Join a USG Committee!

Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Committee coordinates programming and academic initiatives and works to create a network of support for all students’ academic needs. If you have any questions, please reach out to Vice President of Academic Affairs, Shameer Hashmat, at usgvpaa@tulane.edu.

Constitution and Bylaw Review

The Constitution and Bylaw Review Committee is responsible for updating and completing the USG Constitution and Bylaws, and oversees the USG structure and student org constitutions. The committee is chaired by USG’s Executive Vice President, Lauren Gaines, and any questions may be directed to her at usgevp@tulane.edu.

Finance

The Finance Committee is responsible for handling the Student Activity Fee and allocates money for all events, trips, and operating budgets with Tulane-recognized organizations. Please direct any questions to our Vice President of Finance, John Alexander, at usgvpf@tulane.edu.

Student Safety

The Student Safety Committee works to improve the quality of life for all Tulane students and faculty. By coordinating with multiple campus departments, like TUPD and Housing and Residence Life, the committee is dedicated to hearing the concerns of our campus community and taking action. Events like Coffee with a Cop and the Student Safety Day Fair are hosted by our members. The committee will meet two to three times a month on Thursdays in the Irby conference room from 2pm to 3pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director Frankie Gaynor at fgaynor@tulane.edu

Voter Engagement

The Voter Engagement Committee is the collaborative effort of students and organizations from across Tulane’s campus and political spectrum in order to register students as voters and engage them in current political issues. VEC is committed to using a variety of strategies, from registration drives to small-group interactions, to help Tulane students vote and participate in civil life. The VEC will meet every Thursday night from 8:00 – 9:30 or as the meeting naturally concludes in LBC 205 Clifford Conference Room. If interested, please reach out to Stone Agren at sagren@tulane.edu.

Student Health and Wellness

The Student Health and Wellness committee address issues regarding student health with a focus on mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and food insecurity and serves as a liaison between students, campus health, and Tulane administration. The committee will meet every Monday night at 8:00 pm in the LBC room 208. If you have any questions, please reach out to USG’s Director of Student Health and Wellness, LaKia Williams, at lwilliams1@tulane.edu

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response committee is the USG body that aims to spearhead prevention and response initiatives, foster collaboration among student advocacy organizations, and engage students with the issue of sexual violence. We organize campus community events to involve students and faculty in creating a culture that does not tolerate sexual violence. The committee will meet every Thursday at 4:30PM in LBC g01 and is led by USG’s Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Christina Krisberg. If you have any questions, please reach out to Christina at ckrisber@tulane.edu.

Campus Services

The Campus Services Committee is dedicated to organizing projects that improve campus facilities and services such as dining, fitness, accessibility, and much more. We work with both faculty and students to create projects that will benefit Tulane’s campus and most importantly its students. The committee is chaired by USG’s Director of Campus Services, Lily Livaudais, and any questions may be directed to Lily at llivaudais@tulane.edu.

Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity

The Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity Committee offers a space for students to discuss and work on any issues or ideas that may be related to topics surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity on and beyond Tulane’s campus. We strive to support marginalized communities and foster connections across our entire campus. The committee meets every Thursday at 7 PM in LBC G01 and is led by the Directors of Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity, Divya Goel and Joanitah Nakiggwe. Please contact Divya Goel (dgoel@tulane.edu) or Joanitah Nakiggwe (jnakiggwe@tulane.edu ) with any questions. 

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Committee works to broadcast the services and initiatives from USG, and insure that USG is more transparent, more communicative, and more inclusive. The committee is chaired by USG’s Director of Communications, Ananya Gollapudi, and any questions may be directed to her at agollapu@tulane.edu. 

Student body Administrative Council

The Student body Administrative Council monitors and audits the status of new and existing student organizations and guides them through the representation and finance processes. Please direct questions to our Vice President of Student Organizations, Presley Klinger, at usgvpso@tulane.edu

Student Life

The Student Life Committee is the overarching body within USG that aims to better the undergraduate experience at Tulane. We organize all USG-sponsored events and initiatives in an effort to engage all students as well as all projects that pertain to student life. The committee will meet every Wednesday at 7 PM in LBC 209 and is led by USG’s Vice President for Student Life, Adolfo Garcia. If you have any questions, please reach out to Adolfo at usgvpsl@tulane.edu.

Sustainability

The Sustainability Committee works to reduce Tulane’s environmental impact by creating policies, improving infrastructure, and increasing student involvement in the fight against climate change. The committee meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Center and is overseen by Ella Cat Strahan. Please email estrahan1@tulane.edu with any questions or interest in creating a more sustainable campus!