The Student Dormitory Council has six committees: Booth, Buggy, Events, Funding, Publicity, and Student Life. The chairs of all committees meet at a weekly Executive Committee meeting, but any CMU student or staff member is welcome to attend.
If you are interested in joining any of the below committees, feel free to email the committee chair by clicking their name, or just show up to a weekly meeting.
Chairs: Aditi Raghavan & Skylar McAuliffe
Booth, one of the oldest and most distinct traditions at Carnegie Mellon, brings together teams of students to design and construct individual carnival booths. It is the mission of SDC to give students the chance to follow their curiosities and nurture their interests through this great CMU tradition. Joining the team, you will explore the depths of industrial design, game production, lighting design, sculpture, or any other form of creation that you chose to add. After eight months, during which we will move from designing to prototyping and finally to building, we will debut our booth during Spring Carnival, which takes place in mid-April. We’re excited to have the addition of your ideas, enthusiasm, and skills to the team!
Chair: Nicole Chu
SDC Buggy builds and races buggies in the CMU Sweepstakes competition each year. Our team consists of dedicated mechanics, drivers, and pushers, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure a strong performance during Raceday. Come join our record-breaking team and take part in one of Carnegie Mellon’s most amazing traditions! For more details and to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Spandan Sharma
The events committee organizes free and fun stuff for dorm students! These include Breakfast of Champions, movie premieres, Almost Midnight Breakfast, and more! We’re a fun group of people, come stop by our committee meetings. We’ll have some treats.
Chair: Poon Vichivanives
The Funding Committee helps to fund events thought up by dorms, fellow students, and student-run organizations. See something awesome happening like free pancakes or the annual food truck block party? The Funding Committee probably had a hand in making it happen.
HOUSING & DINING
Chair: Ethan Rich
Do you want to be involved in new and upcoming dorm upgrades? Do you want to improve the campus residential experience? Are you interested in improving campus dining options? If so, the Housing & Dining committee is for you! Previously two separate committees, the new Housing & Dining committee addresses all aspects of an on-campus student’s residential experience. We meet monthly with Housing Services director Tom Cooley to discuss new dorm upgrades and purchase new items for residents. We also work with the Student Life Office, planning for dorm students to meet and mingle. In addition, we work with university staff to provide input and change the way we eat. Help us help you create a better, more student-focused experience while making new friends meeting the awesome people of SDC.
Chair: N/A (Interested? INQUIRE here)
The Publicity committee has a responsibility to create things that “make sense and look good.” We manage everything that has SDC’s name on it, including posters, spirit-wear, and all giveaway items. We also manage the SDC Facebook page as well as this website!