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Within the Student Government Senate, there are five standing committees to focus on student advocacy. The goal of each of these committees is to represent the interest of our constituents. All of these committees work with University administration, faculty, and/or staff on problems or issues that arise, and draft proposals to come before the full Senate to make official recommendations to the University’s leadership.

Click on the link to see what each committee is responsible for and what they are currently doing. Feel free to contact each chairperson with any questions or concerns you have about their committee. Contact information can be found by following the link. We value your input.

The Committee on Academics focuses on academic affairs at John Carroll, works with Academic Advising, and serves as student liaisons with faculty members.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact chair, Grace Kilfoyle (gkilfoyle23@jcu.edu).

The Committee on Community Relations and Service serves a two-fold purpose. First, it is the Senate committee that handles relations with the University Heights community. By opening up a dialogue with residents and the City Council, this committee strives to have a better connection between John Carroll and University Heights.

Second, this committee focuses on service-related activities. As a Jesuit institution, we are “men and women for others” and this committee looks at ways to improve service events around campus and throughout the area.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact chair, Max Malley (mmalley24@jcu.edu).

The Committee on Dining Services works as a liaison between Parkhurst dining services and the student body. Their goal is to ensure the best possible dining experience for each student, and to work with the dining service to convey students’ wishes and collaboratively make the necessary improvements. All students are encouraged to contact the Committee on Dining Services with any concerns, complaints, questions, or compliments about their current dining experience.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact chair, Christopher Fovozzo (cfovozzo23@jcu.edu).

The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion committee works to ensure that the John Carroll campus is welcoming to all. They do this by seeking out the opinions and perspectives of underrepresented groups as well as partnering with departments such as the center for student diversity and inclusion to plan and implement events that would appeal to a diverse audience. Finally this committee strives to support the cultural programming at John Carroll, including but not limited to the cultural awareness series as well as programming by the cultural student organizations.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact chair, Logan Sindone (lsindone24@jcu.edu).

The Committee on Residence Life and Facilities has a dual role. This committee handles all complaints and questions regarding Residence Life issues such as poor maintenance. They maintain communication with the Office of Residence Life in order to ensure that all issues are taken care of. In order to stay connected and collaborate on problems and issues the Committee attends monthly Res Life Advisory Board meetings set up by the Office of Residence Life that include representatives from SU, RHA, ORA, and a person from each building. In addition, this committee works to ensure the safety of John Carroll students by collaborating with departments such as CSS, EMS, and the Dean of Students. They also work to make sure that facilities on campus, such as the Library, Corbo Fitness Room, Shula Stadium, the Quad, and the Atrium, are satisfactory. This is accomplished by working closely with the Facilities Director.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact chair, Aiden Keenan (akeenan22@jcu.edu).

​The Committee on Sustainability aims to create a culture of sustainable development that the entire John Carroll community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to. Integrating sustainable practices are vital in order to have an environment where humans and nature can coexist, while protecting ecological health, social equity and economic vitality. The committee advances its mission through education, operations, and community partnerships for sustainable change.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please contact chair, Maria Coughlin (mcoughlin23@jcu.edu).