Student Organizations

SBA Committees

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ABA | Community Outreach/Fundraising | Elections | Finance | Health & Wellness | Social | Diversity

ABA Committee

  • Coordinates with the American Bar Association to better communicate between them and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on issues affecting both entities.

Members:

  • Dani Churchill (Chair)
  • Jessie Chilson
  • Connor Shantz

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Community Outreach/Fundraising Committee

  • Connect the DU Sturm College of Law SBA with resources, people, departments, organizations, and entities within and outside of the law school; 
  • Advance SBA goals in all communications; and 
  • Initiate and support community service projects in order to advance the well-being of DU Law students and the greater community. 

 Members:

  • Meralee Hoffelt (Chair)
  • Leonela Urrutia
  • Tatum Perez
  • Cerridwyn Nordstrom
  • Jaime Greenwood

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Elections Committee

  • Facilitates the election cycle for both the 1L’s in the Fall and the Student Bar Association in the Spring by overseeing the nomination, campaigning and election periods on campus.

Members:

  • Marisa DeForest (Chair)
  • Dani Churchill
  • Edward Bowden

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Finance Committee

  • Discusses travel and speaker requests submitted by student organizations and submits a recommendation to the full SBA Senate for final approval. For more information, contact the SBA Treasurer at SBATreasurer@law.du.edu.

Members:

  • Edward Bowden (Chair)
  • Connor Shantz
  • Cerridwyn Nordstrom

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Health & Wellness Committee

The Committee on Health and Wellness exists to identify and address issues that impact student well-being. The Committee takes a whole-person approach to these issues. We engage in advocacy and programming. 

Advocacy

  1. Grading reform: Stress and anxiety around grades takes a high cost on students. The Committee will engage with other committees to advance a more humane and equitable system of measuring student performance 
  2. Partnering with other Committees to survey students about the impacts of COVID 19, presenting student needs to faculty and administration; and advocating for student needs 
  3. Address the often-unspoken issues of sexual harassment and assault on campus 
  4. Shift law school culture to encourage collaboration, mutual care, diversity, and belonging.  

Programming

  1. Offer services that meet student needs including mental health services, wellness activities, access to COVID 19 relief, and basic needs assistance 
  2. Engage students in programming that addresses both personal and public health issues including substance use, mental health, sexual/reproductive health, and interpersonal violence prevention. 
  3. Reduce the stigma of law students seeking support for mental health or substance use 

Members:

  • Zoë Williams (Chair)
  • Marisa DeForest
  • Meralee Hoffelt
  • Jaime Greenwood
  • Serena Ahmad
  • Abby Talboy

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Social Committee

  • Work with the student organizations, their leaders, and Student Affairs to facilitate collaboration on community events.
  • Supervise the recognition of new student organizations and shall work with the S.B.A. President, student organization leaders, and Student Affairs to facilitate calendaring of student organization sponsored events.
  • Coordinate social events approved by the Senate.
  • Maintain the S.B.A. social media accounts active with current information for students, important reminders, and announcements.
  • Ensure that all social activities undertaken by the S.B.A. are carried out in a manner prescribed by the S.B.A. Senate.

 Members:

  • Tatum Perez (Chair)
  • Jessie Chilson
  • Abby Schwarz
  • Gabby Gile
  • Abby Talboy

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Diversity Committee

  • Foster a campus where all are welcome and supported. The Committee shall
  • Serve as the liaison between the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law administration, faculty, members, and diverse students and other students therein.
  • Work with affinity groups, other faculty, staff, students, and alumni to ensure that every member on campus is supported by the community at large.

 Members:

  • Leonela Urrutia (Chair)
  • Zoë Williams
  • Serena Ahmad
  • Abby Schwarz
  • Gabby Gile
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