JSC Subcommittees

The 2013-2014 Joint Student Council


NOTE: The Art Student Council subcommittee information is not yet available.

Student Council Treasurers

Osaze Udeagbala Che Perez, Arch 4
  Maya Krtic Arch 2 (ALT)


Student Council Secretaries 

Emily George Mabel Jiang, Arch 4


ESC Website Administrators

The members who administer the Engineering Student Council website and keep it up-to-date with current events.

  • Nick Breeser
  • Christian Sherland


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.

Academic Standards*

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.

Emily GeorgeHunter MaytonAriana Revilla, Arch 5
Ciera Lowe Mabel Jiang, Arch 4(ALT)
Christian Sherland (ALT)  


Administrative Chair

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 indicidual 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.

Sharang PhadkeAndrea Overton, Art 2Ariana Revilla, Arch 5
Michael LukeHunter Mayton, Art 2Mabel Jiang Arch 4
Hadar Cohen (Asst.)  


Administrative Committees*

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 seperate committee.

Kristi CavataroJohn Angelo Alonzo, Arch 4 
 Diego Gonzalez Arch 3 (ALT) 


Admissions Committee*

The Admissions Committee sets the policies on admissions and recruitment.

Nick BreeserJakob BeirnatChe Perez Arch 5


Alumni Committee

This committee liaises with alumni on alumni-related issues.

Ciera LoweDeVonn FrancisChe Perez Arch 5
Caroline Yu Nicholas Pacula Arch 4
Justin Richter (ALT) Daniel Hall Arch 2 (ALT)


Board Chairman Commitee

The Board Chairman Committee meets with the chairman of the board for more effective discussion.

Andrew Rehayem Che Perez Arch 5
Peter Ascoli ArtaPerezic Arch 4


Bookfair Organizer

The student(s) in charge of preparing for the semesterly ESC Book Fair

  • Emily George

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.

Peter Ascoli Joseph Parrella Arch 2
Caroline Yu Athena Unroe, Arch 1
  Emily Eberhart, Arch 1


Curriculum Committee*

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.

Michael PimpinellaAndy OvertonLuo Xuan, Arch 5
Nathanael Steven John Angelo Alonzo, Arch 4 (ALT)
Michael Luke (alt)  


Dean Search

These students are liases to the School of Architecture for the search for a new Dean
Nicholas Pacula Arch 4
Diego Gonzalez Arch 3

Faculty of Architecture Committee

This committee liaises with the School of Architecture faculty

Che Perez Arch 5
Diego Gonzalez Arch 3
Joseph Parrella Arch 2
Mabel Jiang Arch 4(ALT)

Faculty of Art Committee

This committee liaises with the School of Art faculty. (This committee has not yet been determined.)

Fall Festival Egg Drop Organizer(s)

Sharang Phadke

FUN! Organizers

The Engineering Student Council hosts a number of social events over the course of the year, typically two big parties and a number of other smaller events.

Justin Richter
Nat Steven

IT Committee

This committee discusses technological changes that will occur at Cooper

 Diego Gonzalez Arch 3 
 Sam Young Kwang Choi Arch 3 


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.

Michael LukeDeVonn FrancisNick Pacula, Arch 4
Justin Richter Che Perez, Arch 4 (ALT)
  Maya Krtic Arch 2(ALT)


Judicial Committee

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.

Peter AscoliAndy OvertonAriana Revilla Arch 5
Christian Sherland Maximilian Gideonse Arch 3
Michael Pimpinella (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.

Michael Pimpinella Daniel Hall Arch 2
Justin Richter Maya Krtic Arch 2
Ciera Lowe (ALT)  


Library Committee

The library committee serves as an advisory board to the head librarian. Two representatives and one alternate are elected from each school.

  Sam Young Kwang Choi Arch 3
  Maya Krtic Arch 2


PR Committee

The PR committee (currently of one) will interface with the public relations and development offices at Cooper to ensure that any statements that directly relate to the engineering school are reflective of our true experience at Cooper.

Ciera Lowe


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:

Emily GeorgeHunter MaytonWilliam Hood Arch 5
Yuta MakitaAndy OvertonDaniel Hall Arch 2
Michael Pimpinella (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.

Michael Luke Ariana Revilla Arch 5
Justin Richter Maya Krtic Arch 2
  Joseph Parrella Arch 2
  Abdur Chatni, Arch 1
  Athena Unroe, Arch 1
  Emily Eberhart, Arch 1


Students for New York

Students for New York is a student initiative aimed at bridging the gap between students from colleges throughout New York City. 

  • Hadar Cohen
  • Ratan Rai Sur
  • Kevin Kim (ALT)

Study Collection Committee

  • Nicholas Pacula Arch 4
  • Maya Krtic Arch 2

Survey Representative

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.

  • Caroline Yu

Trustees Committee

The Trustees Committee meets with the President and the Board

Peter AscoliDeVonn FrancisChe Perez, Arch 5
Ciera Lowe Maximilian Gideonse Arch 3
Christian Sherland (ALT)  


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.