Student Advisory and Research Council


Student Advisory and Research Council

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The Program on the Global Environment (PGE), home of the Environmental and Urban Studies major/minor program, Chicago Studies Quarter, Frizzell Learning & Speaker Series, and Environment, Agriculture and Food (EAF) Working Group has formed its first-ever Student Advisory and Research Council (SARC) for the 2018-19 academic year.

The SARC serves as the official committee for student engagement in activities, events and programming, communications and research projects for the program and its partners. The SARC will be responsible for the operation and management of PGE's two student-led working groups: the Environmental, Food and Agriculture (EAF) working group, and the Frizzell Speaker & Learning Series.

The SARC creates engagements for students with the program’s faculty, staff, campus and community partners, and guest speakers, and provide students a voice in environmental programs, research and activities on campus. Students on the SARC receive priority for funded research assistantships/internships with PGE affiliated faculty. The SARC manages all activities for the existing Frizzell Series and EAF student groups.

In summary, the SARC is responsible for:

  1. Planning, partnerships, communication and implementation for the Frizzell Series speakers and activities
  2. Project development and management for the Environment, Agriculture and Food Working Group, including outreach and collaboration with campus and community partners
  3. Curation and management of events and seminars with PGE affiliated faculty, campus partners and guest speakers.
  4. Communication support through regular website updates, blog posts, social media and alumni profiles
  5. Priority for funded research assistantships with faculty and internships with community partners

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