Committees and Commissions

Legislative Committees

Legislative Committees exist to oversee particular areas of importance for the student body. These committees are largely staffed by Senators and report to the Senate.

Academic Council (AC)

AC is the primary liaison between students and academic departments and is comprised of students from multiple disciplines.

Budget and Finance (B&F) Faculty and All College

B&F manages financial policies and budgeting for all SGA clubs and committees.

Club Affairs (CAC) 

CAC liaisons with all existing clubs and assists in the creation of new clubs.WTS

Inclusion and Outreach (CIO)

CIO creats and runs SGA's outreach and social justice campaigns.

Student Life (CSL)

CSL works with various college offices to improve the quality of student life.

Communications and Operations (COP)

COP informs the student body of SGA business through social media and manages the internal opperations of SGA. 

Executive Commissions

These Commissions are responsible for specific areas of the SGA governance structure.  Commissions shall work to most effectively and efficiently enforce policy in their area and/or make policy recommendations to the Senate regarding those areas.  They are responsible for carrying out the specific charge of their commission.

Elections Commission

The Elections Commission is in charge of running student elections and the willingness-to-serve processes.

Chair: Robyn Pattison

Sustainability Commission

The Sustainability Commission advises SGA on all matters of sustainability.

Chair: Zoe Pagliaro

It’s Happening Here – SGBM Commission

The It’s Happening Here – Sexual and Gender Based Misconduct Commission is the primary group in charge of creating a campaign to raise awareness regarding SGBM issues.

Chair: Chloe Singer

Winter Wellness Commission

The Winter Wellness Commission’s primary objective is to uplift students during the winter.

Chair: Jessica Chachra

Friends of Skidmore – Commission on Sobriety and Recovery

The Friends of Skidmore – Commission on Sobriety and Recovery is the primary group in charge of creating a campaign to raise awareness regarding substance dependency issues and to increase resources for students in recovery.

Chair: Sophie Staton

Halloween Commission

The Halloween Commission’s primary objective will be to entertain and encourage students to stay on campus rather than go downtown.

Chair: Clare Smith

Mental Health Commission

The Mental Health Commission's primary objective will be to increase mental health resources on campus and promote self-care and mental health awareness at Skidmore.

Chair: Candace Huntington

Dorm Unity Commision

The Dorm Unity Commision will 1) Encourage turnout for RA and PHE sponsored events promoting health and wellness. 2) Improve communal spaces by working with ResLife to find creative ways to improve common areas and make them more welcoming and accessible. 3) Hold more unity & school spirit-oriented events for the dorms.

Chair: Mike Barry

Residential Life Review Task Force 

The Residential Life review Task Force will investigate, recommend and report on the curriculum and institutional practices of the Office of Residential Life. This Task Force shall be an ad hoc Task Force of the Skidmore Student Government Association (the “SGA”) and the Dean of the Students established for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year and the entirety of the 2018-2019 school year. The Task Force is Co-Chaired by the SGA VP for Student Life and Sr. Associate Dean of Students, and is idealy comprised of a 1:1 ratio of students and faculty/staff. 

Student Chair: Eli Bliss 

Faculty Chair: Luis Inoa

ADA Commission

The ADA Commission’s primary objective will be to recommend measures to improve ADA accessibility of on-campus facilities to administrators of Skidmore College.

Chair: Vacant

Transportation Commission

The Transportation Commission’s primary objective will be to manage all transportation funds including but not limited to: Safe Rides, the Transport Fund, and the Break Travel Fund.  

Chair: Vacant

Event Committees

From live music performers, to guest lecturers and everything in between, SGA's Event Committees are here to entertain you! 

Student Entertainment Committee (SEC)

SEC is here to satisfy all your music and entertainment needs. We are responsible for booking, promoting, and producing live shows and events on campus.

Chair: Teddy Braziunas


CHILLMORE Committee facilitates and co-sponsors weekend events. We collaborate with clubs that are looking for an outlet to host cool and creative events in the SPA on Friday and Saturday Nights. Our goals are to provide alternatives to off campus events as well as a safe environment to have fun!

Chair: Alex Recher

Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau provides guidance and funding to student clubs and organizations with regard to planning, organizing, and publicizing of lectures. The bureau supports interesting, educational, diverse, and thoughtful speakers of all kinds as proposed by other student groups. A small portion of the budget is also reserved for Speakers Bureau to bring a special keynote speaker to campus each fall.

Chair: Kali Villarosa

Falstaffs Operating Committee (FOC)

Committee for the operation of Falstaffs.

Chair: Will Scott