If you are interested in serving in any Committee please email GPSS URLA Chair




Committee Description Current Representative(s)
All University Judiciary (AUJ) The AUJ hears cases in which a serious violation of the Student Conduct Code may result in suspension or expulsion from the university or cases of minor nature that are referred by the Office of Judicial Affairs. 8 seats available.

Leann Cabage

Amber Kreischer

Aric McDaniel

Huanjiao Dong

Bryan Lampkin

Kathy Rose

Business and Finance Advisory Committee This committee advises the Vice President for Business and Finance on a broad range of business and finance functions.  
CELT Advisory Board This committee works to enhance and strengthen ISU learning and teaching initiatives campus-wide. Amy Dorie
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Committee    
Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) This committee is responsible for overseeing the expenditure of the student information technology fee assessed to all students and advising the Provost and ITS on appropriate expenditures. Huanjiao Dong
Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee   Breanna Marmur
Faculty Senate Facilities and Educational Resources Committee    
Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee   Krista L. Klocke
Graduate Council: Arts & Humanities This council provides a mechanism for interaction among graduate students, postdoctoral associates, graduate faculty members, and the administration of the Graduate College on questions of policy which concern the direction and process of graduate education.  This committee has 4 graduate students seated, one from each of the following divisions:  Arts and Humanities, Biological & Agricultural Sciences, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, and Social Sciences & Education. Michael Belding (GPSS URLA Chair)
Graduate Council: Biological & Agricultural Science Vivek Lawana (GPSS President)
Graduate Council: Physical & Mathematical Sciences & Engineering Ashton Archer
Graduate Council: Social Sciences & Education Huanjiao Dong (GPSS CIO)
Student Government Graduate Senators at-large These senators are either elected by the student body or nominated by GPSS (more common). These graduate students provide a critical liaison between Student Government and GPSS, informing GPSS of Student Government happenings and provide graduate representation on the Student Government Senate which represents the entire student body.  
International Student Advisory Board This committee assists the International Students and Scholars Office in addressing concerns brought forth by the International Students and Scholars population at Iowa State University and reviews proposals put forth by the International Students and Scholars Office and assess the usability of those proposals. Shivani Ghaisas
Keep Iowa State Beautiful Committee This committee focuses on making the community more aware of the need to stop littering and to remove litter from university grounds. Claire Kortyna
Library Advisory Committee (LAC) This committee serves as the primary advisory body to the Dean of the Library, focusing on issues such as funding, general policies, and strategic vision. Michael Belding
Memorial Union Board of Directors The focus of this board is to provide advice to ISU on all policies and priorities for facility use and programming involving the Iowa State Memorial Union. Vivek Lawana (GPSS President)
Performing Arts Council (PAC) This committee advises the Iowa State Center staff on programming choices that comprise the annual Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Carrie Ann Johnson
Policy Library Advisory Committee (PLAC) This committee advises policy developers and approvers on the Iowa State campus. Inya Nlenanya
RMM Student Affairs Advisory Committee This committee advises the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs on the level of funding required to efficiently provide the type and quality of service desired by the university community. Its deliberations are informed by information and advice from the respective administrative units, with clear accounting for all advisory committee recommendations and commentary.  GPSS has two seats on this committee in addition to the president of GPSS. John Hsieh (GPSS Treasurer)
Amanda Bries
Special Student Fees and Tuition Committee (SSFTC) SSFTC is a statutory committee of 5 students (2 of which are graduate students, specifically the GPSS President and Treasurer) and 5 university employees who consider any proposed student activity changes at the university and make recommendations concerning the student activity fee changes to the President, prior to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa scheduled meeting where these will be discussed. Vivek Lawana (GPSS President)
John Hsieh (GPSS Treasurer)
Student Affairs Advisory Board This committee advises the Vice President for Student Affairs on the level of funding required to efficiently provide the type and quality of service desired by the university community.  Graduate representatives are the GPSS president and another graduate student. Krista L. Klocke
Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) This committee serves as the venue for facilitating communication between students and the health center and vice versa.  
Students and Scholars Health Insurance Review Committee This committee reviews the student health and dental plans for renewal each year and makes decisions on rates, deductibles, and benefits to be included or eliminated from the plan.  
Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) This council’s primary function is to serve as a channel for the expression of user-group opinions and preferences, both on broad policy matters and on specific issues, pertaining to the movement of people and vehicles to, from, and around campus. Rebecca Baldwin-Kordick
University Affairs Committee (Student Government) The Student Government University Affairs Committee  
University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC) This committee advises the Executive Vice President on a broad range of functions that cross the entire university. The GPSS President represents graduate students on this body. Vivek Lawana (GPSS President)
University Child Care Committee This committee addresses the needs of ISU families and provides recommendations to the ISU administration and Campus Child Care Coordinator. Mashud Alam
University Committee on Disabilities This committee is responsible for sharing knowledge concerning disabilities with the university committee, for fostering awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities, and for advocating ways to meet these needs.  
University Committee on Diversity This committee annually assesses the effectiveness of diversity efforts on campus. Its objectives include: identify gaps in university diversity policies, develop new proposals and initiatives to strengthen diversity efforts, and insure the entire university is working to meet ISU’s Strategic Plan diversity goals. A member and an alternate is desired. Maria B. Mantilla Perez
University Committee on Lectures This committee works to bring a broad spectrum of lectures as well as cultural and artistic events to campus and evaluates the appropriateness of presenters and topics and determines which shall receive funding.  
University Committee on Women This committee works to promote a university climate that fosters the full participation of women faculty, staff, and students and concerns itself with policies/practices that may cause particular difficulties for women as employees and students. Amy Pilcher
University Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee Meets the third Monday of each month at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in 1010G SSB.  
Work/Life Advisory Committee This committee advises the Executive Vice President and Provost on the issues of managing professional and personal lives of faculty, staff, and graduate students. The committee continuously reviews policies and practices to identify ineffective or unfair practices and propose solutions (new or modified policies, practices, or training).