Committees

The Office of Student Affairs oversees the business of several committees. Committee work plays a vital role in developing and sustaining the living and learning environment at the University of Guelph. Working collectively provides a greater opportunity for campus policies, procedures, and initiatives to be developed, maintained, and reconstructed while reflecting the needs of the broader community. Requests to access meeting minutes may be placed by emailing: st_affs@uoguelph.ca. Respective policies and documents have been listed below each committee description:

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The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Advisory Committee

The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Advisory Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, who meet each semester to discuss issues and concerns related to alcohol and drug consumption on and off campus. This Committee reviews alcohol and substance abuse policies and education programs in order to make recommendations for policy and process changes to the University's Board of Governors.

 


The Compulsory Fees Committee 

The Compulsory Fees Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, who review compulsory non-tuition fees and the various services supported by the levies. Additionally, this Committee reviews submissions to the Student Life Enhancement Fund and is responsible for the fund’s annual allocations.

 


The Student Mental Health Advisory Committee 

The Student Mental Health Advisory Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, who meet each semester to discuss issues and concerns related to student mental health. This Committee reviews policies and education programs, and makes recommendations for policy and process changes to the University's Board of Governors.

 


The Professional Development Committee 

The Professional Development Committee is a cross-departmental team within the Division of Student Affairs that was assembled to establish opportunities for employees of the Division to interact, collaborate, and celebrate. The Committee is responsible for collaboratively engaging the Division in initiatives that support professional development among a diverse workforce. 


Sexual Violence Committee 

The Sexual Violence Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, who meet to discuss issues and concerns related to sexual violence. This Committee reviews policies and education programs and makes recommendations for policy and process changes to the University's Board of Governors.

 


Special Grants & Speakers' Fund Committee 

The Special Grants and Speakers' Fund Committee is comprised of staff and students who are responsible for the administration of the funds and annually reports to the Compulsory Fees Committee. 

 


Student Budget Committee 

The Student Budget Committee is intended to be a forum for ongoing consultation with students during the University budget development process. The focus of meetings is to review, develop and discuss ideas with regard to expenditure controls, revenue enhancement, and providing advice on any incremental investments that might be under consideration. 

 


Student Rights & Responsibilities Committee 

The Student Rights & Responsibilities Committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, who prepare and recommend non-academic student regulations to the University's Board of Governors.

 


Student Leaders & Senior Administration Meetings 

Student Leaders & Senior Administration Meetings are comprised of elected student leaders, a student representative from each Special Status Group, and members from University Administration. This group has been established as an informal body to facilitate discussion between student leaders and University Administration to discuss a variety of issues impacting the University community. This group has no authority for decision making. Students are asked to contact their college government president if they have items that they would like brought forward to administration.