Alpha Phi Omega
(Pledged September 2003, Initiated December 2003)
Alpha Phi Omega (APhiO) is a national, co-educational service fraternity based on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. We have over 350 active chapters on campuses throughout the United States. Kappa Chapter here at Carnegie Mellon University has been continuously active since 1929. Annual projects include workshops for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, cleaning events at local parks, affordable bus service to major cities during holiday breaks, volunteering at local assisted-care homes and fund-raising for cancer research
Circle K International is a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership, and service. Above all else, Circle K International is a service organization whose members are dedicated to improving their schools and communities. Virtually any unanswered need is a potential opportunity for Circle K commitment and dedication. Annual projects include volunteering at local food banks, helping out at the Children's Museum and Phipps Botanical Gardens, packaging medical supplies with Global Links, and assisting fund-raising efforts for local cultural and media organization
Student Body Dining Committee
(Member since Fall 2003, Committee Chair for the Fall 2004 semester)
The Student Body Dining Committee serves as an interface between dining administration and students. The committee holds weekly meetings where it handles complaints about food quality, variety and accessibility, compiles and distributes surveys to understand student needs, and coordinates the creation and implementation of long-term policies governing the use of campus resources, the administration of dining funds, and the format of the meal plan. Recent successes include an inquiry into the financial decisions made by dining administrators, a new meal plan format that emphasizes healthy meal choices, and a campus-wide survey on dining planning that garnered over a thousand responses.
Undergraduate Student Senate
(Elected Spring 2003, elected as Business Affairs Committee Chair in Fall 2003)
Student Senate is a branch of the Carnegie Mellon Student Government that derives its power from the undergraduate student body. We serve as a conduit between students and administration concerning issues that affect all undergraduates on campus. Additionally, we are also responsible for recognizing student organizations, and divide a portion of the Student Activities fee for organizations and events designed to benefit students.
University Student Advisory Committee
(Appointed Representative from Fall 2003-Fall 2004)
The University Student Advisory Committee includes representatives from departmental advisory committees throughout the university. This committee seeks to organize and publicize advisory committee meetings throughout the university, standardize the format and procedures of these committees, and increase interdepartmental collaboration through joint meetings of various departments.
Computer Science Department Student Advisory Committee
(Member from Fall 2001-2004)
The Computer Science Student Advisory Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss changes to the CS curriculum, critically evaluate the performance of professors and teaching assistants, offer guidance on the long-term development of the department, and plan semesterly social events such as movie nights.
(Member from Fall 2002-Spring 2005)
The Activities Board is the largest campus organization, responsible for events such as speeches by political and academic speakers, concerts featuring small regional bands or national headliners, the weekly publication of humor newspaper, screenings of films in the campus theater four nights per week, and a variety of other campus activities.