Academic Affairs – Chairman: Aneesh Deshpande
The Academic Affairs committee works with university administration, faculty, and staff to address student concerns regarding the undergraduate educational experience. The committee works closely with the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs to accomplish its goals. Previous projects include extending WebReg hours of operation and the university deciding to support only two clicker device brands.
Health and Wellness – Chairwoman: Ini Ross
RUSA’s new Health & Wellness committee is structured to combat a variety of student issues in a multitude of different departments. Although we deal with overall student health, we hold Mental Health, Sexual Violence Education and Prevention & Drugs and Alcohol as the main pillars of our committee. We are looking to combat and help break the stigma around mental health and a variety of issues facing the students. We aim to have serious conversations about the present state of our campus from the perspective of our fellow students.
Internal Affairs – Chairman: Viktor Krapivin
The Internal Affairs Committee is charged with investigating and reporting on any legislation or issue that concerns the structure of the Assembly, coordination, assignment and distribution of roles and responsibilities between different parts of the Assembly, any matter which concerns the procedures of the Assembly, and the responsibility of the members or officers of the Assembly. No member of the public may sit on the Internal Affairs Committee.
Legislative Affairs – Chairwoman: Suzanne Link
The Legislative Affairs committee’s focus is advocating for the needs of students in local, state, and federal settings. The committee tasks include lobbying and organizing phone bank efforts. For example, we attempt to meet with local legislators on issues impacting public safety and state/federal legislators on issues around SVE, academics, etc.
Public Relations – Chairman: Calvin Ferrara
Under Public Relations, we strive to ensure that all students are informed of what actually happens within RUSA. It is one thing for our organization to pass programs of interest. However, it is something completely different to make sure that all students are informed of said resolutions and programs. This is where Public Relations steps in. Our job is to spread the word of everything that occurs within RUSA while simultaneously looking out for the needs of the students.
Student Affairs – Chairwoman: Sabeen Rokerya
The Student Affairs committee is responsible for organizing town halls and preparing RUSA’s Annual “What’s on Your Mind Month” Survey. We hear the concerns of the students and make sure that the proper RUSA committee/member or University Department is brought into the conversation. The campus caucus chairs from each campus are required to be on the Student Affairs committee.
University Affairs – Chairman: Dan Chulak
The University Affairs committee has jurisdiction over all student issues outside of academics and student life. This includes, but is not limited to: dining, transportation, student centers, facilities, sustainability, and transportation. The UA committee is continuously working to improve campus resources for all Rutgers New Brunswick students.