The 2015-2016 Joint Student Council
Student Council Treasurers
|Max Mogel||Maya Kritic|
Student Council Secretaries
|Joshua Gittler||Celine Park|
ESC Website Administrators
|Zirui (Jerry) Qiu||Owen Law||Sam Choi|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Kate Sullivan|
|Eli Soffer||Vaughn Lewis|
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.
|Jay Wang||Hunter Mayton||Celine Park|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Clara Zinky (alt)||Leslie Dougrou (alt)|
|Justin Richter (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.
|Justin Richter||Andy Overton||Max Gideonse|
|Nicholas Breeser||Hunter Mayton||Maya Kritic|
|Monica Abdallah (Asst.)|
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.
|Andy Overton||Emily Eberhart|
The Admissions Committee sets the policies on admissions and recruitment.
|Jerry Qiu||Jakob Biernat||Max Gideonse|
|Max Mogel (alt)||Claire Kleinman (alt)|
This committee liaises with alumni on alumni-related issues.
|Justin Richter||Clara Zinky||Kate Sullivan|
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Owen Law (alt)|
|Nick Breeser (alt)|
The student(s) in charge of preparing for the semesterly ESC Book Fair
- Joshua Gittler
- 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.
|Adam Bistritzky||Hunter Mayton||Sam Choi|
|Jay Wang||Waseem Nafisi||Jane Zhu|
Code of Conduct
|Eli Soffer||Andy Overton|
|Max Mogel (alt)|
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.
|Arielle Mayourian||Claire Kleinman||Emily Eberhart|
|Marianne Tymocz||Andy Overton (alt)||Kate Sullivan|
|Joshua Gittler (alt)||Sam Koopman (alt)|
Faculty of Architecture Committee
This committee liaises with the School of Architecture faculty.
- Maya Kritic
- Emily Eberhart
- Vaughn Lewis
- Daniel Smaranda (alt)
Faculty of Art Committee
This committee liaises with the School of Art faculty.
- Hunter Mayton
- Andy Overton
- Owen Law
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
- Monica Abdallah
- Jianqin Wang
- Arielle Mayourian
- Max Mogel
|Monica Abdallah||Waseem Nafisi||Max Gideonse|
|Justin Richter (alt)||Kate Moger (alt)||Celine Park|
This committee discusses technological changes that will occur at Cooper
|Owen Law||Sam Choi|
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.
|Marianne Tymocz||Maya Kritic|
|Jay Wang||Leslie Dougrou|
|Eli Soffer (alt)||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.
|Adam Bistritzky||Clara Zinky||Max Gideonse|
|Justin Richter||Asante Mills||Maya Kritic (alt)|
|Nick Breeser (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.
|Arielle Mayourian||Owen Law||Leslie Dougrou|
|Eli Soffer||Dylan Dewald (alt)|
|Max Mogel (alt)|
The library committee serves as an advisory board to the head librarian. Two representatives and one alternate are elected from each school.
|Owen Law||Sam Choi|
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:
|Romaniya Voloshchuk||Claire Kleinman||Sam Koopman|
|Monica Abdallah||Kate Moger||Emily Eberhart|
|Justin Richter (alt)||Owen Law|
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.
|Emily Adamo||Vanessa Tai|
|Kiersten Mercado||Sam Choi|
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.
- Jay Wang
Trustees, Academic and Student Affairs Committee
|Marianne Tymocz||Kiersten Mercado||Vanessa Tai|
|Eli Soffer||Jessica Floyd||Jane Zhu|
|Arielle Mayourian (alt)||Hunter Mayton (ex officio)|
|Andy Overton (ex officio)|
- Jessica Marshall