Questions concerning specific committees can be directed to representatives listed below.

In order to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of committees, the SGA Administrative Assistant publishes monthly Committee Reports. Please contact David Serrano ( for more information.


College Committees

Academic Affairs Committee

  • Contact: Russ Johnson
  • 4 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Thomas LaJoie ’20, Genesis Cazalez ’21, Sam Scott ’21, Lukas Alexander ’22
  • Meets every Tuesday, 4-5 PM
  • Oversees the curriculum and all educational policy.

Academic Honesty Committee

  • Contact: Scott Taylor
  • 5 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Sam Rosenstein ’21, Justin Zhang ’21, Josh Kim ’22, SJ Sahagun ’20, Chessy Singer ’21, Anika Mehra ’22, Hannah Karp ’20
  • Meets: TBD
  • Oversees infractions of academic integrity
  • Students provide input on cases of dishonesty regarding the following:
    • Plagiarism
  • Academic integrity is the practice of being honest in all your academic endeavors. It includes:
    • Giving credit to everyone whose work you rely on.
    • Clearly distinguishing between your work and others’ work.
    • Following course rules designed to help you and others learn and be accurately assessed on your learning.
    • Being careful and thorough in your research and in communicating the results of your research.

Budget Committee

  • Contact: Doug Terp
  • 2 students (included Treasurer of Executive Board)
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Sam Lee ’20 and Ben Freeland ’20
  • Meets: TBD
  • Oversees the management and organization of the school budget.

College Affairs Committee

  • Contact: Karlene Burrell-McRae
  • 5 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Sarah Bibeau ’20, Kevin Muñoz ’20, Ashlee Guevara ’21, Sam Leppo ’21, and Nena Burgess ’22
  • Meets every Monday, 4-5 PM
  • Oversees the co-curricular program, and formulates and recommends policies concerning student life to appropriate bodies (e.g. to Faculty and to SGA), excluding curriculum and academic requirements.

Student Conduct Board

  • Contact: TBD
  • 8 students (including at least 2 seniors, 2 juniors, and 2 sophomores. Recommendations submitted by the Student Government Association based on application process)
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year:
      • Matthew Garza ’20, Tyler Williams ’20, Hanna Bouchard ’21, Jacklyn Lermond ’21, Ellie Batchelder ’22, Morgan Honor ’22, Tiger Nguyen ’23, Emma West ’23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Presides over cases involving nonacademic wrongdoing and recommends specific action to the Dean of Students. The Student Conduct Board schedule is determined as cases are brought before the board.


Administrator and Faculty Committees

Admissions and Financial Aid Committee

  • Contact: Jenny Wood
  • 4 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Rob Durst ’20, Elizabeth Ewing ’21 , Sangya Tiwari ’22, Gabriel Rivas ’23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Addresses Colby admissions policy and direction; advises Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Athletics Advisory Committee

  • Contact: Jessica Cherry
  • 3 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Ryan Bedell ’21, Laura Powell ’22, Jessic Reinhart ’20
  • Meets: TBD
  • Oversees the state and direction of athletics at Colby.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Contact: Betty Sasaki
  • 4 students (including SGA Multicultural Affairs Chair)
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year:  Shivani Trivedi ’20, Tahseen Rashid ’22, Reagan Dennis ’23, and Priscilla Wu ’23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Focuses on Colby’s policy on and direction with diversity.

Information Technology Committee

  • Contact: Cindy Mitchell
  • 4 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Will Phillips ‘20, Catherine duBoulay ‘22, Ibrahim Riaz ‘23, Josh Brause ‘23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Provides ITS with student opinions regarding technology concerns, increasing technological accessibility, and how to augment the overall ITS experience for students.

Library Committee

  • Contact: Darylyne Provost
  • 3 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Amanda Norchi ‘20, Anthony Bundock ‘22, Abby Recko ‘22
  • Meets: TBD
  • Addresses library policies and future directions
  • Partakes in decisions on library renovation, special collections invocation and maintenance, new titles, processing results of annual library surveys, and more.

Off-Campus Study Advisory Committee

  • Contact: Nancy Downey
  • 3 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Emily Ambeliotis ‘20, Lauren Jennings ‘22, Zoe Lash ‘22
  • Meets: TBD
  • Aids in developing and recommending policy regarding foreign and domestic off-campus study to the appropriate college bodies
  • Reviews periodic reports from the director of off-campus study regarding:
    • Evaluations of programs
    • The status of Colby programs abroad and any changes made in these programs
    • OCS advising and the integration of off-campus study with department and interdisciplinary program curricula
    • Makes recommendations for action on student applications with regards to off-campus study
    • Hears and acts on appeals from students who wish to contest the disposition of their application for off-campus study
    • Meets once a year with OCS faculty and student liaisons to discuss general issues relating to off-campus study

Parking Ticket Appeals Committee

  • Contact: Bob Williams
  • 2 students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Will Phillips ‘20, Priya Lama ‘22
  • Meets: TBD
  • Addresses student parking ticket appeals.

