2020-2021 Task Forces

Established by the Board

Purpose: Task Forces are small teams that are assembled by the current Board. Each Task Force is comprised of students from within SGB as well as students outside of SGB. They are created to achieve a specific goal (or a few small but related goals) that are designated high priority and high collaboration tasks by the Board. Membership on a task force is by appointment, though anyone who is interested in joining a task force is encouraged to email the chair of that task force or President Eric Macadangdang at sgbpresident@pitt.edu.

Students of Color in Solidarity (SOCS) Task Force

Mission: The Students of Color in Solidarity (SOCS) Task Force works to build a community amongst communities of color at the University of Pittsburgh. In this community, we hold a safe space for vulnerable, introspective, and meaningful conversations about our specifically underserved and underrepresented groups at Pitt. By openly discussing how we, as student leaders, can better support each other and promote sustainable collaboration amongst our groups, we will also work together to develop a more unified voice with which to approach the University for additional support. With acknowledging the specific needs of different communities, the ultimate goal of this task force is to build solidarity amongst students of color within the University, a primarily white institution, and promote a sustainable, collaborative community.

Task Force Charter

Election Process Review Task Force

Mission: The 2021 Student Government Board election process brought forth a number of concerns and ideas from a broad spectrum of students at the University of Pittsburgh. These concerns and ideas are directed at a number of areas that are under the purview of the organization. These include the Elections Code, Judicial hearing procedures and associated aspects of the organization. In an effort to systematically review these concerns and ideas, the task force is charged to review, deliberate, and ultimately report all relevant information regarding the 2021 Election and further steps to improve on policies and practices of SGB. The purpose and membership of this group will reflect the diversity of thought and perspectives necessary to get a deeper understanding of the past election and the long-term relationship between SGB procedures and the public at-large.

Task Force Charter

LGBTQIA+ Center Task Force

Mission: This task force seeks to plan and provide resources for Pitt’s LGBTQIA+ community members with an ultimate long term plan of creating a center on campus. Regardless of your affiliation, if you wish to be involved with the LGBTQIA+ community in our effort to push for a LGBTQIA+ center we would love your contribution and to provide resources. If you or someone in you know would like to get involved, join our Microsoft team at https://rb.gy/x6ryoa. If you have any questions about what involvement may look like, email Vice President and Chief of Cabinet, Tyler Viljaste, at tjv24@pitt.edu.

All Meetings for this task force will be conducted via Zoom.

Pitt Votes Student Task Force

Mission: Our primary goal is to empower various student organizations which are currently working on their own voter registration efforts across campus, utilizing the resources and networks affiliated with pittVotes and nextGen voting to supplement the work currently being done across campus. Ultimately, the goal is to implement tangible structures that can remain in place for a long time, as voter registration coordination efforts are something that goes on every year. Centralizing the voter registration efforts under the PittVotes logo and programming is an essential step in creating a university-wide effort.

Our secondary goal is to coordinate efforts among student organizations to allow for new relationships and space for new collaborations with student groups who are doing similar things. This task force will be the touchstone for various groups to be engaged with one another and learn about the efforts of other organizations on campus.

For more information, please email the Vice President and Chief of Cabinet, Tyler Viljaste, at tjv24@pitt.edu.

  • Tyler Viljaste
  • Kathryn Fleisher
  • Madison Ricker
  • Katie Gingerich
  • Nikhita Chakraborty
  • Ryan Murphy
  • Grace Dubois
  • Cameron Hallihan
  • Hana Kool
  • Kiley Verbanac
  • Eric Macadangdang
  • Afernee La Cruz

  • Remunerations for Student Leaders Task Force

    Mission: The charge of the Task Force on Student Leader Remunerations is to:

    1. Review and propose revisions to the Student Leader Remunerations Guidelines and Procedures (April 24, 2014).
    2. Determine the merits of continuing a remuneration program, which should also be informed by benchmark data from comparable institutions.
    3. Recommend a process to increase student leader remuneration amounts over time and ensure equity.

    Members:

  • Darren Campuzano, WPTS Radio
  • Cassie Hom, Pitt Program Council
  • Eric Macadangdang, Student Government Board
  • Annalise Abraham, Student Government Board
  • Ben King, Student Government Board
  • Richard Norris, National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Danielle Obisie-Orlu, Resident Student Association
  • Morgan Ottley, Black Action Society
  • Eleanor Streitwieser, Collegiate Panhellenic Association
  • Cynthia Truong, Asian Student Alliance
  • Joshua Wiener, Interfraternity Council

  • Dining Task Force

    Mission: The Dining Task Force will work to address dining issues on campus and advocate for students’ dining concerns. The main goals of the task force are to:

    1. Hold consistent meetings with dining staff to address students’ concerns.
    2. Gather student feedback on dining issues.
    3. Advocate for and organize dining events so that students can directly share their feedback.