Committees

Academic Affairs
The committee focuses on improving academic and advising relations between students and faculty at Behrend. It also works towards improving academic issues for students.
Director: Jason Golebieski and Dan Henry
Contact: jsg5143@psu.edu and dmh5141@psu.edu

Budget
The committee is comprised of ten voting members, the SGA Budget Chair, SGA President, SGA Treasurer, and other student appointees. In addition, several staff members advise the committee as non-voting members. The budget request is a process through which registered clubs and organizations request funding from the Student Government Association.  The committee members review budget requests and then recommend allocations to SGA for approval. The funds allocated are used to finance programs and activities to improve the quality of student life at Behrend. The committee is also available to advise organizations in the preparation of budget requests and to provide information about alternative sources of funding. Budget meetings are closed to students.
Director: Molly Thomas
Contact: MBT5012@psu.edu

Constitution Review
The committee reviews constitutions from new clubs to verify that they are following University policy before being accepted by the Student Government Senate. Every three years, clubs and organizations are asked to review and update their constitutions, at which point the committee also reviews any changes and if need be, presents these for approval of the senate.
Director: Caleb Rodgers
Contact: crg5017@psu.edu

Diversity
The goal of the Diversity Committee is to raise awareness and tolerance on the campus and to break down any barriers that separate the student body.
Director: Almedina Alicusic and Rose Francois
Contact: aya5085@psu.edu and rmf5152@psu.edu


Elections
The committee schedules a time line for freshmen senator elections in the fall and a time line for spring elections, which are for the SGA executive board, 10 senators, and University Faculty Senate Representative.  The committee also plans the debates for candidates running in the spring semester. 
Director: Lauren Weaver
Contact: lmw5048@psu.edu


Governmental Affairs
The committee focuses on issues such as voter registration for students and lobbying efforts. 
Director: Zack Goncz
Contact: zag102@psu.edu


Public Relations
The committee serves as a liason between SGA and the student body of Behrend. It reaches students by advertising SGA through its events, decisions, and the many organizations that it represents.
Director: Mike Falvo
Contact:  mjf5243@psu.edu


Student Affairs
The committee focuses on improving student life on and off campus through student imput from commuters and residents, as well as working toward implementation of what students would like to see change in regard to student life. Student imput is gathered through surveys, forums, events and discussions. 
Director: Amy Lawrence and Justin Hardt
Contact: abl5043@psu.edu and jth5124@psu.edu


THON

The Behrend THON committee organizes, plans, and carries out fundraising efforts for Penn State's 48 hour Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. All of the money raised for THON benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, which provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer at the Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey Pennsylvania. 
Director: Erin Moran and Carly Lapp
Contact: efm5026@psu.edu and cml5158@psu.edu