Executive Committees

Executive Committees

The Undergraduate Executive Branch is home to numerous committees, each with its own unique role in the cabinet. Each committee is associated with a member of the executive cabinet which allows for effective communication across the organization. Committee chairs serve as the link between members of the committee and the cabinet. To learn more about how to become a part of the committee process, click here to get involved.

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Executive Vice President

Affinity Networks
Committee Chair: N/A

The Affinity Networks committee promotes the voices of underrepresented students at Georgia Tech through collaboration among a variety of support networks. This committee is multi-branched and works towards increasing recruitment and community within all branches of the Undergraduate Student Government Association.

FreShGA
Committee Chair: Matthew Warrington

FreShGA is one of SGAs main outreach and pipeline programs for finding, training, and developing first-year students. In the fall of 2019, the organization was restructured to become an official part of SGA. This restructuring strategically aligned the first-year students with broader SGA initiatives by having all FreShGA members join SGA Executive committees, engage in SGA mentoring, and attend select UHR meetings.In addition to serving as an important proponent of SGA, FreShGA also has their own initiatives. Among other things, FreShGA plans The Final Stand, an all-campus event where students go to hang out, have fun, and participate in competitive sporting tournaments at the Campus RecreationCenter. Leading up to the event, members of FreShGA reach out to local vendors and businesses to fundraise and acquire merchandise and other items to reward students who attend the event. Using these funds, FreShGA provides t-shirts and free food as well as concert tickets, iPads, and other great prizes to the event’s attendees.Going forward, FreShGA will continue to examine campus-wide issues and present much-needed perspectives and ideas to the Undergraduate House and Executive Cabinet.

Non-Citizen and Immigrant Task Force
Committee Chair: Iman Emdad

The Non-Citizen and Immigrant Task Force begins its first year at Georgia Tech following a series of challenges faced by immigrant, international, and non-citizen students in March of 2020. This taskforce looks to establish and protect the rights of Georgia Tech students as it relates to issues of immigration and visa status, with special concern to how these statuses affect housing and food security. The task force’s goal is to conduct interviews, hold meetings, and balance stakeholder needs in every tier of the Georgia Tech community; from students, to administration, to the University System of Georgia.

Joint Vice President of Information Technology

IT Board is responsible for working on developing and maintaining the technology infrastructure and tools for SGA use and collaborating with campus partners such as OIT to improve technology services offered for the broader Georgia Tech community.

Buzzbook
Team Lead: Ed Chen

BuzzBook is a new project team developing a one-stop course planning platform to aggregate various resources into an accessible form. This encompasses a course catalog, a requirements planner, visualized grading distributions, enrollment histories, a schedule optimizer, a ratings system, a course recommender, and an exam/syllabi database. Downstream goals include developing a mobile app and exploring expandability to other universities.

Course Critique
Team Owner: David Zhang

Since 1976, the SGA’s Course Critique has served tens of thousands of students as a vital asset in planning their semesters. This fall, the Course Critique team will be working on improving the UI/UX of the application, integrating additional backend resources, and building testing and analytics tools.

Infrastructure and Security
Team Owner: Antonia Nunley

Infrasec focuses on e2e testing of the IT Board’s products, while also maintaining the security of those out for production. We work to ensure that what is on the front end corresponds to the backend through programs such as cypress. Any experience level is welcome, though experience in python, java, javascript, or mysql are appreciated. Any experience with basic cross site scripting or sql injections are great, as to help with our ongoing pentesting projects.

Internal Tools
Team Lead: Cy Heffley

The Internal Tools team builds applications to automate processes and support internal SGA operations. In addition, the Internal Tools team is responsible for maintaining and updating SGA webpages.

IT Communications
Team Lead: Anusha Nandam

The communications team implements technology-related policy advocated for by the SGA executive cabinet and strengthens the relationship between the IT Board and the Georgia Tech community. Members of the communications team also organize social events and prepare workshops for the IT Board to strengthen development skills and enrich the SGA experience.

JacketConnect
Team Owner: Alex Fonzi

JacketConnect is a project team designed to help new students and transfer students learn about programs and activities on campus. The application will allow students to provide their fields of interest in order to connect them with representatives from relevant programs and student organizations to hear about their experiences.

Jacket Pages
Team Lead: N/A

In 2011, JacketPages was deployed as a platform for Georgia Tech students to track funding requests and provide feedback for resolutions made by the SGA. Members of the JacketPages development team are completing a tech migration of the platform while building feature requests from the SGA’s Joint Finance Committee and legislative branches.

