Student Life Committee
The Student Life Committee, like the Grievance and Discipline Committees, is a committee of the university. As such, it includes students, faculty and administrators. Its functions and authority are defined below.
A.The committee shall actively seek to improve the quality of student life at the university in nonacademic areas in these ways:
1.The committee may formulate modifications in the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and recommend them for approval by the student, faculty and administrative bodies. Proposals for such modifications also may be initiated by the appropriate student, faculty and administrative bodies.
2.In the area of student life, the committee may recommend rules and policies on student conduct, athletics, and on- and off-campus functions sponsored by a university organization.
3.The committee may recommend and promote programs it considers helpful in enhancing student life and contributing to an improved spirit of understanding and cooperation among members of the university community.
4.The committee may discuss matters involving on- or off-campus residency and make recommendations to the appropriate authority.
5.The committee shall not make rules pertaining to student residencies.
6.None of the above limits the authority of the Dean of Students to establish policies and rules in the area of student affairs.
B.The actions of the committee in A.2 and A.3 above will go into effect upon approval by the Dean of Students.
C.Proposal under A.1 above will go into effect if approved by the three bodies specified. The Undergraduate Student Government, faculty and administration will each set up its respective body and methods for approval. When one of the bodies suggests modifications of a proposal, the Student Life Committee will act as a conference committee to arrive at an acceptable resolution.
D.The Student Life Committee shall consist of five students, four faculty and three administrators, plus the Dean of Students as a nonvoting member.1.The committee shall elect its own chair annually.
2.Four student members of the committee will be appointed for a two-year term in a manner so designated by the Undergraduate Student Government. The fifth member shall be the president of the USG who shall serve a term of one year.
3.The four faculty members of the committee shall be chosen for a term of four years in a manner designated by the Faculty Organization Plan.
4.The three administrators on the committee shall be appointed for a term of two years by the president of the university.
5.All terms shall begin on April 1.
6.In the case of vacancies, each of the above groups shall determine its own method of making appointments for the unexpired terms. Also, the faculty and administration may decide, if either wishes to do so, to have two members chosen for one-year terms in the initial formation of the committee.