Committees

There are two types of committees, External and Internal. External committees are primarily filled with Student Government members, but our Internal Committees are open to all RIT students.

If you are interested in joining a committee, please email sgops@rit.edu.

Student Government Committees

The Academics & Co-ops Committee discusses and proposes solutions on issues relating to academic and co-op affairs as well as promote ideas for improvement at RIT. Some of those projects include:

  • Proposing a new grading scale to promote students to challenge themselves through free electives 
  • Discussing plans to efficiently using student time during finals week
  • Enforcing reasonable time grade feedback policy 
  • Pursuing extending class drop period 

Everyone loves to eat! As one of our most active committees, there is a great partnership between Dining Services and SG. Some of the current charges of the Dining section of the Housing and Dining committee include:

  • Helping with Gracie’s Renovation plans
  • Tiger Bucks locations expansions

For students living in apartments and residence halls, the Housing section of the Housing and Dining Committee looks at all of the issues and potential improvements to housing at RIT. Some of the current charges include:

  • Gender-inclusive housing
  • Affordable housing

Facilities looks at the buildings, operating times, and furnishings on RIT’s campus. Some of the current facilities charges include:

  • Improving lighting on campus
  • 24 Hour Labs and Building Access
  • Swings on Campus

All issues related to parking and transportation services at RIT fall under this committee. In partnership with the Parking and Transportation Office, the committee is currently working on:

  • Improvement of Parking on Campus
  • UR/RIT Bus Route Partnership
  • RTS Partnerships

Taking a lot of charges relating to improvement of student life at RIT, some of the current charges of Student Affairs committee are:

  • Improving Counselling and Psychological Services
  • Creating a Study Abroad Endowment Scholarship
  • Increasing Student Wages
  • Promotion of Financial Literacy

One of Student Government’s largest committees, the Sustainability committee helps look at ways to increase sustainable actions on RIT’s campus. Some of their current charges include:

  • Ethical and sustainable purchasing guidelines for the university.
  • Integrating more plant-based options into menus.

Coordinating with Dining Services to increase compostable and reusable utensils and containers.

The Deaf Advocacy Committee strives to make the RIT/NTID experience more Deaf-Friendly through a variety of initiatives. Some of their efforts include:

  • Improving accessibility at Dining Services
  • Facilitating understanding and relationships between Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Deaf students
  • ASL education across campus

External Committees

External committees are committees in the larger RIT community and in the Rochester community. Here are some of the external committees that Student Government has representation on:

  • Academic Senate
  • Academic Senate- Academic Support & Student Affairs Subcommittee
  • Academic Senate- Intercollegiate Curriculum Subcommittee
  • Calendar Committee
  • Center for Women and Gender Advisory Board
  • Department of Access Services Student Advisory Board
  • Eisenhart Awards Committee
  • Graduate Council
  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee
  • Greek President’s Roundtable
  • Honors Program Committee
  • Institute Council
  • Non Tenure Track Faculty Award Committee
  • Parking Appeals Board
  • Rochester Intercollegiate Council
  • Student Success Steering Committee
  • United Way
  • Wellness Committee