HIGH EXECUTIVE BOARD
The President of the Yale College Council is charged with developing a vision for YCC and leading its operations. As president of the student body, he or she serves as the primary liaison between students and Yale's administration. The President meets on a regular basis with the University President, Dean of Yale College, and other University officials. In addition to these responsibilities, the president represents Yale's undergraduates to persons or groups outside of the University whenever such representation is called for.
The Vice President is responsible for recruitment, elections, project assignment to representatives, and committee and team oversight. The Vice President also leads the Management Board, the Council of Representatives, and meets with key University officials. Additionally, he or she serves as the liaison between the YCC and University Standing Committees as well as the primary manager of the Academics, Student Life, and University Service Directors.
The YCC Events Director is the primary manager of YCC internal communications, meaning he or she manages communication between the Executive Board, the Council, and the additional bodies of the YCC. The Chief of Staff is responsible for facilitating attendance and voting within the Council as well as recording and distributing meeting minutes.
The YCC Academics Director oversees projects in the areas of academic offerings, policies and regulations, and calendars. He or she serves as the YCC's liaison with chairs of academic departments, the Yale Undergraduate Career Services, and Center for Professional and International Experiences (CIPE).
Student Life Director
The Student Life Director oversees projects in the areas of social life, disciplinary regulations, athletic affairs, greek life, religious affairs, environmental affairs, special services (e.g. summer storage), residential colleges, special community initiatives, and New Haven affairs.
University Services Director
The University Services Director coordinates projects dealing with undergraduate services provided by Yale University, such as dining, housing, health and mental health, security, Office of Disabilities, shuttles, and information technology services (ITS).
Residential College Director
The YCC Finance Director is responsible for budget allocation, securing funds, fundraising efforts, forming partnerships to provide student discounts, and seeking sponsorships. The Finance Director also manages the Business Team and chairs the Council of Representatives' Special Funding Committee.
The YCC Communications Director is responsible for public relations, press relations, communication within the council (notes, distributing agendas, minutes, coordinating meeting locations), external communications (emails, newsletters, publishing reports), website development, and social media outreach. The Communications Director also manages the Communications Team and the Programming Team.
The Business Team is in charge of seeking sponsorships, partnering with external businesses to secure discounts for Yale students, and pursuing any additional business initiatives at the discretion of the Finance Director.
Communications and Programming Teams
The Communication Team consists of copy writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and video editors, and the Programming Team consists of web developers and programmers. Together, they play a critical role in YCC's communications and outreach to the student body. The teams work closely together under the supervision of the Communications Director and jointly produce a wide variety of content, including Yale Speaks, monthly newsletters,and promotional graphics.
Student services branch
The UOFC Director chairs the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee (UOFC) and manages the Funding Committee, its budget, and its Organization Finance Managers. Responsibilities include allocating funds, managing Capital Equipment, and providing resources for student organizations.
Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee
The Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee (UOFC) is the main source of funding for all registered student organizations on campus. It provides annual funding and support for special events. Additionally, the UOFC oversees organization registration, acts as a liaison between the administrators and student organizations, rents capital equipment (such as audio visual equipment), and works to improve policy related to student organizations on campus. UOFC members are full term members of the YCC and the UOFC Director leads the committee.
The Events Committee is responsible for planning and producing YCC events throughout the year including, but not limited to, speaker events, Final Cut, Battle of the Bands, and the annual Yale-Harvard game party/tailgate. The committee, led by the Events Director, consists of both elected Council representatives and non-elected associate members who apply to the serve on the committee. Within the Committee, there exist subcommittees that manage the production of large scale events.
Spring Fling Committee
The Spring Fling Committee is charged with planning and executing Spring Fling, Yale’s annual music festival held after the end of classes in April. Spring Fling is one of Connecticut’s largest music events, bringing together the entire campus to celebrate the end of the year. The committee conducts industry research on potential talent and creates a shortlist of recommendations, compiles and analyzes survey results, and plans the production. Spring Fling Committee members are associate members of YCC. The committee is led by a chair appointed by the committee at large.
First-Year Class Council
Comprised of 28 first-year representatives (two from each residential college) the First-Year Class Council is the primary student government body representing the freshmen. The FCC is responsible for planning major events such as the First-Year Olympics, First-Year Barbecue, and the First-Year Dance.
Sophomore Class Council
The Sophomore Class Council (SoCo) is dedicated to improving the student life of sophomores. Responsibilities of the Council include the planning of class wide events and working on pertinent issues (e.g. advising reform, career opportunities). The council is composed of two representatives from each residential college and a president who is elected by the sophomore class each April. The current president of SoCo is Yesenia Chavez '20.
Junior Class Council
The Junior Class Council (JCC) consists of two representatives from each residential college. The JCC’s responsibilities vary largely due to the diverse interests its members are charged to represent. Past initiatives have included the creation of an online database of internships across a number of different fields in conjunction with Undergraduate Career Services. Last year, the JCC also partnered with the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and began a program of successful career workshops, bringing in alumni from a variety of backgrounds who were able to offer career advice to juniors. Perennial favorite JCC social events are the Beer Olympics and the Yale-Princeton Tailgate. The junior class elects a president to lead the council each April. The current JCC President is Julia Tobin '19.