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SubcommitteesThe SAC has numerous sub-committees and also has representation on a number of University committees.
Student Life Committee (SLC)
The Student Life Committee is a policy-making body that addresses the most significant issues of student life at Wesleyan. In recent history, the SLC created the Fire Safety & Facilities Appeals Board, developed a policy that allows political speakers to come to campus, and approved 24-hour guest card access to dorms. The SLC is co-chaired by the SAC chair and the Vice President for Student Affairs. In addition, the SLC is comprised of the six other members of the SAC, the Dean of Students, the director of Student Activities & Leadership Development, the director of Residential Life, and the director of the Usdan University Center.
Undergraduate Residential Life Committee (URLC)
The Undergraduate Residential Life Committee deals with issues of residential life across campus, from program housing to dorms to senior houses. The URLC is co-chaired by the SAC chair and the director of Residential Life. Two additional SAC representatives sit on the committee, along with three resident advisors (RAs), an area coordinator, the Dean of Students, and the associate director of Facilities Management.
Fire Safety & Facilities Appeals Board
The Fire Safety & Facilities Appeals Board hears the cases of students who choose to appeal fire safety or facilities fines. A majority vote is required to approve an appeal. The Board consists of an SAC member who chairs the Board, two additional SAC members, a representative from Fire Safety, and the associate director of Facilities Management.
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a group of students interested in health-related concerns at Wesleyan. The committee provides Health Services with information on how to better serve the health needs of students. SHAC includes staff representatives from the Health Center, WesWELL and the Office of Behavioral Health, as well as a number of students, including an SAC member. SHAC is co-chaired by the director of Health Services and a student.
Student Advisors to Behavioral Health (SABH):
SABH is a student advisory committee to the Office of Behavioral Health (OBHS) chaired by the director of OBHS. An SAC representative sits on this committee.
Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Core Committee
The AOD Core Committee oversees four AOD sub-committees created to address alcohol and other drug issues from a number of angles. The Core Committee discusses recommendations from the sub-committees and general AOD plans of actions. Core is comprised of the sub-committee co-chairs, the Dean of Student Services, and the SAC chair. Each sub-committee has a staff and student chair and additional student, staff, faculty, and administrative representation.
The Assessment sub-committee collects and analyzes AOD data for use by the other sub- committees. The committee is co-chaired by a student, appointed by the SAC chair, and a staff member, currently Noel Garrett, Dean of the Class of 2011. An SAC representative sits on the committee.
- Educational Strategies
The Educational Strategies sub-committee develops effective strategies to educate students about AOD issues. The committee is co-chaired by a student, appointed by the SAC chair, and the director of Health Education. An SAC representative sits on the committee.
- Environmental Strategies
The Environmental Strategies sub-committee works to identify and address environmental factors that stimulate actual and perceived AOD use on campus. The committee is co-chaired by a student, appointed by the SAC chair, and the director of Health Services, Joyce Walter. An SAC representative sits on the committee.
- Policy & Enforcement
The Policy & Enforcement sub-committee makes recommendations regarding University policies addressing AOD issues and the enforcement of these policies. The committee is co-chaired by a student, appointed by the SAC chair, and the director of Student Life. An SAC representative sits on the committee.
Campus Climate Log Committee
The Campus Climate Log Committee discusses and maintains the Campus Climate Log, which provides a vehicle to report hate incidents and acts of intolerance and educational interventions and prevention efforts organized by staff members and students. The Committee is responsible for the use of the Log as a communication tool that informs the Wesleyan community about the campus climate. An SAC member sits on the committee.
Queer Task Force
Through the Queer Task Force students and administrators work together to address LGBTQQ community issues. An SAC representative sits on the committee.
The Student Affairs Committee also has one representative each on the following committees:
The Dining Committee addresses campus dining, including issues regarding food and facilities. The Dining Committee is chaired by the WSA’s Finance & Facilities Committee chair.
Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)
PSAC addresses the relationship between Wesleyan students, Public Safety, and the Middletown Police Department. The committee is comprised of representatives from each of these constituencies. It also serves as an advisory body to Public Safety. PSAC is co-chaired by Dave Meyer, director of Public Safety, and the chair of the WSA’s Community Outreach Committee (COCo).