MIT 2030
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Student Support/Wellness
  • Association of Student Activities

    President: Benjamin Kraft

    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: July 20, 2014, 11:27 a.m. by
  • 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
  • Controlled Value Cards

    Chair: Anirudh Sailesh

    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.



    Cory Hernandez






    Turner Bohlen




    UA Special Projects Committee


    Yasmin Inam






    Phoebe Whitwell






    Obasi Onuoha






    [Vacant]   LGC

    Tara Sarathi




    Club Sports Council


    Parth Trivedi






    Rachel Keeler






    Colin Codner





    Asst. Dir. Student Activities & Finance

    Last updated: July 20, 2014, 11:32 a.m. by
  • Education Committee

    Chairs: Jennie Zheng & Trevor Mulchay

    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: July 20, 2014, 11:32 a.m. by
  • 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


    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
  • Institute Events & Events Committee

    Chairs: Divya Shanmugam & Raichelle Aniceto

    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

    Committee Members

    Divya Shanmugam

    Raichelle Aniceto

    Nikita Kodali

    Raivo Andrian

    Ronald Hesser

    Nikhil Punwaney

    Wei Low

    Victoria Petrova

    Last updated: March 1, 2015, 10:43 a.m. by
  • Last updated: July 20, 2014, 11:34 a.m. by
  • Chair: William Jack

    Innovation has always been central to the vision and atmosphere of MIT. Innovation committee exists to unite the myriad innovation opportunities available to MIT undergraduates in the context of a single network, and help stimulate innovation amongst the undergraduate population.

    Last updated: July 20, 2014, 11:35 a.m. by
  • 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
  • MIT 2030

    Chair: Laila Shehata

    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: July 20, 2014, 11:36 a.m. by
  • Public Relations Committee

    Chair: Tegan Hunter

    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: July 20, 2014, 11:37 a.m. by
  • Special Projects Committee

    Chair: Robert Mahari

    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: July 20, 2014, 11:38 a.m. by
  • Student-Administrator Collaboration

    Chairs: Obasi Onuoha & Phoebe Whitwell

    The UA Committee for Student-Administrator Collaboration was created last spring to directly address issues of communication and transparency between the MIT administration and the undergraduate student body. Based on its statement from the Spring of 2014, which can be found below, SAC will work to monitor decision making processes on campus and communication between administrators and students, noting particular successes and failures and reacting appropriately to both.

    The goal of this capacity of SAC is to take on the responsibility of quickly addressing concerns that students and administrators raise around issues of transparency. Additionally, SAC focuses on projects aimed to improve collaboration and communication in the short and long term, both generally and centered around specific issues.


    The SAC report can be found below. A main point of the report is to have the committee keep it updated as needed, so each draft is listed below by the date on which that version of the report was approved by the UA Council.


    SAC's bylaws as a standing committee can be found here.

    Members for 2014-2015 School Year

    NameYearLiving GroupMajorPosition

    Obasi Onuoha


    Zeta Psi

    8B & 6-3


    Phoebe Whitwell


    East Campus




    Yasmin Inam


    Alpha Phi


    Panhel Rep

    Gaurav Singh


    Random Hall

    18 & 6-3

    DormCon Rep

    Haldun Anil


    Theta Chi


    IFC Rep

    Cali Warner 2016 pika 2 LGC Rep
    Caitlin Heber 2016 Simmons 18 Member
    Yonadav Shavit 2016 East Campus 6-2 Member
    Jack Erdozain 2017 Simmons 6 Member

    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: Aug. 18, 2015, 4:48 a.m. by
  • Student Support & Mental Health

    Chair: Tamar Weseley

    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

    Emad Taliep 2014
    Danielle Cosio 2014
    Cody Feldhaus 2016
    Chrysonthia Horne 2015
    Morgan Moroi 2016
    Suma Anand 2017
    Karla Martinez 2016
    Lauren Jefferson 2014
    Melissa Li 2017
    Zoe Rothstein 2017
    Lorraine Wong 2017

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

    Wellness Grants

     The Student Support and Wellness Committee has developed a grant program to provide students/groups with up to $300 to help promote student-run wellness related events on campus.

     To apply for funds from the Wellness Grant, please submit a short (1-3 paragraph) proposal with your idea to promote student wellness in the MIT community to

    Please include in your proposal:

    -Campus influence (scale of the event; number of expected participants/direct influence on students).

    -A Cause or clearly defined goal (degree of wellness-relatedness).

    -Projected effectiveness/feasibility (has this event happened before and how successful was it? if it’s a new event, in what ways do you hope it will be successful?)

    -Innovation (is this event from a new club/ new kind of event from an existing club?)

    -Funding (how much do you think you’ll need to run your event)

     Applications are rolling, please contact Joseph Han ( with any questions.



    Last updated: Oct. 20, 2015, 11:49 a.m. by
  • Sustainability Committee

    Chairs: Linda Jing and Rebecca Sugrue

    The Committee on Sustainability's vision is to be a leading force in sustainability, spread environmental awareness, and inspire community action. We aim to do so by fostering green habits, providing resources, driving policy changes, and building a connection between environmental and global issues. 
    Current Projects:
    Dorm Electricity Competition (DEC)
    Composting Initiative
    Environmental Containers Outreach (ECO)
    Trash2Treasure (T2T)
    Sustainable Orientation
    Committee members regularly interact with campus staff and administrators to identify and seize opportunities for improvement in the areas of composting, waste reduction, and energy conservation. We collaborate with other like-minded student groups from MIT and other universities to promote awareness and sustainable behavior through events and competitions. 
    To learn more about what we do and how you can make an impact on campus sustainability, visit

    For more information, visit!

    Last updated: Jan. 26, 2016, 11:20 p.m. by
  • Technology Systems Group

    Chairs: Ariel Jacobs

    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. 20, 2015, 10:43 p.m. by