Dining Committee

Committee Members

  • director of dining services
  • dean of students
  • residence life coordinator
  • representative of facilities management
  • controller
  • SGA cabinet representative
  • joint board representative
  • four at-large student representatives
  • faculty representative
  • additional staff and dining management


  • To review issues and methods of implementation related to Dining Service operations;
  • To help identify legitimate needs of students, faculty, and staff with regard to Dining Services; and
  • To assist in conducting surveys on menus and services offered by Dining Services

The Dining Services Committee's purpose is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Department of Dining Services. The committee helps conduct surveys and recommends improvements to Dining Services and/or the appropriate institutional committee where applicable. 

Membership and Terms of Office

  • The committee consists of six students appointed by SGA, a dean of student life, one RLC appointed by the director of residence life, an administrator from Facilities Management, the controller (Office of Finance and Treasurer), one member of the faculty appointed by the Faculty Organization Committee, and the director of Dining Services. The director of Dining Services may, when necessary, have a designated alternate attend the meeting.
  • The director of Dining Services or a designated alternate is the standing chair and votes only to break a tie. There must be a quorum for the committee to conduct business. A quorum consists of six members.
  • All members are appointed for the academic year and are named within the first two weeks of the fall term. They begin serving their terms immediately. If a term becomes vacant, a replacement is chosen who will serve for the rest of the term.


  • One student member of this committee will also be a member of the SGA cabinet as defined by the SGA constitution.
  • One student member also will be a member of the Joint Board. This student serves as the representative of the Joint Board.
  • The four remaining at large student members of the committee are nominated by the SGA Cabinet and then selected by the Joint Board.  No more than one of these students may live off campus.
  • All student members must be full-time, carry 12 or more credits, and be on a meal plan.
  • Additional members of the campus community may be added to the committee based on the recommendation of the Director of Dining Services and approval of the committee. 


  • The director of Dining Services convenes the first meeting of the committee within the first four weeks of the semester.
  • The chair is responsible for setting the committee agenda and the time and place of the meetings. The petition of any four committee members to the chair requires that the petitioned item be placed on the agenda at the next regular meeting. Individuals in the College community may request to speak on issues within the College's purview and are allowed to speak at the earliest possible date.
  • There will be an open hearing on all issues brought before the committee. Discussions continue on issues until the committee decides by two-thirds of the voting members present to close the hearing. The committee conducts all of its formal business in executive sessions.
  • The committee's appointed secretary records all votes of the individual committee members and a debate summary and distributes the minutes to committee members.
  • The committee may appoint temporary subcommittees to consider policy issues and procedures in various areas. Subcommittees operate until the issue they were created to deal with is resolved to the committee's satisfaction.
  • The committee consults with the Controller of the College on all budgetary implications of its own operations and those of its subcommittees.
  • All recommendations of the Dining Services Committee which involve a change in any budgetary item or institutional fee structure will be sent to the College's Budget Committee for further consideration.
  • All recommendations of the Dining Services Committee which involve a change in College policy will be sent to the president for further consideration.

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