and services that impact mental health, and
    • To inspire the sustained, productive, and meaningful engagement of all members of the Institute -- students, staff, faculty, allied health professionals, and administrators -- in mental health matters.


    To realize these goals, members of the committee may sponsor programs and awareness campaigns, bolster new or developing ideas from any source, and remain accessible and open to students, MIT Medical, Mental Health and Counseling, DSL, and other organizations or groups of the Institute.

    Current Members

    NameYear
    Emad Taliep 2014
    Danielle Cosio 2014
    Cody Feldhaus 2016
    Chrysonthia Horne 2015
    Sheena Nie 2016
    Alexander List 2015
    Morgan Moroi 2016
    Suma Anand 2017
    Karla Martinez 2016
    Lauren Jefferson 2014
    Melissa Li 2017

    Our committee is still accepting new members! If you are interested in joining, you may apply here.

    Last updated: April 1, 2014, 1:41 p.m. by etaliep@mit.edu
  • Sustainability Committee

    Chair: Karen Hao

    The Committee on Sustainability strives to generate interest, awareness, and action in sustainability on campus by raising awareness, fostering good habits, providing resources, and driving policy changes. This committee regularly interfaces with campus staff and administrators to identify and seize opportunities for improvement in the areas of composting, waste reduction, and energy conservation. This committee also works with other like-minded student groups from MIT and other universities to promote awareness and sustainable behavior through events and competitions. Past and present projects include the Trashion Show, RecycleMania, Dorm Electricity Competition, and Composting Initiative. This committee dreams of making MIT the most sustainable campus in the world.

    For more information, visit ua-sustain.mit.edu!

    Last updated: Sept. 23, 2013, 4:47 p.m. by kbear@mit.edu
  • Technology Systems Group

    Chair: Stephanie Yu

    The Technology Systems Group’s goal is to improve upon the UA's online footprint on campus, working to increase the UA's online visibility and keep students and student groups updated. Members will gain not only technical skills applicable after graduating from MIT, but valuable experience in project management and team collaboration. The Chair will supervise multiple projects including the new UA website and a redesigned elections platform. The group will also be able to demonstrate the feasibility of next-generation and paperless platforms for use by the administration for the benefit of students.

    Last updated: Oct. 22, 2013, 5:48 p.m. by styu@mit.edu
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