The Policy Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of legislative initiatives aimed at creating change at the University of Texas at Austin. This committee provides an opportunity for Moody students to express their opinions and concerns and work together to draft resolutions or bills that have an impact on the University. Once a majority vote is achieved among CC members, the legislation is passed on to the Senate of College Councils for further review and implementation. If you have a policy suggestion for how to improve academic life at UT, please use this link to submit it for consideration.
Career and Alumni Relations
The Career and Alumni Relations (CAR) Committee works collaboratively to plan lectures featuring guest speakers who are relevant to the various majors offered by the Moody College. These events and other career-oriented activities are designed to help prepare Moody students for the professional world. One of CAR's most successful speaker series featured Emmy Award-winning producer, director, and writer of Survivor, John Feist. CAR offers a range of networking and educational opportunities for Moody students.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee supports efforts to promote diversity & inclusion within Council, Moody, and UT at large. The committee hosts roundtables and focus groups to provide students opportunities to speak about their experiences. The committee also supports Austin community involvement initiatives. Working with the DEI committee is a great way to get involved and help make our school a safe, accessible, and equitable environment for everyone.
The Magazine Committee is responsible for producing and publishing Moody Magazine, the official publication of the Moody College of Communication. The magazine features content created by Moody students, including profiles and coverage of events within the College. In addition to the magazine, the Magazine Committee also produces a monthly newsletter, Moody News, which keeps students informed about opportunities and events within the University of Texas community and the Moody College. Both publications are produced by and for Moody students.
Student Issues and Advisory
The Student Issue and Advisory Committee (SIAC) plays a crucial role in the Moody College of Communication by conducting research, planning, and preparing for Town Hall presentations held in the Spring semesters. Through the administration of a college climate survey, SIAC gathers valuable insights and feedback from students, faculty, and Deans to identify areas for improvement and enhance the overall college experience. The committee's efforts contribute significantly to the success of Moody College students.
The Community Engagement Committee is responsible for organizing and hosting events that promote the College of Communication and Communication Council across campus. These events include hosting booths at UT Explore and Longhorn Schoolbus, introducing Moody College majors to elementary students in the Austin community, and organizing activities at the Forty Acres Fest. Through their efforts, the Community Engagement Committee helps to raise awareness of the College of Communication and boost the Council’s initiatives to a wider audience.
The Media Committee is responsible for producing media content for the various committees within Communication Council, as well as other organizations within the Moody College. Their goal is to inform students about upcoming events and opportunities that may be of interest to them. This content includes graphics, photos/videos, and social media campaigns, all of which are designed to reach a wide audience and effectively communicate important information. The Media Committee's creative output allows them to serve as a resource for students and faculty, and contribute to the overall success and impact of the Moody College.