Committees are the building blocks of College governance: faculty, students, and staff serve together on nearly all standing and ad hoc committees.
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.
The College Council is the main policymaking body at Pitzer. Generally, all policy recommendations that are made by the various committees are forwarded to College Council for discussion and eventual vote. If passed, these recommendations go to the President and as appropriate to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The College Council has the power to recommend requirements for academic degrees and honors, as well as make recommendations to the President regarding the establishment of new academic divisions and the creation of standing and ad hoc committees. The President or the Dean of Faculty presides as the Chair at Council meetings. Council meetings occur several times each semester and may be convened at the call of the President, the Dean of Faculty, the Chairperson of the Faculty Executive Committee, or the Student Senate Chair. All faculty and student voting members are expected to attend such meetings.
Academic Planning Committee (APC)
Academic Standards Committee
Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee (APT)
Budgetary Implementation Committee (BIC)
External Studies Committee
Faculty Executive Committee (FEC)
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
Sexual Harassment Committee
Student Appointments Committee