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The GPSF appoints representatives on the majority of task forces, university committees, and community committees. Each appointee acts as an advocate for graduate and professional students and produces reports to be shared with the student body at large.

Interested in getting involved and improving the livelihoods for all graduate and professional students? Apply to represent our students on various committees and task forces! Be sure to submit your application to the 2020-2021 Chief of External Relations and Advocacy, Maian Adams, along with any questions you might have!

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External Appointees

Be sure to contact the GPSF appointee if you or your department/program wish to express or encounter issues that need to be addressed through these tasks forces or committees.

Academic Affairs

Administrative Board of the Library

Advises the University Librarian on the administration of the University library system and reviews the University Librarians budget requests.

Contact
Juanita Limas| Email
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Graduate School Administrative Board

Contact
Michelle Hoffner O’Connor| Email
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Center for Faculty Excellence Advisory Board

Enable faculty members in all disciplines to reach their goals in teaching, research, and leadership throughout their careers.

Contact
Juanita Limas| Email
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Student Leadership Advisory Council to the Vice Chancellor

Contact
Manny Hernandez | Email
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Classroom Policy Steering Committee

Responsible for ensuring ongoing communication, coordination, planning, and policy development across the units and areas involved in classroom issues.

Contact
Juanita Limas| Email
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Educational Policy Committee

Concerned with those matters of educational policy and its implementation as to which the Faculty Council possesses legislative powers

Contact
Juanita Limas| Email
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Faculty Council

Contact
Chastan Swain | Email
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University Committee on Copyright

Represents to the chancellor and the University community the concerns of faculty and other users and creators of scholarly information

Contact
Ashley Page| Email
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CITRL - STEM Teaching and Research

Member of a network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate education across all disciplines.

Contact
Chad Lloyd| Email
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Student Library Advisory Board

The Board is responsible for communicating thoughts, ideas, and concerns to the University Librarian and the Library administration.

Contact
Laetitia Meyrueix| Email 
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Academic Calendar Committee

Contact
Michelle Hoffner O’Conner| Email [/expandsub3]
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Student Affairs

Campus and Community Coalition: to prevent Alcohol Related Harms 2.0

The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High Risk Drinking (The Coalition) got its start in 2013.  It is a collaborative effort with representation and funding from the Town of Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, the Orange County Health Department, and the Orange County ABC Board.  The Coalition is tasked with addressing the complex public health problem of high risk drinking by implementing a series of recommendations that apply to downtown Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the near-campus neighborhoods.

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Campus Health Services Advisory Board

The CHAB advises Campus Health Services on issues of service scope and delivery/workflow, serves as a sounding board for new ideas and initiatives and provides feedback as we develop and manage our various student and post-doc health insurance plans.

Contact
Srividya Kalyanaraman | Email
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Student Affairs Council

The meetings serve to allow UNC Student Affairs employees to discuss pertinent issues.

Contact
Srividya Kalyanaraman | Email
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Advisory Committee for UNC Student Stores

The Student Stores Advisory Committee will provide informed guidance and serve as a forum for consultation and communication between Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and UNC in the management of the UNC Student Stores.

Contact
Devin Duque| Email
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Carolina Dining Services Board of Directors

Formulate and implement policies that will achieve the university’s food service goals and review the Annual Plan, which includes budgets, operating hours, menus and staffing needs.

Contact
Justine Grabiec | Email & Madelyn Percy Email
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Campus Recreation Board

To help develop and review long range strategic plans in the areas of Campus Recreation budget, fees, facility development, policies, and staffing; To review and provide input regarding operational decisions, policies and procedures, eligibility and facility utilization; To assist in the development of program goals and vision statements; To serve as the sounding board for recommendations from the campus community, more specifically the various Campus Recreation councils; and to annually review the goals and objectives of Campus Recreation.

Contact
Julian Wooten | Email 
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Committee on Student Conduct

Contact
Parth Jariwala | Email & Manny Hernandez | Email
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Student Fees Audit Committee (SFAC)

Oversees and makes suggestions on fee changes affecting students.

