What are Standing Committees?
SSA has 8 standing committees that meet on a regular basis. These committees are chaired by one of the Directors of SSA, and voting membership is open to Senators and students not otherwise involved in SSA. Standing committees are a great way to get involved in an issue you care about without the time commitment of being a Senator or Director for SSA.
SSA's standing committees include Financial Affairs Committee (FAC), Organizational Affairs Committee (OAC), Executive Board Committee (EBC), Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council, Sustainability Council, Visibility and Outreach Council, Student Information Technology Committee, and the Congressional Committee. Standing committees are part of the University Student Senate, SSA's legislative branch. Some committees host independent events and projects, while committees can also discuss and introduce resolutions that make their way to the full University Student Senate. Some standing committees are referred to as councils in their names; there is no difference between SSA standing committees and councils.