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Campus Council [sga1]

When? 8PM on Wednesdays

Where? JRC 209

Campus Council is a weekly meeting that includes the participation of Senators, Cabinet Members, Delegates, and the Presiding Officer. Within these meetings, students make decisions about budgets, events, and communicate concerns about Grinnell. This fast paced meeting is open to anyone!


All-Campus Events Committee [ace]

When? 7PM on Sundays

Where? JRC 225

ACE Committee is a collection of student voices that helps shape the social scene here at Grinnell. We discuss the tenants of a variety of events that are brought to our committee and vote on the budgets that are presented. We also select the films to be shown on the weekends and organize cool outings. From 10/10 to Block Party, cultural events, speaker series, the ACE Committee serves to represent the voices that help shape our community and Grinnell experience. Come join us on Sundays at 7pm in JRC 225 and party with the coolest committee on the block!


Student Programming & Services Committee [services]

When? 8PM on Mondays

Where? JRC 226

The Student Programming & Services Committee (SPC) meets weekly to review budget proposals prepared by student groups that do not fall under the jurisdiction of other SGA committees. The Committee reviews these budgets and either approves them or makes a recommendation to the SGA Campus Council, which then votes on the amount of money the group shall receive. The Committee is available for students who require a budget for an event or project related to community service or for a student group. In order to be a viable applicant your project or event must be available to the entire student body and it must involve service in the world outside of Grinnell College in some way!


Outreach Committee [doc]

When? 7PM on Mondays

Where? SGA Offices

This committee explores the best ways to get more students involved in SGA. We discuss our own experiences with learning about SGA, how students learn about events at Grinnell, and how we can better educate others about what SGA is up to.


Green Fund Committee [greenfund][sga2]

When? 12 AM on Thursdays

Where? Noyce 1302

The Green Fund is awesome if you care about sustainability. They have a budget to do pilot projects at Grinnell and while an open committee for meetings, members are actually appointed through an application system at the beginning of each semester.

Concerts Committee [concerts]

When? TBD

Where? TBD

As part of SGA, the Grinnell Concerts Committee brings over a dozen musical acts to campus each semester, bringing emerging hip hop, electronic, R&B, and rock groups to our venues in Gardner Lounge and Herrick Chapel. If you have any ideas, please submit them here! Also, if you are interested in opening a musical act, send your name and a recording of your original music to [concerts]. Corey is great, and will listen to your fabulous suggestions. We have all the concert dates on our calendar, as well as on the Concerts Schedule Webpage.


Student Curriculum Committee [vpaa1]

When?  7PM every other Tuesday

Where?  JRC 209

The Student Curriculum Committee (SCC) is a body composed of members from each Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) and chaired by the SGA VPAA. The SCC is a forum where the academic concerns of the college are discussed. Recent topics include the evolution of concentrations into majors and the pros and cons of curricular scheduling. SCC meetings are also opportunities for student representatives to exchange study break ideas or collaborate on student programming.

Please fill out the SEPC budget request and submit to [vpaa1] one week before you intend to hold an event. VPAA Aaronson will respond within two days of submission. To check your current budget, email [vpaa1].


First Year Council [doc][firstyearca]

When? 7 PM on Wednesdays

Where? JRC 225

First Year Council is a first year student’s first step into getting involved in SGA. This committee will provide insight to what a first year can do and how they can take advantage of SGA. The Diversity and Outreach Coordinator leads this committee until the First Year Class Ambassadors are chosen (in the spring) in order to assist first years with programming and direct them to any other SGA committees and positions that they might be interested in.


Mental Health Working Group [doc]

Time: 7 PM, Tuesdays (not started yet)

Location: SGA Offices (JRC 222)

Do you have questions about mental health on campus, ideas about how to fix problems on campus, or generally are interested in mental health and want your stories and thoughts heard?  This is a way to allow you to get involved in brainstorming and discussing policy and changes on campus. We know that this Working Group, nor the Task Force are going to bring trust back onto our campus with respect to mental health; we know that this task force cannot just produce a magical fix for the problems on our campus; however, we believe that having student input is imperative for concrete changes to be made.


Title IX Working Group [vpsa]

The Title IX Working Group works to help students better understand Title IX policy at Grinnell and improve the sexual climate at Grinnell overall. This group has worked diligently with the Grinnell administration in order to publish a list of frequently asked questions pertaining the Title IX process and policy at Grinnell.

Because of the topic of this Working Group, it is not fully open, but if you are interested in joining, please contact Vice President of Student Affairs Bailey Dann at [vpsa].


Diversity Working Group [doc][sgaprez]

The Diversity Working Group works with students to address problems regarding diversity on campus. We address all sorts of diversity and try to make Grinnell a more inclusive community for many. This is a new committee so there is no written mission yet.

Because of the topic of this Working Group, it is not fully open, but if you are interested in joining, please contact [doc] and/or [sgaprez].


Student Initiatives Fund [stifund]

When? 7PM every other Tuesday

Where? SGA Offices

An initiative is a means for the student body to express its collective opinion on campus, state, national, or international issues. In the past, initiatives have included an ice skating rink, a campus brothel, a foam machine, campus scooters, a swing set, the high street crosswalk, banning the use of coke products on campus for mistreat of workers, renovations to the BCC, more computers in Burling, feminine hygiene waste baskets in the bathrooms. Join StiFund to help make a change on campus by implementing the initiatives that pass or check out how to start your start your own!


Reform Committee [reform]

When? 7PM on Wednesdays

Where? SGA Offices

The Reform Committee meets as deemed necessary by Campus Council to review and revise the SGA Constitution and By-Laws. Students with interest in SGA processes and systems – such as Campus Council, the Constitution and By-Laws, SGA organizational structures, or an interest in reforming or revising any of these – may be interested in attending a regular meeting of the Reform Committee.


Election Board [election]

When? As needed

Where? TBD

Election Board is responsible for administrating campus elections, including the Presidential, Vice Presidential, Senatorial and student initiative elections. Election Board meets as needed. If you have are interested in becoming a member of Election Board or involved with running elections or have questions about the election process, please feel free to email Election Board at [election].

Interim Allocation Committee [sgamoney][sgaprez]

When? 8PM on Wednesdays before Campus Council

Where? JRC 209

Interim Allocation Committee was created to fill the gap at the beginning of the semester before Campus Council starts to ensure that groups and events on campus can happen. Any student group can send a budget to IAC by mailing it to any member of SGA during that time; IAC is open to everyone who can vote on all other budgets that they are not conflicted with.