Contact

Manny HernandezEmail & Matthew Farley | Email & Jeffrey Ehrhardt | Email & Ben Kaiser | Email & Michelle Hoffner O’Connor | Email & Colton Richardson | Email
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Tuition and Fees Advisory Committee

Contact
Manny Hernandez| Email 
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Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor (SACC)

Contact
Chastan Swain | Email & Karson Nelson | Email & Maya Weinstein | Email
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Scholarships, Awards, and Student Aid

Contact
Manny Hernandez | Email & Jeff Ehrhardt | Email 
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Employee Procedure Working Group

Contact
Chastan Swain | Email
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Diversity/Inclusion Affairs

Community and Diversity Committee

The committee is responsible for fostering community and promoting pluralism in the University by encouraging social interaction, mutual acceptance, and respect among various groups on campus

Contact
Javonte Lipsey|Email & Lauren Townsend | Email 
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Provost's Committee on LGBTQ+ Life

The committee serves as an advisory body to the Provost on LGBTQ issues.

Contact
Javonte Lipsey|Email  
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SARVTAE (Gender-Based Violence Prevention Task Force

Contact
Manny Hernandez| Email  
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Society for the Advancement of Native Americans and Chicanos (SACNAS)

National society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Contact
Name | Email
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Disability Advisory Committee

Contact
Srividya Kalyanaraman |Email  
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LGBTQ+ Center Round Table

Create connections among LGBTQ organizations on campus and provide ways for the LGBTQ Center to get input about concerns or issues that people are facing address them through LGBTQ Center programs.

Contact

Srividya KalyanaramanEmail
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SHARE Women's Health and Safety

Multidisciplinary approach to provide timely medical care and services to survivors of a sexual assault through a standardized procedure.

Contact
Name | Email
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Student Advisory Committee for Global Grads

The Global Grads Advisory Board is made up of international graduate students who provide guidance and feedback on the programmatic aspects for Global Grads and highlight any needs or issues that come up for international graduate students.Contact
Javonte Lipsey| Email
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Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS

Provides opportunities and resources for our Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS to aid in their academic success and to build community.

Contact
Name | Email
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Local/State Affairs

Association of Student Governments

A student-led organization committed to advocating for all 230,000+ students within the UNC System. 

Contact
Michael Welker| Email & Manny Hernandez| Email  & Fabio Urbina| Email 
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Housing Advisory Board

Contact
Michael Welker| Email
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Building and Grounds Committee

The committee advises the chancellor on plans for the long-range physical development of the campus, the siting and exterior design of new and renovated buildings, major landscaping changes, the selection of architects, the location of monuments and memorials, and such other matters as the chancellor may refer to it.

Contact
Geoffrey Neal | Email
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Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership

Contact
Vacant
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Student Legal Services Board of Directors

A non-profit law firm on campus for currently enrolled UNC students.

Contact
Emma Ferriola-Bruckenstein | Email 
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Federal Affairs

Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE)

Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) is a coalition of Graduate Student Organizations from leading U.S. public research universities who are committed improving the quality of graduate student life at their own campuses, and promoting access, quality, and opportunity for graduate and professional students at the federal level.

Contact
Chastan Swain| Email & Fabio Urbina| Email
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International Affairs Advisory Council

The IAAC serves to help guide the work of UNC Global and evaluate its progress from a campus-wide perspective.

Contact
Fabio Urbina| Email
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Undergraduate Relations

Student Safety and Security Committee

An independent agency of student government that shall maintain appropriate the Student Safety and Security Fee to campus organizations and university departments to promote student safety.

Contact
Jeffrey Ehrhardt| Email & Shuyan Huang| Email
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Carolina Union Activities Board

The Carolina Union Activities Board enhances life at Carolina through high-quality programming and events for the entire University community. These include films, art, music, entertainment, and more.

Contact
Ben Roberts | Email & Manny Hernandez | Email & Shuyan Huang | Email
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Public Relations

Student Television Board of Directors

UNC STV is a based TV club that is not necessarily based on the quality of their work but bringing the Carolina community together and creating fun shows.

Contact
Vacant
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Ackland Museum of Art Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) advises the Director on issues pertaining to the the Ackland’s mission to support university teaching and research on campus and advocates for the Ackland within the University. The AAC addresses all issues that affect the use of the Ackland as a teaching and research resource for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and students.

Contact
Chastan Swain | Email
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WXYZ Board of Directors

Operational working group regarding campus radio station.

