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USAC Committees

There are five standing committees as described below. Ad hoc committees will be formed as needed and will expire with the term of the current USAC president. Also see: USAC Standing Committee Guidelines

The Communication Committee is responsible for communication among USAC's membership; facilitating communication with respective constituencies; maintaining the USAC list serve; and serving as the council's liaison with the Division of Public Affairs and other university advisory groups.

The Events Coordination Committee is responsible for coordinating volunteers when requests are made for USAC participation; facilitating council-sponsored activities such as blood drives, etc.; arranging for meeting spaces for the monthly USAC and USAC Executive Committee meetings, including refreshments, the duplication of materials when necessary, and arranging for technical support; and the transition from council president to council president each year.

The Membership Committee is responsible for maintaining the council's membership roster; maintaining contact with representatives with regard to membership obligations; reviewing the composition of the council's groups and notifying the president when reapportionment is needed; working with the USAC officers to facilitate reapportionment when necessary; maintaining the current list of standing committee chairs and members as well as an archive of these lists; and working with the vice president/president-elect in facilitating membership elections.

The Rules and Administration Committee is responsible for the maintenance and review of the bylaws; recommending to the president when a revision and/or amendment to the bylaws is appropriate; serving in council matters as the official arbiters of the meaning of the bylaws; and acting as procedural arbitrators, following basic principles of Robert's Rules of Order during council meetings.

The Staff Life Committee is responsible for investigating issues of staff concern through such means as surveying the membership; researching issues of staff concern; prioritizing the issues of staff concern; and recommending for the council's consideration a specific course of action when appropriate.

Current Ad Hoc Committee:

Community Connections is a grassroots collaborative initiative from USAC, MCSAC and Employee Celebration. Its goal is to bring Vanderbilt staff (both university and VUMC) together, providing opportunities for personal enrichment, exploring common areas of interest, learning new skills and making connections across the university as a whole.

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