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SGA Committees

Committees are specialized groups comprised of senators and committee representatives. In committees, members meet with Saint Louis University administration, form new ideas about improving SLU and propose legislation to the Student Government Association Senate. Any student can become a committee representative. If you are interested in joining a committee, email


Internal Affairs

Chaired by the VP of Communications and Internal Affairs, Ryan Tisdale (

The Internal Affairs Committee works to ensure that the SGA is functioning in the most efficient and effective way possible to best represent the interests of its members and o the SLU community by monitoring things like attendance infractions and office hours. The Internal Affairs Committee conducts interviews for open senate and committee representative positions and helps plan events for the Association. Contact the Internal Affairs Committee via email at


Chaired by VP of Finance Emma Lercher (

The Finance Committee distributes the student activity fee to the more than 140 chartered student organizations on campus. This fee consists of the $65 every undergraduate student pays per semester and 20 percent of the $30 graduate student fee per semester. The committee follows the annual funding process each spring to allocate most funds. Any remaining or reserved funds are distributed through spot funding or new charter funding throughout the year, upon request.

Each Finance Committee member liaises with CSOs, helping them throughout the funding process. The Finance Committee is always open to suggestions on improving the funding process. Any questions or suggestions can be directed to the vice president of finance at

Academic Affairs

Chaired by the VP of Academic Affairs, Grace LoPiccolo (

The Academic Affairs Committee oversees a broad array of initiatives to ensure the educational success of all SLU students and promote a healthy academic environment. These committee members also meet regularly with their specific deans and administrators. The committee oversees the nomination, evaluation and selection of candidates for the Faculty Excellence Awards and the Upperclassmen Scholarship. Contact the Academic Affairs Committee via email at   

International Affairs

Chaired by VP of International Affairs Nikolay Remizov (

The International Affairs Committee advocates for the best interests of international students during their time at SLU. The committee works with various departments to ensure the transition between countries and cultures is as smooth as possible and that our international students feel at home in St. Louis. Contact the International Affairs Committee via email at

Committee for Student Organizations (ComSO)

Chaired by the VP for Student Organizations, Paige Allen (

Members of ComSO oversee the development, chartering and maintenance of chartered student organizations on campus. Members are important in maintaining a positive working relationship between CSOs, SGA and the University community. Members of this committee work as liaisons between categories of clubs and ComSO to best serve these organizations. Contact the Committee for Student Organizations via email at

Diversity Leadership Cabinet (DLC)

Chaired by the VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Samiha Khan ( and Shruti Punnachalil (

Diversity Leadership Cabinet is a unique committee that consists of senators, representatives from each of SLU’s diversity and social justice organizations, and delegates from the broader SLU community. These different parties come together to discuss legislation pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and program events promoting inclusion on campus. Contact the Diversity Leadership Cabinet Committee via email at

Wellness (Includes Eligibility Directives and Application)

Chaired by Emma Davies and the VP of Finance, Emma Lercher (

The Wellness Committee is tasked with properly allocating and tracking funds to support wellness initiatives on campus. The committee reviews grant proposals and assists applicants in implementing the projects granted. Wellness proposals should serve to better the mind, body and/or spirit of SLU students. This fund serves as a kickstart for student organizations on campus that seek to improve and promote wellness here at SLU. Questions can be sent to

The wellness fund consists of $100,000 granted to the SGA from the larger Saint Louis University wellness fund, paid into by every student ($90/semester). 


All proposals must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Applicants must be current SLU students, including undergraduate, graduate, law and medical students.
  • Students may apply as individuals or as groups, including chartered student organizations.
  • Groups may only submit one grant application per academic year. Applications may be submitted annually, but are not guaranteed to be funded subsequently after the first year a proposal is funded.
  • Submitted proposals must promote the betterment of the mind, body, and/or spirit of SLU students.
  • Proposals must be designed to reach a substantial portion of the student population, per the judgment of the SGA Wellness Committee.
  • Proposals cannot be retroactive. No refunds will be given.
  • All funds must be spent within the academic year that funding is granted.
  • Funding will not be granted for projects for which funds from the student activity fee were requested during the current and/or past fiscal year. (e.g. annual funding and spot funding)

Apply for Wellness Funding

Use the Wellness Proposal Budget Template to Assist in Your Application

Submit a Review of Your Completed Wellness Project

View and Download the Wellness Fund Directives (PDF)


Chaired by Chief of Staff Erica Avila ( and the VP of Communications and Internal Affairs, Ryan Tisdale (

The Communications Committee is the powerhouse behind SGA’s student outreach efforts. Communications works with the chief of staff to manage SGA’s social media accounts. In addition, members plan and execute large social events (i.e. barbecues, ice cream socials, etc) that bring together the Association and the general student body. The chief of staff and Communications Committee also manage the weekly SGA mailer to all students.

Mission and Ministry

Chaired by Ashley Tran and Shaezaf Shah (

The Mission and Ministry Committee acts as a voice for students of SLU concerning matters related to the mission and ministry of the University, service leadership opportunities and issues concerning global and local social justice. 

Facilities and Services Committee (FaSCO)

Chaired by Antony Stientjes (

Members of FaSCO address issues pertaining to parking and card services, public safety, facilities, housing and residence life, sustainability and any additional issues pertaining to facilities and services on campus. Members of this committee work as liaisons between the committee and various university vice presidents. Contact the Facilities and Services Committee via email at

Food Advisory Board (FAB)

Chaired by Areeb Hasan and Sarah Alrashid (

The Food Services Committee works closely with Billiken Dining Services to provide student feedback for dining operations on campus, including topics such as meal plan options and the variety of food available through vendors. Contact the Food Advisory Board via email at

Constitutional Policy Review

Chaired by Legislative Advisor Kenny Coats (

The Constitutional Policy Review Committee is tasked with reviewing and determining the constitutionality of all legislation that comes before the Senate (in accordance with the SGA Constitution). The committee may also propose appropriate and timely modifications to the Constitution and the Bylaws. Contact the Constitutional Policy Review Committee at

Information Technology Services

Chaired by Kevin Lane and Howard Cooper (

The ITS Team is responsible for providing student feedback to ITS administration. In addition to its advocacy for students, the team allocates $500,000 of the student technology fee annually. Contact the Information Technology Committee via email at

Assembly for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP)

Chaired by Erin Hanna (

ASAP works closely with Title IX and various other departments under Student Development to provide student feedback on University measures to prevent incidents and educate SLU students on sexual assault and harassment. Contact the Assembly for Sexual Assault Prevention Committee via email at

Sustainability Committee (SusCo)

Chaired by Yennhi Phan and Lucy Billadeau (

SusCo works closely with Facilities, DineSLU/Sodexo, HRL and various other departments to provide student feedback on environmental issues and sustainable practices. Contact the Sustainability Committee via email at