University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5


The Social Concerns Committee is primarily concerned with the interrelationship between the University and the broader social community. It is concerned with the nature and extent of the University's response to social concerns.


The Social Concerns Committee shall be composed of:
7 faculty members,
3 academic professional members,
7 students,
3 civil service members,
3 alumni representatives, and
ex officio representation as specified by vote of the University Senate.

Faculty/academic professional, civil service, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. The alumni members shall be appointed by the director of alumni relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To make recommendations to the Senate for the University's response to social concerns and to advise the president and senior academic officers with respect to these matters.

b. To initiate on a regular basis campus fora on current controversial issues.

c. To annually determine which of the University’s investments have shareholder resolutions that should be of concern to the University and to recommend specific votes on these resolutions.

d. To recommend to the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/19/16)

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