Student Affairs Committee (faculty)

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of the VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (chair), the Dean of Student Life, the Assistant Dean for Law Student Services, six members elected by and from the University Faculty (undergraduate and law) from among those not already on the University Board of Appeals and including at least one from the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation and one elected by and from the Law Faculty. Student members are the President of the Student Body, the Chair of the Student Judicial Council (SJC), a student from the Student-Faculty Hearing Board (SFHB), the Head Resident Assistant, the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA), the second-year representative to SBA, an elected representative of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Advisory Board, the President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), and the President of the Panhellenic Council (PC). SAC is responsible for reviewing issues affecting student life, for recommending to the University Faculty changes in University policy on non-curricular student matters, and for overseeing Greek life including the maintenance and review of the Standards for Fraternities/Sororities. With authority delegated by the University Faculty, SAC oversees the judicial procedures of SJC, IFC, PC, SFHB and the resident advisers in university housing.

The three areas of primary responsibility for SAC are:

  • serving as a University forum for the discussion, debate and dissemination of issues and information affecting student life;
  • recommending changes in University policy on non-curricular student issues directly to the University Faculty; and
  • overseeing student judicial procedures.

SAC also serves as a University forum for issues affecting student life, and it may recommend changes in University policy on non-curricular student issues directly to the faculty.

SAC assumes jurisdiction over all student affairs not covered by other committees. It is also an advisory board to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

When SAC requires a replacement, the one person rotating off every two years will be regarded as the alternate, and the two Faculty rotating off every third year will be regarded as the alternates. The one person rotating off will be chosen to be the substitute in each of those two years with the replacement in the year that two rotate off being chosen by lot. When the person or persons rotating off cannot serve as a replacement, the committee will turn to those who rotated off in the previous year, etc.

Sidney Evans, Chair

Ex Officio Members:
Sidney Evans, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
David Leonard, Dean of Student Life
Brett Twitty, Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs

Six Elected Faculty Members, three-year terms - Four University Faculty, One Law Faculty, One Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Faculty:
Timothy Diette - 2011-2014
Sarah (Sally) Wiant - 2013-2014 (replacing Susan Franck (LS) - 2011-2014)
Wendy Orrison - 2013-2014 (replacing Sandra Reiter - 2012-2015)
Bryan Snyder (PE) - April 2012-2015
Eugene (Gene) McCabe - 2013-2016
Sara Sprenkle - 2013-2016

Nine Students - ex officio, by virtue of student office held:
Nathan Kelly '14U, Student Executive Committee President
David Robinson '14U, Student Judicial Council Chair
Jacqueline (Jackie) Yarbro '15U, Student-Faculty Hearing Board representative
Alexandra (Allie) Weiss '14U, Head Resident Adviser
Lauren Moseley '14U, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board
Anne Stafford '14U, Panhellenic President
Harper Coulson '14U, Interfraternity Council President
Katherine Coleman '14L, Student Bar Association President
Ryan Redd '15L, Second-year Student Bar Association Representative