Security Committee

  • Contact: Bob Williams
  • 2+ students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Max Abramson ‘20, Jung Shin ‘21, Nena Burgess ‘22, Adam Zucatti ‘22
  • Meets: TBD
  • Created to improve transparency between Security and the student body.
  • Students on this committee will represent the student opinion in conversations with Security and Campus Life.



SGA Student-Led Committees

Dining Services Advisory Committee

  • Contact: Marietta Lamarre
  • 2+ students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Emily Carter ‘20, Georgia Freeland ‘22, Cabot Maher ‘22, Ben Gustafson ‘22, Elizabeth Van Arsdall ‘22, Alec Potts ‘23, Azoya Clarke ‘23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Addresses the state of dining services, looks over dining hall review cards, and discusses requests made by students.

Health Care Advisory Committee

  • Contact: Paul Berkner
  • 5 students (including head of SHOC, CER, and a CA/ARD)
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Emily Ambeliotis ‘20, Ryan Bedell ‘21, David Serrano ‘22, Jordan McClintock ‘22, Abby Recko ‘22
  • Meets: TBD
  • Looks at the state of student health on campus and policies regarding it.

Finance Committee

  • Contact: Sam Lee
    • Led by Executive Board Treasurer
  • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Sam Lee ‘20, Genesis Cazalez ‘21, Sam Levitties ‘21, Laura Powell ‘22, Jack Sine ‘22, Minori Cohan ‘22, Raizel McNally ‘23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Oversees the approval of funds for student requests.

Housing and Facilities Advisory Committee (HFAC)

  • Contact: TBA
  • 2+ students
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Amanda Norchi ‘20, Sloane Hauck ‘22, Tess White ‘22, Isabella Feng ‘23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Addresses student demands concerning housing, apartments placements (Alfond Apartments and Alfond Commons), and overall housing policies.

Community Engagement Committee

  • Contact: Justin Hegel
    • Led by the Executive Board Community Engagement Chair
  • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Thomas LaJoie ‘20, Hanna Bouchard ‘21, Justin Hegel ‘22, Jackson Rockett ‘23, Joshua Kim ‘22, David Serrano ‘22
  • Meets: TBD
  • Works to build a community between students living in the Downtown Commons and students living on campus.
  • Aids in the student body’s acclimation to the new official housing off campus.

Oversight of Clubs on Campus (OCOC)

  • Contact: Tyler Williams
    • Run by the Executive Board Parliamentarian
  • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Tyler Williams ‘20, Justin Zhang ‘21, William Bedingfield ‘22, Samuel Fisher ‘22, Conall Butchart ‘22Ibrahim Riaz ‘23, Hannah Weil ‘23, McKenzie Barrera ‘23, Rayna Hata ‘23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Oversees the approvals of new clubs on campus, consolidates old clubs, and ensures proper club registration occurs.

Publicity Committee

  • Contact: Ben Freeland
    • Run by the Executive Special Projects Chair
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Benjamin Freeland ‘20, Sam Rosenstein ‘21, Georgia Freeland ‘22, Abbie Koschik ‘22, Katie Frederickson ‘22, Charles Jodka ‘22, Karl Hick ‘23, Matthew Rocha ‘23, Josh Brause ‘23
  • Meets: TBD
  • Focuses on and brainstorms ways to creatively publicize the activities and events of SGA (ones that SGA hosts as well as ones that SGA sponsors).

Traditions Committee

  • Contact: Garret Genco Kevin Munoz
    • Students for the 2019-2020 year: Garret Genco ‘20, Kevin Munoz ‘20, Sabrina Rabins ‘20, Sarah Bibeau ‘20,  Lauren Walter ‘21, Christie Woodside ‘22, Ben Lawlor ‘22, Philipp Bogatyrev ‘23, Ethan Miedema ‘23
    • Led by an individual who has been on SGA for at least one year and has a well-rounded understanding of Colby’s student traditions.
  • Focuses on the planning and execution of current Colby student traditions
    • e.g. Fall Ball, Spontaneous Fun Day, Doghead, Admitted Students Weekend, etc.
  • Discusses the creation of new traditions and the reinstatement of old traditions.