Student Senate Bylaws, Article VI., Section 5


The Student Affairs Committee is concerned with all issues dealing with the welfare of students at the University of Minnesota.


The Student Affairs Committee shall be composed of:
6 faculty/academic professional members,
12 students,
1 civil service staff member,
1 alumni representative, and
ex officio representation as specified by vote of the Student Senate.

Student members shall exceed by at least one the total of other voting members. Faculty, academic professional, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Civil service members shall be appointed by the Civil Service Consultative Committee. The alumni member shall be appointed by the director of alumni relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To formulate and recommend to the Senate policies pertaining to all student affairs and all University-registered student organizations that are not within the control or supervision of any other committee of the Senate.

b. To provide a comprehensive link between the University and all University student organizations in accordance with the defined relationship between the student organization and the University as described in the Policy on Registration and Classification of Student Groups for the Twin Cities campus and as defined by system campuses.

c. To be concerned with the general welfare of international students and the services and affairs that pertain to them.

d. To provide a link between Health Service staffs and the University community and to address problems in providing effective and efficient health care.

e. To provide for a Student Services Fee Subcommittee composed of two faculty representatives, five student representatives (one each from Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Twin Cities graduate/professional, and Twin Cities undergraduate), and four voting ex officio staff members (one each from Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities with the system campus representatives appointed by the Vice Chancellor of each campus and the Twin Cities representative appointed by the Office of Student Development). The student and faculty membership of the Subcommittee shall be taken from the membership of the Senate Committee on Student Affairs unless there is no representative meeting the designated criteria. In such case, the seat in question shall be filled by a member of the Senate Consultative Committee, or their designee, meeting the designated criteria. The chair of the Student Affairs Committee shall serve as the chair of the Subcommittee and will fill one of the designated seats as appropriate. Staff support for the Subcommittee will be provided by the Senate Office. Duties and Responsibilities of the Subcommittee include:
  1. To receive and review an annual report from the Chair of the Student Services Fee Committee operating on each campus, as well as any other reports pertaining to fees such as an annual summary of waivers granted permitted in the Regents Policy.
  2. To recommend to the Vice Chancellor or the Office of Student Development (as appropriate), in consultation with the senior administrator of the Student Services Fee process on each campus, any changes in the individual campus policies and/or procedures for the allocation of the Student Services Fee on that campus, as well as to address issues noted in resolutions submitted annually by fees committees on that campus.
  3. To review any changes to the Student Services Fee policies and/or procedures on each of the campuses.
  4. To recommend to the Student Senate Consultative Committee, changes to the Regents Policy on the Student Services Fee.

f. To recommend to the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 5/20/14)

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