Descriptions & Contacts
Administrative Advisory Committee (AAC)
The Administrative Advisory Committee offers advice to the President and other senior administrators on all College business matters where faculty concern is strong. This responsibility includes:
- Participation in the preparation of the annual budget for the coming fiscal year and a review of the previous year’s performance. AAC reviews data pertaining to all of the major areas of revenue and expenditure, and gives its advice as to the proper balance between competing needs.
- Review of progress towards the College’s long term plans;
- Review of general salary and fringe benefit policies;
- Advice on planning for and maintenance of the College’s buildings and grounds;
- Review of the College’s development priorities and plans.
- The AAC membership includes one faculty member from each division (of whom one is chair), three students, one representative of the Staff Association, one representative of the Dean’s office selected in consultation with the President, the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and the President and Provost ex officio.
Questions? Contact: Dick Wynn (grwynn), Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Treasurer, or Chelsea Mitchell ‘14 (cmitchel).
Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC)
The Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) acts as the executive arm of the Association providing leadership and direction regarding alumni affairs. In its three yearly meetings on campus, the AAEC focuses on addressing the alumni’s interest in ongoing College affairs and includes discussion of College policies to gain an alumni perspective. The AAEC also looks at the development of communications between the College and its alumni and strives to foster an open dialogue between the two.
The AAEC plays a key role in building and maintaining lifelong relationships between Haverford alumni and the College, providing bridges across generations of Haverford graduates, developing valued services for classmates and friends, and giving a helping hand to current Haverford students.
Student Representatives attend the three yearly meetings and serve as a link to the current Haverford community. They provide information about events, trends, and opinions on campus, keeping the Committee and other alumni aware of student needs and opinions. They also will learn about issues of importance to alumni, and convey those back to Students’ Council. Lastly, they will serve as student contacts for the AAEC, assisting in various projects or programs for alumni on campus.
Questions? Contact: Deb Strecker (dstrecke), Director, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving.
Academic Spaces Planning Committee
The charge for the Academic Spaces Planning Committee is to establish the academic functions that will reside in several buildings at the core of Haverford’s campus, and to identify and prioritize those core academic spaces in critical need of renovation. The buildings in consideration include Ryan, Magill, Union, Roberts and Sharpless. Recommendations for academic programming associated with these renovations will be provided to the Board of Managers, as part of our ongoing Capital Campaign.”
Questions? Contact faculty administrator Rob Fairman (rfairman), or current representatives Lili Hutchison ’15 (lhutchis) and Sam Hersh ’15 (shersh).
Description taken from the Students’ Council Constitution:
- Every four years, following the spring Plenary, students will convene a Clearness Committee to evaluate the quality of student life. This committee will be composed of four students, a faculty member, a college administrator, and the Honor Council Librarian.
- The Clearness Committee will evaluate the Honor Code and its implementation and the Students’ Association and its governance. In this regard the committee will consider the Student Constitution, the Honor Code, handbook policies, administrative practices, and the allocation of college and student funds.
- By consensus of its members, the committee may expand or contract the scope of its review.
- Students, clubs, staff, faculty, and administrators may submit queries for the committee’s consideration.
- The committee will consider the responsiveness, sustainability, and adherence to the Honor Code of the subjects of evaluation.
- Does the subject respond to student concerns in a productive, timely, and inclusive way?
- Is the subject empowered through an effective institutional memory mechanism and provided with resources necessary to executing its mission?
- Are the subject’s policies and practices compatible with the spirit of the Honor Code?
- Before the close of the semester, the committee will conduct a census of the student association to discover the prevailing attitudes of the association.
- The committee will conduct interviews with student government officers, faculty members, administrators, and other community members as they deem necessary. In these interviews the committee will have access to confidential information necessary to fulfilling their mission. The committee should consider the records of the Honor Council Librarian.
- By December 2010, the committee will publish a report with the results of their inquiries. It will be published by consensus of its members. The report may contain recommendations for the following plenary session of the students’ association.
Questions? Contact current representatives: Mary Clare O’Donnell ‘14 (modonnel) or Raisa Williams (rwilliam), the current administrator.
Collection is one of the oldest traditions at Haverford College. It began as a compulsory meeting of the student body, with faculty taking attendance (if you can believe that). Over time, Collection evolved into a student-run lecture series that focused on bringing distinguished members of the broader community to campus who would spark conversation, debate, and introduce new ideas to the community. Today, Collection does this not just through speakers, but also
performances, debates, discussions, exhibitions, workshops, and other thought-provoking and engaging experiences. Our current programs include:
1. The Collection Fund — On a rolling basis year round, The Collection Committee encourages applications from students who are interested in planning and implementing any event/workshop/exhibition/whatever that meets the mission of Collection and/or enhances students experiences outside of the classroom. Though, at Haverford we’re all really geeks at heart, so the nerdier the better! I mean, who doesn’t want to hear from a magician who believes that magic cuts through the center of biology, philosophy, psychology, and music. And why not bring a hip hop artist to campus to lead a workshop on lyricism, host a slam, and perform in Lunt. Maybe you’d prefer to see an artistic director of a theatre company who explores the fragile and exhilarating territory of the clown.
