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The university offers a wealth of opportunities for service on and experience with various administrative committees. Such service not only looks good on your CV, it can teach you a lot about the kind of work you're heading into in an academic, business, or research career. Below are descriptions of positions regularly open to graduate students. For more information, contact the GSA office at 645-2960. If you think you would be interested in serving on one of the committees listed below, click on the committee.

University Committees

Calendar Committee This committee sets the academic calendar for the following year and makes decisions regarding campus holidays, etc. GSA has two seats on the committee. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Committee This committee advises UB's President and senior officers regarding policy and procedures governing equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment, as well as in student access to university programs and activities. Duties of the committee: --to recommend to the President campus policies that will advance the affirmative action goals of the campus --to propose strategies for their implementation --to review effectiveness of policies that have been implemented Committment: A two hour meeting once a month. Parking Advisory Committee This committee advises on matter related to parking. Committment: Meets once a month. Presidential Review Board This board advises the University President on matters of faculty appointments, tenure and promotions. GSA has one seat on the board. Committment: This board meets as needed--at least once a month. Student Health Advisory Committee This committee was created in response to the initiation of the mandatory student health fee in 1991. The committee listens to students' voices regarding University health care and wellness issues, keeps the health system accountable to the students it serves, and advises University administrators on health care issues. It also negotiates the renewal of the Student Insurance Program. Commitment: attending a 2 hour discussion once a month. WBFO Advisory Board This Board is comprised of faculty, staff and student representatives from the University, as well as representatives of the larger Western New York and Southern Tier communities. Responsibilities: Board members play a valuable role as advisors to the Senior Vice President who has administrative responsibility for the station, and to the station management on policy matters and issues relating to the development of the station. Committment: Meets once a semester. If you are appointed, you will serve a two year term. Graduate School Committees The Graduate School also has a number of standing committees. These include