Introduction to Committees
Each committee has a chair who attends Cabinet meetings to coordinate with other committees. Chairs are elected and will follow their bylaws to operate their respective committees effectively. The committees are responsible for executing Senate legislation as well as working autonomously within their own budgets. So, the committees are where you will find the most on-the-ground action.
- The Auditory provides resources and research on the institution of the College, proctors surveys, and manages and maintains ASB’s archives.
- The Campus Activity Board organizes fun events like the Fall Ball and Food Truck Friday for students to participate in!
- The Elections Committee ensures all elections are carried out in a smooth, fair, and constitutional fashion.
- The Engagement & Outreach Committee facilitates dialogues and activities between students, staff, faculty, and the greater Portland community. We try to promote a sense of community by hosting forums such as Common Hour and acting as an advocate for the interests of students.
- The Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Committee exists to represent marginalized or otherwise underrepresented student groups, respond and make proactive efforts toward preventing hate and bias-related incidents, and protect the diverse identities and ideologies on campus, acknowledge and providing what student unions, student organizations, academic departments, extracurricular, and the ASB otherwise cannot.
- The Finance Committee funds and supports the work of more than 100 student organizations in cooperation with the Office of Student Activities by using the student fee—nearly $700,000. This committee is also responsible for distributing more than $30,000 for events throughout the year.
- The Student Academic Affairs Board is a unique part of the student government. It includes a grant program to fund student research initiatives and other academic expenses and a tutoring program which organizes, funds and manages a student-to-student tutoring program free of charge.
- The Student Policy Advisory Committee provides students with opportunities to better understand college, state, and national rules and laws.
- The Student Resources Committee provides resources to students on issues including access to the New York Times, subsidies, etc.