SCR Committee Representation

Pitzer’s governmental structure makes it virtually unique among American colleges. Students along with faculty and staff are represented on all the standing committees of the College including those which deal with the most vital and sensitive issues of the College community.

SCR appoints staff members to each of these standing committees annually. Standing committees are responsible primarily for the formulation, review and implementation of policy relating to the educational program and student life.

In most instances, policy decisions of the standing committees are made in the form of recommendations to College Council, which is the primary legislative body of the school, made up of the faculty, staff representatives and 16 student representatives, eight of whom are elected by the student body and eight chosen from the student members of the standing committees.

Academic Planning Committee
Responsible primarily for the long-term planning of the educational program of the College and, as part of the task, for proposing new faculty positions and the formulation of new programs and majors.

Budgetary Implementation Committee
Responsible for constructing the annual budget of the College and recommending to College Council policy regarding enrollment, financial aid, annual increments in staff and faculty salaries, fringe benefits and expectations relating to inflation and investment income.

Campus Aesthetics Committee
This committee encourages the production of art on campus and reviews proposals for column art and other murals. There are four appointed student representatives to this committee. more...

Campus Life Committee
This Committee is responsible for working with relevant student, faculty, alumni and trustee groups to develop and implement annually, a comprehensive plan for enhancing the intellectual, cultural, artistic and social life of the campus. In addition, it oversees programs and support structures that foster the development of a closer intellectual community on campus.

Diversity Committee
Responsible for assisting the College in meeting its commitment to affirmative action in student, faculty and staff recruitment and for assisting the College in creating an environment which is maximally supportive to students from underrepresented groups and which embraces and values diversity.