The 2018-2019 Joint Student Council
Student Council Treasurers
|Dilara Seyman||Maksymilian Mamak|
|Jack Batson (Assistant)|
Student Council Secretaries
|Michael Lange||Parker Limon|
|Jenna Scott (Assistant)|
Representatives serving on the committees formed under faculty governance, noted with an asterisk (*), must be in good academic standing and have plurality.
NOTE: The Art Student Council subcommittee information is not yet available.
Each faculty has its own academic standards committee. The Academic Standards Subcommittees define the minimum academic performance acceptable to each faculty, review academic performances each semester, and determine whether students are allowed to continue at The Cooper Union or are asked to withdraw or are dismissed for failing to meet these standards. Students who fail to meet the minimum standard are asked to explain their academic performance to the committee. The Academic Standards Subcommittees meet at least three times a year (at the end of the fall semester, the week before Commencement, and the beginning of the summer.) All matters brought before the committees are confidential. The Academic Standards Subcommittees are also involved in cases involving academic dishonesty.
|Ariana Freitag||Shao Lei||Maksymilian Mamak|
|Gabi Godlewski||Naitian Yang|
|Jack Batson (alt)||Danny Smith (alt)|
The Ad-Chairs run the individual student councils and the Joint Student Council. They administer the Student Councils by setting the agenda for the year and for the individual meetings, scheduling and running meetings, monitoring the performance of the individual representatives, and keeping records of the meetings. They serve as liaison to the Deans' offices. The Art Student Council elects one of their chairs to the Administrative Committee of the School of Art. The Engineering Student Council elects an assistant chair and a secretary to assist in the running of Engineering Student Council.
|Ariana Freitag||Austin Abistado||Mira Almazrooei|
|Gabi Godlewski||Dylan Dewald|
|Jeremiah Pratt||Parker Limon|
The Administrative Committees are formed under the governances of the Schools of Art and Architecture, respectively, which define the purview of the committee as: "The Committee shall be responsible for the general administration of the operations of the School and for matters not delegated nor within the purview of other standing committees, and shall serve as advisor to the Dean." Each school has a separate committee.
|Stefan Bottomley||Parker Limon|
|Shao Lei (alt)||Danny Smith|
|Chong Gu (alt)|
The Admissions Committee sets the policies on admissions and recruitment.
|Brighton Huynh||Diego Herrera||Dylan Dewald|
|Jacob Maarek||Richard Yurewitch (alt)||Parker Limon|
|Christina Byers (alt)||Danny Smith (alt)|
This committee liaises with alumni on alumni-related issues.
|Kirsten Ondris||Octavia Parker|
Campus Security Committee*
New York State requires the election of students to serve on a campus wide security committee to enforce state law. The mandate for the committee is: "The committee shall review current campus security policies and procedures and make recommendations for their improvement. It shall specifically review current policies and procedures for:
- Educating the campus community, including security personnel and those persons who advise or supervise students, about sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking offenses pursuant to section 6432 of this article;
- Educating the campus community about personal safety and crime prevention;
- Reporting sexual assaults, domestic violence and stalking incidents and assisting victims during investigations;
- Referring complaints to appropriate authorities;
- Counseling victims; and
- Responding to inquiries from concerned persons."
Professor Ruben Savizky of the Chemistry Department serves as chair of this committee.
|Alexa Jakob||Thomas Choi|
|Harper Clees-Baron (alt)||Rebecca John|
Each of the four faculties has a curriculum committee that decides when to add new courses, eliminate old courses, expand the curriculum in a certain direction, and determines which courses are elective and which required.
|Brian Frost-LaPlante||Diego Herrera||David Bermudez|
|Jacob Maarek||Dalila Oliver (alt)||Chong Gu|
|Sanjeev Menon||Kevin Chow (alt)|
Faculty of Architecture Committee
This committee liaises with the School of Architecture faculty.
- Chong Gu
- Octavia Parker
- Naitian Yang
- Maksymilian Mamak (alt)
Humanities Curriculum Committee
|Emily Frank||Shao Lei||David Bermudez|
|Ariana Freitag (alt)||Ashley Wang (alt)||Kevin Chow|
|Tianyang Sun (alt)|
Humanities Faculty Committee
|Ariana Freitag||Emily Falkowski|
Joint Activities Committee
The JAC determines funding for recognized clubs and also has disciplinary power over clubs. Each school elects three representatives and one alternate.
|Jacob Maarek||Austin Abistado||Maksymilian Mamak|
|Carena Toy||Eve Axelrod||Tiam Schaper|
|Harris Paspuleti (alt)||Maria Del Carmen Maldonado|
The Judicial Committee meets to hear complaints filed under the Cooper Union Code of Fair Practice and to adjudicate these complaints. Each representative has his or her own alternate so that the proper balance of class years is maintained on the hearing panel; representatives must pass materials directly to the alternate if the representative cannot attend a hearing. Each school elects two representatives and two alternates.
|Kirsten Ondris||Eve Axelrod||Danny Smith|
|Jeremiah Pratt||Naitian Yang|
|Chong Gu (alt)|
Judicial Appeals Committee
A Judicial Appeal Committee, consisting of one dean and two students, is formed when a student files a timely appeal of a decision of the Judicial Committee.
|Kirsten Ondris||Ashton Carless||Mira Almazrooei|
|Jeremiah Pratt||Emily Falkowski (alt)||Tiam Schaper (alt)|
The library committee serves as an advisory board to the head librarian. Two representatives and one alternate are elected from each school.
|Harper Clees-Baron||Maura O'Connor||Rebecca John|
|Alexa Jakob||Eve Axelrod (alt)||Thomas Choi (alt)|
The Senate was reconstituted, after a recess of more than a decade, as an advisory and consultative body to the President of Cooper Union. Each of the three Student Councils were asked to elect two representatives:
|Sanjeev Menon||Ashton Carless||Kevin Chow|
|Jeremiah Pratt||Luke Sarmiento||Maria Del Carmen Maldonado|
|Christina Byers (alt)||River Friedman (alt)||Tiam Schaper (alt)|
School of Architecture Faculty Lecture Series
- Mira Almazrooei
- David Bermudez
- Naitian Yang
School of Architecture Graduate Admissions
- Frank (Haotian) Zhang
School of Architecture Sunday Salon
- David Bermudez
- Parker Limon
- Tiam Schaper
The survey committee is responsible for compiling the information from surveys sent out by the council, and, if appropriate, preparing a distribution to be provided to all engineering students.
Trustees, Academic and Student Affairs Committee
|Christina Byers||David Bermudez|
|Maria Del Carmen Maldonado (alt)|
- Mary Dwyer
- Taesha Aurora