About the Committee

The Committee on Lectures is the funding arm of the Student Government for speakers and events. It works to bring to campus a broad spectrum of stimulating lectures, political debates, and academic forums; cultural events, including musical performances and art and dance programs; and entertainment such as film and comedy.

Committee on Lectures members represent a cross-section of students, academic disciplines, and administrative offices and work in close collaboration with student organizations, academic departments, university offices, and off-campus organizations. They are expected to have the vision and imagination to provide opportunities for students to think, learn and act in new ways.

The Committee is open to a wide variety of programming and strives to be impartial in its consideration. While appeal to the student population is one criterion for event sponsorship, the Committee also recognizes the need to present topics to broaden student awareness.

The Committee on Lectures offers financial assistance to registered student organizations that wish to sponsor a public lecture or cultural event. The funds distributed by the Committee on Lectures are student fees allocated by the Student Government. The committee meets bi-weekly during the academic year to evaluate requests for funding and advise student organizations planning events. Meetings are at 4:00 pm in the Memorial Union. Meeting schedules are set at the start of each semester.