2. @dinner: discussion w/ a prof — A series of dinners to provide students the opportunity to engage with a faculty member in an informal, yet intellectual setting. Each dinner includes seven students and a professor and takes place at a restaurant in downtown Philly. Such events have included a dinner at Bindi hosted by Professor of Philosophy Joel Yurdin on “The Souls and Lives of Animals: Aristotle and Mr. Fox.” Still to come this semester…. dinner discussions w/ Jenni Punt, Kim Benston, and a few others!
3. Also, recent guests have included — Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winning author; Stone Forest Ensemble, musical fusion group; past-President Tom Tritton and current President Steve Emerson; Vidur Kapur, a gay South Asian immigrant comedian; a Collection-sponsored Hip-Hop panel and concert with DJ Rekha headlining; Bruce Partridge, HC professor emeritus; Norah Vincent, author of Self Made Man; Last Collection with Greg Kannerstein; and First Collection with Martha Denney.
And we’d love to hear your ideas of ideas for making Haverford’s social-intellectual scene just a little bit better!
Collection Committee will consist of up to five (5) student members and Lilly Lavner, Director of Student Activities.
Questions? Contact: Lilly Lavner (llavner) or any of the current members: Robin Banerji (rbanjerji), Rebecca Lewinsohn (rlewinso), Katherine Poje (kpoje)
College Honors, Fellowships and Prizes (COH)
The Committee on College Honors (COH), composed of three faculty members, three students, and Dean Phil Bean (email@example.com), is looking for committed students like you!
The Committee on College Honors serves to:
- Choose Haverford’s nominees for certain outside fellowships, such as the Beinecke, Goldwater, Luce, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Truman Scholarships, and provides guidance for those awarded the Fulbright Scholarship.
- Make recommendations to the faculty on the awarding of two fellowships for graduating seniors at Haverford College: the Clementine Cope Fellowships and the Augustus Taber Murray Research Fellowships.
- Make recommendations to the faculty regarding which graduating seniors should receive the College Honors of magna cum laude and summa cum laude.
- COH is a “lifetime” appointment- meaning that if you are of the class of 2013, you would serve on this committee for 4 years, 2012 for 3 years, and 2011, two years. If you would like more information, you can visit http://www.haverford.edu/deans/OAR/scholarships/honors.php (from which the above info was taken).
Questions? Contact: Dean Bean (pbean) or Ben Wohl ‘14 (bwohl).
Committee on Admission
The Committee on Admission oversees operative recruitment policies, priorities, and practices. In pursuit of these objectives, the committee will inform the faculty about and involve them in the admissions process, and enhance communication and the sharing of information between the faculty and the Admission Office. In light of college-wide goals and objectives, the committee will undertake continuing explorations of ways to enhance Haverford’s recruitment and admission policies and practices, in conjunction with the President, the Admission Office, the Board, and the Long-range Planning Committee.
The committee will report as appropriate to the faculty on Admission policies, priorities, and changed conditions.
The committee, in conjunction with the President, the Admission Office, the Board, and the Long-range Planning Committee, will make diversity recruitment a central part of its agenda.
Membership: The committee is composed of: three members of the faculty (one from each division, including the chair) appointed by Academic Council; two students; the Dean of Admission & Financial Aid (ex officio); and the Dean of the College (ex officio). The committee should work with the President of the College, whose participation in discussions will be expected when appropriate; communicate with the Educational Affairs Committee of the Board; and report regularly to the faculty.
The Committee on Admission is a lifetime appointment.
Questions? Contact: Jess Lord (jlord), Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, or student representatives Ian Gavigan ‘14 (igavigan), Hannah Bahn ’14 (hbahn), and Ananda Coleman ’16(acoleman).
Committee on Environmental Responsibility (CER)
The Committee on Environment Responsibility is a joint student, faculty, and staff body that advocates for the pursuit of environmentally sustainable policies at Haverford College. Its goal is to identify areas where the College’s facilities or population are operating unsustainably and to advocate for their change. In the past, the Committee has successfully implemented a two-sided printing policy, negotiated for a LEEDS certification for the Tritton Dorms, and restructured the Dining Center’s waste management policy to maximize on-site composting.
