About

Mission

The Council holds Exec and the rest of the Government accountable to the undergraduate student body. As the primary representative body of the Association, the Council is responsible for collecting student input and making final decisions on undergraduate opinions on any given issue. The Council shall strive to protect the rights of students and serve to foster cooperation and communication among various segments of the MIT community.

Function

The Council meets bi-weekly in forums of discussion on behalf of and representing the Association. The Council may discuss any topic directly impacting the MIT community. Ultimately, the Council may pass resolutions and pieces of legislation that dictate the definitive undergraduate opinion on any given issue.

Jurisdiction

The Council shall have jurisdiction over all activities that are sponsored by an undergraduate
group, including living groups, and that are held on campus outside of a living group area. 
Within its jurisdiction, the Council may decide any issue except as qualified in the UA Constitution or in the Council's Bylaws.

Accountability

Any student can keep up with the goings-on of Council by adding themselves to ua-council-listeners via Athena or WebMoira. Any email sent to ua-council, which includes all Council members, will also go out to ua-council-listeners. You can also view the Council minutes here.

Discretionary Funding

The Council funds MIT undergraduate initiatives that haven't been funded (or funded sufficiently) from other sources. Generally, this funding is difficult to obtain, so other sources should be investigated first. To apply for funding from Council Discretionary, contact the UA Treasurer.

Membership

The UA Council is comprised of representatives from all living groups, the UA Executive Team, and a representative for undergraduate students living off campus.

There are 20 voting members in Council, comprised of the following:

  • 11 dormitory representatives
  • 4 Interfraternity Council (IFC) representatives
  • 3 Panhellenic Association (PanHel) representatives
  • 1 Living Group Council (LGC) representative
  • 1 off-campus representative

These voting members are listed below, with their kerberos given in parentheses next to their name. Please contact them if you have any concerns about the UA, concerns about MIT, or if there is something you believe the UA should work on.

Dormitory Representatives

Baker: Mandy Lee (amandal)
Burton-Conner: Paul Hager (phager)
East Campus: Sonja Postak (spostak)
MacGregor: Alana Papula (apaps)
Maseeh: Sydney Hodges (shodges)
McCormick: Mary Delaney (marykd)
New: Richard Watts (wattsr)
Next: Meghana Vuyyuru (mvuyyuru)
Random: Eric Mannes (mannes)
Senior: Adrianna Rodriguez (adrianna)
Simmons: Kate Farris (kmfarris)

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Representatives

President: Samuel Oppenheim (samopp)
Vice President: Obasi Onuoha (ojonuoha)
Executive Assistant and Treasurer: Jacob del Priore (jacobdel)
Member: Vacant

Living Group Council (LGC) Representatives

Representative: Daniel Palumbo (lgc-ua-rep@mit.edu)

Panhellenic Association (PanHel) Representatives

President: Taylor Rose (roset)
Executive Vice President: Charlotte Swasey (cswasey)
Vice President of Recruitment: Elizabeth Walker (epwalker)