ABOUT STUDENT AFFAIRS

OUR DUTIES

Student Affairs deals with all the tangible changes on
campus. It is considered the heart and soul of Student Senate, with several senators and
member-at- larges working together to improve our campus in various fields.

The Committee is currently divided into several subcommittees, each
focusing on a particular area of improvement:
1. GDS Subcommittee
2. Transportation & Safety Subcommittee
3. Newark Network Subcommittee
4. Library Subcommittee
5. Campus Center Subcommittee

GOALS

  • Increase safety on campus by establishing a close-knit relationship between students
    and public safety. In addition, improve the student life by bringing to campus new
    methods of transportation.
  • Improve student-dining experience both on and off campus by bringing variety,
    cleanliness, and quality to eateries. Aim to develop relationships and programs with off
    campus eating areas to offer students more options.
  • Continue to bring to campus aesthetics by working on renovations and making our
    library, GDS, residence halls, and academic buildings an attractive area to be.
  • Improve the Newark/NJIT relationship by expanding senate endeavors to the city of
    Newark by hosting service events, U-Loop Project, Discount Program, etc.
  • Convert student feedback into active changes, while keeping entire process transparent
    for student observation and participation

STUDENT FEEDBACK

PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS

The Student Affairs Committee is nothing without the input of the student body. To receive student feedback on important issues, we have implemented weekly Public Office Hours. During Public Office Hours, the Student Senate tables in the Campus Center to hold a survey on a specific topic and to provide a place where students can address their problems and concerns.

Recent Public Office Hour Reports

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

WHAT'S A SAFRB

Every semester the Student Affairs Committee participates in the SAFRB proposal process. SAFRB, or Student Activity Fund Review Board is a budget allocated to make one-time purchases that benefit the entire student body.

CURRENT INITIATIVES

Project Images Description Proposal
03/07/2017
Water Bottle Filling Stations
Installation of a water bottle filling station to replace fountains in the PC Student Mall, FMH, Microelectronics Center, Namoli Tennis Center and Colton Hall Water Bottle 2
03/07/2017
Library 1st Floor Lounge Furniture
Replacement of Van Houten Library lobby furniture with a redesigned furniture layout 1st Floor Lounge
03/07/2017
Solar ConnecTable
Installation of two Solar Connectables in the Campus Center Plaza to serve as seating with charging and hotspot capabilities Solar Table
03/07/2017
Plaza Outdoor Furniture initiative
Replacement of Campus Center Plaza tables with new tables in a redesigned layout CC Plaza Furniture
10/31/2016
Gym Equipment
Purchase of 3 Olympic bars, 1 Ham Bench, 1 Curl Bar, 1 Barbell Jack, 1 Reverse Hyper Machine Gym Equipment Proposal
10/31/2016
Charging Locker in Library
Installation of a Kwikboost charging locker in the library to allow students to refresh their phones and laptops while they are not present. Charging Station Proposal
10/31/2016
Charging Station in Library
Installation of charging stations in the library to enable studying students to charge their phone Charging Station Proposal
10/31/2016
Project Highlander: Outdoor Sculpture Proposal
Installation of an outdoor sculpture of the highlander logo near the current location of the old athletics center Outdoor Sculpture Proposal
10/31/2016
SOMA Musical Initiative
New musical instruments (Oboe, Bassoon, Xylophone, Cymbals, 5-piece practice drum set, Euphonium, Clarinet, Assorted Percussion Instruments) available for use by Society of Musical Arts and available for students to play in the Music Room. SOMA Proposal