Committees


Most of Student Assembly's work happens in committees. Each committee tackles countless issues throughout the year and updates the assembly on its progress every Monday. 

Constitution Committee

The Constitution Committee advises Student Assembly on all things related to the Student Assembly Constitution. They deal with amendments, advise student assembly, and makes sure everything is in accordance with the Constitution, the Bylaws, and Robert's rules. They are also responsible for interpreting, drafting and presenting all amendments. The most recent major amendment was changing the pronouns of the constitution from gender specific to non-gender specific pronouns.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Max Kohn, mkohn@hamilton.edu

Cultural Affairs Committee

The Cultural Affairs Committee strives to promote events, causes, and initiatives that are directly aimed at enriching the campus community through exposure to, raising awareness for, or representation of issues pertaining to race, culture, sexuality, gender identity, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and/or philosophical ideology (spiritual or otherwise). The Culture Affairs Committee will co-sponsor initiatives with organizations whose objectives are directly related to the committee's agenda and will also sponsor similar programs and activities independently. Currently, the Cultural Affairs Committee is organizing ‘Town Hall’ meetings with cultural groups on campus while continuing the push for Hamilton College to become a Sanctuary Campus following last year’s petition.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Nadav Konforty, nkonfort@hamilton.edu
Eseosa Asiruwa (SDC Liasion), easiruwa@hamilton.edu

Meetings: Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Sadove Student Center

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a closed committee that meets on an ad hoc basis.  The members are the President of the Student Assembly, Vice President of the Student Assembly, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian, Director of Publicity, and all Class Presidents. Generally, the committee is only called to meet when an issue of utmost importance cannot wait until the next Student Assembly meeting to be discussed.  The meeting has also been used to flesh out the agenda for the assembly and to get a sense for where each class stands.

If you have any questions, contact:
Jonathan Stanhope jstanhop@hamilton.edu

Facilities Committee

The Facilities Committee deals with and responds to issues regarding physical resources, residential life, and environmental concerns. Previous issues the committee has dealt with include reviewing the lighting conditions around campus, improving aspects of the Jitney, and improving water accessibility on campus.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Cesar Guerrero, cguerrer@hamilton.edu

Meetings: Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in McEwen

Food Committee

The Food Committee strives to give students the opportunity to communicate their concerns regarding food with Bon Appetite, Hamilton’s dining services. We have increased communication of the student body with Bon Appetite through creating a Facebook Page, an email system, and holding weekly meetings. Some of our accomplishments this year are adding more nutrition facts online, creating the Facebook page for the committee, and collaborating with more student organizations.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Julian Perricone jperrico@hamilton.edu

Meetings: Mondays at 4 p.m. in McEwen Dining Hall

Funding Committee

The Funding Committee allocates money to student organizations and events that will benefit the student body. We know how hard student leaders work to prepare budgets and organize events, so in evaluating budgets the Funding Committee promises to be fair, impartial, and transparent about recommendations. Furthermore, we recognize that some of the funding rules and processes are complicated, so all of the treasurers are available for questions and we will do our best to work with you should any issues arise.

If you have any questions, contact:
Jake Engelman, jengelma@hamilton.edu or satreas@hamilton.edu

Health and Safety Committee

The Health and Safety Committee focuses on educating students about issues relating to health and safety, and advocating for the improvement of health and safety for students. Some of the committee's goals this semester include pursuing the possibility of free STD testing, creating a student-managed late-night walk home initiative, and improving relations between students and both the Health Center and Campus Safety.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Jonathan Kirshenbaum jkirshen@hamilton.edu

Meeting Time: Sundays at Noon in Sadove Student Center

LITS Committee

The Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) Committee is responsible for student issues pertaining to library and technology use on campus.  This committee works very closely with LITS and often serves as a student voice in their decisions. Some projects the committee has worked on in the past include introducing a mobile Hamilton App, helping get the Hill Card accepted off campus, and leading the student discussion on cable TV service. In addition, the committee picks movies for the Hamilton Movie Channel and has been responsible for installing printers in more convenient locations on campus. Currently, the committee is working on introducing an electronic add/drop form submission system.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Eseosa Asiruwa, easiruwa@hamilton.edu

Philanthropy Committee

The goal of Philanthropy Committee is to foster a good relationship between the school community, local community, and global community through fundraising and service. Some examples of activities we undertake throughout the year are the Valentine’s Day carnation sale, Thanksgiving dinner with the ABC house, and a Super Smash Bros tournament.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Tate Beirut tbierut@hamilton.edu

Meetings: Thursdays at 7 on Sadove's third floor

This is an open committee.  All are welcome to attend meetings and voice their opinion.

Publicity Committee

Publicity Committee focuses on increasing visibility and publicizing Student Assembly on Campus. We accomplish this through utilizing various social media, such as Twitter (@HCStudentAssm), Instagram (@hamiltoncollegesa), and Facebook. We function as a bridge between the student body and Student Assembly and hope to increase the accessibility of Student Assembly on campus. Some of the main things we have accomplished are making Student Assembly Stickers, putting up the Student Assembly bulletin board in the diner, and updating the Student Assembly website.

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Nanaka Suzuki nsuzuki@hamilton.edu

Social Traditions Committee

The Social Traditions Committee organizes and directs most traditions at Hamilton.  The Citrus Bowl, FebFest, Fall Fest, and sports tailgates are all examples of events the committee is tasked with organizing each year. The committee also plays a significant role in organizing Class & Charter Day and is always looking for new traditions to start. 

If you have any questions or would like to join the committee, contact:
Jordan D'Addio jdaddio@hamilton.edu

Meetings: Mondays at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Floor of Sadove

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee tackles issues regarding student life on campus. Past accomplishments of the committee include making business card production at the print shop available to students and hosting events in the past such as trips to the Saranac Brewery and a Battle of the Bands.

Zach Oscar zoscar@hamilton.edu

Meetings are on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Sadove Living Room

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