College committees allow students to serve alongside faculty and members of the Dean's staff. Student positions on these committees are open to any student who applies. Applications for college committees are called for once per semester by the appointments committee. Direct any questions about college committees to the Chair of Internal Affairs. Please view the descriptions of all college committees below.
ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Admissions and Financial Aid Advisory Council is an oversight committee on admission and financial aid policy, and it advises the President on related issues that arise. The committee is not directly involved in individual admissions or financial aid decisions.
ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
The Academic Assessment Committee is responsible for creating and implementing plans for assessing the academic program of the college. Work includes monitoring and analyzing college-wide assessments (e.g. writing courses, honors); supporting departmental assessment of student learning; and coordinating assessment processes with other areas of the college.
COLLEGE BUDGET COMMITTEE (CBC)
The College Budget Committee provides input and feedback to the President on the annual budget recommendations.
COUNCIL ON EDUCATIONAL POLICY (CEP)
The Council on Educational Policy, headed by the Provost and also including the President, six elected faculty members, and three students, is concerned with long-term, broad matters of curriculum, curricular change, and introduction of new programs.
COMMITTEE ON INVESTOR RESPONSIBILITY (CIR)
The Committee on Investor Responsibility advises the Investment Committee on how to exercise social and environmental responsibility with respect to Swarthmore’s endowment as shareholders in U.S. corporations primarily through proxy voting, or in filing shareholder resolutions.
College Judiciary Committee (CJC)
The College Judiciary Committee is chaired by the Director of Student Conduct and adjudicates student disputes involving academic dishonesty. Each hearing consists of two students, two faculty members , and one staff member.
Cooper Foundation Committee
The William J. Cooper Foundation Committee works with academic departments and student organizations in arranging single lectures and concerts by distinguished scholars or artists. The committee also focuses on bringing to the college noted speakers who remain in residence for a period long enough to enter into the life of the community.
Crum woods Stewardship Committee
The Crum Woods Stewardship Committee works to develop and evaluate policies to guide decisions affecting the woods with the goal of maintaining the well being of the flora, fauna and functioning of the Crum Woods.
Curriculum Committee (CC)
The Curriculum Committee deals with immediate questions of the existing curriculum, approving new minors to be offered by departments or programs, reviewing interdisciplinary programs, and providing oversight for academic issues such as writing courses, the calendar, registration, etc.
Deans' Advisory Council (DAC)
The DAC serves as a sounding board for the Dean of Students on a broad range of issues related to student life (diversity and inclusion, college policies, etc). DAC typically sets an agenda of a few large scale projects at the beginning of each year but always leaves room to address issues that might emerge during the year. Meetings include discussions about potential initiatives to improve the quality of the student experience including reviewing changes to college policy, program development, and more.
Dining Services Committee
The Dining Services Committee works to strengthen the ties between the student and Dining Services communities by promoting a healthy dialogue and initiating special projects.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (EOAC)
The Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee supports the Director of Equal Opportunity by ensuring and monitoring the equal opportunity in Swarthmore's implementation of educational and employment programs. Typically, the committee will meet a minimum of once per semester, depending on whether there are any significant issues for committee consideration.
The Housing Committee helps plan and run the December Housing Lottery, the Spring Housing Lottery, lottery info sessions, and the blocking calculation process. It also reviews and ranks student parking applications, makes recommendations about parking assignments, and advises other housing policy decisions.
The ITS Committee advises the Office of the Chief Information Technology Officer in ongoing efforts to evaluate and improve ITS services, practices, and policies.
The Library Committee, chaired by the College Librarian, assists in establishing broad, general policies pertaining to the libraries. The Committee functions in an advisory capacity and acts as a liaison between the library, other faculty members, and the student body.
Off-Campus Study Committee
The Off-Campus Study Committee advises the Off-Campus Study Office regarding changes in policy and practice; participating in regular reviews of Swarthmore College study abroad programs; reviewing approved and proposed study abroad programs; reviewing appeals of student petitions to attend non-approved programs; and in general overseeing the educational quality of all supported programs while contributing to the effort to remove unnecessary institutional barriers to participation.
RA Selection Committee
The RA Selection Committee participates in all aspects of the resident assistant selection process, including overall planning, promotion, and interviewing. The committee meets throughout the Spring semester, and its overall goal is to provide recommendations to the Office of Student Engagement for hiring RAs for the following year.
Sager Fund Committee
The Sager Fund Committee reviews and makes determinations on proposals for funding for programs that will be part of the next year's Sager series. The Sager Series is supported by the Sager Fund, which was created in 1988 by Swarthmore alumnus Richard Sager '73 and awards funds to support speakers and programs related to current topics for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
The Student Health Advisory Council serves to provide guidance, communication, student representation, and leadership to Swarthmore's student health services. SHAC is actively involved in health service program planning and development, especially in the areas of illness prevention and wellness.
Sustainability Committee (SusCom)
The Sustainability Committee makes recommendations to the President and to the College community regarding policies to promote environmental sustainability on campus. The Committee focuses on identifying policies and practices that promote the most efficient and responsible use of College resources; monitoring funds and grants pertaining to environmental sustainability; and coordinating and support campus sustainability initiatives and efforts.
Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Managers (SRCBOM)
The SRCBOM is charged with reflecting upon the College's commitment, in association with the fulfillment of its institutional mission, to prepare and motivate students to engage issues of social responsibility facing our communities and societies and to set their own paths as responsible citizens toward shaping a more inclusive, just, and compassionate world. The committee will suggest, encourage, evaluate, and facilitate the development of internal community practices, educational programs, and institutional outreach initiatives, which build on the distinctive strengths of the College in meeting these ends.
SWARTHMorE CLERY ACT COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
The Swarthmore Clery Act Compliance Committee (SCACC) is responsible for overseeing the College's compliance with the Clery Act.
SWARTHMORE WORKING ACTIVITIES TABLE TIME (SWATT)
Swarthmore Working Activities Table Time works collaboratively with the Swarthmore community on identifying upcoming events and activities that impact multiple departments and student groups on campus.