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

All meetings are held in CPC-1740 Kathy Hall Conference Room

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 

The Accessibility 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

Facilities: Working with Facilities Management Services on issues, such as maintenance and cleanliness. Advocating for student needs in the form of:

  • Improved cleaning of dorm-side restrooms
  • Bringing back trash cans to all restrooms on dorm-side
  • Addressing the presence of pests, especially mice and cockroaches
  • Better lighting for certain areas of campus

Parking and Transportation: Working with Parking and Transportation Services on issues such as access to parking on campus and improved shuttle services. Advocating for student needs in the form of:

  • More reliable busses
  • Evaluating the parking situation on campus

The housing and dining committee contains representatives from Housing, Residence Life, Dining, Auxiliary Services, Sustainability, and FMS. Some issues currently being handled are:

  • Managing inflation and rising food costs
  • Overseeing dorm hall renovations
  • Promoting dining initiatives
  • Introducing cultural food events
  • Increasing access for Halal, Kosher, and other dietary restrictions

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

  • Improving Counseling 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:

  • Establishing special interest housing for environmental sustainability
  • Creating multi-purpose sustainable art installations that promote environmental sustainability while brightening up our campus.
  • Updating our interactive sustainability map to include locations of; recycling bins, bottle return centers, outdoor trash cans, bike racks, water bottle filling stations, the community garden, plant-based dining options, and donation bins, while continuing to increase the number of these on 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:

  • Faculty Senate
  • Faculty Senate - Academics Affairs
  • Faculty Senate - Academics Support & Student Affairs
  • Faculty Senate - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Faculty Senate - Graduate Council
  • Faculty Senate - Intercollegiate Curriculum Committee
  • Faculty Senate - University Writing
  • Free Speech
  • Global Committee
  • Greek Roundtable
  • Math Task Force
  • Parking & Transformation Advisory Group
  • Parking & Transformation Appeals Board
  • Presidents Commission of Women
  • ROAR the VOTE
  • Staff Council
  • Student Health Advisory Committee
  • Student Success Steering Committee
  • University Council
  • University Council Executive Committee