About SGA’s Student Initiatives Board
SGA’s Student Initiatives Board is a group of about 30 students dedicated to solving your concerns and bringing your ideas to the administration. This board is made up of 5 committees who work on projects throughout the year in various areas of interest. The five committees under are:
Academic Affairs (AA)
The Academic Affairs Committee works with President James Danko, Provost Kate Morris, as well as the deans of the different colleges at Butler University. Academic Affairs also works closely with offices such as Internship and Career Services and the Learning Resource Center. This committee works to address and resolve the concerns and ideas regarding the academic community on campus. Some projects that SGA’s AA Committee is currently working on include: reviewing and revising the current Academic Integrity policy, a “life course” of real world skills, and engagement with academic offices.
The Operations Committee works with the Vice President of Operations, Jerry Carlson, and the Chief of BUPD, John Conley, in order to address student concerns and ideas as they relate to the operation of Butler University. This committee focuses its efforts on aspects of campus such as parking, safety, environmental maintenance, lighting, and building maintenance. It is also tasked with the goal of developing and executing strategies on campus that promote a sustainable and environmentally friendly university. The committee works on developing short-term and long-term projects to ensure that Butler University is a “green” campus. SGA’s Ops Committee is currently working on projects which include: improving soft space, post-game recycling in Hinkle, Greek parking concerns, campus shuttle concerns and improving lighting and cameras on campus.
Student Life (SL)
The Student Life Committee works with the Dean of Student Life, Anne Flaherty, and other Student Affairs administrators on issues that directly affect the student experience on campus. Current projects include: providing student perspectives on the new Residence Hall, senior housing concerns, the Greek/Independent student divide, leadership development, and an inclusive language campaign.
Student Services (SS)
The Student Services Committee works with the Dean of Student Services, Sally Click, on projects that relate to dining services, health, recreation and wellness, and Information Technology. Current projects include: researching HRC usage, expanding mental health education, and providing feedback surrounding on-campus dining.
Education and Advocacy (EA)
The Education and Advocacy Committee serves on both SGA’s Student Initiatives Board as well as SGA’s Diversity and Inclusion Board. This committee works on student concerns that surround diversity and inclusion topics. Current projects include: reevaluating the BCR process, gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus, improved administrator involvement in the Diversity Center, and campus-wide efforts to focus more on inclusion.