The department has standing committees of faculty and staff that change each year. The committees address administrative issues, the undergraduate program, the graduate program, and outreach.
MRRC works to recruit and retain historically disadvantaged and underrepresented students and faculty of color, to monitor and improve racial climate, and to seek out resources for underrepresented students.
The Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) aims to create an inclusive and supportive environment for graduate students and every member of the department
The goal of this committee is to provide a clearly defined, transparent mechanism for addressing issues or incidents that negatively impact department climate.