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Our Advisors


Danielle Meirow


Director of Student Leadership & Involvement

Provides strategic vision and planning for the Student Leadership and Involvement Office

Coordinates community service initiatives, leadership programs, and departmental assessment

Assists with advising the Undergraduate Student Government (USG)


The USG body has a set of committees to divide up the work required by our positions; all are listed below with their responsibilities and members. If you would like to get in contact with a committee directly, the contact information for each committee’s Chair is included.


The events committee is responsible for the planning and execution of USG events throughout the year. The Events Committee also is responsible for the management of the Student Org storage building.



Membership: Chair, Vice-Chair, Ex-Officio(Treasurer), Storage Manager, and other members of the general body.

Chair: Cole Pierucki

Vice-Chair: Chase Henderson

Barn Manager: Konraad VanDyke

Members: Haylee Goodall, William Sisson

Ex. Officio: Emily Ruf


The Judiciary Committee resolves all election protests and complaints, all Constitution and Bylaw disputes that are unable to be resolved by the Parliamentarian, and any personnel issues pertaining to any body member.


Membership: Chair (Parliamentarian), Vice-Chair (S.A. Vice-Chair), one elected member of the general body, and two appointed students of the Student Assembly.

Chair: Ben Conlin

Vice-Chair: Cole Pierucki


The Personnel Committee meets on a need-be basis to conduct a review of a USG member if an issue arises. The issues under review are specific to a specified limit of unexcused absences to general meetings/committee meetings/office hours as well as the implication of malfeasance/misfeasance/nonfeasance in office.


Membership: Chair (Vice President), Alternate (appointed member of the general body), and the remaining five Committee Chairs.

Chair: Mariah Mellendorf

Vice Chair: Ben Conlin

Members: Emily Ruf, Cole Pierucki,

Andrew Brenner, Max Distelrath

Alternate: Konraad VanDyke

Political Affairs

The Political Affairs committee plans and coordinates events designed to promote political involvement on campus. Formerly involved with the Student Association of Michigan (SAM), Political Affairs now focuses on organizing with the universities in our region through the 1UP Conference.



Membership: Chair, Ex-Officio(Secretary), Vice-Chair, and three other members of the general body.

Chair: Brendan Leddy

Vice-Chair: Ben Conlin

Members: Sam Griswold,

Matthew Staats, Owen Gorter,

Chris Allen

Ex-Officio: Isobel Bowker

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for all advertising and publications regarding USG. The committee strives to be as transparent as possible to the student body keeping them updated on current projects and events.



Membership: Chair, Ex-Officio(Vice President), Vice-Chair, Webmaster, and three other members of the general body.

Chair: Andrew Brenner

Vice-Chair: Madison Mattila

Webmaster: Clara Orvin

Members: Rish Rao,

Breeanna Schlicker, Lily Ketelsen

Ex-Officio: Mariah Mellendorf

Student Affairs

Student Affairs is responsible for finding, investigating, and resolution of issues brought forth from the student body. Student Affairs also advocates for the rights and of the campus community and serves as a check on university policy.



Membership: Chair, Ex-Officio (President), Vice-Chair, Diversity Liaison, and three other members of the general body.

Chair: Max Distelrath

Vice-Chair: Jocelyn Portice

Diversity Liaison: Clara Orvin

Members: Daniel Branagan, 

Andrew Karimi, Carter Rettig

Ex-Officio: Mason Krause

Ways and Means (WAM)

WAM makes recommendations to the rest of the body on funding requests. Most of the money that is disbursed to students from USG goes through WAM first. All of WAM’s recommendations must be voted on by the entire body during a meeting.



Membership: Chair (Treasurer), President, Vice President, Secretary, and two elected members of the general body.

Chair: Emily Ruf

President: Mason Krause

Vice President: Mariah Mellendorf

Secretary: Isobel Bowker

Members: Connor Zavislak,

 Cole Becker

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