Campus and Administrative Committees

Campus Committees

These campus level committees are composed of a variety of campus community members. Campus committees are tasked with shaping policy in a wide variety of important areas including, environmental initiatives, cyber and information security, parking, and housing.  Graduate and professional student representatives insure that the unique needs of our population are taken into consideration when new policies are created and old ones are revised.  Serving on these committees are a great way to get involved in ensuring that joint governance includes our voice. 

For an updated list of campus committees with open positions or to contact individual committee representatives, please view this listHere is a complete list of Academic Senate Committees and Administrative Campus Committees (the latter is discussed more below). To apply to be a committee representative, or if you have questions, please email the Campus Affairs Vice President, indicating your interest and the committee you are interested in serving on. You may be asked to fill out an application, either online or hard copy.

The Campus Affairs Vice President makes committee appointments for the GA and will be able to provide a list of open positions.

What do committee representatives do?

Being a committee representative is both an honor and a responsibility. As a student representative, you are virtually the sole voice of the graduate student body when decisions are being made. Important policy questions come through these committees – questions ranging from allocations to departments and research projects, to types of funding opportunities, to campus construction projects and issues of student life. Rather than being the passive recipient of these policies, you get to proactively shape them.

When campus policies are adopted and sent out to the general campus community, people can respond. But they are largely set in terms of vision, goals, and perspective. The real work and influence usually happens at the committee level. Almost every major policy, idea, or decision is completed through a committee. Being a part of a committee is a major way to influence your experience on campus, as well as represent and protect the general student welfare.

What does committee representation entail?

Student Representatives are expected to attend their monthly committee meetings.  The dates and times of the meetings will be decided by each committee.  Representatives are also expected to report back to the Graduate Assembly after each meeting with a brief summary of what occurred during the meeting and any important decisions that were made.

What is the time commitment?

Meetings of the student representatives will happen 2-3 times per semester (almost monthly). These meetings should last around an hour, except for the training session for new representatives (which may be slightly longer). The actual committee meetings are generally 1-2 hours long, held 1-2 times per month. Some ad hoc committees may meet more often. Your committee chair will coordinate meetings of his or her committee.

Administrative Committees

Below is a list of administrative committees (source page). Read the committee descriptions. “S” indicates committees with student members.

Name of committeeAppointing administratorS
Animal Care & Use Committee (ACUC)Vice Chancellor-Research
Committee on Animal Research Space Assignment (CARSA)Vice Chancellor-Research
Campus Committee for the Removal of Architectural BarriersVice Chancellor-FinanceS
Council on Advising and Student Support (CASS) Executive CommitteeVice Provost for Undergraduate EducationS
Campus Bicycle CommitteeVice Chancellor-Administration and FinanceS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of WomxnChancellorS
CalCAPVice Provost for Academic PlanningS
Capital Planning Committee (CPC)Vice Chancellor-Finance
Capital Renewal CommitteeVice Chancellor-Administration
Census Work GroupVice Chancellor-Student Affairs
Chancellor’s CabinetChancellor
Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) GroupExecutive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Campus Committee on Classroom Policy and Management (CCCPM)Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationS
Compliance and Enterprise Risk Committee (CERC)Associate ChancellorS
Conflict of Interest CommitteeVice Chancellor-Research
Coordination Board for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment ManagementExecutive Vice Chancellor & ProvostS
Coordinated Community Review Team (CCRT)ChancellorS
Course Materials and Services Fees CommitteeExecutive Vice Chancellor & ProvostS
Campus Advisory Committee on Creative ArtsChancellor
Council of DeansExecutive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Council of College DeansVice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Council of Undergraduate DeansExecutive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Design Review Committee (DRC)Vice Chancellor-FinanceS
Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (CACDAP)ChancellorS
Executive Campus Planning CommitteeVice Chancellor-FinanceS
The Green Initiative Fund CommitteeVice Chancellor-Student AffairsS
Haas International Award CommitteeVice Chancellor-University Development and Alumni RelationsS
Haas Public Service Award CommitteeVice Chancellor-University Development and Alumni RelationsS
Health Fee Advisory BoardVice Chancellor – Administration and FinanceS
Hellman Family Fund Awards CommitteeVice Provost-Faculty
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on HonorsVice Chancellor-University Development and Alumni Relations
Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS)Vice Chancellor-Research
Information Risk Governance Committee (IRGC)Associate Chancellor and Associate Chancellor-IT/CIO
Campus Information Security and Privacy Committee (CISPC)Chief Information OfficerS
International Activities Coordination GroupVice Provost for Academic Planning
Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety CommitteeVice Chancellor-ResearchS
Laboratory Operations and Safety CommitteeVice Chancellor-ResearchS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Communities at CalChancellorS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Muslim and Palestinian Student Life and Campus ExperienceChancellorS
Naming Advisory Task Force (NATF)Vice Chancellor for University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR)S
Chancellor’s Joint Oversight Committee on ParkingVice Chancellor-Administration and FinanceS
Police Review BoardVice Chancellor-Administration and FinanceS
Program Review Oversight CommitteeVice Provost for Academic Planning
Radiation Safety CommitteeVice Chancellor-ResearchS
Radiation Safety Committee, Non-IonizingVice Chancellor-ResearchS
Recreational Sports Board of GovernorsVice Chancellor-Administration and FinanceS
Regents’ Lectureship CommitteeVice Provost-Faculty
Registration Task ForceVice Chancellor-Student Affairs
Research Compliance Advisory Committee (RCAC)Vice Chancellor-Research
Scientific Diving and Small Boat Safety BoardVice Chancellor-Research
Seismic Review Committee (SRC)Vice Chancellor-Finance
Space Assignment & Capital Improvements Committee (SACI)Vice Provost for Academic PlanningS
Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC)Vice Chancellor-Administration and Finance
Stem Cell Research Oversight CommitteeVice Chancellor-Research
Steering Committee for Online Education (SCOE)Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Student Fee Referendum CommitteeVice Chancellor-Student AffairsS
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)Vice Chancellor-Administration and FinanceS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Mental HealthChancellorS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and FeesChancellorS
Student Systems Policy Committee (SSPC)Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs
Student Technology Fund CommitteeVice Chancellor-Student AffairsS
Chancellor’s Council on Students of Color and Multicultural EngagementVice Chancellor for Equity & InclusionS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS)ChancellorS
Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate EducationVice Provost for Undergraduate Education
University Athletics BoardChancellorS
University Athletics Board: Gender Equity and DiversityChancellorS
University Partnership Program (UPP) Advisory CommitteeChancellorS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Steering Committee (WASC)Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
The Wellness Fee Advisory Committee (WFAC)Vice Chancellor-Student AffairsS
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Work and FamilyVice Chancellor-Administration and FinanceS
Yield Task ForceVice Chancellor-Student AffairsS