Joint Vice President of Finance

Joint Finance Committee
Committee Chair: Tanish Goel

SGA’s Joint Finance Committee is a financial allocation body, chaired by the Joint Vice President of Finance, that is responsible for determining allocations of the Student Activity Fee. Other major responsibilities include but are not limited to, the preparation of a budget for over 400 student organizations, reviewing of bills, developing close relationships with student organizations, and ensuring the fair usage of allocated funds from the Student Activity Fee.

JVP Sustainability and Infrastructure

Infrastructure
Committee Chair: Sunny Gotvald

The Infrastructure Committee strives to address and advocate for student needs regarding existing and upcoming campus infrastructure. Some infrastructure of interest includes but is not limited to parking decks, crosswalks, traffic signage, ADA accessibility, and new and existing building remodels. The goal of this committee is to bridge the gap between students and administration to help create a more optimal campus for the Georgia Tech community.

Sustainability
Committee Chair: Derin Aladesanmi

The Sustainability Committee works to implement and supplement sustainability-focused initiatives on campus regarding resource waste reduction, recycling, and reuse. Our committee aims to prioritize the desired sustainability initiatives of the student body by serving as a liaison between various campus organizations, students, and administration.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Curriculum & Classroom Practices Committee
Committee Chair: Kaavya Gudapati

The Curriculum and Classroom Policies Committee strives to enrich Georgia Tech education by developing educational opportunities for students within the classroom through innovative, whole-person curriculum and supportive classroom practices and policies, such as student rules and regulations review, faculty-student development, and department and Institute curriculum initiatives. The committee continuously measures the efficiency and efficacy of policies implemented across campus to ensure effective and fair academic systems for students. Past and current initiatives include extending ‘Freshman Forgiveness’ to all undergraduate students, creating Mini-Mesters, and helping revitalize APPH course curriculum.

Educational Enhancement Committee
Committee Chair: Aanjan Sikal

The Educational Enhancement (EE) Committee strives to enrich the Georgia Tech education by developing educational opportunities for students beyond and within the classroom, such as syllabus reform, leadership development, professional experience, service-learning, and international programs. Such educational opportunities help foster a more holistic educational experience that encourages exploration, collaboration, and personalization in vibrant and diverse learning environments. Past and current initiatives include gathering student input on study abroad options, increased support for transfer students, and increased study space on campus.

Vice President of Campus Services

Auxiliary Services
Committee Chair: Arnab Dey

This committee works with administrators and contractors in campus retail. We advocate for students on matters including the Bookstore, Campus Recreation, retail in Tech Square and around campus, vending, and the Community Market.

Campus Safety
Committee Chair: N/A

The Campus Safety committee advocates for students’ safety through collaboration with Georgia Tech Police Department and through promoting initiatives that ensure that all students are safe on campus.

Dining
Committee Chair: Hitha Rajesh

The housing committee aims to work closely with the Georgia Tech Housing Department, RA’s, students, as well as any relevant bodies to address concerns and gaps in the administration as well as viable solutions for these problems.

Parking & Transportation
Committee Chair: Annika Callaham

This committee interfaces with Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) to advance student interests and improve Georgia Tech’s transportation and parking systems.

Vice President of Communications

Public Relations & Graphic Design
Committee Chair: Caroline Hammond

The Public Relations and Graphic Design Committee makes sure to effectively and creatively promote the events of SGA, engage with the diverse student population, and manage the public reputation of SGA through its various social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit).

Special Events Committee
Committee Chair: Shreya Sachdeva

The Special Events Committee plans various events on campus to help students learn more about SGA and give back to the campus community. From “SGA Week” in the fall to “I <3 GT Week” in the Spring, the Special Events Committee collaborates with committees inside SGA as well other Offices around campus, including Student Engagement, to plan engaging events. The committee’s main goal is to find creative and innovative ways to bring awareness to the work SGA does as well as provide the campus community with opportunities to interact with Student Government.

Vice President of External Affairs

Community Relations Committee
Committee Chair: Rupkatha Banerjee

The Community Relations Committee works to engage Tech students with programs around the Atlanta area and provide them with opportunities to meaningfully interact with nearby communities. The Committee will focus on connecting students with mutual aid opportunities for underserved and low income areas in Atlanta alongside creating more resources at or near campus like community fridges for the wellbeing of our neighbors in Midtown. Past events include GT Hawks Night and Discount Day at Krog Street Market. We look forward to giving students enriching experiences to enjoy Atlanta culture alongside giving back to our city!

Government Relations
Committee Chair: John Graves

The Government Relations Committee is focused on increasing student engagement with local, state, and national governments this year. We do this by keeping students informed on governmental affairs on all levels, connecting students with their local representatives, encouraging students to volunteer at the on-campus voting precinct, and exposing students to the various opportunities available to work with their government officials. Past initiatives include hosting a debate among our four campus political organizations and leading a Diversity and Electability speaker series featuring Georgia House representatives.

