The 2016-2017 Joint Student Council
Student Council Treasurers
|Gabriela Godlewski||Zhenni Zhu|
Student Council Secretaries
|Michael Lange||Celine Park|
ESC Website Administrators
|Chris Watkins||Chong Gu|
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.
|Michael Pasternak||Kiersten Mercado||Celine Park|
|Max Summers||Margaux Wheelock-Shew (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.
|Daniel Galperin||Waseem Nafisi||Dash Chrisner|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Clara Zinky||Maya Krtic|
|Tobias Stein (Assistant)||Evan Shirley|
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.
|Jessica Floyd||Evan Shirley|
|Eva Gabrielsen||Noah Silver|
The Admissions Committee sets the policies on admissions and recruitment.
|Daniel Galperin||Jessica Floyd||Maya Krtic|
|Jason Katz||Lauren Woods||Evan Shirley|
This committee liaises with alumni on alumni-related issues.
|Daniel Galperin||Dash Chrisner|
The student(s) in charge of preparing for the semesterly ESC Book Fair
- Gabriela Godlewski
- Marianne Tymocz
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 Alan Wolf of the Physics Department serves as chair of this committee.
|Blossom Soifer||Owen Law||Dash Chrisner|
|Marianna Tymocz (alt)||Akash Godbole|
Code of Conduct
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.
|Tobias Stein||Owen Law||Chong Gu|
|Max Summers||Waseem Nafisi||Akash Godbole|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Margaux Wheelock-Shew|
Faculty of Architecture Committee
This committee liaises with the School of Architecture faculty.
- Kayla Montes de Oca
- Akash Godbole
- Vaughn Lewis
- Celine Park (alt)
Faculty of Art Committee
This committee liaises with the School of Art faculty.
- Waseem Nafisi
Public Events Committee
|Anton Luz||Kiersten Mercado||Octavia Parker|
|Gabriela Godlewski (alt)||Lauren Woods (alt)|
|Tobias Stein||Sarah Philips||Celine Park|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Leo Serriere||Kayla Montes de Oca|
This committee discusses technological changes that will occur at Cooper
|Jordan Varghese (alt)||Margaux Wheelock-Shew|
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.
|Gabriela Godlewski||Mavis Figuls||Zhenni Zhu|
|Jason Katz||Vaughn Lewis|
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.
|Max Summers||Jessica Floyd||Parker Limon|
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.
|Michael Lange||Nicholas D'Ornellas||Kayla Montes de Oca|
The library committee serves as an advisory board to the head librarian. Two representatives and one alternate are elected from each school.
|Kathryn Copeland||Mavis Figuls||Akash Godbole|
|Ariana Freitag||Celine Park|
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:
|Jeremiah Pratt||Jacob Jackmauh||Vaughn Lewis|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Clara Zinky||Maya Krtic|
|Parker Limon (alt)|
Student Activites Committee
The Student Activities Committee, with 3 student representatives from Engineering, two from Art, and one from Architecture, is charged with drafting the governances of the Student Council.
|Gabriela Godlewski||Mavis Figuls||Noah Silver|
|Jason Katz||Zhenni Zhu|
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
|Marianne Tymocz||Noah Silver|
|Jordan Varghese (alt)||Zhenni Zhu|
- Jessica Marshall