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Dean’s Student Advisory Council


Thank you for visiting the official site of the College of Social Science Dean’s Student Advisory Council  or DSAC.

What is the DSAC?

The Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is a standing committee of the college whose purpose is to facilitate communication between the students and the dean of the College of Social Science with the goal of meeting student needs to a greater extent and enriching the university experience of all College students.

DSAC consists of undergraduate students in good standing within a degree-granting program in the College of Social Science – one senior and one non-senior from each of the following units and programs (total 26):


Our responsibilities

DSAC responsibilities include selection of the College of Social Science commencement speaker; selection of undergraduate representatives to those standing committees of the college governance on which undergraduate representation is appropriate; and consideration of college-level academic policy issues or similar matters on which the dean wishes to obtain varied and representative undergraduate opinion.

Some of the DSAC's past accomplishments include a review of the college’s website, collaboration with college advisors to enhance the student experience, enhanced web presence for the DSAC within the units. In addition, DSAC sends volunteers to assist with the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Program, Marathon of Majors, Study Abroad Fair, Commencement and other College events.  


Scheduled Meetings

 The DSAC meets mainly the 3rd Friday of the month throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

28 Sept 2018 - 3:00 - 5:00 Berkey 118

19 Oct 2018 - 3:00 - 5:00 Berkey 118

16 Nov 2018 - 3:00 - 5:00 Berkey 118

18 Jan 2019 - 3:00 - 5:00 Berkey 118

15 Feb 2019 - 3:00 - 5:00 Berkey 118

22 March 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 Berkey 309B [Student Speaker Tryouts]

19 April 2019 - 3:00 - 5:00 Berkey 118


College of Social Science Commencement Speaker Selection

Want to be the Student Speaker at Commencement?  Want to share your experience with your fellow graduates?

To be considered for this honor, you must have a primary major in the College of Social Science and graduating Spring 2019 or Summer 2019.  You will need to complete an online application.  If chosen as a finalist, you will interview with students and faculty and present a preliminary version of your 3-5 minute speech.  

It is our intent that by opening the selection process to interested seniors throughout the College, we will find the best qualified individual for this opportunity.  In our decision, we shall focus on the following:

 Goals and Aspirations

  • Positive Undergraduate Experiences
  • Motivation and Enthusiasm
  • Academic Achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  • Extracurricular Involvement/Volunteer Work/Work Experience 

Fill out the online application - Application for Commencement Spring 2019.  The application deadline is 31 January 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Connelly or Jennifer Abbott - 201 Berkey Hall, 517-353-4823


The Dean’s Student Advisory Council
College of Social Science