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Committees

CSW has one standing subcommittee, the Membership Committee, and multiple subcommittees based on specific initiatives as members determine.  The current subcomittees for CSW are listed below. To share an area of concern with the Council please click here to use the Contact page of the website and we will direct the inquiry accordingly.  Thank you.

Committees

Membership & Bylaws Committee

This committee is responsible for soliciting and reviewing nominations for council membership, as well as voting on new selections. This committee is also responsible for updating and reviewing the CSW bylaws and submitting any changes to the Council for a vote of approval. 

Partnering Organizations

Members

  • Erika Christiansen
  • Willow Fuchs
  • Consuelo Guayara Sanchez
  • Linda Varvel - WISE (Link)

Constituent Relations

The Constituent Relations committee works to promote the Council's mission by supporting its efforts and the efforts of similar organizations through promotion and outreach. Among other duties, they are in charge of managing the Council's online presence.

Partnering Organizations

Student Life M&D (Link)

Members

  • Lindsey Allemang
  • Alina Andino
  • Katherine Gonzales
  • Charlotte Gude
  • Sarah Henry
  • Mia Kuehn
  • Aline Sandouk

Women of Color

The Council recognizes how the many identities women hold affect their experience at the university. This subcommittee exists to examine the effect of those intersecting identities as well as identify barriers and provide recommendations to their removal. 

Partnering Organizations

The Council has ex-officio members from the departments of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Provosts Office, and the Women's Action & Resource Center and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. For more information on these and other ex-officio organizations, please click here

Members

  • Asha Bhandary
  • Consuelo Guyara Sanchez
  • Jiwon Kim
  • Taya Westfield
  • Katherine Woodruff

Employee Benefits Review

This committee was originally formed to examine the status of parental leave for employees of the University of Iowa. The committee was retained in order to continue examining the inequities of compensation, benefits & advancement for women across the entire University. 

Members

  • Andrea Mascher
  • Pamela Mulder
  • Sally Robins
  • Amie Stewart
  • Linda Varvel - WISE (Link)

Title IX/Sexual Harassment

This committee works to address issues of sexual harassment and gender-based microagressions toward women on the UI campus.

Partnering Organizations

The Council has ex-officio members from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, the office of the Vice President of Student Life, Women in Science & Engineering, UI Human Resources and more. For more information about these and other ex-officio organizations, please click here. 

Members

  • Alina Andino
  • Charlotte Gude
  • Erica Henderson
  • Kaitlin Laing
  • Katie Newcomb
  • Aline Sandouk
  • Tianna Torrejon
  • Jocelyn Williams