- Attending weekly meetings
- Researching areas of improvement at the College
- Negotiating with Staff and Administration
- Writing agendas
- Preparing annual sustainability reports
- Drafting student sections of sustainability report cards
- Acting as the CER liaison to the student body
Questions? Contact any of the current members: Eleanor Durfee ’14 (edurfee), Claire Perry ’14 (cperry), Robin Chernow ’15 (rchernow), Siena Mann ‘14 (smann), David Robinson ’14 (dbrobins), or Caileigh Feldman ’14 (cfeldman).
Committee on Investment and Social Responsibility (CISR)
The Committee on Investments and Social Responsibility considers uses of socially responsible investing of College funds, recommends policies for consideration and approval by the Board of Managers, discusses and votes on various stockholder resolutions, and reports annually to the Board on its actions. This is a Board committee, so you will get to interact with various Board members when the committee meets four times a year.
If you want a chance to engage with issues of investment and making sure that Haverford’s mission is consistent with our investment strategy, this committee is for you!
Questions? Contact any of the present members: Valerie Snow ’14 (vsnow) or Jake Riiska ’14 (jriiska).
Committee on Student Standing and Programs (CSSP)
The Committee on Student Standing and Programs reviews individual students’ academic progress. In this function, it deals with those who are in academic difficulties, and those who are working well below potential. When an individual student’s academic standing is in question, the Committee most typically attempts first to develop a program to aid in improving the quality of the student’s work. Such an attempt may involve the setting of special requirements.
Should this program fail, the Committee may at any time require the student to take a leave of absence or, in very rare instances, permanently separate a student from the College. These actions may be taken only after the student in question has had an opportunity to appear before the Committee at a “drop hearing.” CSSP will make its decision, though, regardless of whether a student elects to take advantage of the opportunity to attend a drop hearing.
The Committee also has the responsibility to review and either to grant or deny all student petitions for exceptions to the faculty’s regular academic requirements and for permission to pursue special academic program options, as described in the College Catalog (e.g., independent majors, graduating in more than eight semesters or in fewer than seven).
The Committee has three faculty and three student members. The Dean of the College or the Dean’s designate serves as Executive Secretary of this Committee. The Dean for Multicultural Affairs also serves on the committee if he/she is not the Executive Secretary of the Committee. When relevant, the Committee consults with the student’s dean, members of the Athletic Department, the Faculty Athletic Representative, members of the counseling staff (to the extent consistent with confidentiality) and the Admission Office in discussions on the standing of individual students.
Questions? Contact Dean Bean (pbean), Dean of Academic Affairs, or Raymond de la Luca ’14 (rdeluca).
Commencement Committee is a two-year commitment (junior and senior year) and there are 5-7 spots available.
During Junior year, the Commencement Committee will:
- Solicit nominations for honorary degree recipients who will speak at graduation, consolidate the list, research the candidates, and compile information to present to the board of managers
- Organize and manage the senior party, which includes a number of interesting and fun tasks
- Help organize graduation and host the Honorary Degree recipients
During Senior year, the Commencement Committee will:
- Notify and remind parents (during the Fall semester) to book their hotel rooms for Commencement weekend
- Plan the entire senior week
- Attend and participate in the Commencement Committee meetings
This is only open to juniors (obviously), and you will serve until you graduate!
Questions? Contact: Lilly Lavner (llavner), Director of Student Activities, or any of the Class of 2013/2014 members,
Class of 2014: Geoffrey Hartmann (ghartman), Sophie Eiger (seiger), Kylie Reeves (kreeves), Joshua Studnitzer (jstudnit), or Louis Cipriano (lciprian). Clash of 2015: Madison Fuelling (mfuellin), Connie Friedman (cfriedma), Stephanie Wolfson (swolfson), Gurt Lynch (elynch), Dominique Caggiano (dcaggian)
Customs Person Committee Head(s)
The Customs Person Committee Head(s) is (are) responsible for selecting, leading, and organizing the work of the Customs Committee. The major components of the Committee’s effort include the conceptualization of the Customs Program, particularly as it pertains to the role of Customs Persons (in conjunction with the Peer Awareness Facilitators, Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness, Honor Code Orienteers, and Upper Class Advisors), and the selection, training, and on-going support of the Customs Persons; and the successful implementation of Customs Week, working with Peer Awareness Facilitator, Honor Code Orienteer and the Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness Committees. The Customs Person Head(s) will serve as the voice of Customs Person Committee to the administration, faculty, and student body. The Head(s), along with Honor Code Orienteer Head(s), Peer Awareness Head(s) and Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness Head(s), will select the Customs Week Committee Head(s). The CP Committee Head(s) will be representatives to the Customs Week Committee, unless they choose to delegate this responsibility to a willing member of the Customs Committee. The Head(s) should have a firm commitment to mission of the Customs Program: Customs is about community, not conformity. Customs Week provides everyone the space to settle in and begin the college-experience by engaging each other in fun and interactive ways that promote healthy community. Customs also helps first-year students figure out what they want to do and how they can get there. What’s more, Customs is a time to learn from and about each others differences, backgrounds, and experiences. The Customs Person Head(s) will consist of one or two sophomores or juniors. This is a year- long position. Please contact Kenzie Thorp (mthorp) or Josh Nadel (jnadel), the current Customs Person Co-Heads, with any questions specific to this position. The advisor for this program is Michael Martinez, Dean for First Year Students.
