The VPUE Student Advisory Group (SAG) advises Vice Provost Harry Elam on VPUE initiatives and brings student issues and interests for discussion. In essence, we are a standing focus group for VPUE.
SAG Snapshot — What We’ve Discussed Recently
- Creating more non-residential, social spaces on campus to foster greater student community
- Greek life and the alcohol policy
- Increasing peer mentorship on campus [with the launch of a pilot program MAP (Mentor a Peer)]
- How to adjust the configuration of undergraduate housing and roommates to catalyze stronger underclassman community
SAG People — Who We Are
- Vice Provost Harry Elam: group leader who determines topics and guides discussion; responsible for inviting new members to SAG
- Associate Vice Provost Shari Palmer: agenda-setter (with Student Chair) & note-taker extraordinaire; main point of connection between Harry Elam and Student Chair
- Student Chair(s): upperclass student(s) appointed yearly to serve as student-VPUE liaison (coordinates meeting dates and RSVPs, communicates topic ideas and helps set agenda, leads student-driven VPUE projects/pilots)
- SAG Members: undergraduates and post-baccs who donate their time and thought leadership to provide insightful perspectives and generate novel ideas
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of SAG members?
- Provide perspectives, ideas, and insights in reaction to VPUE proposals and initiatives
- Engage with student body to ascertain concerns/issues and raise them with Student Chair as potential future meeting topics
- Thoughtfully navigate undergraduate experience with eyes open for growth and improvement opportunities
How does one join SAG?
Are SAG discussions secret?
*(Only exception: if a discussion is explicitly labeled “confidential”)
- Typically two 1.5 hour-long lunch meetings each quarter
- Opportunity for optional additional engagement including projects and follow-up discussions