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Organization Resources Committee

The Organization Resources Committee's (ORC) provides chartered organizations with annual budgets, distributed in the fall of each year; allocates monies from the discretionary fund throughout the year as appropriate; assists organizations in the planning and execution of events; guides new organizations through the SGA chartering process; and works on long-term projects that address the concerns and interests of organizations.

The ORC has a commitment to diversity, social and leadership opportunities, student participation in the campus community, and student representation to the college administration and the Smith College Board of Trustees.

2015-16 Roster


Gillian Tisdale

Vice Chair of Chartering

Rebecca Alger

SGA Treasurer

Gillian Tisdale

SGA President

Meghna Purkayastha


Academic Organizations - Rebecca Alger

Liaison: Rebecca Alger

  • AeroSmith
  • Anthropology Club
  • Future Veterinarians of Smith College
  • Italian Club
  • Minority Association of Pre-health Students
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Smithies in CS (Computer Science)
  • Smith College German Club
  • Smith College Physics and Astronomy Club
  • Smith College Law Society
  • Smith Pre-Dental Society
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Union of Underrepresented Science Students

Activist Organizations - Stacey Young

Liaison: Stacey Young

  • Animal Advocates
  • Celebration
  • G.A.A.P.E.: Global Action Against Poverty Everywhere
  • Global Medical Brigades
  • Global Medical Training
  • Green Team
  • Smith Association of Class Activists
  • Smith College Liberty in North Korea – LiNK
  • SmithSTAND
  • Smith Students for Justice and Institutional Change (SSIJC)
  • Smith Students for Justice in Palestine
  • Students for a Sustainable Drug Policy
  • V-Day Campaign

Art and Communication Organizations - Gariel Grant

Liaison: Gariel Grant

  • Art Resources Committee
  • Celebrations Dance Company
  • Ceramics Club
  • Labry's Literary Magazine
  • Leading Ladies of Smith College
  • Smith CineClub
  • Smith College Yearbook (Madeleine)
  • Smith Scientific
  • Smith Ukeleles
  • Snapshot
  • Spitfire
  • Student Theatre Committee
  • The Bearded Ladies
  • The Smith College Sophian
  • WOZQ 91.9 Northampton

Arts and Performing Arts Organizations - Emma Stewart

Liaison: Emma Stewart

  • Crapapella
  • Groove A Capella
  • Smith College Chorus
  • Smith College Glee Club
  • Smith College Handbell Choir
  • Smith College Jazz Ensemble
  • Smith College Orchestra
  • Smith College Wind Ensemble
  • Smith K-Pop Dance Crew(SKDC/Smikpop)
  • The Smiffenpoofs
  • The Smith College Noteables
  • The Smith College Smithereens
  • The Vibes
  • Wailing Banshees

Athletic Organizations - Claire Bowman

Liaison: Claire Bowman

  • Archery
  • Erg Club
  • Golf
  • Indomitable Spirit: Smith College Tae Kwon Do
  • Lunadisc Smith Ultimate Frisbee
  • Running Club
  • Smith Badminton Club
  • Smith College Alpine Ski Team
  • Smith College Athletic Association
  • Smith College Ice Hockey
  • Smith College Indoor Field Hockey
  • Smith College Rugby Football Club
  • Smith Fencing Club
  • Smith Futsal Club
  • Smith Outing Club
  • Smith Quidditch
  • Smith Spirit Cheerleading
  • Smith Synchro
  • Water Polo

Cultural Heritage Organizations - Jazmyne Keane

Liaison: Jazmyne Keane

  • American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Club
  • Asian Student Association
  • Black Students' Alliance
  • Chinese Inter-Regional Student Cultural Organization
  • EKTA
  • Indigenous Smith Students and Allies
  • International Students' Organization
  • Korean-American Students of Smith
  • Multiethnic Interracial Smith College
  • Nosotras
  • Sazanami
  • Smith African and Caribbean Student's Association
  • Southeast Asian Alliance
  • Technology and Education Connecting Cultures (TECC)
  • Vietnamese Student Association

Political Organizations - Gariel Grant

Liaison: Gariel Grant

  • J Street U
  • Smith College Debate Society
  • Smith College Republicans
  • Smith Democrats
  • Smith Israel Alliance
  • Smith Model United Nations
  • Students for Social Justice and Institutional Change

Religious Groups - Emma Stewart

Liaison: Emma Stewart

  • Al-Iman
  • Hillel
  • Smith Christian Fellowship
  • Soka Buddhist Club

Special-Interest Organizations - Claire Bowman

Liaison: Claire Bowman

  • Aspiring Childbirth Professionals
  • Best Buddies
  • Bicycle Kitchen
  • Business Women of Smith College
  • Community Service Org
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Five College Undergraduate Research Journal (FCURJ)
  • Smith College Community Garden
  • Smith College Emergency Medical Services
  • Smith College Investment Club
  • Smith Creative Writing Club
  • Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society
  • Spring
  • Student Event Committee

Support and Resource Organizations - Stacey Young

Liaison: Stacey Young

  • Active Minds
  • Brain Awareness at Smith College (BASC)
  • Feminists of Smith Unite!
  • Peer Sexuality Educators
  • Prism: Queer Students of Color
  • Smith Asexual Communication and Education Club
  • Students Against Sexual Assault
  • Transcending Gender
  • VOX: Voices for Choice

Join the ORC

Serving on the ORC is a full-year commitment. Organization chairs, presidents or treasurers cannot serve on the board. The SGA President automatically sits on ORC. The SGA Treasurer also serves as the Chair of ORC.

Eight liaisons are appointed in the spring through Elections and Appointments. The Vice-Chair of Chartering will be elected in the spring through the Elections and Appointments Committee. Two members will be elected in the fall through senate.

Contact the Elections and Appointments Chair for more details.