Honor Code Orienteer Committee Head(s)
The Honor Code Orientation Committee Head(s) is (are) responsible for selecting, leading, and organizing the work of the Honor Code Orientation Committee. The major components of the Committee’s effort include the conceptualization of the Customs Program, particularly as it pertains to the role of Honor Code Orienteers (in conjunction with the Customs Persons, Peer Awareness Facilitators, and Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness), and the selection, training, and the on-going support of the Honor Code Orienteers. Important aspects of the roles and responsibilities include planning and successfully implementing Customs Week. The Honor Code Orientation Committee Head(s) will serve as the voice of Honor Code Orienteer Committee to the administration, faculty, and student body. The Head(s), along with CP Head(s), AMA Head(s) and PAF Head(s), will select the Customs Week Committee Head(s). The HCO Head(s) will also be representatives to the Customs Week Committee, unless they choose to delegate this responsibility to a willing member of the Honor Code Orientation Committee. The Head(s) should have a firm commitment to mission of the Customs Program: Customs is about community, not conformity. Customs Week provides everyone the space to settle in and begin the college-experience by engaging each other in fun and interactive ways that promote healthy community. Customs also helps first-year students figure out what they want to do and how they can get there. What’s more, Customs is a time to learn from and about each others differences, backgrounds, and experiences. The Honor Code Orientation Committee Head(s) will consist of one or two sophomores or juniors. This is a year-long position. Please contact Samara Flug (sflug) or Emily Ferguson (eferguso), the current Honor Code Orientation Heads, with any questions specific to this position. The advisor for this program is Steve Watter, Dean of Student Life.
Peer Awareness Facilitator Committee Head(s)
The Peer Awareness Committee Head(s) is (are) responsible for selecting, leading, and organizing the work of the Peer Awareness Committee. The major components of the Committee’s effort include the conceptualization of the Customs Program, particularly as it pertains to the role of Peer Awareness Facilitators (in conjunction with the Honor Code Orienteers, Customs Persons, and Ambassadors of Multicultural Awareness), and the selection, training, and the on-going support of the Peer Awareness Facilitators. Important aspects of the roles and responsibilities include planning and successfully implementing Customs Week. The Peer Awareness Committee Head(s) will serve as the voice of Peer Awareness Facilitator Committee to the administration, faculty, and student body. The PAF Head(s), along with CP Committee Head(s), HCO Committee Head(s) and AMA Head (s) will select the Customs Week Committee Head(s). The PAF Head(s) will also be representatives to the Customs Week Committee unless they choose to delegate this responsibility to a willing member of the Peer Awareness Committee. The advisor for this program is Lilly Lavner, Coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership The Head(s) should have a firm commitment to mission of the Customs Program: Customs is about community, not conformity. Customs Week provides everyone the space to settle in and begin the college-experience by engaging each other in fun and interactive ways that promote healthy community. Customs also helps first-year students figure out what they want to do and how they can get there. What’s more, Customs is a time to learn from and about each others differences, backgrounds, and experiences. The Peer Awareness Facilitation Committee Head(s) will consist of one or two sophomores or juniors. This is a year-long position. Please contact Abi Moeller (amoeller) or Stephen Profeta (sprofeta), the current PAF Committee Heads, with any questions specific to this position.
Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness Committee Head(s)
The Ambassador for Multicultural Awareness Head(s) is (are) responsible for selecting, leading, and organizing the work of the AMA committee. The major components of the Committee’s effort include recruitment, selection, training and on-going communication and support of the Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness throughout the year; AMAs focus on experiential learning opportunities that develop first-year students’ abilities to thrive in a multicultural community. The AMA Head(s) and Committee members will serve as the voice of AMA Program to the administration, faculty, and student body. The committee will also be responsible for taking part in the planning and the successful implementation of Customs Week, working with Customs Persons, Honor Code Orienteer, Peer Awareness and Customs Week Heads. The Head(s), along with CP Committee Head(s), HCO Committee Head(s) and PAF Committee Head(s) will select the Customs Week Committee Head(s). The AMA Head(s) will also be the representatives to the Customs Week Committee unless s/he chooses to delegate this responsibility to a willing member of the AMA Committee. The Head(s) should have a firm commitment to mission of the Customs Program: Customs is about community, not conformity. Customs Week provides everyone the space to settle in and begin the college-experience by engaging each other in fun and interactive ways that promote healthy community. Customs also helps first-year students figure out what they want to do and how they can get there. What’s more, Customs is a time to learn from and about each others differences, backgrounds, and experiences. The Ambassadors for Multicultural Awareness Head(s) will one or two sophomores or juniors. This is a year-long position. Demonstrated leadership skills and the name of a member of the AMA program who will support the nomination are requirements for consideration. Experience in TRICO/the Multicultural Leadership Institute will be highly valued. This is a year-long position. Please contact Jenna Brower (jbrower) or Kayla Marie Franceschi (kfrances), the current AMA Committee Co-Heads, with any questions specific to this position. The advisor for this program is Theresa Tensuan, Dean of Multicultural Affairs.
