Committee Overviews

Academic Affairs:
Academic Affairs Committee Bylaws
Addresses all issues that may enhance the quality of the undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh in the academic arena. The Committee's duties include researching academic policies and procedures of peer institutions that are beneficial to students and the lobbying of administrators to make these changes. This may include policies relating to exams, withdrawals, grading, auditing, pass/fail credits, class registration, the addition of majors, minors, certificates, scholarship availability, test banks, and any other concerns of the students relating to the academic policies of the University. The Academic Affairs Committee's responsibilities include giving support to Board Member's projects that involve academic issues.

Chair: Nuwan Perera
Office Hours:

Monday: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Community Outreach
The Community Outreach Committee has the responsibility of being the liaison to the Oakland community and the campus community while over viewing a variety of service projects, specifically including PMADD. The Community Outreach Chair is also required to serve as the PMADD chair for the Fall term. Summer availability is required. Click here to learn more about PMADD

Chair: Mona Kazour
Office Hours:

Monday: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm-5:30pm

Elections Committee Bylaws
Responsible for conducting a fair, honest, and efficient campus-wide election in accordance with the SGB Constitution, By-Laws and Elections Code. The members of the Committee shall work together to inform all of the candidates about the elections process and help to regulate the campaign procedures. The committee is also responsible for responding to any violations of the Elections Code as well as arranging and moderating the Presidential Debate, Meet the Candidates, and the Student Government Board Inauguration.

Chair: Aaron Gish
Email: or
Office Hours:

Tuesday: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Environmental Committee Bylaws
Educates and advocates for environmental issues affecting University of Pittsburgh students living on and off-campus. The Environmental Committee's responsibilities include giving support to Board Member's projects that involve environmental issues.

Chair: Mizane Johnson-Bowman
Email: or
Office Hours:

Monday: 11:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-1:00pm

Governmental Relations:
Governmental Relations Committee Bylaws
Researches relevant issues in government that face PITT students. These issues include governments on the local, state, and federal levels. This committee also works closely with the President to organize lobbying the state at Pitt Day in Harrisburg as well as local lobbying efforts toward City Council. The Governmental Relations Committee's responsibilities include giving support to Board Member's projects that involve governmental issues.

Chair: Robert Beecher
Email: or
Office Hours:

Monday: 3:00pm-6:00pm, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday: 3:30pm-5:30pm
* And by appointment

Judicial Committee Bylaws
The interpreting and adjudicating powers of the Student Government Board. This Committee serves as the supreme court of SGB and handles all matters relating to violations of the Constitution of SGB or any student organization by any persons under their jurisdiction. The committee also serves as an appellate court for Elections Code violations.

Chair: Joseph Kozak
Email: or
Office Hours:

Monday: 5:30-7:30pm
Wednesday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Fundraising & Advertising Committee Bylaws
Fundraising & Advertising:
Serves as the eyes and ears of Student Government Board. The Committee generates creative materials such as flyers, brochures, and ads in media outlets to inform the student body of upcoming activities. The Committee also manages the Student Government website and should have knowledge in graphic design.

Chair: Erin Worbs
Email: or
Office Hours:

Tuesday: 9:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-12:30pm
Friday: 10:30am-12:30pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Transportation and Safety:
The Transportation and Safety Committee shall work to enhance and educate University of Pittsburgh students of opportunities available on campus. The work of the committee will include working with University administrators, City of Pittsburgh officials, and various campus organizations to bring new and innovative programs to the University. It will be the committee's duty to research and evaluate methods that are currently in place and to come up with, if necessary, strategies for improvement. Additionally, the committee will aim to work with the PITT Police as well as the city to increase safety precautions in Oakland.

Chair: Abigail Zurschmit
Office Hours:

Monday: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-11:00am
Wednesday: 11:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Chair: Mahen Seneviratne