Committees

The GSG offers a number of opportunities for student advocacy and programming through the use of committees.  Each committee is unique and specific to attaining student advocacy goals.  Please take a look at our list of committees and if you are interesting in joining, please contact the designated chairperson, designated Vice President, or GSG President William Repetto (wrepetto@udel.edu).

 

Internal Affairs Committees

Evan Geissler   |   Vice President for Internal Affairs   |   egeiss@udel.edu

Events
Plan, organize and runs the major GSG Fall and Spring events, such as the Graduate Student Gala and Graduate Research Forum.
Chairperson: Brittany Shimanski  | britshim@udel.edu

Communications
Develops event advertisements and organizational branding operates the website, manages the Facebook and Twitter pages, and photographs events.
Chairperson: Michael Caserta | mikeyc@udel.edu

Social
Provides graduate students with a sense of community through organizing social events where networking and socializing among all graduate students from across campus is possible.
Chairperson: Laura Welti | lmwelti@udel.edu

Operations (ad-hoc)
Reviews Graduate Student Organization requests for base budget and event supplemental funding.
Chairpeople: Lauren Mosesso | lmosesso@udel.edu

Student Affairs Committees

Ioannis Chremos  |   Vice President for Student Affairs  |   ichemros@udel.edu

Diversity
Works to make sure that the needs and concerns of all groups on campus are being met by the policies and programs of the University and advocates for diversity in demography and in ideas across the University.
Chairperson: Alan Parkes‚Äč | aparkes@udel.edu

The mission of the Graduate Student Government‚Äôs Diversity committee is to ensure that all members of the community at the University of Delaware–with a special emphasis on graduate students–are holistically respected and supported, concerning race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical abilities/features or religious beliefs. To achieve this goal, we aim to create and support structural activities that promote greater awareness of issues regarding diversity, as well as spaces where students from diverse identities can meet one another and build community.

Student Life
Focuses on the well-being of every individual UD graduate student, and is committed to improving the quality of their living and learning experience on this campus.
Chairperson: Olivia DeClark | ojd@udel.edu

Sustainability
Actively creates sustainability-related (environmental, economic, social) initiatives at UD, and fosters a strong network between internal and external stakeholders to enhance sustainability efforts.
Chairpeople: Thomas Benson | tsbenson@udel.edu

Mental Health
Advocates for mental health awareness among grad students and implements the pilot EmPOWER program university-wide.
Chairpeople: Jacob Skigen | jtskigen@udel.edu

Senate Committees

Deborah Drain‚Äč | ¬† Parliamentarian ¬† |¬†¬† ddrain@udel.edu

Governance
Responsible for all matters concerning the internal structure, and policies and procedures of the Senate.
Chairperson: Deborah Drain‚Äč | ddrain@udel.edu

Malique Bowen   |   Vice President of Membership   |   maliqueb@udel.edu

Elections
Responsible for preparing election rules and coordinating annual Officer and Senator elections.
Chairperson: Malique Bowen | maliqueb@udel.edu

 

External Committees – Faculty Senate

The following external committees are not GSG committees; instead, they are committees of the Faculty Senate on which graduate student representation is required.

Faculty Senate
The University Faculty Senate acts for the entire faculty in coordinating faculty governance at the University of Delaware and in exercising the faculty responsibility for the education and care of students.
GSG Representative: William Repetto & Jared Sharpe | wrepetto@udel.edu & jaredws@udel.edu

Academic Appeals
This committee shall have the sole purpose of serving at Step 4 of the Student Grievance Procedure in reviewing cases appealed to it, determining whether or not a hearing is appropriate, conducting such hearings, and rendering a decision.
GSG Representative: Logan Gerber-Chavez & Shahidul Asif | lmgc@udel.edu & asifshah@udel.edu

Coordinating Committee on Education
This committee shall be a continuing center for overviewing the broad educational affairs of the University; for providing a large context for the examination and preparation of educational proposals; and for providing liaison and coordination among the following enumerated educational committees.
GSG Representative:  Matthew Van | mlvan@udel.edu

Cultural Activities and Public Events
It should be the objective of the Cultural Activities and Public Events Committee to foster, encourage and coordinate throughout the University programs of local, national, and world significance that illuminate, explain, articulate, or are a creative part of the cultures of mankind.
GSG Representative: Tanvir Rahman | rtanvir@udel.edu

Diversity and Inclusion
This Committee shall review all University policies and practices pertaining to diversity and affirmative action in the recruiting and retaining of students, staff, and faculty.
GSG Representatives: Ioannis Chremos | ichemros@udel.edu

General Education Committee
This committee shall recommend academic policies and standards for the General Education Program.
GSG Representative: Alan Parkes | aparkes@udel.edu

Graduate Studies
This committee shall review and consider matters relating to graduate education, and shall receive and may stimulate and originate proposals for its development.
GSG Representatives: Alan Parkes & Tanvir Rahman | aparkes@udel.edu & rtanvir@udel.edu

Instructional, Computing, and Research Support
This committee will advise the Senate on policies, practices, and needs for educational resource facilities and computer facilities.
GSG Representative: Dileep Reddy Nimma | dileep@udel.edu

International Studies
The Committee on International Studies shall coordinate, facilitate, stimulate, and encourage international study.
GSG Representatives: Helena Kim | helenkim@udel.edu

Library
This committee shall serve as a focus for advising the Director and the faculty or its Senate as to policies and practices regarding the University libraries.
GSG Representatives: Haritha Varkala | haritha@udel.edu

Student Life
This committee shall formulate rules and regulations bearing upon the care, control, and government of students, and except where otherwise delegated, upon student extra-course activities.
GSG Representative: Ioannis Chremos | ichemros@udel.edu

Student and Faculty Honors
This committee shall recommend the policies governing the granting of student honors, and shall administer such policies as are adopted by the faculty or its Senate, and approved by the Board of Trustees. It may also recommend to the President nominees for faculty honors and for graduate student honors.
GSG Representative: This position is vacant (if you are interested contact William Repetto | wrepetto@udel.edu)

External Committees – Other

The following external committees are neither GSG nor Faculty Senate committees; instead, they are committees of other organizations that have graduate student representation.

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate of the College of Arts and Sciences is a democratic forum responsible for the creation and review of policies concerning curriculum, promotion and tenure, and student academic issues.
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

Library Student Advisory Committee
This committee assists the University Libraries with needs and services for the students.
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee
This committee helps to craft future parking and transportation policies.
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

Food Services Advisory Board
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

Student Centers Advisory Council
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

Student Life Advisory Board
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

University Research Council
GSG Representative: To be confirmed

Newark City Council
GSG Representative: Gregory Foote | gregoryf@udel.edu

UD Police Advisory Council
GSG Representative: To be confirmed