Dining Services Development Committee
The purpose of the Dining Services Development Committee is to act as a liaison between students and Haverford College’sDining Serives, and to provide a better forum for ideas that will allow Haverford College’s Dining Services to better serve students.
The Dining Services Development Committee (or DSDC) will meet bi-weekly to discuss issues relevant to Dining Services at Haverford College, ranging from quality of food to taste-testing. The committee is a student-led group composed of various members of the Dining Services staff, as well as several students. It is not required that members live on campus or have meal plans; rather, the committee looks for diverse opinions and values an equal representation of all students. In the past he DSDC has been instrumental in providing feedback that has led to improvements in the quality and varieties of food being offered at the Dining Center and the “Coop” as well as possible changes in general menu options and selection.
The student representatives of the committee will be responsible for:
• Attending meetings regularly
• Gathering input from the campus community members regarding menu offerings services, programming and facilities.
• Taking minutes at every meeting and then to inform the campus community regarding the discussions, and any policies and procedures of dining services which may affect decisions made.
Questions? Contact Anthony Condo, (acondo) Associate Director of Dining Services, or any of the student representatives: Yunwen Yang ’15 (yang), Rebecca Wai ’15 (rwai), Zach Rosenthal ’14 (zrosenth), or Brett Cohen ’14 (bcohen), Sarah Brody ’15 (sbrody), Ben Bergman ’14 (bbergman), Amanda Fletcher ’15 (afletche), Shana Burnstein ’15 (sburnstei), Jason Hirsch ’16 (jhirsch)
Educational Policy Committee (EPC)
The EPC oversees educational policy and the curriculum, makes major changes to the academic calendar, advises the provost on tenure-line searches and periodically reviews the College’s graduation requirements, including those covering course distribution and foreign language expertise. Requirements for majors, minors and the various concentrations, formulated by the academic departments, are also reviewed by the EPC, and, like the graduation requirements, are approved by the faculty as a whole.
Composed of four faculty members (a chair, plus one representative from the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences), two students, the provost and two deans, the EPC is responsible for keeping abreast of new ideas in higher education and initiating proposals to the faculty based on these ideas.
Questions? Contact Philip Meneely, Professor of Biology and Chair of EPC (firstname.lastname@example.org). the committee meets every Wednesday from 4:15-5:30 in the Smith Room in the Dining Center.
Experimental College Heads (Ex-Co)
Ex-Co (Experimental College) is a program of student-run, not-for-credit courses. We try to connect people who share diverse interests in learning outside the classroom. Ex-Co classes are run by members of the Haverford community for members of the Haverford community. We welcome students, faculty and staff to participate in Ex-Co as teachers and students.
Ex-Co began as a resolution passed at Fall Plenary in 1997. The goal of the program is to enrich our education by allowing us to share our knowledge, interests, and skills with each other in a cooperative and relaxed environment.
Enjoy Haverfest? Let’s face it, who doesn’t? If you are one of the people that does enjoy Haverfest (and even if you haven’t enjoyed it in the past!) here’s your chance to CREATE IT!!! Oh yes, that’s correct, you get to make Haverfest this year! The job of Haverfest Head(s) is open and accepting applications!!! The application doesn’t take very long, and I mean, come on, it’s totally worth it! It’s Haverfest!!
Here’s the job description just in case you want more details:
The Haverfest Head(s) are responsible for organizing the last weekend HOORAH before exams in the spring (Friday, April 29, 2011 & Saturday, April 30, 2011).
- Meeting weekly with the Director of Student Activities (Beginning immediately after you are appointed to the post through Haverfest)
- Forming a committee (designing an application and sending it out before winter break; selecting the members of the committee before spring semester begins).