Contact
Jane Reichard| Email
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MLK Jr. Celebration Committee

Approve the theme and the keynote for MLK week of events at Carolina and to participate/co-develop one of the events during the week in partnership with other organizations in the committee.Contact
Vacant
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Student Technology Advisory Board

STAB has an email list to discuss the impact of central IT services on all students including phishing emails (and now phone calls), two-factor authentication for campus services and Office365.

Contact

Diane Rodden| Email & Jane Reichard | Email 
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Landmark Task Force

Contact
Manny Hernandez | Email 
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Public Service

Carolina Center for Public Service Advisory Board

Advises staff and student organizers regarding programs and operations of the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Contact
Lorna Doucette | Email 
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Carolina Engagement Council

The role of the Council is to recommend policies, programs, and actions to promote public service, engaged scholarship and social innovation by Carolina’s faculty, students and staff.

Contact
Lorna Doucette | Email
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Professional Development

Graduate Student Professional Development Advisory Council

Guide and inform our programming which includes workshops, courses, seminars, and career-related events.

Contact
Karson Nelson| Email & Amy Guisinger| Email & Emmanuel Osayande | Email
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University Teaching Awards Committee

Committee administers the selection of teaching awards for university faculty.

Contact
Shuyan Huang| Email & Amy Guisinger| Email
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Chancellor's Awards Committee

Responsible for the fulfillment of the charge from the Chancellor’s Office, consideration of awards to be added, and the planning, execution, and evaluation of the awards ceremony, an annual ceremony recognizing outstanding achievements by Carolina students in both academics and co-curricular student activities.

Contact
Madelyn Percy | Email
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Information Technology Executive Steering Committee (ITESC)

The committee represents to the chancellor and the University community the concerns of faculty and others with regard to information technology.

Contact
Diane Rodden | Email
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Faculty Information Technology Advisory Committee

The role of the Council is to recommend policies, programs, and actions to promote public service, engaged scholarship and social innovation by Carolina’s faculty, students and staff.

Contact
Vacant
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Chancellor's Awards for Advancement of Women Selection Committee

Contact
Michelle Hoffner O’Connor| Email
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Student Opportunities

Night Advisory Board

Contact
Parth Jariwala| Email
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Financial Aid Advisory Board

Contact
Parth Jariwala| Email
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Emergency Fund Committee

Contact
Parth Jariwala| Email
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Social Programming

University Day Committee

Contact
Devin Duque| Email
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Graduate Research and Policy Expo (GRaPE)

Work with the Science Policy Advocacy Group (SPAG) to give graduate and professional students the chance to participate in policy panels, communication training, and the chance to meet friends of Carolina.

Contact
Devin Duque| Email
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Thanksgiving at UNC

Contact
Devin Duque| Email
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Provost's Commencement Speaker Selection Cmmittee

Contact
Manny Hernandez | Email
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Grad School Planning Committee

Contact
Devin Duque| Email
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LDOC Committee

Contact
Name | Email
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Sustainability and Transportation

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Transportation (ACT)

Contact
Carlos Descovich | Email & Manny Hernandez | Email
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Hardship Parking Committee

Hardship Parking is a student-managed process that allocates permits to students whose schedule and transportation demands are significantly impacted by hardship circumstances.

Contact
Carlos Descovich | Email
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Traffic and Parking Appeals Committee

The Parking Appeals committee is appointed by the Chancellor to fill his role as the court of final appeal for University parking citation appeals.

Contact
Carlos Descovich | Email
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Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board

Contact
Carlos Descovich | Email
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Food Systems Working Group

Works with students, faculty and administrators alike in order to create a more sustainable campus.

Contact
Anastasia Urian  | Email
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Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Committee

Contact
Allison Clonch| Email
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Renewable Energy Special Products Committee

Works on projects relating to renewable energy, energy education, and energy efficiency on campus. A small portion of student fees is dedicated to renewable energy, and RESPC is responsible for allocating this money to energy projects that are beneficial to UNC campus and the students.

Contact

Julia Prieto | Email & Joshua Bakita | Email
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Sustainability Advisory Committee

Committee make recommendations on a more holistic approach to the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices, research, and curricula across the University.

Contact
Christopher Ross Hatton| Email & Julia Prieto | Email
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Environmental Affairs Committee

Committee works with students, faculty and administrators alike in order to create a more sustainable campus.

Contact
Julia Prieto| Email
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