Student Standing Committees

Student standing committees are SGA committees comprised solely of students that work to address and improve the experiences of specific aspects within the MHC student experience.

All Campus Elections (ACE)

ACE runs and manages All Campus Elections which include Class Boards and Executive Board elections. The members on the committee hold information sessions, reach out to the community, set the timeline for and monitor the campaigning/voting process.

Appointing Board (A-Board)

A-Board assists the SGA Chair of Committees with "Committee Yourself Week" and appoints members to committees as well as acts as liaison to all committees in contact with SGA. Responsible for training committee members and overseeing the smooth running of all SGA committees.

International Student Organizing Committee (ISOC)

ISOC (International Students Organizing Committee) hosts events and info sessions for all international students at MHC. Our committee places strong value on helping international students feel more at home, supporting them in their academic journey away from their home country, and fostering inclusivity & community bonding. ISOC holds discussions about international student life, collaborates with other cultural orgs to create exciting events (such as Global Fest!), and ensures its members act as leaders among the international student community.

Constitutional Review Committee

The Constitutional Review Committee convenes every other year to review the SGA Constitution. It proposes amendments and changes to the constitution as it sees fit in order to ensure that the objectives of SGA continue to align with its position on campus.

Lavender Committee

The mission of the Lavender Committee is to celebrate and support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans/Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic and other identities community on the Mount Holyoke Campus. The Lavender Committee will also host signature programs. As Mount Holyoke College prides itself on diversity and inclusion, the Lavender Committee seeks to celebrate the ways in which the LGBTQIA+ community has navigated their unique experiences on campus and beyond.

Leadership Planning Committee

The leadership planning committee plans MHC's yearly leadership retreat every spring, along with coordinating with our sibling schools for the 7-Sibs Conference. We're hoping to include diverse perspectives in the planning of this year's retreat, and being on the committee is an excellent opportunity for students to build skills in event management, alumni networking, social media marketing, teamwork and project management.

Project Management Committee

The Project Management committee aims to realize ideas that have positive impacts on the MHC community. In the past, we sold 200 subsidized steel straws on campus to address student's environmental concerns about paper straws' at the pub. We cooperated with local storage to offer free storage for students whose home is far away. We glean ideas from students' voices to make Mohome more home.

Student Accessibility Committee (SAC)

SAC seeks to eliminate access barriers on campus so as to be more welcoming and friendly to members of our community who face those access barriers. They wish to provide safe and inclusive spaces for students to talk and address ableist administrative infrastructure and practice, and to create a more accessible campus experience for all MHC students.

Students of Color Committee (SOCC)

““For the students, by the students”, the Students of Color Committee’s (S.O.C.C.) mission is to serve as a bridge between the students of color on campus and stakeholders such as Student Government Association, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of the President, Office of Advancement, and the Board of Trustees.” We are responsible for coordinating The Hortense Parker Celebration, The Trailblazers of Color Leadership Conference, and The Stoling Ceremony, additionally this year we are going to be hosting a series of town hall events for students of color to share their views on various topics.

Ways and Means Committee

Ways and Means oversees the budget to ensure that guidelines are adhered to by SGA funded organizations. Conducts audits and reviews funding applications. Functions as the financial review board to the senate and presents the budget of the SGA in April. Making sure that each org has a voice and space on campus.

Student Advisory Committees

Student advisory committees are comprised of MHC students who work with an established department on campus (such as LITS or the CDC). They seek to collaborate and guide their department counterparts in how they can best serve the needs of the MHC student body.

Admissions and Financial Aid Advisory Committee

The Admissions and Financial Aid Advisory Committee addresses issues of policy and priorities concerning recruitment, entrance requirements, admissions, and financial aid.

College Committees

Comprised of a mix of students, faculty, and staff, college committees work to ensure that the college is meeting the needs of its students in various different aspects.

Academic Priorities Committee

The Academic Priorities Committee discusses a variety of topics regarding the quality of academics of the college. Previous issues brought up in this committee have included core college requirements (i.e. the quantity of PE units necessary to graduate), the adoption of chords for student athletes, implementing the new class schedule times, as well as faculty allocations.

Common Read Committee

Work with staff and faculty to make a recommendation for the 2021-2022 Mount Holyoke Common Read.