- Meeting weekly with Haverfest Committee (beginning immediately after winter break through Haverfest)
- Managing a budget of $15,000+ (for food, activities, decoration, and advertising)
- Working with the Haverfest Committee to: manage the tshirt and mug (aka Haverfest merch) design competitions; sell said Haverfest merch; choose a theme for Haverfest; plan and implement two days worth of wild and crazy activities for the student body (related to the theme); develop the food menu for the weekend; coordinate volunteers for Haverfest weekend; work with FUCS closely to plan all music-related aspects ofthe weekend; and advertise for Haverfest (which includes production of the comprehensive Haverfest schedule).
- Meeting with different departments (Deans, Safety & Security, Student Activities, etc) and organizations (JSAAPP, Quaker Bouncers, Students Council, FUCS, etc.) to ensure a successful weekend.
- Work w/ the Director of Student Activities during Haverfest itself to ensure the safe and successful implementation of the planned events and activities.
This position is open to all classes (though freshmen may find this difficult and thus rarely are Haverfest Head[s]), and is a year long position.
You may apply alone or with a partner (though, please only submit one application with responses from both applicants if you apply as a pair).
Questions? Please email Lilly Lavner (llavner), Director of Student Activities, or the 2012-2013 Haverfest Heads, Maya Beale ’15 (mbeale).
Haverford College Apartments Planning Committee
What does this committee entail?
This Committee is responsible for looking at what opportunities exist at HCA for the improvement of student housing, if funding is available. The Committee to will look at various options to demolish or renovate apartments vacated by the building of our two new residence halls.
What does a good committee member look like?
A good committee member would have a strong interest in student housing and ideally would also have knowledge of HC residence halls, in general, the issues related to HCA, in particular, and some knowledge of the College’s Master Plan as it relates to the residence halls.
What is the time commitment involved?
About 1 meeting a month or as needed
Who can apply to the committee?
All class years may apply.
Questions? Contact Marianne Smith (email@example.com), Director of Residential Life, or Julia Prince ’14 (jprince).
Honor Council Librarian
The librarian of Honor Council is not a full member of Honor Council, but appointed by SC for a one-year term during the second semester of each academic year. The librarian will not be a current-serving member of Honor Council.
The librarian of Honor Council is responsible for maintaining an updated, documented record of all changes made to the Honor Code or to sections of the Students’ Constitution that concern the Honor Code and Honor Council over the course of his or her term. This record should also include all major publications (i.e., committee findings, letters of concern to/from the administration and faculty, Spring Plenary Packets, etc.) regarding the Honor Code. This record will remain accessible to all community members so that they can view the history and changes of the Honor Code.
The librarian is also responsible for analyzing and interpreting previous Honor Codes, trial abstracts and all other relevant documentation to distinguish and report trends and precedents to the Chair(s).
Powers Granted by Honor Council:
This is Honor Council’s working description of the position and is open for Council revision:
- The Librarian will receive, index, and archive all Honor Council documents.
- The Librarian will meet regularly with the Honor Council Executive Officers to discuss past and current cases and is responsible for tracking all incomplete trials or panels including Resolution completion status.
- The Librarian is responsible for maintaining a history of the Honor Code and Student Governance at Haverford.
- The Librarian will collect all requests from community members for confidential information and will present requests to Council.
- The Librarian will maintain a public Council archive that includes all non-confidential Council documents.
- The Librarian will complete a semesterly report (presented in March and October) that discusses trends in trials and reports any concerns in the implementation of The Honor Code.
- The Librarian will maintain a confidential calendar for Honor Council notifying it of future deadlines.
- The outgoing Librarian will orient the new Librarian to his/her responsibilities.
- The Librarian serves as a member of Clearness Committee
Questions? Contact Phil Drexler ‘14 (pdrexler) or Jacob Axelrod ’14 (jaxelrod).
Housing Committee Heads
Housing committee is responsible for working with the housing director on most of the issues involving housing and residential life, including designing and running room draw. It consists of approximately 12 students and meets once a week. This appointment will be for the head(s) of this committee who will choose the remaining members of housing committee at a later date. This is a year long appointment.
Questions? Contact Smitty (msmith), Director of Residence Life.
Humanities Center Advisory Board (HCAB)
The Hurford Center Student Student Advisory Board helps to determine future directions for student engagement with the Hurford Center. Comprised of four students, HCAB considers how coursework, senior theses, artistic practice, and other projects might best benefit from HCAH support. Meeting regularly with Center staff, Advisory Board members will also review and approve student grant proposals to the Student Arts Fund alongside members of the Hurford Center Steering Committee. Selected by Students Council, members serve for a one-year appointment but can re-apply for an additional term.
The Center *strongly* encourages applicants from all majors and areas of study, not just those traditionally associated with the arts or humanities. Students who have already participated in Center programs, as well as those new to the Center, are encouraged to apply.
