Committees

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The Student Government has the following committees:

  • Academic Affairs Committee — Act as a liaison to the faculty and the administration on academic issues by making academic programs and university services more efficient and accessible to students. Some issue areas include: academic advising, textbooks, course evaluation reform, library issues, and mentoring.
  • Community Service Committee — Administer the HLS Community Service Bulletin to help connect students and student organizations to volunteer opportunities around the community. Involves spearheading Student Government community service projects, and coordinating with other groups on campus that offer them.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee — Advocate for greater diversity and work to enhance the diversity experience of all HLS students. Issues include increasing diversity of faculty, offering free, peer-housing to low-income students at ASW, and improving orientation.
  • Events Committee — Plan events aimed at building campus-wide community. Some major events include The Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Charity Dinner, Halfway Through Harvard, Superbowl Party, raising money for HLS custodial staff around the holidays, and more.
  • Health & Wellness Committee — Develop and promote the resources and services that exist on campus that advance student health, wellness, and safety. Issues include Title IX policies, improving student mental health resources, supporting students who breastfeed, and improving Hemingway/IM Sports.
  • Student Affairs Committee — Identify and solve issues that HLS students face in a number of areas. Issues include voter registration, addressing gender-based disparities in grades and elsewhere, financial aid, residence hall life, Hark policies, and I.T./printing.
  • Student Organizations & Journals Committee –Student Organizations & Journals Committee – Engage with student organizations and journals and proactively represent their interests. Issues include helping new organizations form and planning the New Student Org Fair.
  • Public Interest Committee — Strengthen the public interest community on campus, improve policies affecting public interest careers, and foster a spirit of public service among students. Issues include improving LIPP/SPIF, addressing disparities between OCS and OPIA, and strengthening the Public Interest EIP (PIIP) process.

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