Ramblin’ Reps
Committee Chair: Opeoluwa Obadejoh

The Ramblin’ Rep subcommittee is a newer committee created for the purpose of advocating for legislative change for Georgia Tech. Members will meet with legislators at the State Capitol to work towards advancing Georgia Tech’s legislative priorities and will work alongside the Undergraduate House of Representatives to pass any referred resolutions

Vice President of Operations

Internal Operations
Committee Chair: Sreya Atmuri

The Internal Operation committee supports SGA by working on projects that relate to the internal organization aspect of SGA. Such projects include leadership development, SGA Alumni relations, project tracking, and year-to-year transitions.

Internal Restructuring
Committee Chair: Suvan Paturi

Internal Restructuring is the consultant wing of SGA, which works to identify organizational inefficiencies and suggest improvements to better the mission, vision, and goals of the Undergraduate Student Government. Internal Restructuring is focused on high-level business analysis goals to assess committee performance, resolve internal issues through collaboration, and serve as the think tank behind SGA!

Vice President of Student Life

Arts Committee
Committee Chair: Caroline Cannizzaro

The Arts Committee will serve with the purpose of supporting the arts community on campus. The goal of this committee is to unify the arts under one representative body that can advocate for the needs of the students involved with the arts here at Georgia Tech. This committee will strive to include all individuals interested or affiliated with art on campus to promote students’ growth and exploration in the arts. Apart from supporting arts-related student organizations, this committee will also research the means of funding and resources for art-related projects and initiatives.

Athletics
Committee Chair: Mikaila Dowd

The Athletics Committee aims to increase enthusiasm for all sporting events and improve the game day experience for all students. The committee is focused on unifying the student and athlete experience and fostering collaboration in the athletics sphere. We aim to represent student concerns to the Administration and Georgia Tech Athletic Association and fostering collaboration in the athletics sphere.

Campus Organizations
Committee Chair: Peyton O’Malley

The Campus Organizations committee works as a liaison between SGA and student organizations on campus. We work towards ensuring that every student organization is equipped to thrive by providing leadership development training and collaboration opportunities. Additionally, the Campus Organizations committee advocates for student organizations by highlighting their needs to SGA. Also, we work alongside Up With the White and Gold and Presidents’ Summit, in partnership with the Center for Student Engagement, to plan engaging events for student organizations on campus.

Cultural and Diversity Affairs
Committee Chair: Shumraze Fawad

CDAC seeks to understand, support, and advocate for students in the Georgia Tech community. Through its annual flagship Diversity and Inclusion Conference, regular engagement with student organisations, and community events throughout the year, CDAC helps advance a culture of inclusive excellence, in line with the Institute’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

VP Well-Being

Joint Sexual Violence Advisory Committee
Committee Chair: Riya Bhanushali

JSVAC is an inclusive and diverse SGA-led student committee, originally formed as a branch of the Sexual Violence Prevention Alliance (SVPA) as a result of the Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence recommendations. Our vision is to create a campus where all students, faculty, and staff are protected and supported on all matters related to sexual and domestic violence. The Committee tracks and recommends changes in policy from the Federal and State to the University System and Institute levels. In addition to this we work to expand the resources available on and off campus to survivors as well as suggest changes for pre existing resources. As a whole, JSVAC serves as the eyes and ears on the ground about what is happening on campus with regard to sexual violence and related policies, and regularly connects with VOICE, Stamps Health Services and senior administration to ensure that the student needs are being met.

Mental Health
Committee Chair: Rishi Nair

This committee is a student think tank and incubator for mental health initiatives on campus. Our initiatives are aimed at expanding mental health services, raising awareness of spiritual well-being, destigmatizing mental health, infusing mental health into the curriculum, promoting financial and academic well-being, and supporting the various mental health needs of students. We work closely with mental health departments on campus including the Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE), the Counseling Center, and Stamps Psychiatry, mental health student organizations, and other groups involved in mental health advocacy on and around campus.

Public Health
Committee Chair: Amogh Gadekar, Julia Johnson

This committee is a student think tank and incubator of public health initiatives on campus. Our initiatives focus on addressing the physical health/nutritional, community health, environmental health, and sexual health needs of students through education, public awareness campaigns, and student support programs. We work closely with different departments on campus including Health Initiatives and Stamps Health Services, student organizations involved in health advocacy and education, such as pre-health organizations, and other groups involved in public health advocacy on and around campus.