Questions? Contact James Weissinger (jweissin), Associate Director of the Humanities Center, or Shannon Smith ’15 (smith), Tiancheng Lui ’16 (tlui)
Questions? Please contact Gavi Fried ’14 (gfried), Jon Sweitzer-Lamme ’14 (jsweitze), Sam Shain ’14 (sshain), Michael Rushmore ’14 (mrushmor), Ariane Giles ’15 (agiles), Mary Clare O’Donnell ’14 (modonnel), or Caileigh Feldman ’14 (cfeldman).James House Board (JHB)
James House began as a student initiative in 2005. The goal was to create a space in the former security building located between Gummere, Parker House and Woodside that could be used entirely by students to make art on their own time. Six years later, the space has grown into much more: James House now also offers exhibition space to the Haverford community, coordinates film screenings, provides a space for arts clubs to meet, invites students and visitors to perform workshops, throws great parties, offers performance space to bands, and invites students to imagine and pursue their own visions of how the space can function as a bastion of independent arts at Haverford.
James House is headed by a board of students. One one level, the board is responsible for keeping the house clean and well-stocked, as well as organizing and hosting workshops and parties. Beyond these logistical duties, the Board also examines the state of the arts at Haverford, and works to create events and opportunities for students to fully realize their artistic ambitions in a non-academic setting. This means that the Board is continually brainstorming and planning events as diverse as film screenings, poetry readings, group or solo exhibitions, artist residencies, craft workshops, musical performances, concerts, art-related parties, and much more.
Library Student Advisory Committee
–Seeking students with an interest in libraries, space planning and programming–
- Participating in the conception and/or creation of new spaces, re-creation of existing spaces
and overall building planning
- Increasing student involvement and awareness of library programs and resources
-Providing an outlet for student concerns and needs throughout the implementation of the
library’s Strategic Plan
+ Attending scheduled meetings (about once a month)
+ Planning and hosting events
+ Evaluating and implementing feedback from fellow students
+ Representing students and advocating for student needs
For more info, contact Kayla Hoskinson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Range Planning Committee
The Long Range Planning Committee provides guidance to the Administration for future planning and coordination of the academic, campus, student services and staff support plans of the College. This is a Board-level Committee that includes two representatives from the student body.
Questions? Contact Jacob Lowy ‘14 (jlowy).
Multicultural Representative to the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Managers
You can apply to be the Multicultural Representative to the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Managers. WHAT A TITLE!
As MRttSACotBoM, you would sit in on the Student Affairs Committee, along with a number of other students. In this position, you have a chance to advocate for student interests at the Board level, interact with the Board of Managers, and represent your peers. The Board meets four times a year on campus. This is a lifetime appointment.
Questions? Contact current representative Brian Rucker ’14 (brucker).
The Property Committee has general responsibility for policies relating to the operation and maintenance of the facilities and grounds of the College. The Committee oversees the long range development of the campus buildings and grounds, considers the administration’s plans and needs for major facility renovation/improvements, and establishes priorities for their implementation. The Committee is involved in selecting architects and other professionals for major construction projects, and in reviewing the annual capital budget prepared by the administration. This is a Board-level committee that includes one representative from the Faculty and two representatives from the student body.
Ryan Gym Academic Planning Committee
The Ryan Gym Academic Center Planning Committee is part of a long-term project to remake the old gym into an academic center/digital commons, followed by a design and construction phase that will join Magill library and the new Center. As a member of the planning committee, responsibilities will range from attending design meetings (1-4 hours on a biweekly basis), participating in decision-making processes regarding building design and program, providing feedback and progress reports as needed, consulting with students around campus, and holding informational forums. All students are welcome to apply. This is a yearlong term.
Questions? Contact Sam Hersch ’15 (shersch).
Student Representatives to the Search Committee for the Director of Academic Resources
The Dean’s Office is seeking two students in the junior or senior classes to serve on a search committee for the first Director of Haverford’s Office of Academic Resources, which will, in conjunction with the Writing Center, provide academic support and skills development services to Haverford students, support the operation of current student programs like MAST, MMUF, and MSP, and work closely with both faculty and students to provide programming that will promote initiatives to help all students maximize their attainment of academic success. Student members of this committee will be asked to read approximately two dozen files (could require the investment of up to 8-10 hours), attend a brief orientation meeting early in the spring semester (about 1-2 hours), participate actively in developing a list of ten candidates for phone interviews (typically handled in one, 2-3 hour meeting), 1-2 meetings to conduct 10 phone interviews (each interview lasting approximately 30 minutes), one meeting to select 3-4 finalists (2-3 hours), participation in meetings with the search committee and each of the candidates (four 1-hour meetings), a final meeting to come to consensus on the ranking of the finalists (1-3 hours). The committee will have its organizational meeting some time in the first 10-14 days of the coming semester, hopes to interview candidates by late February/early March, and complete its duties by the middle of March.
