Specific Charges for 2007-2008

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Meet with the Vice President for Public Safety to receive updates on public safety initiatives, facilitate efforts to inform students about issues related to public safety on and off campus, and promote dissemination of safety tips for undergraduate and graduate students and other members of the university community. Produce recommendations for a public safety communications plan.
  2. Review and disseminate information regarding Penn’s community relations strategy.
  3. Make recommendations for improvement of graduate student housing both on and off campus and evaluate how they promote a more robust sense of student life among graduate students.
  4. Examine the range of University and student-provided on-campus mental health programs available to students and establish recommendations to ensure access to and promote the use of these programs among undergraduate, graduate, professional students and other members of the university community.
  5. Discuss updated response and preventative strategies of Penn to communicable diseases.
  6. Review and discuss the committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given highest priority for the committee’s work in AY 2008-09.

Committee Members

Chair: Eileen Sullivan-Marx






Joretha Bourjolly

Deborah Linebarger*

Philip Nichols

Yvonne Paterson

Richard Shlansky-Goldberg*

Larry Sipe*

Henry Teune*


Graduate/professional students:

Shih-Wen (Wenny) Lin*

Saurabh Madaan

Undergraduate students:

Jun Li

Carine Carmy


Shahedah Saalim

Abigail Mason Woodworth


Lauren Swain


*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.