Committees & Clubs

Committees at PCA

At PCA we welcome initiatives from faculty, staff and students to establish working committees to raise awareness and further issues that are important to members of the community.
Any faculty, staff member or student can petition for the creation of a committee, following a set of guidelines.

Committees Policy

How can I start a new committee?

In order to start a new committee, a petition has to be submitted to the President for review.

The President consults with relevant parties within the institution, compares the goals of the proposed new committee to existing committees, and considers the potential positive impact given the requested budget.

If a committee is approved it will have a space on the ’Support Services’ section of the Mon Paris portal and thus make its meeting minutes and action points available to any member of the PCA community.

If you want to make a request for a committee, you can email our President Linda Jarvin at linda.jarvin@paris.edu

What are the conditions?

A committee must be comprised of 3 to 7 members, with at least one representative from each constituency (faculty, staff, student).

The initial members are nominated by the petitioner, and starting in the second year, membership is opened up to the entire PCA community and positions are filled through elections.

In addition to elected members there may be ex officio (non-voting) members who by their role within PCA are relevant to the Committees objectives.

The committee makes decisions by majority vote. The petitioner(s) request an initial budget and, if the committee is approved, will then join the regular fiscal year budgeting cycle.

How to make a petition?

In the initial petition to create a Committee the following elements should be addressed:

  • Name, position and department of petitioner(s)
  • Overall goal and proposed name of the Committee
    Expectations for committee members (number of annual meetings, participation in specific activities, etc.)
  • Budget request for launching the committee

Discover PCA's Committees and Clubs

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee at PCA was founded in spring 2020.

The Committee is made up of students, staff and faculty members with a shared goal to promote inclusion and diversity on campus, and to address issues of equity within the PCA community.

In order to carry out this mission, the Committee acts as a dedicated safe space where members can express their concerns openly and honestly through nonviolent communication. The reflections of the members serve to educate the wider committee, and bring about important change.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact: inclusion@paris.edu.

PCA Wellness

PCA Wellness was created in summer 2019 with a goal of providing the PCA community members with informative content and useful resources to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.

It is currently run by the Student Life office, the Student Council and the Admissions office, who work jointly on putting together a monthly newsletter and hosting and promoting wellness events such as: stress free week, yoga on campus, international self-care day.

If you are interested in helping PCA Wellness develop its initiatives, or if you want information about the resources available to you as a PCA community member, please contact wellness@paris.edu.

Student Council

Student Council is an intrinsic part of school life that provides you with a voice in the affairs of the school.

The Student Council plans extracurricular events and liaises with members of the school’s administration to discuss issues of concern.

If you want to join, get involved, or speak to them, email studentcouncil@paris.edu.

PCA Cooks

PCA Cooks is a student-run organization for the Paris College of Art community for recipes, how-to’s, and generally just really good food.

For tips on easy meals, cooking shortcuts, and budget friendly restaurants, follow their Instagram account @pcacooks.