Speakers Committee is in search of two new members to help select the BIG speakers who are invited to campus. The SC Speakers Committee is given an annual budget of $30,000, and is charged with selecting one or two speakers each year (usually one per semester) who will give a talk at Haverford. In the past, Speakers Committee has brought such speakers as Jerry Greenfield (of Ben & Jerry’s), Spike Lee, Helen Thomas, Dr. Ruth, Paul Rusesabaginia, Pat Buchanan, Janet Reno, Amy Sedaris, Al Sharpton, Christopher Hitchens, Billy Collins, and many
others. This year, Speakers Committee brought Mayor Cory Booker and Geoffrey Canada to campus in the fall and spring semesters, respectively. Members attend weekly meetings, solicit names of potential speakers from the student body, and help set-up, advertise for, and run the events. The committee works with the Director of Student Activities, Lilly Lavner. This is a lifetime appointment!
Questions? Contact Lilly Lavner (llavner) or any of the current members: Hannah Zieve ’14 (hzieve), Aaron Madow ’14 (amadow), Caleb Wroblewski ’15 (cwroblew), Sophia Gant ’16 (swgant), and Ava Lichauco ’16 (alichauc).
Special Events Committee for Students Head(s) (SECS)
A separate body from Students’ Council, Special Events Committee for Students is tasked with independently organizing large campus-wide events. SECS shall consist of two to three heads appointed by Appointments Committee for a one-year term, as well as 4 to 6 recruited members who shall serve a year-long term. The heads shall recruit members who represent a range of classes for the committee. The Special Events Committee is responsible for the planning of activities and shall work closely with the Director of Student Activities to plan and advertise for SC activities. The delegation of responsibilities is left to the discretion of the heads; however, a structure that assigns committee members specific tasks is recommended. [Article V, Section 10]
Past SECS events have included many dances such as the 80s dance, Sun Dance, Snow Ball, and other student events like HaverIdol. SECS is also responsible for Staff Appreciation Day. Typically, events run by this committee are school-wide and cater to the entire student body. Responsibilities include brainstorming new events, organizing and planning events for the year, managing a several thousand dollar budget, and set-up and take-down of events.
Questions? Contact Lilly Lavner (llavner), Director of Student Activities, or either of the current SECS Co-Heads, Jay Garcia ’16 (fgarcia) and Alicja Kielczewska ’16 (akielcze).
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Heads
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a student run organization founded in the spring of 1984 with the aid of Student Council. Its purpose is to act as a liaison among students, student government, and student health services regarding issues which impact student health and to educate members of the Haverford community regarding health issues.
The Student Health Advisory Committee aims to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and assure the safe delivery of quality health services to all Haverford College students. In pursuit of these objectives, the committee will inform the student body of existing community resources, involve them in the establishment of additional services, and enhance communication and the sharing of information between college health professionals and students. SHAC will report, as appropriate, to the student body on health policies, resources, priorities, and changed conditions. The committee, in conjunction with existing College resources, will make substance abuse, nutrition, sexual health, mental health, wellness, the spread of sickness, and access to medical care and vaccinations core parts of its agenda.
In addition to promoting talks and clinics held by the health center, we are in charge of the following specific events and programs:
- Bi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive
- Free condom distribution program
- Flu-prevention campaigns
- STD-prevention campaign
- Dining Center cookbook
- Health Fair participants
The Record, Haverford’s yearbook, is in search of an editor-in-chief for the 2013-2014 academic year. The role of the editor-in-chief is quite significant, with that person being responsible for the macro-management of a 100+ page publication. The Record is looking for someone who is creative and has a bold vision for the yearbook, responsible, and works well as an individual and as a member of a team.The editor-in-chief works closely with the Director of Student Activities.
Specific responsibilities include:
- building a yearbook staff;
- creating a vision for the 2013 – 2014 yearbook;
- developing an action plan to implement the vision;
- securing photos for yearbook;
- delegating sections of the yearbook to staff (Viewbook, Customs, Sophomores & Juniors, Seniors, Student Life, Athletics, Ads, etc);
- Meeting weekly with the yearbook staff for trainings, check-ins, and brainstorming;
- Meeting weekly with the Director of Student Activities to discuss all aspects of the yearbook (staffing, advertising, sales, financials, cover, pages, layout, photos, graphic design, etc.)
- Completing and submitting the 2013 – 2014 yearbook;
- and, selling the 2011 – 2013 yearbook (if necessary)
This position is designed to be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for someone who is interested in not only creating the yearbook, but also someone who is interested in gaining experience in publications, budgeting, advertising and design, and managing a staff.
Questions? Contact Lilly Lavner (email@example.com), Director of Student Activities, or Alanna Philips (aphilip), editor-in-chief 2012-2013.